Poverty

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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December 31, 2018 - 11:32 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The city of Niagara Falls is using job training and literacy programs to fight poverty. State and city officials recently announced more than $536,000 in state funds will support programs that aim to prepare unemployed residents and low-income workers for better opportunities...
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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 28, 2018 - 12:42 am
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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New York City police officer Syed Ali walks out of a briefing room at police headquarters, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, after speaking to reporters about his battle with three homeless men who came at him as he patrolled a Manhattan subway station on Sunday, Dec. 22. Ali has been widely praised for his response, which was caught on a video that has gone viral. Charges were brought against Ali's assailants after the video of the attack was viewed more than 4.75 million times on social media. (AP Photo/Michael R. Sisak)
December 27, 2018 - 9:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A police officer on patrol alone says he was just "trying to survive" as he fought off homeless men who came at him in a caught-on-video confrontation in a New York City subway station Sunday night. Officer Syed Ali, an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran, told reporters Thursday that he...
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New York City police officer Syed Ali walks out of a briefing room at police headquarters, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, after speaking to reporters about his battle with three homeless men who came at him as he patrolled a Manhattan subway station on Sunday, Dec. 22. Ali has been widely praised for his response, which was caught on a video that has gone viral. Charges were brought against Ali's assailants after the video of the attack was viewed more than 4.75 million times on social media. (AP Photo/Michael R. Sisak)
December 27, 2018 - 6:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A police officer on patrol alone says he was just "trying to survive" as he fought off homeless men who came at him in a caught-on-video confrontation in a New York City subway station Sunday night. Officer Syed Ali, an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran, told reporters Thursday that he...
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New York City police officer Syed Ali walks out of a briefing room at police headquarters, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, after speaking to reporters about his battle with three homeless men who came at him as he patrolled a Manhattan subway station on Sunday, Dec. 22. Ali has been widely praised for his response, which was caught on a video that has gone viral. Charges were brought against Ali's assailants after the video of the attack was viewed more than 4.75 million times on social media. (AP Photo/Michael R. Sisak)
December 27, 2018 - 5:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A police officer on patrol alone says he was just "trying to survive" as he fought off homeless men who came at him in a caught-on-video confrontation in a New York City subway station Sunday night. Officer Syed Ali, an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran, told reporters Thursday that he...
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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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December 27, 2018 - 2:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say they've arrested all three homeless men wanted for fighting with an officer on a Manhattan subway platform in a fracas caught on video . Leobardo Alvarado turned himself in Thursday to face charges of riot and obstruction of governmental administration in...
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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 - 1:49 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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December 27, 2018 - 9:34 am
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Two homeless men have been charged with burglary after a California man said he came home to find them cooking dinner. Robby Spillman tells KNBC-TV he returned from Christmas shopping last Friday to find the men in his Santa Monica apartment. Spillman says the men, who...
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