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In this photo provided by the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, Diane Coleman speaks with homeless individuals outside of Interfaith Emergency Services where she works as the Center for Life manager Feb. 28, 2020, in Ocala, Fla. As the Center for Life manager, Coleman oversees the center's offering of free medical services and prescriptions for uninsured and low-income people. Homeless people have taken to the woods to avoid arrests in the city, which has cracked down on people sleeping in public spaces or on private property. (Richard Shaw/Howard Center for Investigative Journalism via AP)

Ocala homeless fined, jailed: nowhere to sleep legally

Jul. 11, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Diane Coleman drives past run-down motels, mom-and-pop cafes and car repair shops on the main drag of this north-central Florida city of about 60,000 people. At a stoplight, she pulls out her phone and searches through photos until she finds what she is looking for: a picture of a...

Martinsburg was the first West Virginia city to pass a drug house ordinance, a law that penalizes landlords whose renters participate in drug dealing and other illegal activities, often resulting in the tenant’s eviction. Since then, nearly a dozen other cities in the state have enacted similar ordinances. (Christine Condon/University of Maryland via AP)

Drug evictions create obstacles to housing homeless in WV

Jul. 11, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The homelessness numbers for Berkeley County tell a promising story. In 2016, the county rate of homelessness was 1.3 people per thousand, according to the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness’ statistics. This year, it was .74 people per thousand. But experts say...

Staffs of news broadcaster Al Jazeera leave Bukit Aman police headquarters after being questioned by the Malaysian police over a documentary about the country's arrests of undocumented migrants, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July 10, 2020. Malaysian police Friday grilled a team of reporters and staff from Al Jazeera over its documentary on the treatment of undocumented immigrants, that officials have slammed as unfair and bias. National police chief said the documentary released earlier this month had sparked public anger, and that initial probe showed it was inaccurate and depicted the country in a negative light. (AP Photo)

Malaysian police grill Al Jazeera over report on immigrants

Jul. 10, 2020 6:04 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police grilled a group of reporters and staff from news broadcaster Al Jazeera on Friday over a documentary on the treatment of undocumented immigrants that officials have slammed as unfair and biased. National police chief Abdul Hamid Bador said the documentary...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2020, file photo, Eric Brakey, Republican candidate for Congress, attends a news conference in favor of Question 1, the religious and philosophical exemptions referendum on vaccinations, at the State House, in Augusta, Maine. Brakey is one of three GOP candidates seeking the party's nomination for Maine's 2nd Congressional District in July 14 primary. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Republicans seek to appeal to Trump support in rural Maine

Jul. 9, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

Three Republicans who want to flip a highly competitive Congressional seat in Maine think the key to winning is to appeal to fans of President Donald Trump in rural parts of the state, even as the president's approval numbers dip around the country. Former state Sen. Eric Brakey, realtor and former television...

9 employees of Miami TV station test positive for COVID-19

Jul. 9, 2020 8:40 AM EDT

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. (AP) — Nine employees of a Miami area television station have tested positive for COVID-19. WPLG announced Wednesday that the station is taking every precaution, including the testing of 147 employees and their family members this week. Many of the station's employees are quarantined at...

FILE - In this April 16, 2018 file photo, Dana Canedy announces of The Pulitzer Prize winners in New York. Canedy has been named senior vice president and publisher at Simon & Schuster. The publishing house announced Monday that Canedy will start the role July 27. She will become the first African American to hold the position.. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Dana Canedy named as publisher at Simon & Schuster

Jul. 6, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dana Canedy will take on one of the biggest roles at Simon & Schuster. The New York-based publishing house announced Monday that Canedy has been named as senior vice president and publisher of the imprint — the first African American to hold the position. The Pulitzer...

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, second from left, and son Yair, left, pose for a photo in Tel Aviv, Israel, ahead of the World Holocaust Forum. As the scandal-plagued prime minister stands trial for corruption, his 28-year-old son has emerged as a driving force in a counterattack against critics and the state institutions prosecuting the longtime Israeli leader. A favorite of the prime minister’s nationalistic base and far right leaders around the world, Yair Netanyahu has become a fixture in the news. (Aleksey Nikolskyi/Sputnik Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)

Israeli leader's son takes center stage in corruption sagas

Jul. 5, 2020 1:35 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — As scandal-plagued Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands trial for corruption, his 28-year-old son has emerged as a driving force in a counterattack against critics and the state institutions prosecuting the longtime Israeli leader. A favorite of the prime minister’s...

Seattle police subpoena photos, video of protests from media

Jul. 3, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Police Department has gone to court to gain access to unpublished media images from the May 30 protests as part of an investigation to identify who allegedly helped set police vehicles on fire and stole firearms from them. The Seattle Times reports the SPD is demanding the...

Billings Gazette employees vote to unionize newsroom

Jul. 3, 2020 9:43 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Reporters, copy editors and photographers at the Billings Gazette newspaper in Montana have voted to unionize the newsroom. The Gazette reported that 18 of the 20 eligible staff members voted by mail over a three-week period and all the votes tallied Thursday were in favor of...

This Feb. 29, 2020 photo provided by Melissa Hernandez shows the Hurricane Oyster Bar and Grill, a popular seafood restaurant known by its acronym

Legal woes for restaurant owner under tax investigation

Jul. 2, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The owner of a landmark seafood restaurant in the Florida Panhandle who is the target of a federal tax fraud investigation is facing new felony drunken driving charges and what may become a challenging effort to renew his liquor license later this summer. The new legal problems...