Poverty

This photo provided by the Virginia State Police shows special Agent Michael T. Walter. Walter died Saturday, May 27, 2017 after being shot by a man sitting in a car in a Richmond public housing complex, police said. Travis A. Ball is being held without bond on charges that include malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Additional charges are pending. (Virginia State Police via AP)
May 28, 2017 - 2:12 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was a father of three and former Marine who founded a youth wrestling club and mentored disadvantaged kids, authorities said. Special Agent Michael T. Walter, 45, died...
Read More
In this Wednesday, May 24, 2017 photo, a Palestinian woman rides the light train in down town Jerusalem. Israel this week is marking the 50th anniversary of its capture of east Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war, an event it celebrates as the "unification" of the its eternal capital, but the city remains deeply divided in many ways. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
May 25, 2017 - 11:48 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is marking this week the 50th anniversary of its capture of east Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war — an event it celebrates as the "unification" of its eternal capital. But for Palestinians, there is little to celebrate. They also claim east Jerusalem as their capital,...
Read More
In this Wednesday, May 24, 2017 photo, a Palestinian woman rides the light train in down town Jerusalem. Israel this week is marking the 50th anniversary of its capture of east Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war, an event it celebrates as the "unification" of the its eternal capital, but the city remains deeply divided in many ways. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
May 25, 2017 - 2:14 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is marking this week the 50th anniversary of its capture of east Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war — an event it celebrates as the "unification" of the its eternal capital. Parades, light shows and festivals are being held throughout the city as Israeli Jews celebrate...
Read More
In this Sunday, May 21, 2017 photo, David Beasley, the new executive director of the World Food Program, speaks to The Associated Press, in Amman, Jordan. Beasley, a tough-talking former Republican governor with friends in the Trump administration has become the unexpected booster of the WFP, a United Nations agency, facing the threat of potentially deep U.S. funding cuts. Beasley told the AP Sunday that he will use his Washington connections to defend the cash-strapped U.N. agency in a "dog fight" over the 2018 U.S. budget. (Omar Akour/AP Photo)
May 22, 2017 - 4:25 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A tough-talking former Republican governor with friends in the Trump administration has become the unexpected booster of one of the United Nations agencies facing the threat of U.S. funding cuts. David Beasley, new executive director of the World Food Program, says he will use...
Read More
May 15, 2017 - 6:11 am
GENEVA (AP) — The former South Carolina governor who now heads the U.N.'s World Food Program is lamenting how the media's focus on President Donald Trump is taking away attention from "real world" problems like famine in Africa and the Middle East. WFP Director-General David Beasley, a Republican...
Read More
In this May 10, 2017 photo, students leave South Park High School in Buffalo, N.Y. The Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health overhaul are sounding familiar alarms for school districts still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)
May 14, 2017 - 8:20 am
For school districts still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession, the Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health care overhaul are sounding familiar alarms. Administrators say programming and services even beyond those that receive funding from the state-federal...
Read More
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2015 file photo, Brandy performs at the 2015 Soul Train Awards at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.Platinum-selling R&B singers Tyrese, Brandy, Anthony Hamilton and Kem celebrated Mother’s Day two days early, Friday, May 12, 2017, at a concert in front of feverish fans in Brooklyn. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)
May 13, 2017 - 11:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Platinum-selling R&B singers Tyrese, Brandy, Anthony Hamilton and Kem celebrated Mother's Day two days early at a concert in front of feverish fans in Brooklyn. The second annual SJ Presents Mother's Day Good Music Festival took place at the Barclays Center, which also included...
Read More
FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump talks to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Even as fierce political battles rage in Washington over school choice, most Americans know little about charter schools or private school voucher programs. Still, more Americans feel positively than negatively about expanding those programs, according to a new poll released Friday, May 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 12, 2017 - 4:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as fierce political battles rage in Washington over school choice, most Americans know little about charter schools or private school voucher programs. Still, more Americans feel positively than negatively about expanding those programs, according to a new poll released...
Read More
FILE - In this March 7, 2017, file photo, Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, addresses a House Veterans' Affairs Committee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. In a May 5 interview with the Associated Press, Shulkin said he thinks reducing the number of homeless veterans nationwide from roughly 40,000 to 10,000 or 15,000 is an "achievable goal" for the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
May 11, 2017 - 9:23 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The new Veterans Affairs chief shares the goal set by former President Barack Obama's administration of ending homelessness among veterans, but he says it will take longer than his predecessor predicted. Reducing the number of homeless veterans nationwide from roughly 40,000...
Read More
FILE - In this March 7, 2017, file photo, Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, addresses a House Veterans' Affairs Committee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. In a May 5 interview with the Associated Press, Shulkin said he thinks reducing the number of homeless veterans nationwide from roughly 40,000 to 10,000 or 15,000 is an "achievable goal" for the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
May 11, 2017 - 2:28 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The new Veterans Affairs chief shares the goal set by former President Barack Obama's administration of ending homelessness among veterans, but says it'll take longer than his predecessor predicted. Reducing the number of homeless veterans nationwide from roughly 40,000 to...
Read More

Pages