Poverty

Judge David Carter, a U.S. District Judge, sixth from left, pointing, followed by an entourage of three dozen lawyers, Orange County workers, nonprofit staff and local officials tours a Southern California homeless encampment amid a lawsuit over efforts by local officials to shut it down in Santa Ana, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Judge Carter is overseeing a lawsuit filed by homeless advocates over the planned closure of the encampment on the county-owned trail. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
February 14, 2018 - 1:29 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Led by a federal judge, an entourage of three dozen lawyers, activists, county workers and officials set out at dawn Wednesday down a California trail to ask hundreds of homeless people camped along a riverbed what it will take to help them move. U.S. District Judge David O...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018 file photo, signs warning homeless residents they'll need to move out of a two-mile long encampment are posted in Anaheim, Calif. A long-running dispute over a Southern California county's plans to shut down the massive homeless encampment faces a key day in court. Homeless residents and their advocates are expected to argue in U.S. court Tuesday, Feb. 13, that Orange County can't remove them from a riverbed bike trail without adequate housing options. Officials say they've offered shelter beds and housing. The lawsuit is being watched by homeless advocates nationwide amid a rise in encampments. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin, File)
February 14, 2018 - 11:41 am
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit over efforts to shut down a Southern California homeless encampment (all times local): 8:30 a.m. A federal judge has been touring a Southern California homeless encampment that officials are working to shut down. Judge David O. Carter took a brisk...
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In this Feb. 1, 2018 photo, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda take part in an interview with The Associated Press in Kirkland, Wash. The Gateses, as the world's top philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider their unsatisfactory track record on schools, the country's growing inequity and a president they disagree with more than any other. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
February 13, 2018 - 4:59 pm
KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates, as the world's top philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider their unsatisfactory track record on schools, the country's growing inequity and a president they disagree with more than any other. In an...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018 file photo, signs warning homeless residents they'll need to move out of a two-mile long encampment are posted in Anaheim, Calif. A long-running dispute over a Southern California county's plans to shut down the massive homeless encampment faces a key day in court. Homeless residents and their advocates are expected to argue in U.S. court Tuesday, Feb. 13, that Orange County can't remove them from a riverbed bike trail without adequate housing options. Officials say they've offered shelter beds and housing. The lawsuit is being watched by homeless advocates nationwide amid a rise in encampments. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin, File)
February 13, 2018 - 4:43 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday demanded that local government and activists find a way to help hundreds of homeless people camped along a California trail before he forces them to move from the site. In an unconventional hearing, U.S. District Judge David O. Carter called on...
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February 13, 2018 - 2:39 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on federal court arguments over an effort to clear a huge California homeless encampment (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A federal judge hearing arguments over whether a Southern California county should be able to clear out a huge homeless encampment says he plans...
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February 07, 2018 - 5:25 pm
DENVER (AP) — Victor Sidel, a physician who campaigned to bring attention to the medical consequences of nuclear war, poverty and other social issues, has died. He was 86. Sidel (Sie-DELL') died Jan. 30 in suburban Denver. His son, Mark Sidel, said his father had moved to Greenwood Village from New...
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In this Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 photograph, relief workers unload aid carried into Yemen by the Saudi military in Marib, Yemen. Saudi Arabia, which is at war with the Shiite rebels who hold Yemen's capital, is also delivering aid to the Arab world's poorest country. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
February 06, 2018 - 5:40 am
MARIB, Yemen (AP) — At a wind-swept camp for those displaced by Yemen's war, a young Yemeni woman named Leemi, who supports her child and eight others, gratefully accepted aid from Saudi Arabia. That's even after she said a Saudi-led airstrike destroyed her home near Sirwah, some 30 kilometers (20...
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In this Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, photo, Clyde Bellecourt, co-founder or the American Indian Movement, speaks on at Minneapolis City Hall about activists' plans for protests during the Super Bowl. Minnesota activists are using the Super Bowl spectacle to speak out against police brutality, racism, corporate greed and other issues.(AP Photo/Amy Forliti)
January 30, 2018 - 7:25 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Social activists say Minneapolis is turning into a playground for the rich during Super Bowl week, and critics are using the spectacle to rally against economic injustice such as the displacement of dozens of homeless people, and the police shootings of blacks that spawned player...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 photo provided by Idaho State University, Idaho State's Sam Dowd (4) dribbles during an NCAA college basketball game against Youngstown State in Pocatello, Idaho. Dowd found himself homeless at 13 and spent the next few years living with friends, occasionally sleeping outside the school when he had no place to go. Thanks to hard work and the generosity of coaches and families along the way, the undersized point guard realized his dream of playing Division I basketball at Idaho State. (Julie Hillebrant/Idaho State University via AP)
January 26, 2018 - 2:45 am
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Sam Dowd has what coaches call pop, a burst that allows him to jump a little higher, move a little quicker than the players around him. He wouldn't have become a 5-foot-7, 167-pound, Division I basketball player without it. In life, Dowd has a buoyancy to him, rising above...
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