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Bangor to issue trespass orders at homeless camp by Dec. 1

Nov. 26, 2021 14:57 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine city plans to issue trespass orders to people who do not leave a homeless encampment under a highway bridge by Dec. 1. More than a dozen people live next to the Penobscot River under the Interstate 395 bridge that goes...

'Get up!' Pope prays that Lebanon can get back on its feet

Nov. 25, 2021 10:38 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis told Lebanon’s prime minister on Thursday that he was praying that God would help Lebanon “get up” and get back on its feet following an unprecedented economic crisis that has thrown three quarters of the country’s 6 million people, including a million...

Brazilians find stock exchange bull unbearable, remove it

Nov. 24, 2021 15:35 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Many Brazilians felt bearish about the new Wall Street-inspired bull sculpture outside the stock exchange, and didn’t have to wait long for it to crash: The statue has been removed a week after it was installed. Sao Paulo's stock exchange had hoped to...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Nov. 24, 2021 14:20 PM EST

Bowling Green Daily News. November 19, 2021. Editorial: Lawmakers must deliver on child well-being next legislative session We hope the latest figures from Kentucky Youth Advocates’ Kids Count County Data Book serve as a wake-up call for Warren...

Pilot program to divert 911 calls about homelessness in LA

Nov. 23, 2021 18:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles residents who dial 911 for nonviolent issues related to homelessness will have their calls diverted away from law enforcement to trained, unarmed professionals under a pilot program announced Tuesday. The new initiative is being tested in...

UN: Lebanese children's future at stake amid economic crisis

Nov. 23, 2021 08:11 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s severe economic crisis has left some children hungry and without good medical care, and forced others to drop out of school to help their families, the United Nations said Tuesday. The U.N. children's agency report came as the Lebanese pound...

Man in GoFundMe scam pleads guilty to federal charge

Nov. 22, 2021 16:42 PM EST

A New Jersey man who conspired with his girlfriend to concoct a feelgood story about a helpful homeless man and then used the lie to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations online pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court. Mark D'Amico pleaded guilty before...

Harris announces $1.5B investment in health care workforce

Nov. 22, 2021 16:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris announced Monday that the Biden administration is investing $1.5 billion from the coronavirus aid package to address the health care worker shortage in underserved communities. The funding will go to the National Health...

Jobs lost, middle class Afghans slide into poverty, hunger

Nov. 22, 2021 01:20 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Not long ago, Ferishta Salihi and her family had enough for a decent life. Her husband was working and earned a good salary. She could send several of her daughters to private schools. But now, after her husband lost his job following the...

With winter arriving, Wisconsin cities hone in on homeless

Nov. 22, 2021 01:07 AM EST

MADISION, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin cities are looking for ways to care for an increased number of people experiencing homelessness this winter. Joe Volk, executive director of the Wisconsin Coalition Against Homelessness, said communities across the state have been...