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At least 60 migrants kidnapped in Mexico

OAXACA, Mexico (AFP) – Gunmen have kidnapped at least 60 undocumented migrants, including children, who were aboard a freight train in Mexico trying to get to the United States, a shelter director said. Alejandro Solalinde, a priest who heads the Brothers Along the Road hostel, in the southwestern state of…

1,500 still unaccounted for after deadly Missouri tornado

JOPLIN, Missouri – Rescuers combed through overturned cars and flattened buildings Tuesday hunting for survivors after this Missouri town was struck by one of the strongest US tornadoes ever recorded. A massive mile-wide funnel-cloud, with winds of up to 200 miles (320 kilometers) an hour, tore through the town of…

New approach brings US homeless in from the cold

WASHINGTON — In the dead of winter last year, after 13 years of wandering the streets and homeless shelters of the US capital, Maureen Brosnahan was given a tiny apartment with no strings attached. She would no longer have to endure icy nights lying on cardboard and wrapped in blankets…

Firing heard near South Korea island

YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea — Artillery fire was heard near a South Korean border island on Sunday soon after people there were ordered to take shelter in bunkers, YTN television reported.…

Indiana tells parents: Drop disabled kids at shelters

Indiana’s budget crunch has become so severe that some state workers have suggested leaving severely disabled people at homeless shelters if they can’t be cared for at home, parents and advocates said. They said workers at Indiana’s Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services have told parents that’s one option they have…

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