Homelessness

In this Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, photo, homeless men Sean Stuart, left, and Segundo Rivera walk on a street after spending the day at St. Francis House in Boston. With temperatures across Massachusetts not expected to rise above freezing for days, politicians and advocates for the homeless are particularly concerned about getting as many people as possible into shelters. Stuart and Rivera told the Boston Herald that they're not comfortable spending the night in a shelter. "We've lived out here so long it's like honestly, this is comfortable for us," Rivera said. (Christopher Evans/The Boston Herald via AP)
December 30, 2017 - 6:39 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a deep freeze across the country. (all times local): 6:30 a.m. Brutally cold weather has iced plans for scores of events in the Northeast from New Year's Eve through New Year's Day, but the show will go on in New York City, where people will start gathering in Times...
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A large homeless encampment is formed in the Santa Ana Civic Center on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, in Santa Ana, Calif. The number of homeless living in Orange County has climbed 8 percent over the last two years. The increase is driven by soaring housing costs, though a drug addiction crisis and need for mental health services are also factors. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
December 28, 2017 - 3:09 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Goodhearted neighbors heartbroken over the rising number of homeless in their communities are feeding and showering those in need, hoping to make a difference. But some question whether they're doing more harm than good by helping the homeless get some of their most basic...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014, file photo, members of the homeless community are served meals by advocates in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Volunteers who feed the homeless in public places say they're providing a needed service. But city governments and some advocates say their well-meaning efforts can hinder long-term solutions and raise sanitation concerns. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
December 25, 2017 - 4:05 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — When Adele MacLean joined others in an Atlanta park to feed the hungry the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she left with a citation and a summons to appear in court. The case was dropped when she showed up in court earlier this month, but she and her lawyers say the citation for serving...
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Anita Lee, far left, and her daughters, Brianna, middle, and Tania attend a service celebrating the life of Mayor Ed Lee at San Francisco City Hall in San Francisco, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was remembered for his humility, integrity and infectious smile during a public celebration of his life Sunday at City Hall attended by family members, former staff, politicians and residents. (Scott Strazzante/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)
December 17, 2017 - 7:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was remembered Sunday for his humility, integrity and infectious smile during a public celebration of his life at City Hall, attended by family members, former staff, politicians and residents. Lee, who died last week at age 65, had a love of life and...
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December 16, 2017 - 12:49 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Fayetteville organization that provided meals, clothing and counseling for homeless people is closed amid an internal dispute. Multiple media organizations reported that Fayetteville's City Rescue Mission abruptly closed this week and on Friday people emptied the group's...
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December 13, 2017 - 8:59 am
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A once-homeless man has published a book about homeless shelters and his five-year experience with homelessness. The Spartanburg Herald-Journal reports Leroy F. Bennett, originally from New Jersey, was homeless for more than five years in various cities before moving to...
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Supporters of Doug Jones erupt is celebration during an election-night watch party Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 13, 2017 - 6:26 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DEMOCRAT WINS IN STUNNING ALABAMA UPSET Doug Jones won the state's special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and Trump, who endorsed Roy Moore despite a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee listens to questions during a news conference at City Hall in San Francisco. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Lee died early Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. He was 65. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 12, 2017 - 7:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Under Mayor Ed Lee's seven-year watch, San Francisco went from a city mired in recession to a technology-fueled economic powerhouse where housing costs skyrocketed and the chasm between the wealthy and everyone else grew. Lee died Tuesday at 65 after collapsing while grocery...
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In this Nov. 28, 2017 photo, Pamela Wang poses for a photo in Kealakekua, Hawaii, with an avocado she found while on a walk. Wang is waiting to hear back from Guinness World Records to find out if the 5-pound (2.3-kilogram) avocado she snagged is the world's largest. (AP Photo/Mary Lou Knurek)
December 09, 2017 - 10:10 am
POLICE: WOMAN DROVE WITH TRANSIT SIGN STICKING OUT OF CAR SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say a woman was drunk when she continued driving with a mass transit sign sticking out of the roof of her car. The 52-year-old was pulled over Saturday on Route 46 in South Hackensack when...
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FILE - This undated file photo shows the Brothers Home compound in Busan, South Korea. A South Korean commission has urged lawmakers to set up an investigation into the enslavement and mistreatment of thousands of people at a vagrants' facility during the 1970s and '80s. The country's dictators ordered roundups to "purify" the streets, sending the homeless, disabled and children to facilities where they were detained and forced to work. No one has been held accountable for the hundreds of deaths, rapes and beatings the Associated Press documented at Brothers Home, the largest of dozens of those facilities. The AP report in 2016 was based on hundreds of exclusive documents and dozens of interviews with officials and former detainees. (Yonhap via AP, File)
December 06, 2017 - 11:06 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean commission on Thursday urged lawmakers to investigate the enslavement and mistreatment of thousands of people at a vagrants' facility during the 1970s and '80s. The country's dictators ordered roundups to "purify" the streets, sending the homeless, disabled...
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