Police in Los Angeles say they want to get criminals off the streets, not relocate the homeless. But things are tense on Skid Row, after two sweeps last week that resulted in about 200 arrests.Police say they were targeting parole and probation violators hiding among the homeless. But the unofficial "Mayor of Skid Row" says people are being stopped at random and he was searched even though he is not on parole.The crackdown came just days after a consortium of downtown business and development groups and two city council members called for initiatives to combat homelessness downtown. As many as 5,000 people live on Skid Row. Copyright 2002 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
The new locations will be "cantina style," meaning they won't have a drive-thru and will serve alcohol.
The earthquake struck on the 32nd anniversary of a 1985 temblor that killed thousands and came just two hours after earthquake drills were held across Mexico to mark the date.
Hurricane Maria ties for the eighth strongest storm in Atlantic history, when measured by wind speed.
In a sign he remained short of votes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused on Tuesday to commit to bringing the legislation up for a vote.
Hurricane Maria threatens Caribbean islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma and holds the chance of a direct hit on Puerto Rico.