- 2 men fatally shot at Brooklyn public housing building Updated: Nov-28-15 3:34 pm
NEW YORK - Police say a father and son have been shot to death at a Housing Authority building in Brooklyn.
- Alcohol sales fund underage drinking prevention campaign Updated: Nov-28-15 3:19 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's growing alcohol sales mean more funds for a campaign focused on parents' roles in preventing underage drinking.
- In medical marijuana states, 'pot doctors' push boundaries Updated: Nov-28-15 2:38 pm
CHICAGO - The green-typeface slogan "WE'ED like to be your doctor!" -unmistakably weed-friendly - has attracted hundreds of medical marijuana patients in less than a year to Dr. Bodo Schneider's clinics in southern Illinois and suburban Chicago.
- Miami-area woman climbs Mount Kilimanjaro to help sex slaves Updated: Nov-28-15 12:20 pm
MIAMI - A Miami-area woman has helped raise $800,000 to fight sex trafficking.
- Proposals would set age 21 as minimum for buying smokes Updated: Nov-28-15 9:50 am
BOSTON - As Boston considers raising the legal age for purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco products in the city from 18 to 21, Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing the possibility of a making such a change on a statewide basis.
- Carson after camp tour: Absorb Syrian refugees in Mideast Updated: Nov-28-15 9:24 am
AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan - Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Saturday, after visiting a camp for Syrian refugees, that the displaced should be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries, with the international community sending aid and "encouragement" to the host nations.
- Vermont to begin using drug to combat opiate addiction Updated: Nov-28-15 9:15 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Gov. Peter Shumlin is slated to outline a new Vermont program to use the drug naltrexone to combat opiate addiction.
- Treatment Court offers drug addicts opportunity outside jail Updated: Nov-28-15 2:05 am
BOZEMAN, Montana - One Gallatin County woman's drug abuse started when she was just 14 years old. No drugs were off the table.
- Carson visiting Syrian refugees in Jordan Updated: Nov-28-15 12:18 am
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is in the Middle East this weekend to meet with Syrian refugees.
- Hotel cooks prepare annual diner for NYC homeless, wealthy Updated: Nov-27-15 11:16 pm
NEW YORK - More than 500 New Yorkers, from homeless people living on the streets to wealthy retirees, sat together in a midtown Manhattan church Friday evening, enjoying a turkey dinner prepared by some of the finest chefs from three luxury hotels.
- Bentley invites homeless to estate for post-holiday meal Updated: Nov-27-15 6:33 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley invited a group from a Montgomery homeless shelter for a post-Thanksgiving meal Friday on the grounds of a state-owned estate.
- Nonprofit creates special iPhone app for homeless Updated: Nov-27-15 4:57 pm
DALLAS - A shower. A meal. A place to sleep. Those basic needs come to mind when most think of the homeless.
- Cuomo, de Blasio clash again, this time on NYC homelessness Updated: Nov-27-15 4:48 pm
NEW YORK - The feud between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo is not taking a break for the holidays.
- Cold air mass brings freeze warnings to California Updated: Nov-27-15 4:19 pm
LOS ANGELES - A cold air mass over California prompted widespread freeze warnings and watches Friday, raising concerns for crops in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley and for homeless people in urban centers, even as skiers and snowboarders took advantage of snowy slopes.
- Chilean mom restricted access to baby for smoking marijuana Updated: Nov-27-15 3:31 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile - A Chilean mother says a hospital is restricting her right to see her newborn daughter because she acknowledged smoking marijuana days before she gave birth.
- South Bend's United Way focusing on poverty fight Updated: Nov-27-15 1:27 pm
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - The United Way of St. Joseph County has decided to direct more money toward groups that are collaborating on projects aimed at reducing poverty in the northern Indiana area.
- LGBT homeless teens in Baton Rouge to get housing Updated: Nov-27-15 12:59 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Baton Rouge nonprofit emergency shelter for young people has opened a new facility specifically geared toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
- Pulaski County jail to open new clinic for pregnant inmates Updated: Nov-27-15 12:27 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Pulaski County jail will soon open an on-site prenatal clinic to treat pregnant inmates, months after it agreed to a $179,500 lawsuit with inmates who'd sued over the care they received at the facility.
- A search for family in Haiti raises questions about adoption Updated: Nov-27-15 12:15 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - As Mariette Williams waited for her flight from South Florida to Haiti, she paced the departure lounge, folding and re-folding her ticket and clutching the handle of a bag sagging with gifts. She was excited but terrified: For the first time in nearly 30 years, she was about to see her mother.
- EU turns to Turkey to help manage its migration woes Updated: Nov-27-15 10:38 am
BRUSSELS - Five years ago, Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi warned that millions of Africans wanted to come to the European Union and offered to make the continent's immigration problem disappear in exchange for billions of euros.
- Delaware's heroin babies: Starting life in withdrawal Updated: Nov-27-15 9:01 am
WILMINGTON, Delaware - Katie Morgan is a heroin addict in recovery, a 29-year-old expecting a child in January.
- Art program gives Boston's homeless a place to create Updated: Nov-27-15 8:54 am
BOSTON - In an elegant church in one of Boston's most chic shopping districts, homeless people from across the city gather once a week to express themselves in ways not possible when living on the streets.
- Vigil planned for homeless woman died in Providence Updated: Nov-27-15 7:55 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Advocates for the homeless are planning a vigil in Providence to remember a homeless woman died on the city streets this summer.
- Man creates mobile shower service for homeless during winter Updated: Nov-27-15 3:35 am
WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia - A man in Williamsburg is renting mobile shower units for churches that host homeless people during the winter.
- New York campaign to target female genital mutilation Updated: Nov-27-15 3:01 am
ALBANY, New York - New York state plans to mount a public awareness campaign about the risks and consequences of female genital mutilation, a practice that health officials say puts thousands of girls and young women in New York at risk.