• New Mexico extends eligibility for childcare assistance

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico child welfare officials say more families will be able to keep kids enrolled in childcare programs longer without having to reapply for assistance.

  • This Feb. 16, 2015 photograph provided by Terri Barach shows her son-in-law Martin Gottesfeld in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Gottesfeld, who acknowledges he attacked the computer network at world-renowned Boston children’s hospital in 2014, costing it hundreds of thousands of dollars, is unapologetic and now waging a hunger strike in prison as he awaits trial. (Terri Barach photo via AP)

    Man accused in hospital computer hack wages hunger strike

    BOSTON (AP) — The man who acknowledges he attacked the computer network at world-renowned Boston children’s hospital two years ago, costing it hundreds of thousands of dollars, is unapologetic and now waging a hunger strike in prison as he awaits trial.

  • In this June 29, 2015, file photo, protesters gather across the street from a restaurant in Chicago before Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke to members of the City Club of Chicago. When it comes to connecting with and motivating Hispanic voters, GOP candidates across the country face an exceptional obstacle: their own presidential nominee. Trump’s harsh words about immigrants in the country illegally and his vows to deport them and build a border wall have turned off many of the estimated 27 million Latinos eligible to vote. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

    Republicans contend with Trump factor among Hispanic voters

    HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — When it comes to motivating Hispanic voters, Republican candidates across the country face an exceptional obstacle: their own presidential nominee.

  • In this Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speak during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis. Trump gets outsized attention for what he’s tweeting and retweeting on a near-daily basis. But Clinton has a formidable digital media army, her own app and a rapid response team ready to blast out shareable soundbites from convention speeches, photos, videos and even temporary location-specific Snapchat filters mocking Republicans. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

    The Trump-Clinton Twitter war: Bludgeon vs. stiletto

    NEW YORK (AP) — Back in June, when Donald Trump slammed President Barack Obama’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Twitter, the Democrat’s campaign was quick to tweet back a chilly three-word response: “Delete your account .”

  • In this Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, photograph, Gary Anderson, who is homeless, speaks during a brief rally before entering the federal courthouse for a hearing in a class action lawsuit challenging the homeless sweeps in the Mile High City last spring in Denver. The lawsuit is the latest in a string of cases opposing crackdowns on people camping in public around the country. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Lawsuit challenges Denver’s sweeps of the homeless

    DENVER (AP) — When Jerry Burton’s sleeping bag and tent were removed by city workers from his campsite near a rapidly developing area close to downtown Denver, he was able to start over again with backup gear he keeps hidden for emergencies — whether his or someone else’s. Now he’s one of nine homeless people suing in federal court to try to stop the city’s sweeps of homeless encampments and, as he sees it, restore the dignity and respect of people who can’t find a home of their own in a growing city.

    Updated: 12:38 am

  • In this 2015 file photo shows Rep. Joe Seiwert, R-Pretty. Seiwert has criticized a black performer's public protest by saying in a Facebook posting that she should go back "home." The Kansas legislator confirmed the posting Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, in interviews with The Topeka Capital-Journal and Wichita Eagle. The Republican defended the posting as a comment on someone showing disrespect to the American flag. (Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)

    Kansas lawmaker’s post says black protester should go ‘home’

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican legislator in Kansas criticized a Black Lives Matter supporter’s protest while singing the national anthem by posting on Facebook that she should go back “home,” then said Tuesday he was defending the military and the American flag.

  • In this Oct. 21, 2016 photo, students arrive at Falmouth High School in Falmouth, Maine. The town of Falmouth is one of several municipalities around the country that has canceled school on Election Day to avoid placing children at risk in case the heated rhetoric spills into confrontations or even violence at the polling places. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

    Fearing Election Day trouble, some US schools cancel classes

    FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day.

  • The Latest: Company tied to workplace shooting cutting staff

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal workplace shooting inside a rail car manufacturing company in Virginia (all times local):

  • In this Aug. 23, 2016, file photo, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston speaks during a news conference held in Beijing, China. Alston is calling the United Nations' denial of legal responsibility for the cholera outbreak in Haiti in 2010 caused by U.N. peacekeepers "a disgrace." Alston said in a report Tuesday, Oct. 25 that flawed and unfounded legal advice provided by U.N. lawyers is preventing the organization from accepting responsibility for the outbreak, which has sickened nearly 800,000 Haitians and killed some 9,300. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

    Expert calls UN response to cholera in Haiti ‘a disgrace’

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. human rights expert strongly criticized the United Nations on Tuesday for denying legal responsibility for the 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti caused by U.N. peacekeepers, calling it “a disgrace” and urging the world body to issue an apology and accept responsibility.

  • In this Monday, March 21, 2016 photo, Jordanian plumber Maryam Mutlaq, 41, poses for a picture at a school in Zarqa, northeast of Amman. Mutlaq’s choice of career is rare for the Arab world where traditional gender roles make men the main breadwinners and confine most women to certain jobs _ teachers, nurses, low-level government clerks. Five years ago, the Arab Spring brought the hope of more opportunities for women. Yet that promise has not panned out, analysts and activists say, and in some cases spreading violence has even led to a backlash. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

    With every turn of a wrench, Jordanian woman breaks barriers

    ZARQA, Jordan (AP) — It is graduation day, and Maryam Mutlaq is celebrating her transformation from stay-at-home mom to licensed plumber.