Homelessness

FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, members of the public look on at a Seattle City Council before the council voted to approve a tax on large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness in Seattle. Amazon, Starbucks, Vulcan and a few dozen others have pledged more than $350,000 toward an effort to repeal Seattle's newly passed tax on large employers to combat homelessness. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)
May 23, 2018 - 7:44 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon, Starbucks, Vulcan and other companies have pledged a total of more than $350,000 toward an effort to repeal Seattle's newly passed tax on large employers intended to combat homelessness. Just days after the Seattle City Council approved the levy, the No Tax On Jobs campaign,...
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Pope Francis asperges holy water as he celebrates a Pentecost mass in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 20, 2018 - 7:36 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis announced on Sunday he has chosen 14 men to be the newest cardinals in the church, among them his chief aide for helping Rome's homeless and poor, as well as prelates based in Iraq and Pakistan, where Christians are a vulnerable minority. "I am happy to announce...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2016, file photo, a number of syringes are scattered in the remains of a tent city being cleared by city workers along Division Street in San Francisco. San Francisco's mayor says he plans to send a medical team to city streets to distribute a drug that helps stop heroin cravings to homeless addicts. Distributing Suboxone on city streets, which Mayor Mark Farrell says will be the first program of its kind in the country, is the city's latest effort to address heroin addiction. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
May 18, 2018 - 6:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's mayor plans to put medical teams on the streets to distribute a drug that curbs heroin cravings in opioid addicts, an initiative he says will be the first in the country. Mayor Mark Farrell announced Thursday he will allocate $6 million for 10 new public health...
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May 18, 2018 - 6:10 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — In stories May 17, April 3, Jan. 23 and Jan. 10, 2018, as well as Dec. 19, 2017, about San Diego's Hepatitis A outbreak, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the outbreak, with 20 deaths and 577 cases, was the worst in the U.S. in 20 years. An outbreak of Hepatitis A in...
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People fill seats before a Seattle City Council meeting where the council was expected to vote on a "head tax" Monday, May 14, 2018, in Seattle. The council is expected to vote Monday on a proposal to tax large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness. The plan would tax large businesses about $500 a year per worker to raise about $75 million a year for homeless services and affordable housing. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 15, 2018 - 11:44 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's largest businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks will have to pay a new tax to help fund homeless services and affordable housing under a measure approved by city leaders. The City Council unanimously passed a compromise plan Monday that taxes businesses making at least $20...
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People fill a hallway before a Seattle City Council meeting where the council was expected to vote on a "head tax" Monday, May 14, 2018, in Seattle. The council is to vote on a proposal to tax large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness. The plan would tax large businesses about $500 a year per worker to raise about $75 million a year for homeless services and affordable housing. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 14, 2018 - 8:44 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle leaders on Monday unanimously approved a tax on large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fund the fight against homelessness after weeks of heated debate and raucous hearings. The City Council backed a compromise plan that will charge large businesses about $275 per...
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Defendant Massimo Galioto, accused of manslaughter in the drowning death of the United States' student Beau Solomon, sits in a court room during the first hearing of the trial, in Rome, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. The body of the 19year-old Beau Solomon of Spring Green, Wis. was pulled out of the Tiber River in July, 2016 a few miles downstream from Rome’s Garibaldi Bridge under which the homeless man was living in a temporary encampment with several other people. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 08, 2018 - 10:32 am
ROME (AP) — A trial opened Tuesday for a homeless man accused of manslaughter in the 2016 drowning of a 19-year-old Wisconsin student whose body was found in the Tiber River soon after he arrived in Rome for a summer study program. Defendant Massimo Galioto was in court for the hearing, which...
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May 02, 2018 - 4:25 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon says it has halted construction planning on a high-rise building in Seattle while it awaits the outcome of a city proposal to tax worker hours. The City Council is considering a proposed "head tax" on high-grossing businesses to raise about $75 million annually for affordable...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, April 26, 2018, a woman in a wheelchair passes a Pit Stop in San Francisco. The Pit Stop program provides public toilets, sinks, used needle receptacles and dog waste stations in San Francisco's most impacted neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
April 30, 2018 - 3:46 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Though known for its compassion to the needy, San Francisco may have hit peak saturation with tent camps, stinky urine and trash littering the streets, and the new interim mayor has vowed to do something about it. In the last few weeks, Mayor Mark Farrell has promised $750,000...
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In this Sunday, April 8, 2018 photo, candles burn in front of a makeshift memorial for John Andrew Elifritz outside City Team Ministries in Portland, Ore. Elifritz, 48, was identified by his brother as the man fatally shot by police inside City Team Ministries homeless shelter Saturday night, April 7. (Maxine Bernstein/The Oregonian via AP)
April 09, 2018 - 8:39 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — David Abbs was sitting in his wheelchair inside a Portland, Oregon, homeless shelter when a shirtless man burst in, grabbed a jacket from a donation bin and dashed outside. The man ran back in and tried to cut himself with a knife before officers fired bean bag rounds at him,...
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