poverty

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Umm Mizrah, a 25-year-old Yemeni woman, holds her son Mizrah on a scale in Al-Sadaqa Hospital in the southern Yemen city of Aden. The woman, who is nearly into the second trimester of her pregnancy, weighed 38 kilograms (84 pounds), severely underweight. Mizrah, who was 17 months old, weighed 5.8 kilograms (12.8 pounds), around half the normal weight for his age. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
November 02, 2018 - 8:08 am
CAIRO (AP) — A Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen said Friday it bombed an air base adjacent to the Sanaa international airport allegedly being used by the rebels to launch drone and ballistic missile attacks. Turki al-Malki, a spokesman for the coalition, said in TV...
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October 27, 2018 - 12:03 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's prime minster says this month's tropical storm has killed 14 people and made some 8,000 people homeless. Yemen's eastern Mahra province was battered by cyclone Luban earlier this month, with three days of rainfall and flooding destroying property and killing livestock...
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Central American migrants reach the shore on the Mexican side of the Suchiate River after wading across, on the the border between Guatemala and Mexico, in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Among the thousands of mostly Honduran migrants in the caravan walking through southern Mexico, there are also Guatemalans. Though not as big a group, they too have plenty of reasons to leave home. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
October 26, 2018 - 5:27 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Among the thousands of mostly Honduran migrants in the caravan walking through southern Mexico, there are also Guatemalans. Though not as big a group, they too have plenty of reasons to leave home. While Honduras and El Salvador have been riven by street gang violence, in...
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Honduran migrant Alba Rosa Chinchilla Ortiz poses for photos at a temporary shelter in the central park of Huixtla, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. Chinchilla's husband, an ex-soldier in the Honduran army has survived three attempts to kill him, Chinchilla said. Her partner of six years, he has applied for asylum in the United States and she's trying to join him and their son. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
October 24, 2018 - 7:15 pm
HUIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — A deportee from the United States trying to get back to the life he spent more than a decade building. A woman whose soldier husband already is in the U.S. with their 4-year-old son. A teenager desperate to earn money to support his diabetic mother back home. The caravan of...
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Homeless
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October 24, 2018 - 9:14 am
A U.S. advisory committee is recommending routine hepatitis A vaccinations for homeless people, following an increase in outbreaks of the contagious liver disease. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made the recommendation at a meeting Wednesday in Atlanta. Homeless encampments can...
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In this April 26, 2018, photo a man walks by a closed restaurant along Bergen Street in a so-called "opportunity zone" in Newark, N.J. The Trump administration on Friday, Oct. 19, proposed rules for investors in a new program that it says could have a big impact on economically depressed areas around the country. About 8,700 of the opportunity zones have been set up in all 50 states and to lure investors and developers with tax breaks. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
October 19, 2018 - 3:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing rules for investors in a new program that it says could have a big impact on economically depressed areas around the country. About 8,700 so-called "opportunity zones" have been set up in all 50 states to lure investors and developers with tax...
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 photo, Huron Mayor Rey Leon, center, presides over a a city council meeting in Huron, Calif. The boarded-up buildings and patchwork fences that others see as eyesores are symbols of potential for Leon, whose tiny central California farm town of Huron has been mired in poverty for decades. He was elected in 2016 to a two-year term and is unopposed for re-election next month. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 19, 2018 - 12:58 am
HURON, Calif. (AP) — Beyond the boarded-up buildings and patchwork fences that others view as eyesores, Huron Mayor Rey Leon sees potential in this tiny central California farm town that has been mired in poverty for decades. On a dirty restaurant wall, Leon envisions a mural depicting Bracero...
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Honduran migrants cross a roadblock of Guatemalan police as they make their way to the U.S., in Esquipulas, Guatemala, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Police stopped the migrants for several hours but the travelers refused to return to the border and were eventually allowed to pass. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
October 15, 2018 - 8:59 pm
ESQUIPULAS, Guatemala (AP) — Hundreds of Honduran migrants surged over the Guatemalan border under a broiling sun Monday hoping to make it to new lives in the United States, far from the poverty and violence of their home nation. Police stopped the migrants at a roadblock outside Esquipulas for...
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In this Oct. 1, 2018 photo, Stormy Nichole Day, left, sits on a sidewalk on Haight Street with Nord (last name not given) and his dog Hobo while interviewed about being homeless in San Francisco. A measure on San Francisco's Nov. 6 ballot would levy an extra tax on hundreds of the city's wealthiest companies to raise $300 million for homelessness and mental health services. It's the latest battle between big business and social services advocates who say that companies such as Amazon, Google and Salesforce can afford to help solve severe inequities caused by business success. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 15, 2018 - 10:19 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco has come to be known around the world as a place for aggressive panhandling, open-air drug use and sprawling tent camps, the dirt and despair all the more remarkable for the city's immense wealth. Some streets are so filthy that officials launched a special "poop...
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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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