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This Feb. 24, 2020, photo provided by Alison Reeder shows Murphy Davis, in Baltimore. Davis, a determined advocate for homeless people and death row inmates in Georgia, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, after a long battle with cancer. She was 72. (Alison Reeder via AP)

Activist for Georgia's homeless and death-row inmates dies

Oct. 22, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Murphy Davis, a determined advocate for death row inmates and homeless people in Georgia, died on Thursday of complications related to cancer. She was 72. Davis had been in hospice care in Baltimore, where she and her husband, Eduard Loring, lived after leaving Atlanta a few years earlier....

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles Rettig prepares to testify before a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Washington. (Tasos Katopodis/Pool via AP)

IRS chief: agency reaching out on pandemic relief payments

Oct. 7, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the IRS, on the defensive over millions of Americans in danger of missing coronavirus relief payments, said Wednesday the agency is reaching out to low-income and homeless people, military personnel and veterans and those with limited English to notify them they may be...

Occupants of 1 homeless encampment depart, to get housing

Oct. 6, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Occupants of a small homeless encampment outside the Philadelphia Housing Authority departed Monday night under an agreement that officials hope will lead to the clearing of a much larger encampment that has been on the city's Benjamin Franklin Parkway for months. Approximately 20...

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2020, file photo, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser arrives for a press briefing in Washington. Public Schools in Washington, D.C., will partially reopen their buildings to select students beginning Nov. 9 in a multi-pronged approach as the nation's capital struggles to return to normalcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

DC unveils plan to open public school buildings in November

Oct. 5, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public Schools in Washington, D.C., will partially reopen their buildings to select students beginning Nov. 9 in a multi-pronged approach as the nation's capital struggles to return to normalcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser had planned to start the 2020...

FILE - In this Thursday, July 30, 2020, file photo, a demonstrator holds a sign that reads

Police departments seeing modest cuts, but not 'defunding'

Oct. 1, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The racial justice protests following the death of George Floyd earlier this year prompted calls to “defund the police” in cities across the country, a priority for activists that has now become a central point in the presidential contest. A review by The Associated...

2 found dead, 10 left homeless after fire in 3 buildings

Sep. 29, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

WILLIAMSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say two people were found dead and 10 others were left homeless after an early morning fire in central Pennsylvania. Firefighters from Dauphin and Schuylkill counties were called shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday to the Williamstown neighborhood and found three buildings...

Buildings at Hunter Oaks Apartments undergo renovations on Tuesday. Sept. 22, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. Owners of the apartment complex are among seven landlords who manage or own more than 5,000 rental units and have filed a lawsuit claiming that a national eviction moratorium has not only placed them under unfair financial strain, but also infringed on their rights as property owners. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

Landlords suing to push back against eviction ban

Sep. 25, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — As millions of Americans struggle to pay their rent during the coronavirus pandemic, landlords are going to courts, claiming that the national eviction moratorium unfairly strains their finances and violates their property rights. At least 26 such lawsuits have been filed by property...

FILE - In this Monday, July 1, 2019, file photo, a homeless man moves his belongings from a street behind Los Angeles City Hall as crews prepared to clean the area. Over three days and nights this week, census takers are going to shelters, soup kitchens, mobile food van stops and other places across the U.S. where homeless people often gather. They will follow that with visits to encampments, under bridges, transit stations and other places where people live outside. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Census takers head to homeless shelters, outdoor camps

Sep. 22, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Starting this week, census takers are grabbing reflective vests, face masks, bug spray and flashlights and heading out at night in groups of four to track down one of the hardest populations to count in the 2020 census — the homeless. Over three days and nights this week, census...

Participants in a demonstration of an alliance for the immediate evacuation of all Greek camps hold protest signs in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept.20, 2020. The alliance of Pro Asyl, the Berlin pier and other groups is calling on the federal government to stop blocking the reception of local and state authorities. (Joerg Carstensen/dpa via AP)

Thousands march in Berlin in support of refugees in Greece

Sep. 20, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people marched in Berlin on Sunday demanding that the government do more to help migrants stuck in Greece, many of whom have been made homeless since fires ravaged the country's largest refugee camp. The crowd marched through the capital to the landmark Victory Column carrying...

Migrants wait to enter a new temporary refugee camp in Kara Tepe, near Mytilene the capital of the northeastern island of Lesbos, Greece, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Greek police are moving hundreds of migrants to an army-built camp on the island of Lesbos Thursday after a fire destroyed an overcrowded facility, leaving them homeless for days. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Greek minister: 5,000 move into new refugee camp on Lesbos

Sep. 17, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

KARA TEPE, Greece (AP) — More than 5,000 asylum seekers left homeless after Greece's notoriously overcrowded Moria camp on the island of Lesbos burnt down have now been housed in a new facility, the country's migration minister said Thursday afternoon. Speaking on the island, Notis Mitarachi said rapid...