Poverty

In this Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 photo Michael Jones organizes a pile of donated blankets, sleeping bags and clothes in a fairgrounds parking lot that's become home to some of the people displaced by California's deadliest wildfire in Chico, Calif. Jones lost nearly everything he owns when the fire destroyed his trailer and his mom's home in Paradise last month, but he's determined to stay put because he doesn't want to be a burden on his friends and relatives. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)
December 06, 2018 - 1:58 pm
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — The future is uncertain for many of those driven out by the deadly wildfire in Northern California, but it's uniquely challenging for those who were homeless or nearly so even before the flames swept through and took what little they had. Steve Wilson, who was homeless in Chico...
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December 05, 2018 - 3:13 pm
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a fire that killed four people seeking shelter in an abandoned Hudson Valley house appears to have been started accidentally. Fire officials have said all the victims appeared to have been homeless people who were staying inside the city of Poughkeepsie...
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December 04, 2018 - 11:27 am
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Fire investigators continue to search for the cause of a blaze that destroyed an abandoned house in the Hudson Valley, killing four people authorities believe were homeless. Fire officials in the city of Poughkeepsie tell the Poughkeepsie Journal that Monday's early...
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FILE - In a Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell addresses the Federal Reserve Board's 15th annual College Fed Challenge Finals in Washington. Powell said Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 that Powell says that despite solid economic progress, the country still faces a number of challenges including slow wage-growth for lower-income workers to sluggish productivity and an aging population. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
December 03, 2018 - 8:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Monday that despite solid economic progress, the country still faces a number of challenges ranging from slow wage-growth for lower-income workers to sluggish productivity and an aging population. Powell said in remarks at a Fed award...
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FILE - In a Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell addresses the Federal Reserve Board's 15th annual College Fed Challenge Finals in Washington. Powell said Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 that Powell says that despite solid economic progress, the country still faces a number of challenges including slow wage-growth for lower-income workers to sluggish productivity and an aging population. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
December 03, 2018 - 6:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Monday that despite solid economic progress, the country still faces a number of challenges ranging from slow wage-growth for lower-income workers to sluggish productivity and an aging population. Powell said in remarks at a Fed award...
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December 03, 2018 - 1:49 pm
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say four bodies have been recovered from the charred ruins of a long-vacant three-story house that was destroyed by fire in the city of Poughkeepsie. City Fire Chief Mark Johnson says the victims are believed to be homeless people who had been staying in the...
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Undertakers carry the coffin with a 17-years-old girl in St. Augustin near Bonn, western Germany, Monday, Dec. 12, 2018 after the body had been found at a shelter for homeless people and others in western Germany and a resident has been detained. The girl's parents had reported her missing on Friday from her home in a neighboring German region. On Sunday, clothes and a handbag belonging to her were found next to a lake. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
December 03, 2018 - 6:55 am
BERLIN (AP) — German police say the body of a missing 17-year-old girl has been found at a shelter for homeless people and others in western Germany and a resident has been detained. The girl's parents had reported her missing on Friday from her home in a neighboring German region. On Sunday,...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, file photo, U2 singer Bono waves goodbye to the media after a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France. Bono is scheduled to speak in Chicago, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, about his efforts to combat AIDS and extreme poverty in Africa. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
December 02, 2018 - 8:51 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Bono will speak in Chicago about his efforts to combat AIDS and extreme poverty in Africa. The lead singer of the rock band U2 is scheduled to appear Thursday at an Economic Club of Chicago dinner meeting. He'll participate in a discussion with Ariel Investments President Mellody...
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December 02, 2018 - 2:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says the city medical examiner will conduct autopsies to determine causes of death for two homeless men who died in separate incidents. The Daily News reports authorities don't believe a crime was involved in either case. Authorities say one man was...
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FILE- In this July 7, 1984, file photo, Sam Walton talks to reporters in Little Rock, Ark. The namesake foundation of Walton of the Walmart retail empire has been the largest supporter of privately-run, publicly-funded charter schools that have become politically polarizing. Walton joins Andrew Carnegie, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, who have all been crowned the world's richest man, and then spent much of that fortune on education philanthropy. (AP Photos/Danny Johnston, File)
December 02, 2018 - 10:40 am
SEATTLE (AP) — From Jeff Bezos' free preschools to Andrew Carnegie's public libraries, education stands out as a favorite cause among America's wealthiest people. And as the rich get richer, and apparently more generous, this legacy of so-called investment philanthropy has shaped government...
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