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This Sept. 18, 2018 photo Provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation shows Robert Vijay Gupta, the Mark Houston Dalzell and James Dao-Dalzell First Chair Violin with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Founder and Artistic Director of Street Symphony posing with his violin in his house in Los Angeles. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on Thursday Oct. 4, 2018 named Gupta and 24 other academics, activists, artists, scholars and scientists, MacArthur fellows. The recipients will receive $625,000 over five years to use as they please. (Photo by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 11:08 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A violinist who organizes concerts for the homeless, a professor whose research is being used to increase access to civil justice by poor communities and an activist pastor are among this year's MacArthur fellows and recipients of so-called genius grants. The John D. and Catherine T...
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This photo provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety shows Ramon Escobar. Escobar, who was deported from the United States six times was expected in court Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, to face charges after police say he killed three people and injured four in attacks targeting sleeping homeless men in California. Investigators believe Escobar began attacking the men at random on Sept. 8, shortly after he arrived in California from Houston, where he's considered a person of interest in the disappearance of his uncle and aunt. (Texas Department of Public Safety via AP)
September 26, 2018 - 11:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man with a violent criminal history who was deported six times had no outstanding warrants when questioned last month about the disappearance of his aunt and so he was released, Houston police said Wednesday, when the man was charged in Los Angeles with the beating deaths of...
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FILE - This undated file photo from surveillance video provided by the Los Angele Police Department shows a man they are seeking in connection with the assault on multiple homeless men who were brutally beaten with a baseball bat in Los Angeles early Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Two of those men have died. Authorities on Monday, Sept. 24, arrested a man on suspicion of bludgeoning a homeless man in Santa Monica, Calif., earlier Monday. He is now being investigated in connection with at least six attacks in both cities that have left three dead. (Los Angeles Police Department via AP, File)
September 26, 2018 - 6:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a man suspected in beatings of homeless men in Southern California (all times local): 5 p.m. Arraignment has been postponed for a man suspected in a string of killings and beating targeting sleeping homeless people in Southern California. Forty-seven-year-old Ramon...
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FILE - This undated file photo from surveillance video provided by the Los Angele Police Department shows a man they are seeking in connection with the assault on multiple homeless men who were brutally beaten with a baseball bat in Los Angeles early Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Two of those men have died. Authorities on Monday, Sept. 24, arrested a man on suspicion of bludgeoning a homeless man in Santa Monica, Calif., earlier Monday. He is now being investigated in connection with at least six attacks in both cities that have left three dead. (Los Angeles Police Department via AP, File)
September 26, 2018 - 12:17 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Texas man suspected of killing three people and seriously injuring four in a string of attacks on sleeping Southern California men — most of them homeless — had a long criminal history and had been deported from the United States six times, immigration officials said Tuesday...
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September 25, 2018 - 11:59 am
LONDON (AP) — A story of starvation in Stalin's Soviet Union, a biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder and a look at how factories changed the world are among finalists for a $75,000 history book prize. Eight books competing for the Cundill History Prize include Anne Applebaum's "Red Famine," Caroline...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, March 28, 2007, Former South African President Nelson Mandela is photographed at the Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg. The United Nations is seeking to harness the soaring symbolism of Nelson Mandela's struggle and national reconciliation, as it unveils of a statue of Mandela, born 100 years ago, at the U.N. building in New York on Monday Sept. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
September 24, 2018 - 8:53 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela's South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman — the "Long Walk to Freedom" of his autobiography title — is one of the 20th century's great stories of struggle, sacrifice and reconciliation. Now the United Nations...
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This booking photo provided by the Story County (Iowa) Jail shows Collin Daniel Richards. Richards has been charged in the killing of Celia Barquin Arozamena, a former champion golfer from Spain, after her body was found Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at a golf course in Ames, Iowa. (Story County (Iowa) Jail via AP)
September 21, 2018 - 12:12 pm
Police in an Iowa college town had repeated interactions with a troubled drifter in the weeks between his departure from prison and his alleged killing of a star golfer from Spain, records show. Ames police reports show that 22-year-old Collin Richards struggled with drug and alcohol abuse, mental...
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September 19, 2018 - 9:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global poverty has fallen to a record low. The World Bank says 10 percent of the world's population lived on less than $1.90 a day in 2015, down from 11.2 percent in 2013. That means 735.9 million people lived below the poverty threshold in 2015, down from 804.2 million. Poverty...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2016, file photo, Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Bezos said Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, that he will start a $2 billion charitable fund to help homeless families and open new preschools in low-income neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
September 13, 2018 - 2:21 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday that he is giving $2 billion to start a fund that will open preschools in low-income neighborhoods and give money to nonprofits that helps homeless families. Bezos, whose stake in Amazon is worth about $160 billion, says that he'll call...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 file photo, Oleg Sentsov gestures as the verdict is delivered, as he stands behind bars at a court in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Sentsov, an imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker's health has suffered irreversible damage after 120 days of hunger strike, his lawyer said Monday, sept. 10, 2018. (AP Photo, file)
September 10, 2018 - 10:54 am
MOSCOW (AP) — An imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker's health has suffered irreversible damage after 120 days of hunger strike, his lawyer said Monday. Oleg Sentsov, an opponent of Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2015 for conspiracy to conduct terror attacks,...
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