Homelessness

An attendant exits a "Pit Stop" public toilet on Sixth Street, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in San Francisco. A 5-year-old portable toilet program in San Francisco that provides homeless people with a private place to go has expanded to 25 locations in the city and has spread to Los Angeles. Not everyone who uses the “Pit Stop” toilets is homeless, but advocates say steam cleaning requests have dropped in surrounding areas. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
August 02, 2019 - 2:22 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The sidewalks surrounding Ahmed Al Barak's corner market in one of San Francisco's roughest neighborhoods are filled with cardboard, used syringes and homeless people who have nowhere safe to go at night. But Al Barak says it's an improvement from a year ago, before the city...
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July 27, 2019 - 3:16 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A 5-year-old boy is being credited with saving 13 people from a Chicago house fire. Residents say Jayden Espinosa awoke to smoke and flames just before 4 a.m. Saturday and alerted others to the danger. Seven adults and six children who lived in the 2 1/2-story brick home in the Back...
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Berkeley councilman Rigel Robinson poses for photos inside the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center building in Berkeley, Calif., Thursday, July 18, 2019. Soon students in Berkeley, California will have to pledge to "collegiate Greek system residences" instead of sororities or fraternities and city workers will have to refer to manholes as "maintenance holes." Officials in the liberal city this week passed an ordinance to replace some terms with gender-neutral words in the city code. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 19, 2019 - 12:27 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — There will be no manholes in Berkeley, California. City workers will drop into "maintenance holes" instead. Nothing will be manmade in the liberal city but "human-made." And students at the University of California, Berkeley, will join "collegiate Greek system residences"...
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July 17, 2019 - 12:30 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Officials in West Palm Beach are hoping a continuous loop of children's songs played throughout the night will keep homeless people from sleeping on the patio of a city-owned rental banquet facility. West Palm Beach parks and recreation director Leah Rockwell tells the...
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In this Wednesday, July 10, 2019 photo Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore pauses during an interview with The Associated Press in Los Angeles. Moore says homelessness is a public health and safety concern rather than a law enforcement issue that requires more mental health, sanitation and housing resources. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
July 11, 2019 - 4:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said he is working to eliminate thousands of homeless people's old warrants for minor offenses in the coming weeks as part of a solution to help get people off the streets. "This is a humanitarian crisis of our generation," Moore said...
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This Thursday, June 27, 2019, photo shows Shanna Couper Orona tending to her friend Jess (last name not given) in Jess' parked van along a street in San Francisco. A federally mandated count of homeless in San Francisco increased 17% in two years, driven in part by a surge of people living in RVs and other vehicles. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 05, 2019 - 6:51 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Most homeless people in San Francisco sleep in parks and on sidewalks but a growing number are living out of their vehicles, helping fuel an overall 17% increase in homelessness in the last two years, according to a report released Friday. San Francisco tallied about 8,000...
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President Donald Trump talks during a signing ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 1, 2019, with Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar. The president signed a $4.6 billion aid package to help the federal government cope with the surge of Central American immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 03, 2019 - 4:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., officials are pushing back against an unsubstantiated claim by President Donald Trump that he orchestrated a purge of homeless people in the city to shield visiting foreign dignitaries from having to see them. The claim, in a Fox News interview that aired Monday...
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In this Monday, July 1, 2019 photo, a homeless woman moves her belongings in early morning from a street near Los Angeles City Hall (in the background) as crews prepared to clean the area. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti wants President Donald Trump to visit the city and work with him on the homeless crisis. The Democratic mayor made the public invitation during a radio interview Tuesday, July 2, 2109, after the Republican president called the homeless crisis in Los Angeles, San Francisco and other big cities disgraceful and threatened to intercede. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
July 02, 2019 - 8:46 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed forming a politically unlikely partnership Tuesday to take on the city's homeless crisis: with President Donald Trump. The Democratic mayor whose downtown streets have become home to filthy, drug-infested encampments for thousands of...
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Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, reacts to receiving a gift bag from trust chief executive officer Tim Sigsworth, during a visit to the Albert Kennedy Trust to learn about the issue of LGBTQ youth homelessness and the unique approach that the organisation is taking to tackling the problem, in London, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (Jonathan Brady/Pool Photo via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 10:24 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince William says it would be "absolutely fine" if one of his children came out as gay though he'd worry about how the public would respond. William made the comment on Wednesday while visiting a London nonprofit group that works with young LGBT people who are homeless or...
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In Iceland horse is sprayed with water at a stud in Wehrheim near Frankfurt, Germany, on a hot and sunny Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Hot temperatures are expected all over Europe. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
June 26, 2019 - 9:01 am
BERLIN (AP) — Large parts of western and central Europe sweltered in scorching weather Wednesday, with German authorities imposing autobahn speed limits amid fears of buckling road surfaces and some French schools staying closed as a precaution. Authorities have warned that temperatures could top...
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