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Oakland approves rules to restrict homeless encampments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — City officials in Oakland approved a contentious new policy that will prohibit homeless people from setting up tents in parks...

Oakland land trust buys house where homeless moms evicted

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Homeless moms who were evicted earlier this year from a vacant San Francisco Bay Area house they occupied say a...

IRS chief: agency reaching out on pandemic relief payments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the IRS, on the defensive over millions of Americans in danger of missing coronavirus relief payments, said Wednesday...

Family of man killed by police allege wrongful death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a Black man who was fatally shot by an Orange County sheriff's deputy last month filed a...

DC unveils plan to open public school buildings in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public Schools in Washington, D.C., will partially reopen their buildings to select students beginning Nov. 9 in a multi-pronged approach as...

California Gov. Newsom surprises, disappoints with vetoes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Labor unions in California celebrated earlier this month when Gov. Gavin Newsom signed laws expanding paid family leave and making...

Police departments seeing modest cuts, but not ‘defunding’

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The racial justice protests following the death of George Floyd earlier this year prompted calls to “defund the police” in...

California law prioritizes people over corporate home-buyers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tenants, affordable housing groups and local governments will get first crack at buying foreclosed homes under a measure approved Monday...

Landlords suing to push back against eviction ban

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — As millions of Americans struggle to pay their rent during the coronavirus pandemic, landlords are going to courts, claiming that...

Census takers head to homeless shelters, outdoor camps

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Starting this week, census takers are grabbing reflective vests, face masks, bug spray and flashlights and heading out at night...

Thousands march in Berlin in support of refugees in Greece

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people marched in Berlin on Sunday demanding that the government do more to help migrants stuck in Greece, many...

Fire destroys apartments being built for low-income veterans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Leonardo Cuadrado saw a raging fire tearing through an East Los Angeles neighborhood in the distance, his first thought...

Seeping under doors, bad air from West’s fires won’t ease up

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dangerously dirty air spewing from the West Coast wildfires is seeping into homes and businesses, sneaking into cars through air...

Greece wants the EU to help run its island migrant camps

KARA TEPE, Greece (AP) — The Greek government on Tuesday urged the European Union to jointly run new refugee camps on Greece's eastern islands...

Thousands left homeless by Greek refugee camp fire protest

MORIA, Lesbos (AP) — Thousands of asylum-seekers have spent a fourth night sleeping in the open on the Greek island of Lesbos, after successive...

Wildfire smoke brings worst air quality to Portland, Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Smoke pollution from wildfires raging in California and across the Pacific Northwest worsened in San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, Oregon,...

Delays, high costs plague efforts to house LA’s homeless

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $1.2 billion program aimed at building housing for homeless people in Los Angeles has been plagued by delays and...

Little left of Greece’s Moria refugee camp after 2nd fire

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Little remained of Greece's notoriously overcrowded Moria refugee camp Thursday after a second fire overnight destroyed nearly everything that had...

GOP targets Democratic-run California in election gamble

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican candidates eager for a turnaround in heavily Democratic California are spotlighting what they see as a dire threat to...

Excessive heat in Southwest poses added threat amid pandemic

PHOENIX (AP) — As people around them sat and napped, some sipping water in an air-conditioned shelter on another sweltering day in a summer...

Senegal’s capital gets year’s worth of rain in single night

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Thousands of people are homeless in Senegal's capital on Monday after a weekend storm brought nearly a year's worth of...

Crowds pack beaches as California bakes in weekend heat wave

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is sweltering under a dangerous heat wave Labor Day weekend that was spreading triple-digit temperatures over much of the...

Beirut search effort sparked by dog stops, no survivor found

BEIRUT (AP) — A search operation of a building that collapsed during last month’s deadly blast in Beirut stopped on Sunday after rescue workers...

Virus rates among LA homeless less than overall population

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

Critics: Eviction ban may only delay wave of homelessness

BOSTON (AP) — Housing...

California children slowly being let back into classrooms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

California OKs school return for kids with special needs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

COVID-19 is ‘a crisis within a crisis’ for homeless people

PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly...

Coronavirus hasn’t devastated the homeless as many feared

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

Lives Lost: Woman who performed Shakespeare on the street

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP)...

More charges for man accused of preying on homeless women

PHOENIX (AP) — More...

Negligence probed in deadly Beirut blast amid public anger

BEIRUT (AP) — Investigators...

Wave of evictions expected as moratoriums end in many states

BALTIMORE (AP) — Kelyn...

Berkeley moves toward removing police from traffic stops

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

Arizona ban on evictions set to end as heat, infections soar

PHOENIX (AP) — Housing...

California revamps testing guidelines as virus surges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

California’s budget has billions in cuts to close deficit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

California governor OKs budget closing $54.3 billion deficit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

California uses funding as threat over virus measures

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

California Governor Makes Homelessness Top Issue In 2020

By ADAM BEAM and DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tossing aside tradition, California's governor on...

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