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Homeless man gets another chance to sue L.A. for euthanizing his birds

Los Angeles Times

"There is a strong general governmental interest in being able to seize animals that may be in imminent danger of harm due to their living conditions, may carry pathogens harmful to humans or other animals, or may otherwise threaten public safety without first needing to have a hearing on the subject," Judge Ronald M. Gould, a Clinton appointee, wrote for the court.


The Latest: Arrest made in San Diego homeless attacks probe

U.S. News

San Diego Police document the scene where a homeless man was attacked Friday, July 15, 2016, in downtown San Diego. San Diego police have detained a person in the investigation of attacks on homeless men that have left three dead. Friday's attack would be the fifth in the series that began July 3. No information about the detained person has been released.


Vatican lets homeless sleep in church amid cold

FOX News

The Vatican is letting homeless people sleep in a Rome church during a spell of unusually cold weather for the Italian capital. In Rome lately, nighttime temperatures have dropped below freezing. The Vatican say that around 30 people, Italians and foreigners, have accepted the invitation to sleep inside St. Calixtus church, whose foundations were laid near a well where Pope Calixtus I was martyred in 222. Inside the church, which is Vatican property, the homeless are using sleeping bags or blankets. Since the stone interior of the church is cold itself, electric heaters have been placed on the floor.


$3 Million Sought to Expand Homeless Program Outside of Oahu

U.S. News

Oahu's homeless population increased by less than 1 percent in 2016, according to state data. At the same time, homelessness grew by 12 percent on Hawaii island, 30 percent on Kauai and 1 percent on Maui, for a combined statewide homeless population of 7,620 people.


Some Entrenched Homeless Camps Hide in Plain Sight

U.S. News

Her death - which authorities have ruled an accident - cast a public spotlight on the clandestine homeless camps spread throughout lower Bucks County. Longtime advocates say attempts in recent years to break up the larger, more visible enclaves have made an already vulnerable population ever more so. Smaller cells of men and women now push deeper into the woods in undeveloped areas. Yet they're still hidden in plain sight, sometimes just yards from local highways or businesses, either until someone spots them and complains, or, as with Beverly Winder, tragedy strikes.