Poverty

Ava DuVernay accepts the award for the entertainer of the year at the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
January 16, 2018 - 12:08 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jubilant Ava DuVernay was named entertainer of the year at an NAACP Image Awards ceremony that focused on the black community's power to create change. DuVernay lauded other black artists from the stage as she accepted her award Monday night, naming writers and directors such...
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This Nov. 20, 2017 photo shows the dining area during the grand opening of an Olive Garden in Spanish Fork, Utah. Health officials say thousands of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A in Utah amid a widening outbreak that originally spread from a large epidemic in San Diego. Authorities said Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 that infected workers may have exposed customers at three restaurants and convenience stores spread across the Salt Lake City area. The Utah outbreak began in August among the homeless population and illicit drug users, and tests connected to San Diego outbreak that killed 20 people. (Isaac Hale/The Daily Herald via AP)
January 10, 2018 - 8:49 pm
SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Thousands of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A in Utah amid a widening outbreak that originally spread from a large epidemic in San Diego, health officials said Wednesday. Infected workers may have exposed customers at two Salt Lake City area restaurants and a...
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January 08, 2018 - 8:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' official budget analysts have eased one stumbling block to lawmakers' fight over renewing a program that provides health insurance for nearly 9 million low-income children. The Congressional Budget Office says a Senate bill adding five years of financing to the program...
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This photo provided by Shelburne police shows Abukar Ibrahim. Police say Ibrahim used a machete to attack a woman in her 70s, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, as she delivered meals to a motel being used as emergency housing for the homeless. The woman was sent to a hospital with multiple injuries and later released. Police say Ibrahim barricaded himself in a room for 2½ hours after the attack before coming out. He was being held at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility. (Shelburne Police via AP)
January 06, 2018 - 12:12 pm
SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) — Police say a man in Vermont has used a machete to attack a woman in her 70s as she delivered meals to a motel being used as emergency housing for the homeless. WCAX-TV reports 32-year-old Burlington resident Abukar Ibrahim is accused of attacking the 73-year-old Meals on...
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January 04, 2018 - 3:13 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government is defending its decision to ban educational trips abroad for high school pupils, saying that protects disadvantaged children from the "trauma" of not being able to afford the cost. The Education Ministry says the ban applies to foreign trips for cultural...
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January 04, 2018 - 9:38 am
LONDON (AP) — A political storm is brewing ahead of Prince Harry's and Meghan Markle's May 19 wedding over whether to crack down on homeless people and beggars in the well-to-do English town of Windsor. Homeless charities are reacting angrily to borough councilor Simon Dudley's call for police to...
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Icicles form on the tritons in the Forsyth Park Fountain Tuesday morning, Jan. 2, 2018, in Savannah, Ga. Savannah is shivering through a rare bout with icy weather, with the National Weather Service predicting that up to 2 inches of snow and sleet could fall Wednesday on the typically balmy coastal city. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News via AP)
January 03, 2018 - 4:23 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on winter weather: (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Airlines have already canceled 500 U.S. flights on Wednesday because of a winter storm socking the Southeast, and many more will be scuttled Thursday as the brunt of the winter weather is expected to hit the Northeast...
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January 03, 2018 - 3:06 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators determined the fatal police shooting of a homeless Navy veteran outside a Southern California convenience store last year was justified, the Orange County District Attorney's office said Wednesday. Video shows the man reaching for the officer's duty belt as...
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December 31, 2017 - 6:30 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Bitterly cold temperatures spreading across the Deep South will be potentially deadly, as freezing weather will likely last for several days in a region more accustomed to brief bursts of arctic air than night after night below zero. Frozen pipes and dead car batteries were concerns...
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December 30, 2017 - 4:28 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Potentially life-threatening cold spread across the Deep South on Saturday, as forecasters issued winter weather advisories in multiple states and warned that freezing temperatures would likely last for the next several days. The advisories covered eastern Louisiana and most of...
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