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AP Explains: The extraordinary rise and fall of Evo Morales

Nov. 13, 2019 12:13 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The surprise resignation of Evo Morales as Bolivia's president can perhaps be matched only by his equally extraordinary rise to power. The country's first indigenous chief of state upended politics in a nation long ruled by light-skinned descendants of Europeans and he vowed to...

Number of homeless veterans declines across United States

Nov. 12, 2019 2:38 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs say the number of homeless veterans nationwide has declined slightly. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson told reporters Tuesday in New Hampshire that the number of veterans who are homeless fell by...

Trailer with thousands of meals for homeless vets stolen

Nov. 12, 2019 11:38 AM EST

LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — Lenexa police are investigating the theft of thousands of meals intended for homeless veterans. KMBC reports a trailer containing meals packed by bank employees last week was stolen last week. The meals were intended for Friends In Service of Heroes, a veteran service organization. The...

Trump, 2020 Dem contenders tout efforts to boost veterans

Nov. 11, 2019 6:40 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — On Veterans Day, President Donald Trump paid tribute to America's troops at a New York City parade as top 2020 Democratic candidates outlined their plans for the Department of Veterans Affairs, such as naming a woman to run the agency for the first time. The Democratic proposals,...

2 dead in shooting inside home in West Jordan

Nov. 11, 2019 9:50 AM EST

WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Authorities say two men are dead after a shooting inside a home in West Jordan. KUTV in Salt Lake City reports the shooting occurred inside the garage Sunday night. According to investigators, it involved a homeless man who had recently been taken in by the family living in the...

Police say homeless man fatally stabbed at NYC shelter

Nov. 10, 2019 11:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a homeless man was fatally stabbed and another homeless man injured in an altercation at a shelter in New York City. The New York Police Department says officers responded to a shelter on West 83rd Street around 2:00 a.m. Sunday. Police found an unresponsive 22-year-old man on...

Chrissy Teigen honored at Baby2Baby gala

Nov. 10, 2019 5:40 AM EST

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Chrissy Teigen said she felt honored to receive an award at the Baby2Baby Gala, but her acceptance speech wasn't all about her achievement: "No kid should go hungry. No kid should not go without the basics in their home." Teigen — a model, television host and cookbook...

Police search for archer after 2 injured in California

Nov. 9, 2019 6:26 PM EST

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Police are searching for an archer who shot arrows at a homeless encampment in the San Francisco Bay Area, striking two men in the abdomen. The East Bay Regional Park District police said Saturday the victims were hit by arrows around midnight in Richmond, a working-class suburb...

Hawaii homeless shelter near capacity weeks after opening

Nov. 9, 2019 3:15 PM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The newest homeless shelter on the Big Island has reached near capacity weeks after opening, Hawaii housing officials said. The emergency shelter Keolahou is 88% full after the first phase of renovations, Hawaii News Now reported Friday. Completed construction opened 25 beds less than a...

How ZIP codes determine the quality of a child's education

Nov. 9, 2019 3:06 AM EST

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Students at Allentown's Harrison-Morton Middle School look forward to hearing the squeaky wheels of the technology cart approaching their classroom, though the iPads they hold may not be the latest models and time with them is limited. A luxury in Allentown schools, such technology...