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Veteran Homelessness: Trump’s Budget Could Hurt Efforts

(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 the efforts of 19 federal agencies that play a role in preventing and ending homelessness among all Americans. But […]

Police: 2 Miami Officers Wounded In ‘Ambush-Style’ Shooting

(AP) – Two Miami-Dade County police officers have been wounded in what authorities called “an ambush-style” shooting. Authorities say the plainclothes officers were shot Monday night while investigating at the Annie Coleman Apartments on the city’s north side. The officers were part of the Homicide Task Force-Gang Unit. Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez says fellow […]

Worst Humanitarian Crisis Hits As Trump Slashes Foreign Aid

(AP) – The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine. U.N. officials say nearly 16 million people in Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan combined are at risk of dying within months. They say famine already has been declared in two counties of South […]

South Korea Finds Presumed Remains Of Ferry Disaster Victim

(AP) – South Korean officials say salvage crews have found what is presumed to be the remains of one of the missing victims of a 2014 ferry disaster that killed 304 passengers. An official from the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said the remains were found Tuesday in the waters where the ship’s wreckage was […]

Intelligence Breakdown

(AP) – The ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee says the panel’s chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes (NOO’-nehs), should step away from the investigation of Russian interference in the election and ties between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Rep. Adam Schiff says Nunes had a secret meeting with a source last week on the […]

GOP Divided Over New Course After House Health Care Debacle

(AP) – Republicans are gathering today to discuss their agenda, following last week’s failure of the GOP health care plan to replace “Obamacare.” But they’ve issued mixed messages on what comes next. President Donald Trump tweeted last night that Democrats will cut a health care deal with him “as soon as Obamacare folds – not […]

Trump Takes Aim At Obama’s Efforts To Curb Global Warming

(AP) – President Donald Trump will begin undoing former President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to curb global warming. Today Trump is expected to sign an executive order to suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production in the form of fossil fuels. That includes […]

Senate Panel To Meet On Court Nominee

(AP) – A Senate panel is meeting to consider President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court and Democrats are widely expected to delay a vote until next week. The Judiciary Committee is gathering at noon on Monday. Democrats have the power to seek a one-week postponement on a decision on Neil Gorsuch, the Denver-based […]

Some Balk As Seattle Seeks To Spend More Money On Homeless

(AP) – Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, the mayor of Seattle is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for $55 million a year in new taxes to fight the problem. In making his case, Mayor Ed Murray says the problem has grown exponentially, and federal and state help […]

Police Search For Suspects In Deadly Nightclub Shooting

(AP) – Cincinnati police are searching for suspects in a nightclub shooting that left one man dead and 15 other people wounded. Patrons at the crowded Cameo club were sent diving to the ground to dodge bullets early Sunday. The shooting erupted following a dispute among several patrons. At least five people are still hospitalized.