Homelessness

In this Tuesday morning, April 5, 2017 photo, from left, Therese Howard, Randy Russell and Jerry Burton speak to reporters before heading into a courtroom in Denver, to stand trial for allegedly violating the city's camping ban. The three defendants are trying to turn the tables on the city by drawing attention to what they think is an immoral law that makes it dangerous for homeless people trying to survive on the street. (AP Photo/Colleen Slevin)
April 05, 2017 - 6:04 pm
DENVER (AP) — Three advocates for Denver's homeless population who tried to camp outside city hall last year were being tried in court Wednesday for violating a city law they consider immoral. They could face up to a year in jail if convicted. Randy Russell, Jerry Burton and Terese Howard set up...
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In this handout photo released by the Colombian National Army, soldiers rescue a child in Mocoa, Colombia, Saturday, April 1, 2017, after an avalanche of water from an overflowing river swept through the city as people slept. The incident triggered by intense rains left at least 100 people dead in Mocoa, located near Colombia's border with Ecuador. (Colombian Army Photo via AP)
April 02, 2017 - 9:44 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A grim search for the missing resumed at dawn Sunday in southern Colombia after surging rivers sent an avalanche of floodwaters, mud and debris through a small city, killing at least 200 people and leaving many more injured and homeless. People pried through piles of rocks...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 27, 2017 file photo, firefighters battle an early morning apartment fire in Oakland, Calif. Oakland officials say that a burning candle started a deadly building fire that killed four people. The announcement Thursday, March 30, 2017, rules out arson as the cause of a Monday blaze that also displaced dozens of residents in a building for recovering addicts and people who had been homeless. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
March 31, 2017 - 2:30 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A burning candle started a building fire that killed four people and displaced dozens more in Oakland, city officials said. The disclosure ruled out arson as the cause of the Monday blaze in the three-story building for recovering addicts and people who had been homeless. Erica...
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March 30, 2017 - 10:12 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland officials say a burning candle started a building fire that killed four people. Thursday's announcement rules out arson as the cause of the Monday blaze that also displaced dozens of residents in the building for recovering addicts and people who had been homeless...
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March 28, 2017 - 6:51 am
TRUMP-CLIMATE PLAN UPDATE: Trump takes aim at Obama's efforts to curb global warming WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will begin undoing former President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to curb global warming. Today Trump is expected to sign an executive order to suspend, rescind or flag for...
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March 28, 2017 - 5:15 am
TRUMP-CLIMATE PLAN Trump takes aim at Obama's efforts to curb global warming WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected Tuesday to sign an executive order to suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production in the form of...
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March 28, 2017 - 3:45 am
TRUMP-CLIMATE PLAN Trump takes aim at Obama's efforts to curb global warming WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected Tuesday to sign an executive order to suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production in the form of...
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March 28, 2017 - 3:00 am
TRUMP-CLIMATE PLAN UPDATE: Trump takes aim at Obama's efforts to curb global warming WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected Tuesday to sign an executive order to suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production in the...
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Firefighters battle an early morning apartment fire Monday, March 27, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 28, 2017 - 1:55 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Building inspectors found multiple fire code violations at a Northern California building just three days before a blaze erupted, killing three of the low-income residents. During a Friday inspection, officials found the building lacked fire extinguishers, smoke detectors in...
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In this photo taken Thursday, March 23, 2017, Lisa Hooper rakes debris from in front of the tent where she lives in a greenbelt near a freeway, as another camper wheels a bicycle past her in Seattle. Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, Seattle’s mayor is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for $55 million a year in new taxes to fight the problem. But some are pushing back, saying the city already spends millions to combat homelessness, and things appear to have gotten worse, not better. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 27, 2017 - 2:47 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, Seattle's mayor is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for $55 million a year in new taxes to fight the problem. Some are pushing back, saying the city already spends millions to combat homelessness, and...
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