Veteran homelessness: Trump's budget could hurt efforts

AP Photo/Steven Senne PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The push to end homelessness among veterans would suffer without the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, which is up for elimination under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, nonprofits and local officials say....

Veteran homelessness: Trump's budget could hurt efforts

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Nonprofits and local officials say the push to end homelessness among veterans would suffer without the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, which would be eliminated under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. The council coordinates...

City leaders defy White House threat on “sanctuary” policies

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik NEW YORK (AP) — Ignoring fresh threats from the White House, city leaders across the U.S. are vowing to intensify their fight against President Donald Trump’s promised crackdown on so-called “sanctuary cities” despite the financial...

Man arrested in connection with vandalism at Colorado mosque

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Police arrested a suspect in connection with the vandalism at a mosque near Colorado State University, a case they are investigating as a hate crime. Joseph Scott Giaquinto, 35, was arrested on suspicion of several charges, including a crime...

Screams alert residents to fire that killed 2 in Oakland

AP Photo/Ben Margot OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Awakened by screams of “fire,” Michael Jones bolted out of bed in the pre-dawn darkness Monday at the dilapidated Oakland apartment building he calls home, instinctively pounded on the doors of his elderly neighbors and...

Ex-Phoenix sheriff wants his campaign talk banned at trial

PHOENIX (AP) — For nine years, Joe Arpaio enjoyed solid popularity as the sheriff of metro Phoenix by locking up immigrants in the U.S. illegally and regularly telling news reporters that no one would stop his crackdowns. The former lawman who made his fight against illegal...

GOP failure in Congress boosts Medicaid effort in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Legislators and advocates in Kansas pushing to expand the state’s health coverage for the poor to thousands of adults are buoyed by the failure of Republicans in Washington to repeal former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law....

Screams, popping glass alerted residents to building fire

AP Photo/Ben Margot OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An Oakland residential building that caught fire Monday, killing one person, had been the target of building department investigations and citations since 2010, when the city allowed the owner to convert the structure into...

Family pays tribute to American slain in terror attack

AP Photo/Matt Dunham LONDON (AP) — The family of an American slain in last week’s terror attack in London expressed gratitude for the kindness of strangers on Monday, offering hope and resolve that some good would result from the tragedy. Kurt W. Cochran, 54, of Utah,...

On Muslims' agenda: Fight anti-Sharia proposals in US states

Muslims complain they are frivolous bills meant to spread fears and sow suspicion of their religion in a nation divided. But supporters of state proposals to prevent Islamic code from being used in American courts argue they aren’t overtly anti-Muslim and are needed to...