Homelessness

Marine veteran Shaun Tullar poses for a portrait, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, in San Diego. The number of homeless veterans across the U.S. declined more than 5 percent over the past year after a slight rise in 2017, the departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs announced Thursday. Tullar spent a time homeless, cycling in and out of jail on drug charges until finding help through a program behind bars that connected him with the VA. He now lives at Veterans Village of San Diego, is sober and working toward finishing a college degree. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
November 01, 2018 - 10:38 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of homeless veterans across the U.S. declined more than 5 percent over the past year after a slight rise in 2017, the departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs announced Thursday. The decrease shows the federal government is making progress in its...
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Denise Harle, an attorney with the conservative Christian law firm Alliance Defending Freedom, poses for a photo outside the Hope Center women's shelter in downtown, Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Hope Center is suing the city of Anchorage to block it from requiring the faith-based shelter to accept transgender women. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
November 01, 2018 - 7:56 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A faith-based women's homeless shelter in Anchorage is suing to block the city from requiring it to accept transgender women, which it said would violate its religious beliefs. Lawyers for Alliance Defending Freedom filed a motion in federal court Thursday seeking an...
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October 24, 2018 - 10:14 am
A U.S. advisory committee is recommending routine hepatitis A vaccinations for homeless people, following an increase in outbreaks of the contagious liver disease. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made the recommendation at a meeting Wednesday in Atlanta. Homeless encampments can...
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Lorrainda Smith, right, and husband Wilmer Capps prepare to spend the first night out of the hospital with their two-day-old son Luke in a parking lot in Panama City, Fla., Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Capps says he and wife had no choice but to camp out the night their son was released from an Alabama hospital because their home in Panama City was badly damaged by Hurricane Michael. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
October 18, 2018 - 1:01 pm
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Their home full of soggy furniture and mosquitoes, Wilmer Capps was desperate to find shelter for his wife and their son Luke, born just three days after Hurricane Michael ravaged the Florida Panhandle. So Capps, his wife Lorrainda Smith and little Luke settled in for the...
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In this Oct. 1, 2018 photo, Stormy Nichole Day, left, sits on a sidewalk on Haight Street with Nord (last name not given) and his dog Hobo while interviewed about being homeless in San Francisco. A measure on San Francisco's Nov. 6 ballot would levy an extra tax on hundreds of the city's wealthiest companies to raise $300 million for homelessness and mental health services. It's the latest battle between big business and social services advocates who say that companies such as Amazon, Google and Salesforce can afford to help solve severe inequities caused by business success. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 15, 2018 - 5:47 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco has come to be known around the world as a place for aggressive panhandling, open-air drug use and sprawling tent camps, the dirt and despair all the more remarkable for the city's immense wealth. Some streets are so filthy that officials launched a special "poop...
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Serbian member of Bosnia's tripartite Presidency Mladen Ivanic casts his ballot at a polling station in Banja Luka, northwest of Sarajevo, Bosnia, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Bosnians were voting Sunday in a general election that could install a pro-Russian nationalist to a top post and cement the ethnic divisions of a country that faced a brutal war 25 years ago. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)
October 07, 2018 - 9:25 am
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Latest on Bosnia's general election (all times local): 3:05 p.m. A nationalist Bosnian Croat candidate seeking re-election to Bosnia's three-member presidency says he hopes the country's election leads to equality for all ethnic groups. Dragan Covic urged...
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This Sept. 18, 2018 photo Provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation shows Robert Vijay Gupta, the Mark Houston Dalzell and James Dao-Dalzell First Chair Violin with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Founder and Artistic Director of Street Symphony posing with his violin in his house in Los Angeles. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on Thursday Oct. 4, 2018 named Gupta and 24 other academics, activists, artists, scholars and scientists, MacArthur fellows. The recipients will receive $625,000 over five years to use as they please. (Photo by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 12:08 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A violinist who organizes concerts for the homeless, a professor whose research is being used to increase access to civil justice by poor communities and an activist pastor are among this year's MacArthur fellows and recipients of so-called genius grants. The John D. and Catherine T...
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This photo provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety shows Ramon Escobar. Escobar, who was deported from the United States six times was expected in court Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, to face charges after police say he killed three people and injured four in attacks targeting sleeping homeless men in California. Investigators believe Escobar began attacking the men at random on Sept. 8, shortly after he arrived in California from Houston, where he's considered a person of interest in the disappearance of his uncle and aunt. (Texas Department of Public Safety via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 12:34 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man with a violent criminal history who was deported six times had no outstanding warrants when questioned last month about the disappearance of his aunt and so he was released, Houston police said Wednesday, when the man was charged in Los Angeles with the beating deaths of...
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FILE - This undated file photo from surveillance video provided by the Los Angele Police Department shows a man they are seeking in connection with the assault on multiple homeless men who were brutally beaten with a baseball bat in Los Angeles early Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Two of those men have died. Authorities on Monday, Sept. 24, arrested a man on suspicion of bludgeoning a homeless man in Santa Monica, Calif., earlier Monday. He is now being investigated in connection with at least six attacks in both cities that have left three dead. (Los Angeles Police Department via AP, File)
September 26, 2018 - 12:39 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Texas man suspected of killing three people and seriously injuring four in a string of attacks on sleeping Southern California men — most of them homeless — had a long criminal history and had been deported from the United States six times, immigration officials said Tuesday...
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Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Palermo, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Pope Francis is paying tribute in Sicily to a priest who worked to keep youths away from the Mafia and was slain by mobsters. Francis has flown to the Mediterranean island on the 25th anniversary of the assassination in Palermo of the Rev. Giuseppe "Pino" Puglisi, who has been declared a martyr by the Vatican. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
September 16, 2018 - 7:26 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis had a surprise for the 35,000 people in St. Peter's Square — tiny crucifixes. Speaking to pilgrims, tourists and Romans on Sunday, Francis quipped that that because it's a gift, "if someone says you must pay for it, he's being shrewd" and there's nothing to pay...
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