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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...

IMF warns global economy could be permanently scarred

WASHINGTON (AP) — The global economy's recovery from the pandemic recession is tentative and uneven and “marked by significant uncertainty” as confirmed coronavirus cases...

IMF envisions a sharp 4.4% drop in global growth for 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund foresees a steep fall in international growth this year as the global economy struggles to recover from...

WFP chief seeks million from donors, billionaires for food

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Even before COVID-19 became an issue, World Food Program chief David Beasley was warning global leaders that the world would...

WFP chief: Nobel Prize message to world not to forget Sahel

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The head of the World Food Program said winning the Nobel Peace Prize while he was visiting the impoverished...

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...

World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize for hunger fight

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — The World Food Program won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for fighting hunger and seeking to end its use...

Brazil’s poor squeezed by less virus aid, surging food costs

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Many people in Brazil are struggling to cope with less pandemic aid from the government and jumping food prices,...

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...

Up to 150 million could join extreme poor, World Bank says

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Up to 150 million people could slip into extreme poverty, living on less than $1.90 a day, by late next year...

EU presents plan to improve plight of its Roma minority

BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe's treatment of its Roma people has been “inexcusable" over the past decade, a top European Union official said Wednesday as...

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...

UN report says South Sudan has healed little since civil war

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Sudan has made no concrete steps toward national healing more than two years after the end of a civil war...

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...

Cities declare racism a health crisis, but some doubt impact

CHICAGO (AP) — Christy DeGallerie noticed a startling trend in her online group for coronavirus survivors: White patients got medications she’d never heard of,...

US panel tackles race, poverty in virus vaccine priorities

A U.S. advisory panel made recommendations Friday for who should be first in line to get COVID-19 vaccine, including a plea for special efforts...

New California reopening rules require ‘equity’ measure

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California will begin to require counties to bring down coronavirus infection rates in disadvantaged communities that have been harder hit...

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...

The Latest: UN panel says corruption hits the poor hardest

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): ...

Virus shutdown took a toll on routine health care for kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharp decline in routine medical care for low-income children during the coronavirus shutdown could cause long-term harm if not reversed,...

China uproots ethnic minority villages in anti-poverty fight

CHENGBEI GAN’EN, China (AP) — Under a portrait of President Xi Jinping, Ashibusha sits in her freshly painted living room cradling her infant daughter...

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...

One family’s desperate, deadly attempt to flee Lebanon

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Mohammed Sufian did not dream of much: a job, food on the table, the chance to buy his 2½-year-old son...

New California law expands tax credit for immigrants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will give tax breaks to more immigrants — including those living in the country illegally — under a new...

Flooding affects more than 1 million across East Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Flooding has affected well over a million people across East Africa, another calamity threatening food security on top of a historic...

UN food chief urges rich to help keep millions from starving

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The World Food Program chief warned Thursday that millions of people are closer to starvation because of the deadly combination...

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...

Mayors vow to launch guaranteed income programs across US

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A growing number of mayors across the country support giving cash to low-income families with no restrictions on how they...

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...

While income in the US rose in 2019, so did the uninsured

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic hit and the U.S. economy crashed, median household income was the highest ever on...

UN enlists slew of celebrities for film on global issues

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has enlisted a slew of celebrities including multi-Grammy winner Beyoncé, actor Don Cheadle and Nobel Peace Prize...

A family struggle as pandemic worsens food insecurity

NEW YORK (AP) — At the peak of the coronavirus pandemic this spring, Sharawn Vinson often woke up crying. A recurring thought was making...

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...

UN: COVID-19 could fuel more conflict, poverty, starvation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Top U.N. officials warned Wednesday that the COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated discrimination and other human rights violations that can fuel...

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...

Food banks: USDA program helped but better ways to meet need

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As she inched ahead in her rusty Chevy pickup, Brianna Lordz bemoaned that engine problems had prevented her from...

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...

‘Our hands are tied’: Local aid workers exposed in pandemic

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The...

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...

To keep pets in homes, animal welfare groups help owners

Early in May, Nydia...

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)...

Extreme poverty rises; a generation sees a future slip away

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (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...

Final days of hajj and Eid festival impacted by coronavirus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates...

Brazil virus payout cuts extreme poverty to least in decades

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) —...

A timeline of events in the life of Rep. John Lewis

Born in rural Alabama...

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) —...

Pandemic leads 7-Eleven to forgo free Slurpees on 7-11

DALLAS (AP) — The...

House approves $1.5T plan to fix crumbling infrastructure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

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) —...

Virus pushes millions into hunger; UN seeks more food funds

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Millions...

California uses funding as threat over virus measures

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Populist Polish president faces tough reelection challenge

BIALYSTOK, Poland (AP) —...

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