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FILE - In this Thursday, May 28, 2020 file photo, children swing in a playground at Leopold park during the partial lifting of coronavirus, COVID-19, lockdown regulations in Brussels. The European Union's external auditor said Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 that child poverty has reached worrying levels across the world's largest economy, and has become an unacceptable situation likely to worsen during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Child poverty likely to increase in EU amid virus pandemic

Sep. 29, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Child poverty has reached an “unacceptable" level across the European Union, the world's largest trading bloc, a situation likely to worsen during the coronavirus pandemic, the EU's external auditor said Tuesday. According to EU data, almost 23 million people under 18 —...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2020 file photo, riot policemen beat anti-government protesters during a protest near Parliament Square, in Beirut, Lebanon. An economic meltdown, a revolution, financial collapse, a virus outbreak and a cataclysmic explosion that virtually wiped out the country's main port. The past year has been nothing short of an earthquake for tiny Lebanon, with an economic meltdown, mass protests, financial collapse, a virus outbreak and a cataclysmic explosion that virtually wiped out the country’s main port. Yet Lebanese fear even darker days are ahead. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

AP Analysis: Dark days ahead for Lebanon as crisis bites

Sep. 29, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — In less than a year, Lebanon has been hit by an economic meltdown, mass protests, financial collapse, a virus outbreak and a cataclysmic explosion that virtually wiped out the country’s main port. Yet Lebanese fear even darker days are ahead. The country’s foreign reserves are...

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, men hold up signs at a rally outside of City Hall in Oakland, Calif., in support of more housing. Tenants, affordable housing groups and local governments will soon get first crack at buying foreclosed homes in California. A bill approved Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, by Gov. Gavin Newsom is designed to keep corporations from snapping up homes and letting some fall into disrepair as they did during the Great Recession. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

California law prioritizes people over corporate home-buyers

Sep. 29, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tenants, affordable housing groups and local governments will get first crack at buying foreclosed homes under a measure approved Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The bill is designed to keep corporations from snapping up homes and letting some fall into disrepair as they did during...

Man dies in fire at Vancouver motel being used as virus site

Sep. 29, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A 32-year-old man was killed in a fire Saturday at a former motel in east Vancouver, Washington, that is being used as a quarantine and isolation site for people exposed to COVID-19, as well as a temporary homeless shelter. The name of the victim has not yet been released, The...

A refuge for homeless transgender people is in the works

Sep. 27, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A group of advocates in New Orleans have raised more than $400,000 to create what will be the city’s first home for transgender and gender non-confirming people who are experiencing homelessness. The project called the House of Tulip (Trans United Leading Intersectional Progress)...

Artist painted 102 scenes of ‘vanishing’ Tampa Bay

Sep. 26, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG , Fla. (AP) — Stuart Andrews’ quest to paint 102 local buildings started in a very practical way. A guy who’d commissioned some portraits never paid up, and Andrews wanted to use the canvases he’d already bought. “So I painted over his daughters,” said the...

North Dakota virus task force trying to make a difference

Sep. 26, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — In the seven weeks since the Burleigh-Morton COVID-19 Task Force was created, it has increased access to testing, assisted schools with reopening plans and secured a shelter for homeless COVID-19 patients. But coronavirus cases in the region continue to spike, and there is more work...

Officials: Virus cases at Utah homeless shelter reach 72

Sep. 25, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An outbreak at a Utah homeless shelter has resulted in 72 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, officials reported. The rapid increase in cases at the Gail Miller Resource Center in Salt Lake City coincides with a rise in cases in the state as a whole. Utah reported 1,404 new confirmed...

Buildings at Hunter Oaks Apartments undergo renovations on Tuesday. Sept. 22, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. Owners of the apartment complex are among seven landlords who manage or own more than 5,000 rental units and have filed a lawsuit claiming that a national eviction moratorium has not only placed them under unfair financial strain, but also infringed on their rights as property owners. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

Landlords suing to push back against eviction ban

Sep. 25, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — As millions of Americans struggle to pay their rent during the coronavirus pandemic, landlords are going to courts, claiming that the national eviction moratorium unfairly strains their finances and violates their property rights. At least 26 such lawsuits have been filed by property...

In this UNTV image, Evariste Ndayishimiye, President of Burundi, speaks in a pre-recorded video message during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at UN headquarters in New York. The U.N.'s first virtual meeting of world leaders started Tuesday with pre-recorded speeches from heads-of-state, kept at home by the coronavirus pandemic. (UNTV via AP)

The Latest: UN panel says corruption hits the poor hardest

Sep. 24, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 8:08 p.m. A U.N. panel says tax abuse, corruption and money laundering are draining hundreds of billions of dollars from governments that could help the world’s poor. A report from the high-level panel on International...