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FILE - In this July 1, 2019 file photo, a homeless man moves his belongings from a street near Los Angeles City Hall, background, as crews prepared to clean the area. Los Angeles city and county officials on Tuesday, Feb.18, 2020 announced a new strategy to speed the process of getting homeless people into permanent housing that is modeled on the federal government's response to natural disasters. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

LA adopts new 'war room' strategy for tackling homelessness

Feb. 18, 2020 8:11 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles city and county officials on Tuesday announced a new strategy to speed the process of getting homeless people into permanent housing that is modeled on the federal government’s response to natural disasters. The creation of a “Housing Central Command”...

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, center, is flanked by state and county emergency managers at a news conference at the state Capitol in St. Paul, on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, as he asks lawmakers to approve $30 million to replenish a state disaster aid fund that was drained by a string of disasters last year. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)

Walz seeks $30 million to replenish state disaster aid fund

Feb. 18, 2020 5:34 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — With the threat of spring flooding looming, Gov. Tim Walz asked lawmakers Tuesday to approve $30 million to replenish a state disaster aid fund that was drained by a string of disasters last year. Walz said an updated flood forecast from the National Weather Service is expected in...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Feb. 18, 2020 5:30 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Spike in drug deaths must be reversed Akron Beacon Journal Feb. 15 Together, they would have filled about eight classrooms. All 198 had mothers, fathers, loved ones and people who cared about them. Yet, they all died in 2019 from...

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo a Pacific Gas & Electric truck leaves the company's Oakland Service Center in Oakland, Calif. Pacific Gas and Electric said Tuesday, Feb. 18, that it expects to become more profitable than ever after it emerges from bankruptcy and pays off more than $25 billion in losses sustained in catastrophic wildfires ignited by its outdated equipment. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

PG&E banking on big profits after utility leaves bankruptcy

Feb. 18, 2020 5:11 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric says it expects to become more profitable than ever after it emerges from bankruptcy and pays off more than $25 billion in losses sustained in catastrophic wildfires ignited by its outdated equipment. The nation's largest utility shared its rosy outlook on...

Water from the Pearl River floods Florence-Byram Road near Byram, Miss, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Authorities believe the flooding will rank as third highest, behind the historic floods of 1979 and 1983. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Hundreds still flooded from homes in Mississippi capital

Feb. 17, 2020 4:06 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The swollen Pearl River appeared to have crested Monday in Mississippi’s capital, but authorities warned the hundreds of evacuees in the Jackson area not to rush back home until they got the all clear, and a forecast of more rain put counties further south at risk of flooding....

FILE - In this Friday, May 4, 2018 file photo, migrants and refugees wait outside the European Asylum Support Service offices inside the camp of Moria on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece. Greece's government says on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 it is planning to use emergency legal powers to create detention centers for migrants on five Greece islands to try and speed up deportations back to Turkey. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

Amid protests, Greece suspends migrants detention plan

Feb. 17, 2020 6:52 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government says it is suspending an emergency plan to build migrant detention camps on Greek islands near the Turkish coast to allow for negotiations with local authorities who strongly oppose the move. Notis Mitarakis, the migration affairs minister, said Monday the plan...

2 people rescued after ice jam flooding near Fremont

Feb. 16, 2020 6:05 PM EST

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Two people were rescued from a cabin near Fremont after flood waters from the Platte River surrounded the building. Dodge County officials say the two people were rescued around 8 p.m. Saturday after the cabin was surrounded by water that was more than 4 feet deep. Both people rescued...

UN official says airstrikes kill over 30 civilians in Yemen

Feb. 16, 2020 12:10 AM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Strikes killed more than 30 civilians in a mountainous northern Yemeni province Saturday, the U.N. humanitarian chief for the country said, calling the attack “shocking.” The Yemeni rebels, known as Houthis, accused the Saudi-led coalition of launching retaliatory...

U.S. attorney helping review Flynn case is ex-FBI agent

Feb. 14, 2020 7:03 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. attorney assisting in the Justice Department's review of the criminal case of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is an ex-FBI agent with a long background in battling white-collar crime. A person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press that Jeff Jensen, the...

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly of Arizona speaks to workers sorting donated items at a Goodwill distribution center in Phoenix on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Kelly later told reporters The Trump administration's plan to divert money from defense projects to build a wall along the Mexican border could hurt Arizona's military industry to pay for a barrier that

Senate candidate in Arizona blasts military cuts for wall

Feb. 14, 2020 5:36 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Trump administration's plan to divert money from defense projects to build a wall along the Mexico border could hurt Arizona's military industry to pay for the barrier that isn't necessary, Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly said Friday. Kelly said the Pentagon's plan could hurt the...