Latest Hunger News

Correction: School Meals Expansion story

May. 17, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In a story May 16 about school meals programs in Oregon, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of public school students in Oregon. There are about 580,000 students, not 400,000. A corrected version of the story is below: Oregon OKs largest expansion of federal free lunch...

UN envoy urges new pullouts from Yemen ports and peace steps

May. 15, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen urged the warring parties Wednesday to maintain the momentum of the initial pullout of Houthi rebel forces from three ports by moving quickly to larger joint withdrawals — and to work urgently on a political solution to the devastating conflict. Martin...

Trump's Yemen war policy survives Senate's veto override bid

May. 2, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday failed to overturn President Donald Trump's veto of legislation that would have ended U.S. military assistance for the Saudi-led war in Yemen against Iran-backed rebels, but lawmakers pledged to re-examine other aspects of America's ties with the kingdom. While the...

2019 winners and finalists in journalism and arts

Apr. 15, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists: JOURNALISM Public Service South Florida Sun Sentinel for examining mistakes by school and law enforcement officials before and after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting massacre in Parkland, Florida. Nominated as finalists:...

Three AP journalists who exposed famine and torture in Yemen's civil war win Pulitzer Prize for international reporting

Apr. 15, 2019 3:24 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Three AP journalists who exposed famine and torture in Yemen's civil war win Pulitzer Prize for international reporting.

UN envoy: Yemen parties agree on initial Hodeida withdrawals

Apr. 15, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen announced Monday that the government and Houthi rebels have reached agreement on the military plan for the initial redeployment of forces from the key port of Hodeida. Martin Griffiths told the Security Council by video link from Amman that "when — and...

After cyclone and cholera, Mozambique now battles hunger

Apr. 8, 2019 5:46 AM EDT

BOPIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's first disaster was a cyclone. The second has been cholera. Now hunger could be the third. The raging floodwaters that left a large part of central Mozambique a vast inland sea are draining away, laying bare a severe lack of food for the months ahead. Low-lying rice...

Police accuse Wisconsin man of starving cows on family farm

Mar. 30, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

NORRIE, Wis. (AP) — A 19-year-old central Wisconsin man has been charged with intentionally starving cows on his family's farm. The Wausau Daily Herald reports prosecutors charged Joshua Litze Friday with two counts of intentionally failing to provide food to animals, four counts of failing to timely...

New York sues billionaire family behind maker of OxyContin

Mar. 28, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is suing the billionaire family behind the company that created OxyContin, joining a growing list of state and local governments seeking to hold not only the firm but its owners accountable for the nation's opioid crisis. The state, which averages nine opioid-related deaths per...

Save The Children: 7 killed in airstrike on Yemen hospital

Mar. 27, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A hospital in a rural area of northwest Yemen was hit by an airstrike Tuesday killing seven people and wounding eight others, Save the Children said. The international aid organization, which supports the hospital, said in a statement sent to the Associated Press that four of those...