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Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama arrives for an EU-Western Balkans meeting at the Europa building in Brussels, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool)

Over 1 billion euros pledged for Albania quake rebuilding

Feb. 17, 2020 12:58 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — International donors have committed over a billlion euros in relief for Albania in the wake of last year's earthquake. The European Union led the pledging of aid at a special conference gathering funds to rebuild anything from homes and businesses to hospitals which were destroyed in the...

Tent City for the homeless rises in John Prince Park

Feb. 16, 2020 3:01 AM EST

LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — The first time April Hill heard about “Tent City,” she’d just arrived at the West Palm Beach Greyhound station in December. She was more than 7 months pregnant, on the run from problems in Michigan and in search of warmer streets for the winter. Nestled among...

In this Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 photo, project developer Terrica Smith holds a rendering of the planned Madeline Cove subdivision, at the site in Lafayette, La. (Leslie Westbrook/The Advocate via AP)

Young developer pursues dream of building affordable homes

Feb. 16, 2020 12:01 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — So what do you when you have a dream project that you’re convinced can change your neighborhood but more than 100 people say no to helping you finance it? Terrica Smith just kept moving forward. As owner of Cachet Real Estate, agent with Real Broker LLC and managing partner for...

In this Feb. 4, 2020, photo, Tony Rankins, center in red tie, receives a standing ovation during the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rankins, a formerly homeless, drug-addicted Army vet, got the standing ovation after President Donald Trump described how he turned his life around thanks to a construction job at a company using the administration’s “Opportunity Zone” tax breaks targeting poor neighborhoods. Rankins, a tradesman who has indeed moved out of his car and into an apartment since landing the job refurbishing a Nashville hotel two years ago, doesn’t work at a site using the tax breaks and never has. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

White House defends Trump after AP report on homeless vet

Feb. 14, 2020 5:49 PM EST

The White House defended President Donald Trump on Friday after an Associated Press report that he stretched the truth in his State of the Union account of a formerly homeless veteran who turned his life around with a job at a company that is taking advantage of Opportunity Zone tax breaks. The AP report found...

In this Feb. 4, 2020, photo, Tony Rankins, center in red tie, receives a standing ovation during the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rankins, a formerly homeless, drug-addicted Army vet, got the standing ovation after President Donald Trump described how he turned his life around thanks to a construction job at a company using the administration’s “Opportunity Zone” tax breaks targeting poor neighborhoods. Rankins, a tradesman who has indeed moved out of his car and into an apartment since landing the job refurbishing a Nashville hotel two years ago, doesn’t work at a site using the tax breaks and never has. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump's story about veteran's comeback was not quite true

Feb. 13, 2020 9:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Rankins, a formerly homeless, drug-addicted Army veteran, got a standing ovation at the State of the Union after President Donald Trump described how he turned his life around thanks to a construction job at a company using the administration's “Opportunity Zone” tax...

Homeless moms evicted from Oakland house won't be charged

Feb. 13, 2020 8:53 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Homeless mothers who were evicted last month from an Oakland, California, house where they were squatting will not face charges, according to their lawyer. Moms 4 Housing members Misty Cross and Tolani King, along with supporters Jesse Turner and Walter Baker, were arrested on...

File - In this Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, California Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, center, and California Gov. Gavin Newsom, right, talk with Freda Childs, left, who has been homeless off and on for the past 10 years, outside San Diego City Hall during the annual point-in-time homeless count. Some lawmakers and mayors expressed skepticism over California Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposal to give $750 million to state-selected regional administrators to address the state's growing homelessness crisis. Assembly budget chair Phil Ting said at a hearing Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, that he needs more specifics about the governor's plan to create what Ting calls another layer of bureaucracy. (Howard Lipin/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, File)

California lawmakers question governor's homeless plan

Feb. 13, 2020 8:08 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some lawmakers and mayors expressed skepticism Thursday over California Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposal to give $750 million to state-selected regional administrators rather than to local government to address the state's growing homelessness crisis, signaling the Democrat may have a...

2 men killed by suspected drunk drivers identified

Feb. 13, 2020 7:18 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two men struck and killed by suspected drunk drivers in Milwaukee have been identified as a military veteran who overcame homelessness and a Marquette University business school dean. The men were killed Tuesday night in separate incidents about a mile apart on the city's west side. The...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Feb. 12, 2020 3:42 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: You From New York? You’re First on Trump’s Revenge List The New York Times Feb. 6 Fresh from his impeachment acquittal by Senate Republicans, President Trump has shifted into payback mode. In his combative State of the...

Salem City Council revisits controversial sidewalk ordinance

Feb. 12, 2020 11:50 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The City Council in Salem, Oregon, is debating an ordinance that would bar people from sitting and sleeping on city sidewalks. The Statesman Journal reports the Council voted 5-4 Monday to craft a proposal and discuss sit-lie — and possibly vote on it — at their next...