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Rectangles designed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus by encouraging social distancing line a city-sanctioned homeless encampment at San Francisco's Civic Center on Thursday, May 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

San Francisco sanctions once-shunned homeless encampments

May. 22, 2020 11:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is joining other U.S. cities in authorizing homeless tent encampments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, a move officials have long resisted but are now reluctantly embracing to safeguard homeless people. About 80 tents are now neatly spaced out on a wide street...

A homeless encampment is seen at the corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Beaudry Ave. as traffic moves along the 110 freeway below during the coronavirus outbreak, Thursday, May 21, 2020, in downtown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Judge orders Los Angeles to move thousands of homeless

May. 22, 2020 9:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered Los Angeles city and county to move thousands of homeless people living near freeways after an agreement on a plan fell through. U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter issued a preliminary injunction requiring the relocation, by Sept. 1, of an estimated 6,000...

In this photo taken May 8, 2020, medical staff from Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital including Chief Medical Officer Val Wangler, center, hold a protest over working conditions and depleted staff in Gallup, N.M. Many nurses and doctors say staffing at the hospital was inadequate because of hospital CEO David Conejo's move to cut back on nurses in the first week of March to offset declining hospital revenues after elective surgeries were suspended. They voiced their discontent at the recent protest calling for his resignation. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

Outbreak on edge of Navajo Nation overwhelms rural hospital

May. 19, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — On the eve of New Mexico's shutdown of bars and restaurants to stem the spread of the coronavirus, the city of Gallup came alive for one last night of revelry. Before the night was out in the desert oasis on the fringes of the Navajo Nation, 98 people were detained for public...

Homeless couple, Matthew Padilla, left, and Juan

California homeless quarantine in hotels, more rooms needed

May. 18, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anxiety mounted every time someone at the homeless shelter sneezed or residents got too close. For Matthew Padilla, a 34-year-old with a pacemaker and asthma, catching the novel coronavirus would likely mean death. So he jumped at the chance to move into a hotel room for free as part of...

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2019, file photo homeless shelter from a storm passing over downtown Los Angeles at their encampment along an offramp to the 110 freeway. A federal judge has ordered Los Angeles city and county to move thousands of homeless people who are living near freeways, saying their health is at risk from pollution and the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Judge orders Los Angeles to move thousands of homeless

May. 15, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

Associated Press (AP) — The city of Los Angeles and LA County must find shelter for thousands of homeless people who are living near freeways, a federal judge ordered Friday, saying their health is at risk from pollution, earthquakes and the coronavirus. U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter issued a...

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2017, file photo, two people sleep on a street in downtown Portland, Ore. Voters in metropolitan Portland will be asked Tuesday, May 19, 2020 to approve taxes on personal income and business profits that would raise $2.5 billion over a decade to fight homelessness even as Oregon grapples with the coronavirus pandemic and its worst recession in decades. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Portland, Oregon, homeless tax tests voter mood in pandemic

May. 15, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Voters in metropolitan Portland, Oregon, will be asked Tuesday to approve taxes on personal income and business profits that would raise $2.5 billion over a decade to fight homelessness even as the state grapples with the coronavirus and its worst recession in years. The ballot...

The deserted Croisette beach is pictured empty due to measures put in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus in Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 12, 2020.  The Cannes Film Festival won't kick off as planned on Tuesday. The festival's 73rd edition has been postponed indefinitely, part of the worldwide shutdowns meant to stop the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

Cannes is empty, the day the film festival should have begun

May. 12, 2020 2:50 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — The stars stayed home, their beach backdrop is closed and the prestigious grounds of the Cannes Film Festival have been repurposed as a homeless shelter. Cannes should have been buzzing with cinema glitterati on Tuesday, which was scheduled as the first day of this year's film...

Homeless people sleep outside the Cathedral amid the spread of the new coronavirus in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, May 7, 2020. According to the Sao Paulo municipal office of social assistance and welfare, at least 22 homeless people have died of COVID-19 in the past few weeks. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Sao Paulo homeless face choice between cold and virus risk

May. 12, 2020 9:20 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s biggest homeless population has begun succumbing to COVID-19, and activists warn the worst is yet to come as colder weather bears down and shelters risk becoming hotbeds for infection. At least 22 homeless people in Sao Paulo have died from COVID-19 so far, according to...

FILE - In this April 30, 2020 file photo, homeless outreach personnel assist passengers found sleeping on subway cars at the 207th Street A-train station in the Manhattan borough of New York. New York City transit officials said they're providing buses for homeless people to shelter from unseasonably frigid temperatures this weekend during newly instituted overnight subway closures. The subway system has been shutting down from 1 to 5 a.m. since Wednesday, May 6,  as part of an outbreak-related plan for daily train disinfecting.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

3 NY youths die from syndrome possibly linked to COVID-19

May. 9, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two young children and a teenager have now died in New York state from a possible complication from the coronavirus involving swollen blood vessels and heart problems, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday. At least 73 children in New York have been diagnosed with symptoms similar to Kawasaki...

In this April 21, 2020 photo, people sit and gather with belongings on a sidewalk in San Francisco. There are no tourists anymore on San Francisco's famously twisty and steep Lombard Street. The city's landmark hotels and posh shops are boarded up tight. But one staple of San Francisco has become even more pronounced since the coronavirus pandemic chased everyone inside. The city's homeless continue to sleep on the sidewalks and flap-to-flap in tents cluttered downtown and in other popular neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Homeless advocates to San Francisco mayor: Find your heart

May. 7, 2020 12:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There are no tourists anymore on San Francisco’s famously twisty and steep Lombard Street. The city’s landmark hotels and posh shops are closed up tight. But one staple of San Francisco has become even more pronounced as the coronavirus pandemic chased everyone inside....