Analysis: HUD plan would raise rents for poor by 20 percent

In this May 17, 2018 photo, Shannon Brown, 29, walks with her four-year-old daughter, Sai-Mya, in Charleston, S.C. Brown lives in public housing and could face a steep increase under a HUD proposal that would raise rents for millions of low-income individuals and families. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Housing Secretary Ben Carson says his latest proposal to raise rents would mean a path toward self-sufficiency for millions of low-income households across the United States by pushing more people to find work. For Ebony Morris and her four small children, it could mean homelessness.

Immigration firm seems to thrive after Trump lawyer’s help

FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, walks along a sidewalk in New York. AT&T and drug giant Novartis drew nothing but bad publicity when they asked Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen for help with business, but a Florida visa broker appears to have gotten nearly everything he wanted. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T and drug giant Novartis got nothing but bad publicity when they asked Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen for help with business, but a Florida immigration firm that tapped him appears to have gotten nearly everything it wanted.

China institutes on campus: Fount of learning or threat?

Undergraduate student Moe Lewis, left, shows her watercolor painting of peony leaves at a traditional Chinese painting class at the Confucius Institute at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., on May 2, 2018. U.S. lawmakers are pushing for tighter regulation or even closure of the more than 100 Chinese Confucius Institutes set up on campuses across America. But for university students, they offer a chance to learn about Chinese language and art. (AP Photo/Matthew Pennington)

WASHINGTON (AP) — On college campuses in virtually every state across the U.S., the Chinese government supports more than 100 institutes that teach language and culture. For university students like Moe Lewis, they offer a chance to learn about Chinese art and pick up a few phrases in Mandarin. For critics, like Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, they present a threat to academic freedom and a spy risk.

Psychedelic tourism thrives in Peru despite recent killing

In this May 5, 2018 photo, Shaman Pablo Flores raises his hands to the sky before the beginning of an ayahuasca session, in Nuevo Egipto, a remote village in the jungles of Peru. Flores performs ayahuasca sessions for tourists. He does not charge for his services but does accept donations. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

NUEVO EGIPTO, Peru (AP) — Sitting on a mattress strewn across the floor with white sheets, Pamela Moronci closes her eyes while a traditional healer starts to chant in the indigenous Shipibo language.

Team studies bones to identify the disappeared in Mexico

In this March 23, 2018 photo, Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team experts carefully spread out burned fragments at a lab in Cuauhtemoc, Mexico. The fragments are among the remains of tens of thousands of people who have simply disappeared in Mexico's long and bloody drug war. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

CIUDAD CUAUHTEMOC, Mexico (AP) — A pair of rubber-gloved hands carefully separates the red “Evidence” tape from a paper bag and empties the contents onto a table. Hundreds of burnt bone fragments spill out.

From distillers to farmers, trade war would cause casualties

Jeff Colombini looks over bing cherries in one of his orchards in Friday, June 1, 2018, in Stockton, Calif. Colombini is worried about the financial impact of retaliatory tariffs on his 1,800 acre farm, which grows and exports apples, cherries and walnuts. Mexico, Canada and the EU are threatening tariffs on a variety of US products in response to the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. (AP Photo/Terry Chea)

WASHINGTON (AP) — If a trade war is coming, the cheesemakers of Wisconsin are standing in the line of fire. So are the farmers of the Great Plains and the distillers of Kentucky. And the employees of iconic American brands like Harley-Davidson and Levi Strauss.

Tea party class of House Republicans fades

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2017, file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. administers the House oath of office to Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga., during a mock swearing in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Republican newcomers stunned Washington in the 2010 midterm election, sweeping into the House majority with bold and boisterous promises to cut taxes, slash spending and rollback what many viewed as Barack Obama’s executive overreach of the federal of government. Scott, the class president, objects to the “tea party” brand he says was slapped on the group by the media and the Obama administration. It’s a label some lawmakers now would rather forget. “We weren’t who you all said we were,” Scott said.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, file)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican newcomers stunned Washington back in 2010 when they seized the House majority with bold promises to cut taxes and spending and to roll back what many viewed as Barack Obama’s presidential overreach.

Trump remaking federal policy on women’s reproductive health

In this May 22, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at the Susan B. Anthony List 11th Annual Campaign for Life Gala at the National Building Museum in Washington. Step by step, the Trump administration is methodically remaking government policy on reproductive health _ potentially limiting access to birth control and abortion and bolstering abstinence-only sex education. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Step by methodical step, the Trump administration is remaking government policy on reproductive health — moving to limit access to birth control and abortion and bolstering abstinence-only sex education.

Biographer: Animosity to U.S. drives Philippine president

FILE - In this Thursday, April 19, 2018, file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte jokes to photographers as he holds an Israeli-made Galil rifle at Camp Crame in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. The author of the first biography of Rodrigo Duterte says the maverick Philippine president is gravitating toward China partly because of a personal animosity toward the United States and its criticism of his human rights record. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The author of the first biography of Rodrigo Duterte says the maverick Philippine president was gravitating toward China partly because of a personal animosity toward the United States and its criticisms of his human rights record.

New swamp: Lobbyist tied to Perry seeks energy firm bailout

In this jan. 19, 2017, photo, Jeff Miller attends then Energy Secretary-designate Rick Perry's confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump has talked frequently about 'draining the swamp' of inside dealers in Washington. But lobbyist Jeff Miller might be considered part of the new swamp. Miller, who is a close friend of Energy Secretary Rick Perry, is pushing the administration for a bailout worth billions of dollars for FirstEnergy Solutions, a bankrupt coal and nuclear power company. Miller has earned $3.2 million in just over a year as a lobbyist for clients that include several large energy companies. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON (AP) — At a West Virginia rally on tax cuts, President Donald Trump veered off on a subject that likely puzzled most of his audience.

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