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World finance officials facing host of problems

Oct. 18, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and its sister organization, the World Bank, are laying out their visions for the future, hoping to achieve a world with less extreme poverty and more economic growth. However, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and World...

School's out: Chicago teachers strike, 1st day deal unlikely

Oct. 17, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Striking teachers marched in picket lines outside hundreds of Chicago schools on Thursday after their union and city officials failed to reach a contract deal in the nation's third-largest school district, canceling classes for more than 300,000 students for the duration of a walkout that...

With final name, authorities ID all 4 slain in NYC beating

Oct. 17, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities have now identified all four men beaten to death as they slept on the streets of Manhattan's Chinatown earlier this month. After working for nearly two weeks to determine one man's name, the city medical examiner's office said Thursday he was 39-year-old Florencio Moran. He had...

Nashville: Emergency shelters won't open this winter

Oct. 17, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The city of Nashville says emergency shelters for the homeless during the winter won't open this year because of a lack of funding and resources. News outlets report the decision was announced Monday during an Emergency Weather Committee and Stakeholder meeting. The Tennessean...

Report: More homeless people killed in Multnomah County

Oct. 17, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ten homeless people were killed in Multnomah County in 2018 - the highest number since the county started tracking these deaths eight years ago. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the number of deaths from homicidal violence doubled from the five recorded in 2015, which had previously...

10 homeless people killed in 2018 in Multnomah County

Oct. 16, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ten homeless people were killed in Portland's Multnomah County in 2018 which is the highest number since the county started tracking the deaths eight years ago. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the number of deaths from homicidal violence doubled from the five recorded in 2015, which...

Editorials from around Oregon

Oct. 16, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: ___ The East Oregonian, Oct. 15, on getting flu shots: Imagine if every year the U.S. military suffered thousands of causalities in some foreign conflict. It is a difficult and chilling scenario. Fortunately, no such war exists, but every year seasonal flu and its...

Hanford Police: 4-month-old kidnapped by man found safe

Oct. 15, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

HANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Police in central California say they have located a 4-month-old baby boy who was allegedly kidnapped by a man who had dated his mother. Hanford Police Capt. Karl Anderson says the baby was found safe Tuesday in Lemoore about 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of Hanford, where the child...

Sexual assault survivor's art stresses importance of healing

Oct. 15, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — In 2015, artist, poet and songwriter Monica Nagle wrote a book containing her poem, "If You Had Heard My Voice," and found the inspiration for her Mother's Day Freedom Project to vocalize the importance of healing after trauma from sexual violence, assault and mental health based on her...

Man jailed in shooting that wounded 2 homeless people

Oct. 15, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man jailed in the shooting of two homeless people in downtown Wichita was having "a mental health crisis" and thought he was gunning down cartel associates. The Wichita Eagle reports that 45-year-old Dexter Solomon is being held on suspicion of two counts of attempted...