Homelessness

This Nov. 17, 2017 file photo shows an exterior view of the Apple Park Visitor Center during its grand opening in Cupertino, Calif. A Silicon Valley city council has backed off a ballot measure levying a per-employee tax on companies after pushback from the city's largest employer, Apple. The Mercury News of San Jose reports that the Cupertino City Council on Tuesday, July 30, 2018, voted to wait until 2020 to put the issue to voters. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg,File)
August 01, 2018 - 4:35 pm
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley city council has backed off a ballot measure levying a per-employee tax on companies after pushback from the city's largest employer, Apple Inc. The Cupertino City Council on Tuesday voted to wait until 2020 to put the issue to voters, The Mercury News of...
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This still image taken from a body camera video released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows a Los Angeles Police Officer confronting an armed suspect in the Van Nuys neighborhood of Los Angeles on June 16, 2018. Los Angeles police released a video showing officers fatally shooting an armed suspect and a woman he was holding hostage. The video released Tuesday, July 31, marked the second time LAPD gunfire has killed a bystander in the last six weeks. Officers were called to the Central Lutheran Church after a man allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend. (Los Angeles Police Department via AP)
July 31, 2018 - 7:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dramatic video released Tuesday shows Los Angeles officers fatally shooting a man and the woman he was holding with a knife to her throat, the first of two recent killings of hostages or bystanders as police tried to stop attackers. Officers opened fire outside a church that...
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In this Monday, July 23, 2018 photo, the sun beats down on downtown Phoenix. Already devilishly hot for being in the Sonoran desert, Arizona’s largest city is also an “urban heat island,” a phenomenon that pushes up temperatures in areas covered in heat-retaining asphalt and concrete. Phoenix officials say they are tackling urban warming, monitoring downtown temperatures, planting thousands of trees and capturing rainwater to cool off public spaces. (AP Photo/Matt York)
July 26, 2018 - 6:33 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — When temperatures soar as they have this week in downtown Phoenix, homeless people ride the air-conditioned light rail to avoid a heat so brutal it killed 155 people in the city and surrounding areas last year. An occasional siren wails as paramedics rush to help people sick from the...
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July 25, 2018 - 12:21 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Eight human rights groups say Kenya's government is violating the rights of nearly 18,000 people who have been evicted from their homes in the last two weeks to protect a forest and construct a road. Amnesty International and other groups said Wednesday that at least 10,000...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016 file photo, a man stands outside his tent on Division Street in San Francisco. San Francisco voters will decide in November 2018 whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services in a city struggling with income inequality. Supporters collected enough signatures to get the measure on the ballot. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
July 16, 2018 - 9:46 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services, an issue that set off a battle in another West Coast city struggling with income inequality. The city elections department verified Monday that supporters had...
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California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, swears in London Breed as San Francisco's new mayor, outside City Hall, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in San Francisco. Breed, the first African-American female mayor of San Francisco, made history as she took the oath of office, vowing to help drug users and the homeless in a city that has come to embody extreme wealth and poverty. (Gabrielle Lurie/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)
July 11, 2018 - 7:07 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first black female mayor of San Francisco made history Wednesday as she took the oath of office and outlined an ambitious to-do list to make a city known for immense wealth but also homelessness more prosperous for all. In her inauguration speech, London Breed promised to...
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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. Seattle city leaders say Monday, June 11, 2018, they'll work to repeal a tax passed just last month on businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks designed to help pay for homeless services and affordable housing. Amazon and other businesses had sharply criticized the levy and the online retail giant even temporarily halted construction planning on a new high-rise building near its Seattle headquarters in protest. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
June 12, 2018 - 3:26 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon balked and Seattle is backing down. City leaders said they plan to repeal a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks as they face mounting pressure from businesses, an about-face just a month after unanimously approving the measure to help pay for efforts to combat...
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In this May 24, 2018, photo, paid signature gatherer John Ellard, right, gives thumbs-up as two men stop to sign petitions to put on the November ballot a referendum on Seattle's head tax, in Seattle. Seattle city leaders say they'll work to repeal the tax passed just last month on businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks designed to help pay for homeless services and affordable housing. Amazon and other businesses had sharply criticized the levy, and the online retail giant even temporarily halted construction planning on a new high-rise building near its Seattle headquarters in protest. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
June 11, 2018 - 7:40 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle leaders said Monday that they plan to repeal a tax on large companies like Amazon and Starbucks as they face mounting pressure from businesses, an about-face just a month after unanimously approving the measure to help pay for efforts to combat a growing homelessness crisis...
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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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