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Alabama Wants To Execute Man Despite Questions Of Mental Competency

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court put on hold Thursday's scheduled execution of a 65-year-old man convicted of murdering a police officer in 1985, ordering a review into his mental competency after his lawyers said he suffers from dementia due to a series of strokes.<p>Vernon Madison, one of …

U.S. Supreme Court

D.C. Police abuse homeless man in a wheelchair

San Diego homeless woman mistreated by McDonald's

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L.A. County Reserves $5 Million for Program to Reduce Youth Homelessness

There are roughly 6,150 homeless youths in Los Angeles County, according to estimates by the Los Angeles Coalition to End Youth Homelessness<p>The Board …

Los Angeles County

Nonprofit's mobile showers program for Chula Vista homeless keeps dignity in mind

The nonprofit that spearheaded providing public restrooms and storage units for the homeless in downtown San Diego has launched a portable shower program targeted at people living in their cars and on the street.<p>Anne Rios, executive director of Think Dignity, said about 20 people used the showers …

Washington D.C. Tries To Clear Tent City Of Homeless Residents

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia has had enough of homeless people camping in tents pitched behind the Watergate Hotel.<p>The city began clearing the tents over the weekend -- calling the encampment unsafe -- after having spent months connecting a dozen tent city denizens with other forms of …

Homelessness

How six California cities uprooted the homeless

Peggy Peattie<p>Homeless camps are a problem in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco and in almost every city in America. In California, despite public …

Rocks placed below San Diego overpass to deter camps: 'We're not anti-homeless. We're pro-resident'

Jagged rocks installed to deter homeless encampments below a freeway overpass have sparked a debate between people arguing for compassion and residents demanding safer, cleaner streets.<p>City crews installed the riprap next to the walls of the 5 Freeway overpass late last week at the request of …

Brothers accused in homeless man's fatal beating

A 50-year-old homeless man who was savagely beaten and kicked in Santee on Sunday has died, and two brothers arrested in the assault were booked on a …

Israeli launches night time air strikes on Gaza

Israel launched a round of intensive air strikes over Gaza on Monday night. At least 18 people were reported killed. The dead and injured were rushed to Gaza’s Khan Yunis hospital.<p>Numerous buildings were hit including the house of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, causing damage but no casualties …

Israel Will Hold Fire For 7 Hours In Parts Of Gaza

GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Israel said it would unilaterally hold fire in most of the Gaza Strip on Monday to facilitate the entry of humanitarian aid and allow some of the hundreds of thousands of Palestinians displaced by an almost four-week-old war to go back to home.<p>The announcement, …

Israel, Palestinians accept Egypt's 72-hour truce bid | Reuters

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel and the Islamist Hamas movement agreed on Monday to an Egyptian-proposed ceasefire to end four weeks of fighting in the Gaza Strip, while Jerusalem was rocked by two attacks that appeared to be a backlash to the violence.<p>Egypt’s plan called for a 72-hour-long truce …

Israeli bulldozers destroy Hamas tunnels in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel said it widened its ground offensive early Sunday, sending more troops into Gaza after demolishing more than a dozen Hamas tunnels and intensifying tank fire on border areas.<p>Loud explosions shook Gaza as Israeli flares lit up the night sky and Israeli fighter …

Gaza's bloodiest day as at least 100 Palestinians are killed

• Hospitals overwhelmed after shelling of Shujai'iya suburb • Bombardment described by Arab League as a 'war crime' • UN security council holds emergency meeting • Israel denies Hamas claims of captured Israeli soldier<p>Gaza endured the bloodiest day of the two-week conflict between Hamas and …

With One Revealing Word, the Leader of Hamas Shows Why Peace Is So Elusive

In an interview conducted with translators, a one-word response stood out for needing no translation.<p>Khaled Meshaal, the leader of Hamas, sat down with CBS News’ Charlie Rose on Saturday for an interview that aired, in part, on Sunday morning’s “Face the Nation.”<p>“We are not fanatics,” Meshaal …

More Americans blame Hamas over Israel for violence, poll finds

Americans blame<p>Hamasover Israel for the fighting in Gaza by a roughly 2-1 margin, according to a new poll, which shows a significant partisan divide in U.S. reaction.<p>About 4 in 10 Americans say that Hamas is most responsible for the violence while 2 in 10 put most of the responsibility on Israel, …

David Gregory Backtracks After Being Corrected On Gaza

David Gregory had to correct himself on Sunday's "Meet The Press" after getting into a bit of trouble with a video he showed to a guest.<p>Gregory was speaking to Chris Gunness, the spokesperson for the UN Relief and Works Agency, about the crisis in Gaza. Gregory showed him Israeli video which he …

Hamas Has Figured Out How To Make Its Own Rockets, And That's A Big Problem For Israel

At least 180 Palestinians have died in eight days of cross-border fighting between the guerrillas and the vastly stronger Israeli military. Israel has so far suffered one fatality, but this contrast in casualties has not detracted from Hamas's pride in its technical progress.<p>The variety and range …

Israel

Sirens wail in Israel as 3-day Gaza truce expires

As a three-day truce expired, fighting again broke out in the Gaza Strip on Friday morning, with Palestinian militants lobbing dozens of rockets into Israel and the Israeli military firing back with fresh airstrikes.<p>Egypt, which has been hosting indirect talks between the two sides, was struggling …

Israel, Palestinians Still Far Apart As Truce Nears End

With the clock ticking on the expiration of the latest cease-fire in Gaza, representatives of Israel and Hamas resumed talks in Cairo today but appeared divided over an Egyptian proposal to ease the closing of the territory.<p>As NPR's Jackie Northam reports from Jerusalem, at the heart of the talks …