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Trump says he will do 'something' about homelessness

Sep. 18, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump began a California visit on Tuesday, saying he will do "something" about homelessness but offering no specifics beyond the mention of creating a task force. "We can't let Los Angeles, San Francisco and numerous other cities destroy themselves by allowing what's...

Biden's sister talks Violence Against Women Act in Nevada

Sep. 16, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The sister and longtime political adviser of former Vice President Joe Biden met Monday with advocates for victims of domestic violence while in Nevada to campaign for her brother. Valerie Biden Owens toured a women and children's shelter in Las Vegas and held a discussion with advocates...

In Alaska hometown, Native women say police ignored rapes

Sep. 14, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

NOME, Alaska (AP) — There's not much that scares Susie. As an Alaska Native woman, she thrives amid sub-zero winters in her village near the Arctic Circle, and camps with her family each summer at the Bering Sea, catching, drying and smoking salmon to put away for winter. But Susie is afraid to return to...

In small Alaska city, Native women say police ignored rapes

Sep. 12, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

NOME, Alaska (AP) — There's not much that scares Susie. As an Alaska Native woman, she thrives amid sub-zero winters in her village near the Arctic Circle, and camps with her family each summer at the Bering Sea, catching, drying and smoking salmon to put away for winter. But Susie is afraid to return to...

Homeless shelter for women finally opens doors

Aug. 18, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

ROME, Ga. (AP) — With a head full of soft dark curls that matched her soft voice, the shy 22-year-old woman known only as "Lex" already had picked out a single bed for herself in the back corner of one of the renovated rooms in the new homeless shelter for women and children Tuesday (Aug. 6) afternoon....

Oklahoma mulling steps to curb missing Native American women

Jul. 28, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Rebecca Ponkilla still remembers the last moment she saw her daughter. She hugged Ida Beard inside their El Reno home as her daughter's friends waited for her outside. Beard, 29, walked to a friend's house just blocks away, but never returned home. A member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho...