Poverty

December 06, 2018 - 7:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Thursday that the U.S. economy overall is strong but many rural areas are falling farther behind. In remarks Thursday to a rural housing conference, Powell said unemployment in the poorest rural counties is more than double the national...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 photo Michael Jones organizes a pile of donated blankets, sleeping bags and clothes in a fairgrounds parking lot that's become home to some of the people displaced by California's deadliest wildfire in Chico, Calif. Jones lost nearly everything he owns when the fire destroyed his trailer and his mom's home in Paradise last month, but he's determined to stay put because he doesn't want to be a burden on his friends and relatives. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)
December 06, 2018 - 1:58 pm
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — The future is uncertain for many of those driven out by the deadly wildfire in Northern California, but it's uniquely challenging for those who were homeless or nearly so even before the flames swept through and took what little they had. Steve Wilson, who was homeless in Chico...
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FILE - In a Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell addresses the Federal Reserve Board's 15th annual College Fed Challenge Finals in Washington. Powell said Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 that Powell says that despite solid economic progress, the country still faces a number of challenges including slow wage-growth for lower-income workers to sluggish productivity and an aging population. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
December 03, 2018 - 8:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Monday that despite solid economic progress, the country still faces a number of challenges ranging from slow wage-growth for lower-income workers to sluggish productivity and an aging population. Powell said in remarks at a Fed award...
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Undertakers carry the coffin with a 17-years-old girl in St. Augustin near Bonn, western Germany, Monday, Dec. 12, 2018 after the body had been found at a shelter for homeless people and others in western Germany and a resident has been detained. The girl's parents had reported her missing on Friday from her home in a neighboring German region. On Sunday, clothes and a handbag belonging to her were found next to a lake. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
December 03, 2018 - 6:55 am
BERLIN (AP) — German police say the body of a missing 17-year-old girl has been found at a shelter for homeless people and others in western Germany and a resident has been detained. The girl's parents had reported her missing on Friday from her home in a neighboring German region. On Sunday,...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, file photo, U2 singer Bono waves goodbye to the media after a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France. Bono is scheduled to speak in Chicago, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, about his efforts to combat AIDS and extreme poverty in Africa. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
December 02, 2018 - 8:51 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Bono will speak in Chicago about his efforts to combat AIDS and extreme poverty in Africa. The lead singer of the rock band U2 is scheduled to appear Thursday at an Economic Club of Chicago dinner meeting. He'll participate in a discussion with Ariel Investments President Mellody...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018, photo, a malnourished boy sits on a hospital bed at the Aslam Health Center, Hajjah, Yemen. An estimated 85,000 children under age 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of Yemen’s civil war in 2015, an international aid group said Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
November 21, 2018 - 9:00 am
CAIRO (AP) — A leading international aid group said Wednesday that an estimated 85,000 Yemeni children under the age of 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of the country's civil war in 2015. Save the Children based its figures on mortality rates for untreated cases of severe...
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A picture of Katelyn McClure and Johnny Bobbitt Jr. is displayed during a news conference in Mt. Holly, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Authorities say a New Jersey couple and a homeless man, Bobbitt Jr., made up a "feel good" story about the man helping them so they could raise money through an online fundraiser.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 15, 2018 - 4:40 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A feel-good tale of a homeless man using his last $20 to help a stranded New Jersey woman buy gas was actually a complete lie, manufactured to get strangers to donate more than $400,000 to help the down-and-out good Samaritan, a prosecutor said Thursday. Burlington County...
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A security official stands at a gate for a secured area ahead of the APEC Economic Leaders' Week Summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. After three decades of promoting free trade as a panacea to poverty, the APEC grouping of nations that includes the U.S. and China is holding its lavish annual leaders meeting in the country that can least afford it. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 14, 2018 - 3:52 am
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — After three decades of promoting free trade as a panacea to poverty, the APEC grouping of nations that includes the U.S. and China is holding its lavish annual leaders' meeting in the country that can least afford it. Barely penetrated by roads and scarred by...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2018 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is opening the door for states to provide more inpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness by tapping their Medicaid programs. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar made the announcement Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 13, 2018 - 1:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Tuesday allowed states to provide more inpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness by tapping Medicaid, a potentially far-reaching move to address issues from homelessness to violence. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar made the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2018 file image made from video, a severely malnourished seven-year-old Amal Hussein — whose name means "hope" in Arabic, is weighed at the Aslam Health Center in Hajjah, Yemen. On Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, Geert Cappelaere called the situation a "living hell" for all Yemeni children, noting the death of Amal a child whose emaciated body gained attention on the front page of the New York Times last week. In a speech delivered in Amman Cappelaere said, "There is not one Amal — there are many thousands of Amals." (AP Photo/Hammadi Issa, File)
November 07, 2018 - 10:54 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Troops from a U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition pounded Houthi rebel positions in Yemen's Hodeida with airstrikes and a ground assault on Wednesday and now control a major road leading into the city, military officials and witnesses on both sides of the front line said. An...
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