Dec 04, 2019 8:09 PM

668,000 will lose food stamp benefits under new work rules

Posted Dec 04, 2019 8:09 PM

WASHINGTON —(AP) Hundreds of thousands of Americans who rely on the federal food stamp program will lose their benefits under a new Trump administration rule that will tighten work requirements for recipients.


The rule announced Wednesday will limit the ability of states to exempt work-eligible adults from having to obtain steady employment in order to receive benefits.


USDA officials say the rule would save roughly $5.5 billion over five years and cut benefits for about 688,000 recipients. Congressional Democrats and advocates for the poor were quick to condemn the administration's actions. 

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Kansas City man charged in death of girlfriend's 2-month-old

Arlandez Drew photo Jackson County


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been charged with killing his girlfriend's 2-month-old son.


Twenty-eight-year-old Arlandez Drew was charged Tuesday with abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death. Charging documents say Jamarion Holland was rushed to a hospital in August.


Drew told police he had been watching Jamarion when the baby appeared to convulse after he was fed formula. Drew said he found a neighbor who performed CPR until an ambulance arrived. The baby died two days later. Drew told police he didn't hurt the child.


A medical examiner determined that the child's death was a homicide, caused by complications of head and neck trauma. A scan of the baby's brain showed bleeding in the brain and extreme swelling.


Bond is set at $75,000. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.