Homelessness

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2017 file photo, Justin Rey appears in Johnson County District Court in Olathe, Kan. Rey, who was arrested after sleeping in a Kansas storage unit with his two children and his dismembered wife's remains has been charged in a California killing. Rey was charged Wednesday, Nov. 22 with murder in the death of Sean Ty Ferel. The Palm Springs, Calif., man disappeared in May 2016 after vacationing with Rey. (Tammy Ljungblad/The Kansas City Star via AP, Pool File)
November 24, 2017 - 3:43 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A homeless man found sleeping in a Kansas storage unit with his children and his dismembered wife's remains is now suspected of killing a California man who vanished last year. Justin Tod Rey, 35, was charged Wednesday in the death of Sean Ty Ferel, a Palm Springs resident...
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Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, who represents Puerto Rico as a nonvoting member of Congress, listens as Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello speaks during a news conference to urge Congress to include Puerto Rico in the Supplemental Disaster Relief Package, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 13, 2017 - 1:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor is asking the federal government for $94.4 billion as the island struggles to recover from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Maria. Ricardo Rosello also urged Congress to adopt a tax overhaul plan that addresses the territory's specific needs to avoid an...
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November 09, 2017 - 6:53 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have obtained a murder warrant against a homeless Navy veteran charged with kidnapping a young woman from Virginia. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a statement late Wednesday that 45-year-old Eric Brian Brown would be charged with...
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November 07, 2017 - 7:13 am
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A man at a South Carolina emergency assistance center that helps the homeless and others in need has been shot and killed. Rock Hill Police Capt. Mark Bollinger said the shooting happened around 3:45 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of an organization called Renew Our Community...
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October 31, 2017 - 7:22 am
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A homeless man who was severely beaten by several teenagers in January has been found dead in North Carolina. Winston-Salem police told news outlets that the body of 60-year-old Bill Bloxham was found in a restroom of a Hardee's on Monday morning. Lt. Tyrone Phelps says...
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October 07, 2017 - 5:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rufus Hannah, a formerly homeless alcoholic who was paid to fight other homeless men and perform dangerous stunts in the notorious "Bumfights" videos, has died. He was 63. Hannah, who was living in the town of Adrian, Georgia, was a passenger in a car driven by his sister that...
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FILE - In this undated file photograph courtesy of Chong Kim provided by his attorney Tim Warden-Hertz, Chong Kim poses for a photo in National Guard fatigues. An immigrant rights group is asking the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to release an Iraq War veteran who has been detained for more than three months while waiting to learn whether he'll be deported. Chong Kim, a South Korean immigrant and green card holder from Portland, Oregon, joined the National Guard in 2005 and served in Iraq in 2009 and 2010. Kim has a parole hearing Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. (Chong Kim via AP, File)
October 04, 2017 - 9:52 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — An immigration judge in Washington state declined to release an Iraq War veteran from custody Wednesday while he fights the government's efforts to deport him. Chong Kim, a South Korean immigrant and green card holder from Portland, Oregon, struggled with drug addiction, homelessness...
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People rest at the George R. Brown Convention Center that has been set up as a shelter for evacuees escaping the floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
August 29, 2017 - 8:45 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — With its flood defenses strained, the crippled city of Houston anxiously watched dams and levees Tuesday to see if they would hold until the rain stops, and meteorologists offered the first reason for hope — a forecast with less than an inch of rain and even a chance for sunshine...
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In this Aug. 7, 2017 photo, a man sits quietly in a warm room inside the Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter in Atlanta. For decades, as many as 1,000 people with nowhere else to turn could come off the street at Peachtree and Pine, no questions asked. But years of litigation wore down the shelter’s operators. After epic battles against the city, tuberculosis, bed bugs and other hazards, the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless settled out of court and sold its enormous industrial building to Central Atlanta Progress, a downtown business group. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)
August 25, 2017 - 3:50 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Cities across the U.S. are trying to help the homeless find beds of their own, rather than just cots for the night. In Atlanta, this approach will be put to the test this month with the closing of the city's shelter of last resort, an enormous downtown building where as many as 1,000...
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Rescuers pull out 7-month boy Pasquale from the rubble of a collapsed building in Casamicciola, on the island of Ischia, near Naples, Italy, a day after a 4.0-magnitude quake hit the Italian resort island, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017.Hospital officials on the Italian resort island of Ischia say that three brothers rescued from the rubble of their home after a 4.0-magnitude quake are all in good condition. (ANSA via AP)
August 22, 2017 - 10:40 am
MILAN (AP) — Italian firefighters working through the night, sometimes digging by hand, freed a 7-month-old baby Tuesday and then his two older brothers from the rubble of their home that collapsed when a 4.0-magnitude quake struck the resort island of Ischia during the height of tourist season. At...
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