Poverty

December 30, 2017 - 4:24 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasters issued winter weather advisories across much of the Deep South ahead of plunging temperatures that are expected to last for the next several days. The advisories Saturday covered eastern Louisiana and most of Mississippi and Alabama. The National Weather Service warned...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, photo, homeless men Sean Stuart, left, and Segundo Rivera walk on a street after spending the day at St. Francis House in Boston. With temperatures across Massachusetts not expected to rise above freezing for days, politicians and advocates for the homeless are particularly concerned about getting as many people as possible into shelters. Stuart and Rivera told the Boston Herald that they're not comfortable spending the night in a shelter. "We've lived out here so long it's like honestly, this is comfortable for us," Rivera said. (Christopher Evans/The Boston Herald via AP)
December 30, 2017 - 6:39 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a deep freeze across the country. (all times local): 6:30 a.m. Brutally cold weather has iced plans for scores of events in the Northeast from New Year's Eve through New Year's Day, but the show will go on in New York City, where people will start gathering in Times...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, photo, homeless men Sean Stuart, left, and Segundo Rivera walk on a street after spending the day at St. Francis House in Boston. With temperatures across Massachusetts not expected to rise above freezing for days, politicians and advocates for the homeless are particularly concerned about getting as many people as possible into shelters. Stuart and Rivera told the Boston Herald that they're not comfortable spending the night in a shelter. "We've lived out here so long it's like honestly, this is comfortable for us," Rivera said. (Christopher Evans/The Boston Herald via AP)
December 29, 2017 - 9:37 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a deep freeze across the country. (all times local): 3:15 p.m. The frigid conditions in Boston are taking their toll on the nation's fifth-largest transit system. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has spent heavily to winterize what's known as the "T'' since...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, photo, homeless men Sean Stuart, left, and Segundo Rivera walk on a street after spending the day at St. Francis House in Boston. With temperatures across Massachusetts not expected to rise above freezing for days, politicians and advocates for the homeless are particularly concerned about getting as many people as possible into shelters. Stuart and Rivera told the Boston Herald that they're not comfortable spending the night in a shelter. "We've lived out here so long it's like honestly, this is comfortable for us," Rivera said. (Christopher Evans/The Boston Herald via AP)
December 29, 2017 - 2:09 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a deep freeze across the country. (all times local): 2 p.m. The toll from record-breaking snowfalls and temperatures across the U.S. are starting to pile up. Bitter temperatures and snow squalls have been blamed for a handful of deaths and are forcing organizers to...
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A woman braves temperatures in the teens as she makes her way to the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 29, 2017 - 1:25 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The post-Christmas prolonged, dangerously cold weather across half the country has advocates for the homeless scrambling to get people off the streets and local officials urging residents to assist their elderly neighbors. Residents from the Midwest to the Northeast were...
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A woman braves temperatures in the teens as she makes her way to the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 29, 2017 - 12:31 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The post-Christmas prolonged, dangerously cold weather across half the country has advocates for the homeless scrambling to get people off the streets and local officials urging residents to assist their elderly neighbors. Residents from the Midwest to the Northeast were...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, photo, homeless men Sean Stuart, left, and Segundo Rivera walk on a street after spending the day at St. Francis House in Boston. With temperatures across Massachusetts not expected to rise above freezing for days, politicians and advocates for the homeless are particularly concerned about getting as many people as possible into shelters. Stuart and Rivera told the Boston Herald that they're not comfortable spending the night in a shelter. "We've lived out here so long it's like honestly, this is comfortable for us," Rivera said. (Christopher Evans/The Boston Herald via AP)
December 29, 2017 - 12:24 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on a deep freeze across the country. (all times local): The Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies are bracing for storms that forecasters warn could cause heavy mountain snow and freezing rain. Heavy snow is expected to fall Friday in the Pacific Northwest, across...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, photo, homeless men Sean Stuart, left, and Segundo Rivera walk on a street after spending the day at St. Francis House in Boston. With temperatures across Massachusetts not expected to rise above freezing for days, politicians and advocates for the homeless are particularly concerned about getting as many people as possible into shelters. Stuart and Rivera told the Boston Herald that they're not comfortable spending the night in a shelter. "We've lived out here so long it's like honestly, this is comfortable for us," Rivera said. (Christopher Evans/The Boston Herald via AP)
December 29, 2017 - 9:29 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The post-Christmas prolonged, dangerously cold weather across half the country has advocates for the homeless scrambling to get people off the streets and local officials urging residents to assist their elderly neighbors. Forecasters warned people to be wary of hypothermia...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, photo, homeless men Sean Stuart, left, and Segundo Rivera walk on a street after spending the day at St. Francis House in Boston. With temperatures across Massachusetts not expected to rise above freezing for days, politicians and advocates for the homeless are particularly concerned about getting as many people as possible into shelters. Stuart and Rivera told the Boston Herald that they're not comfortable spending the night in a shelter. "We've lived out here so long it's like honestly, this is comfortable for us," Rivera said. (Christopher Evans/The Boston Herald via AP)
December 29, 2017 - 6:24 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Dangerously cold temperatures and significant snowfall are setting in across half the country and officials are urging people to assist the homeless and elderly. Forecasters warned people to be wary of hypothermia and frostbite from the arctic blast that's gripping a large...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, photo, homeless men Sean Stuart, left, and Segundo Rivera walk on a street after spending the day at St. Francis House in Boston. With temperatures across Massachusetts not expected to rise above freezing for days, politicians and advocates for the homeless are particularly concerned about getting as many people as possible into shelters. Stuart and Rivera told the Boston Herald that they're not comfortable spending the night in a shelter. "We've lived out here so long it's like honestly, this is comfortable for us," Rivera said. (Christopher Evans/The Boston Herald via AP)
December 29, 2017 - 5:14 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — As a deep freeze sets in across half the country, officials are urging people to help those most vulnerable, especially the homeless and the elderly. Forecasters warned people to be wary of hypothermia and frostbite from the arctic blast that's gripping a large swath from the...
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