The other Disneyland- homeless mother staying in motel, even working a low wage job

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short of what they needed to rent an apartment, so the couple and their two children have instead been hopping among cheap … Continue reading

Beijing’s ‘rat tribe’ scurry from high costs underground

Beijing’s ‘rat tribe’ scurry from high costs underground By Neil Connor 16 hours ago . View gallery . . Beijing (AFP) – Near Beijing’s $600 million Olympic stadium, migrant worker Ye Yiwen, her husband and two children cram into a tiny underground room, sheltering from the Chinese capital’s biting winter and soaring property prices. Ye’s family left behind a 200-square-metre … Continue reading

Homeless former colonel’s story illustrates broad problems facing U.S. vets

Homeless former colonel’s story illustrates broad problems facing U.S. vets By Ross Tucker 8 hours ago 0 shares Content preferences Done .View gallery Colonel Bob Freniere sits in the back of his van, presently where he is living, with all of his possesions. … View gallery Colonel Bob Freniere, right, doesn’t dress in his Air Force Colonel’s uniform anymore since he … Continue reading

Gabon teachers say government ‘must try harder’

Libreville (AFP) – Classrooms stuffed with 100 students, teachers striking over woeful pay and pupils taking to the streets in protest: Gabon’s education system is far from top of the class.   By Celia Lebur12 hours ago AP photo from 13 years ago (2000) The government has temporarily shut public schools in the hope of containing protests that erupted when students … Continue reading