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Renters face financial cliff ahead; limited help available

Jul. 8, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

Renters are nearing the end of their financial rope. People who rent have largely been able to survive the initial months of the pandemic helped by unemployment and federal relief checks. But the extra $600 in unemployment benefits ceases at the end of July and local eviction moratoriums are expiring. There is...

South Korean Imperial guards wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus move near the Deoksu Palace in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: S Korea has 60-plus new virus cases for 3rd day

Jul. 4, 2020 10:46 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has recorded 60-plus COVID-19 cases for a third consecutive day, a continuation of a virus spread beyond the greater Seoul area. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday it has confirmed 61 additional cases, bringing the national total to 13,091. It...

A man wearing a face mask to protect against the new coronavirus uses his smartphone as he sits on steps at an outdoor shopping mall in Beijing, Saturday, July 4, 2020. China reported a single new case of coronavirus in Beijing on Saturday, plus a few more cases elsewhere believed to have come from abroad. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Asia Today: 3,000 Australians in Melbourne in hard lockdown

Jul. 4, 2020 6:17 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Victoria state recorded 108 new coronavirus cases Saturday, forcing authorities to lock down nine public housing towers and three more Melbourne suburbs. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said 3,000 people in the housing towers will go into “hard...

Annie Gordon, left, Gabrielle Rene, center, and Jenny Clark, right, rally for protection from evictions Saturday, June 27, 2020, in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston. Massachusetts' tenant eviction moratorium is slated to expire in mid-August. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Report: Boston minority communities hit hardest by evictions

Jun. 28, 2020 10:08 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Communities of color in Boston are disproportionately affected by evictions in the city, with some of the highest rates in Black communities, according to a new report released Sunday. Seventy percent of market-rate eviction filings occur in neighborhoods where a majority of residents are...

24 arrested in connection with Boston drug investigation

Jun. 25, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two dozen members and associates of Boston street gangs are facing charges in connection with a nearly two-year investigation into drug trafficking at a city public housing project, federal prosecutors say. Federal and state law enforcement executed 17 search warrants in various city...

FILE - In this May 21, 2020 file photo, a man is seen at a homeless encampment that sits under Interstate 110 near Ramirez Street during the coronavirus outbreak in downtown Los Angeles. The number of homeless people counted across Los Angeles County jumped 12.7% over the past year to more than 66,400, according to data released Friday, June 12, by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. Authorities fear that figure will spike again once the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic is felt. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Homelessness deepens in Los Angeles County, jumps 13%

Jun. 12, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of homeless people counted across Los Angeles County jumped 12.7% over the past year to more than 66,400 and authorities fear that figure will spike again once the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic is felt, officials said Friday. The majority of those experiencing...

Gov. Raimondo extends state of emergency for another month

Jun. 5, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo on Friday extended Rhode Island’s state of emergency and several other of her coronavirus-related executive orders for an additional month to prevent a resurgence of the disease. The state of emergency, that originally took effect on March 9, was extended...

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Denmark residents sue over laws for dismantling 'ghettos'

May. 27, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

Stockholm (AP) — A group of Copenhagen residents sued the Danish government Wednesday over legislation that authorized dismantling neighborhoods designated as “ghettos," arguing that the measures discriminate on the basis of ethnicity and should be overturned in court. The legislation, adopted in...