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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...

Las Vegas law makes sleeping on downtown streets illegal

Nov. 6, 2019 9:56 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Despite protests about a "war on the poor," Las Vegas officials passed a law Wednesday making it illegal for the homeless to sleep on streets when beds are available at established shelters. The issue spurred emotion and drama, including the ejection by city marshals of several audience...

Correction: Amazon-City Council Spending story

Oct. 30, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about Amazon's contributions to the Seattle City Council elections, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a council member. It is Lorena González, not Gonzáles. A corrected version of the story is below: Amazon hopes $1.5 mil elects pro-business...

Homeless people find friends, ease stress in tai chi class

Oct. 23, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — On a quiet morning outside a library in Salt Lake City, about 70 people are kicking and slicing at the air as they practice the ancient martial art of tai chi. The group moves uniformly, a silent army save for the gurgling noises of an artificial waterfall and the wind moving through...

Affordable housing among striking Chicago teachers' demands

Oct. 21, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Striking Chicago teachers who are seeking smaller class sizes and higher pay also are demanding that the nation's third-largest city do more to lower housing costs and put more resources into helping homeless students. The demand for affordable housing citywide — for students and...

Homeless, not faceless: After killings, a community mourns

Oct. 18, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — They were figures in Chinatown's street scene: the homeless octogenarian whom residents respectfully greeted as "uncle." The itinerant preacher and blogger who tapped out posts on his laptop in a park. And the man who had a home and family on Staten Island but liked to spend time with...