Poverty

Moorhead, MN area elementary school electronic sign shows to temperature Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Daytime temperatures in the Fargo-Moorhead area were near -20F as frigid weather grips the area. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy)
January 29, 2019 - 5:56 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Winter's sharpest bite in years moved past painful into life-threatening territory Tuesday, prompting officials throughout the Midwest to take extraordinary measures to protect the homeless and other vulnerable people from the bitter cold, including turning some city buses...
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People stand around a car that was overturned by a tornado in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. A tornado and pounding rains smashed into the eastern part of Cuba's capital overnight, toppling trees, bending power poles and flinging shards of metal roofing through the air as the storm cut a path of destruction across eastern Habana. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
January 28, 2019 - 12:39 pm
HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on Cuba's deadly weather (all times local): 12:21 p.m. Some of the heaviest damage from the rare Havana tornado is in the eastern borough of Guanabacoa, where the apparent twister tore the roof off a shelter for dozens of homeless families. Cubans enduring long waits for...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2011, file photo, pedestrians walk along the Huntington Beach Pier in Huntington Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration is using a new law for the first time in an attempt to force Southern California's self-styled "Surf City USA" to meet housing goals. The administration on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, said it is suing Huntington Beach under the law that took effect Jan. 1. The measure was passed in 2017 as part of a package of bills intended to address the state's severe housing shortage and homelessness problem. (Armando Brown/The Orange County Register via AP, File)
January 25, 2019 - 7:09 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration used a new law for the first time Friday to try to force a wealthy Southern California coastal city to end its years of opposition to meeting low-income housing goals. The administration sued the Orange County city of Huntington Beach...
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Doris Cochran poses for a portrait in her apartment in Arlington, Va., on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Cochran is a disabled mother of two young boys living in subsidized housing in Arlington, Virginia. She’s stockpiling canned foods to try to make sure her family won’t go hungry if her food stamps run out. She says she just doesn’t know “what’s going to happen” and that’s what scares her the most. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
January 22, 2019 - 12:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Doris Cochran, a disabled mother of two young boys, is stockpiling canned foods these days, filling her shelves with noodle soup, green beans, peaches and pears — anything that can last for months or even years. Her pantry looks as though she's preparing for a winter storm. But...
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Microsoft Corp. President Brad Smith speaks Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, during a news conference in Bellevue, Wash., to announce a $500 million pledge by Microsoft to develop affordable housing for low- and middle-income workers in response to the Seattle region's widening affordability gap and to also to address homelessness. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
January 17, 2019 - 3:41 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft says it will devote $500 million to address a problem its own success helped create: the severe need for affordable housing in the Seattle area. As the tech industry Microsoft brought to the region has boomed with the expansion of Amazon and other companies, the cost of...
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In this Monday, Dec. 12, 2019 photo a Deutsche Bahn ICE high speed train is pictured in Munich, Germany. Less than three quarters of Deutsche Bahn’s long-distance trains arrived on time last year. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP, file)
January 17, 2019 - 6:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest rail company, under fire for its unpunctual service, is trying to mollify one disgruntled commuter by buying her "delay scarf." Deutsche Bahn, which on Thursday announced plans to hire 22,000 more staff, bought the hand-made scarf in an online auction for 7,550 euros...
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Members of the police forces of the Republic of Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, during a parade marking the 27th anniversary of the Republic of Srpska, in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, celebrating a controversial holiday despite strong opposition from other ethnic groups in Bosnia who view it as discriminatory. The Jan. 9 holiday marks the date in 1992 when Bosnian Serbs declared the creation of their own state in Bosnia, igniting the country's devastating four-year war that killed over 100,000 people and left millions homeless. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
January 09, 2019 - 9:39 am
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — In a show of nationalist defiance, Bosnian Serbs celebrated a holiday on Wednesday that has been criticized as discriminatory by other ethnic groups in Bosnia. Waving Serb flags, several thousand people lined up in the main Serb city of Banja Luka to watch a...
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Filipinos cheer during a New Year countdown at the Eastwood Shopping Mall late Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. Filipinos welcome the New Year with the loudest noise possible including setting off powerful firecrackers in one of Asia's most violent celebrations. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
January 01, 2019 - 7:04 am
Fireworks, concerts, spiritual services and political addresses abounded to mark the transition to 2019 as revelers around the globe bid farewell Monday to a year filled with challenges to many of the world's most basic institutions, including in the realms of politics, trade, alliances and...
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A truck carries aid on a road in Aden, Yemen, in this July 23, 2018, photo. Relief workers in Yemen said armed factions often manipulate lists of those registered to receive food aid to divert it to their own supporters and families. “Who gets on the beneficiaries’ lists? Those who have weapons,” said one local humanitarian official in the southern city of Taiz. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
December 31, 2018 - 11:11 am
CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. food agency on Monday threatened to suspend some aid shipments to Yemen if the Houthi rebels do not investigate and stop theft and fraud in food distribution, warning that the suspension would effect some 3 million people. The World Food Programme's ultimatum was an...
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This Dec, 12, 2018 photo provided by Catarina Gomez on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, shows her half-brother Felipe Gomez Alonzo, 8, near her home in Yalambojoch, Guatemala. The 8-year-old boy died in U.S. custody at a New Mexico hospital on Christmas Eve after suffering a cough, vomiting and fever, authorities said. The cause is under investigation. (Catarina Gomez via AP)
December 27, 2018 - 3:46 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The father of an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in U.S. custody took his son to the border after hearing rumors that parents and their children would be allowed to migrate to the United States and escape the poverty in their homeland, the boy's stepsister told The...
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