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4 homeless men dead, 4 sick in suspected poisoning in Brazil

Nov. 17, 2019 5:48 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Four homeless men are dead and four other people are hospitalized in critical condition after drinking from a bottle containing a “suspicious liquid” given to them by unidentified people, Sao Paulo police report. Police are investigating the case as a possible mass poisoning...

Catholic bishops’ new anti-abuse hotline to be ready soon

Nov. 13, 2019 5:36 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A new national hotline to report sexual misconduct accusations against Catholic bishops in the U.S. could be operating by the end of February, three months ahead of the deadline set by Pope Francis. That forecast came Wednesday from Anthony Picarello, general counsel for the U.S....

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...

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,...

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...

Texas governor opens homeless campsite amid feud with Austin

Nov. 7, 2019 9:40 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' Republican governor said Thursday he is creating a homeless campsite on state land in the capital of Austin, escalating a battle with the city's liberal leaders over people living on the streets. Greg Abbott's announcement was met with a mix of muted welcoming and accusations of...

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...

The Latest: Las Vegas makes sleeping on the streets illegal

Nov. 6, 2019 9:10 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Las Vegas city officials considering a law to make sleeping on the streets illegal (all times local): 6 p.m. Despite protests about a war on the poor, Las Vegas officials passed a law Wednesday making it illegal to sleep on the streets when beds are available at established...

Amazon's spending in Seattle Council races doesn't deliver

Nov. 6, 2019 7:49 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon poured $1.5 million into an effort to overhaul Seattle's City Council this year. It didn't deliver. Though many votes remain to be counted, early returns suggest the online retail giant and other business interests will have fewer obvious allies on the Council than at any time in...

Safety questions still swirl in Paradise year after wildfire

Nov. 6, 2019 5:58 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — There was "no way in hell" Victoria Sinclaire was rebuilding in Paradise. She'd thought she was going to die during the six hours it took her to escape the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. Sinclaire and tens of thousands of others in nearby communities...