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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020 file photo, orphans sit inside a social services bus after police removed them from a children's home run by the Orphanage of the Church of Bible Understanding (COBU), following a fire at one of the organization's other homes in Kenscoff, on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The fire on Feb. 13 killed 13 children and two adult caretakers described  as disabled by authorities and the church's lawyer. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery, File)

US church faces neglect allegations after Haiti child deaths

Apr. 26, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

KENSCOFF, Haiti (AP) — For a limestone mantel from the Waldorf Astoria, the church that owns the Olde Good Things antique stores asks for $8,500. But for the death of each child in a fire at a home it ran in Haiti, parents said the same church offered to pay just $50 to $100 in family compensation —...

Two men who were deported from the United States and who tested positive for the new coronavirus listen to recommendations given to them by doctors, from the window of the hotel that is used to quarantine them in Tabarre, Haiti, Sunday, April 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

129 deportees arrive in Haiti amid coronavirus concerns

Apr. 23, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A plane carrying 129 migrants who were deported from the U.S. landed Thursday in Haiti amid concerns that the second such flight this month could strain the impoverished country’s limited resources as it fights the COVID-19 disease. Authorities whisked the group away in...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020 file photo, orphans sit inside a social services bus after police removed them from a children's home run by the Orphanage of the Church of Bible Understanding (COBU), following a fire at one of the organization's other homes in Kenscoff, on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The fire on Feb. 13 killed 13 children and two adult caretakers described  as disabled by authorities and the church's lawyer. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery, File)

US church faces neglect allegations after Haiti child deaths

Apr. 23, 2020 7:48 AM EDT

KENSCOFF, Haiti (AP) — For a limestone mantel from the Waldorf Astoria, the church that owns the Olde Good Things antique stores asks for $8,500. But for the death of each child in a fire at a home it ran in Haiti, the same church offered to pay just $50 to $100 in family compensation — along with...

Volunteers for the Edible London food project remove the plastic packaging and check the quality of donated bananas to be put in food packs and delivered to residents who need it in the Haringey Council area, at a hub setup as a result of coronavirus inside the Alexandra Palace venue, in north London, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. The highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus has impacted on nations around the globe, many imposing self isolation and exercising social distancing when people move from their homes. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The Latest: China reports 30 new virus cases, no deaths

Apr. 22, 2020 12:46 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — China reports 30 new coronavirus cases, no deaths. ...

In this April 3, 2020 photo, a woman carrying a child walks past a closed courier business featuring a U.S. flag and the Spanish phrase:

Virus crisis cuts off billions sent to poor around the world

Apr. 7, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Until a month ago, Diana Leticia Hernández sold face cream door to door in Miami. Her husband painted houses. The money fed their family and at least six relatives in Honduras. Hernández has sold nothing since last month due to fear and social-distancing restrictions in South...