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Homeless Campers not Told of Toxic Chemicals Found at Site

SEATTLE — This past summer, city of Seattle officials sent a warning to about 60 of its employees: They may have been exposed to toxic chemical compounds during a January cleanup of a Sodo homeless encampment. One police officer who …

He Died Fleeing a Hurricane, Nobody Has Claimed his Body

WHITEVILLE, N.C. — Shannon Godwin was putting plywood on the windows of his home the day before Hurricane Florence was expected to make landfall when he got the call. The Columbus County 911 center was on the line: A man …

Tents Set Up for Homeless After Earthquakes in Greece

Greek authorities set up tents Tuesday for those left homeless by a series of earthquakes on the western island of Kefalonia and were sending in dozens of prefabricated classrooms so children can go back to school safely. A strong quake …

Homeless Man Gets Prison for Michigan Building Fire

A homeless man who set a fire that destroyed a medical building in Lenawee County has been sent to prison for nearly seven years and ordered to pay more than $1.4 million. Christopher Feneley repeatedly apologized in court Thursday. His …

Calif. City Struggles to Cope with Possessions of Homeless

Everything from toasters to typewriters is piled high on a Skid Row sidewalk in Los Angeles, Calif., under the watchful eye of a woman who calls herself Mercedes Benz. The sidewalk is public property, but the possessions are hers and …

Police: Homeless Men in Mass. Thwarted Arson

Police in Massachusetts say two homeless men were offered money to burn down a rental house on Cape Cod but instead turned in the man who approached them. Harwich and state police arrested 26-year-old Benjamin Parker on Saturday, charging him …