Poverty Alleviation

13 mind-blowing facts that show just how expensive New York City really is

13 mind-blowing facts that show just how expensive New York City really is

3 hours ago   |   Business Insider

New York City has a reputation for being one of the most expensive cities in the world. New York City's high cost of living is due to its booming economy and large job market...
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Study: An increasing number of Pa. kids living in high-poverty areas

Study: An increasing number of Pa. kids living in high-poverty areas

5 hours ago   |   Post Gazette

The report says 323,000 kids - 12% of Pennsylvania children - live in high poverty areas.
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Businesswoman leads Guatemalan election, early results show

11 hours ago   |   ABC News   |   2 articles

Early results in Guatemala's presidential election point to a businesswoman in the lead to oversee a nation where tens of thousands have fled poverty and gang violence this...
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Early results: Businesswoman ahead in Guatemalan election

12 hours ago   |   ABC News   |   2 articles

Early results in Guatemala's Sunday presidential election point to a businesswoman in the lead for a nation where tens of thousands have fled poverty and gang violence to seek...
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Guatemalans to choose president amid distrust, flight to US

1 day ago   |   ABC News

Guatemalans will vote for their next president Sunday in elections plagued by widespread disillusion and distrust, and as thousands of their compatriots flee poverty and gang...
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Immigrants Brought Riches to Urban Schools. Now They're in the Shadows

1 day ago   |   NY Times

As immigrant families forgo services or are dropped from public assistance, schools are seeing their student populations undercounted and their funding cut.
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New York City to become first city ever to directly fund abortion

New York City to become first city ever to directly fund abortion

2 days ago   |   Think Progress

New York City will become the first city nationwide to directly fund abortion, thanks to a budget deal announced Friday. Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey...
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11 unbelievable facts about Mexico's economy

11 unbelievable facts about Mexico's economy

2 days ago   |   Business Insider

President Donald Trump's threats to impose tariffs on Mexican products have put that country's economy in the spotlight. Despite Mexico having the 15th largest GDP in the...
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Bill and Melinda Gates are launching a lobbying group

Bill and Melinda Gates are launching a lobbying group

3 days ago   |   Business Insider

On Thursday, Bill and Melinda Gates announced a new lobbying initiative called the Gates Policy Initiative, The Hill reported . The Gates Policy Initiative is independent from...
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Persistent Poverty Affects One in Five UK Children

Persistent Poverty Affects One in Five UK Children

3 days ago   |   Psych Central

Persistent poverty affects nearly one in five children in the U.K. and is projected to increase over the next five years, according to a new study from the University of...
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Gloria Vanderbilt, iconic fashion designer and socialite, dies at age 95

Gloria Vanderbilt, iconic fashion designer and socialite, dies at age 95

The American artist, author, actress, fashion designer, heiress and socialite was born in 1924. Read more ...

This Day in History: O.J. Simpson leads police on infamous Bronco chase

This Day in History: O.J. Simpson leads police on infamous Bronco chase

The infamous white Ford Bronco police chase came days after Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, was killed along with her friend Ron Goldman. Read more ...

Bodies of missing woman, child found after father's arrest for murder

Bodies of missing woman, child found after father's arrest for murder

The bodies of a missing Oregon woman and her 3-year-old son were discovered in a wooded area over the weekend - weeks after the boy's father was arrested in connection to their... Read more ...

'You're better off getting a job': 11-year-old recounts fighting off...

'You're better off getting a job': 11-year-old recounts fighting off intruder with machete

Braydon Smith was alone in the house and on the phone with his mom when the suspect entered through a window. Read more ...

Tree that inspired Dr. Seuss tale ‘The Lorax' falls in California

Tree that inspired Dr. Seuss tale ‘The Lorax' falls in California

He spoke for the trees, for the trees have no tongues. The Monterey Cypress thought to have inspired Dr. Seuss' tree-hugging classic, “The Lorax,” has fallen in its plot at... Read more ...

Taylor Swift drops ‘You Need to Calm Down' music video with Katy Perry

Taylor Swift drops ‘You Need to Calm Down' music video with Katy Perry

Swifties, please remain calm. Taylor Swift has just debuted the video for the second single, “You Need to Calm Down,” off her new album “Lover,” on sale August 23. The song... Read more ...

An 8-year-old boy is believed to be the third shark attack victim in North...

An 8-year-old boy is believed to be the third shark attack victim in North Carolina this month

An 8-year-old boy was in the ocean at Bald Head Island on Sunday at around 4 p.m. when a shark grabbed his leg, village manager Chris McCall said. The boy was treated for... Read more ...

Breakfast wraps recalled after customers find ‘small rocks' inside

Breakfast wraps recalled after customers find ‘small rocks' inside

More than 246,000 pounds of frozen breakfast wraps were recently recalled after customers complained of finding “small rocks” in the food, federal inspectors announced. Ruiz... Read more ...

U.S. Open 2019: Gary Woodland holds on for win at Pebble Beach

U.S. Open 2019: Gary Woodland holds on for win at Pebble Beach

Woodland recorded four birdies and two bogeys during the final round to secure the victory. Read more ...

Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's ousted president, dies in court

Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's ousted president, dies in court

Mohammed Morsi, the ousted president of Egypt, collapsed in court and died Monday, according to the country's state TV. Morsi, 67, was on trial on espionage charges when he... Read more ...