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Visually impaired teens thankful to help those in need at Poverello House

Helping to kick off Thanksgiving week, young members of a Valley Center for the Blind training program served up lunch Sunday to the homeless. The youth, ages 16 to 24, are participating in an empowerment and skills development program through Valley Center for the Blind, a nonprofit organization that provides programs and services for people experiencing vision loss in the Central Valley. Director of operations Shellena Heber talks about how important helping out the community, especially those in need, is for the young people facing their own challenges.

Latin Grammys pay tribute to Puerto Rico in songs, speeches

November 17, 2017 12:02 AM

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The Latest: Iran’s president promises to rebuild after quake

November 14, 2017 12:12 AM

In Asia, Trump briefly baffled by group handshake

U.S. President Donald Trump, center, reacts as he does the "ASEAN-way handshake" with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, left, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on stage during the opening ceremony at the ASEAN Summit at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Manila, Philippines. Trump initially did the handshake incorrectly. Trump is on a five-country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.

U.S. President Donald Trump, center, reacts as he does the “ASEAN-way handshake” with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, left, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on stage during the opening ceremony at the ASEAN Summit at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Manila, Philippines. Trump initially did the handshake incorrectly. Trump is on a five-country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. Andrew Harnik AP Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump, center, reacts as he does the “ASEAN-way handshake” with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, left, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on stage during the opening ceremony at the ASEAN Summit at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Manila, Philippines. Trump initially did the handshake incorrectly. Trump is on a five-country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. Andrew Harnik AP Photo

November 12, 2017 9:05 PM

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

In this Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 photo, presidential candidate for the National Indigenous Congress, Maria de Jesus Patricio, campaigns flanked by masked indigenous women in the Zapatista stronghold of Morelia, in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico. Supporters are staging an uphill battle to sign up the 866,000 voters needed by Feb. 12 to get her on the ballot as an independent candidate.

In this Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 photo, presidential candidate for the National Indigenous Congress, Maria de Jesus Patricio, campaigns flanked by masked indigenous women in the Zapatista stronghold of Morelia, in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico. Supporters are staging an uphill battle to sign up the 866,000 voters needed by Feb. 12 to get her on the ballot as an independent candidate. Eduardo Verdugo AP Photo

In this Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 photo, presidential candidate for the National Indigenous Congress, Maria de Jesus Patricio, campaigns flanked by masked indigenous women in the Zapatista stronghold of Morelia, in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico. Supporters are staging an uphill battle to sign up the 866,000 voters needed by Feb. 12 to get her on the ballot as an independent candidate. Eduardo Verdugo AP Photo

November 02, 2017 9:11 PM

AP PHOTOS: Peru venerates Lord of Miracles in big procession

In this Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 photo, faithful carry the image of the The Lord of Miracles during a procession in Lima, Peru. At the end of every October, hundreds of thousands crowd the streets of Peru’s capital to venerate a 17th century rendering of Jesus Christ, called the Lord of Miracles, credited with everything from curing illness to protecting the coastal city from earthquakes.

In this Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 photo, faithful carry the image of the The Lord of Miracles during a procession in Lima, Peru. At the end of every October, hundreds of thousands crowd the streets of Peru’s capital to venerate a 17th century rendering of Jesus Christ, called the Lord of Miracles, credited with everything from curing illness to protecting the coastal city from earthquakes. Martin Mejia AP Photo

In this Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 photo, faithful carry the image of the The Lord of Miracles during a procession in Lima, Peru. At the end of every October, hundreds of thousands crowd the streets of Peru’s capital to venerate a 17th century rendering of Jesus Christ, called the Lord of Miracles, credited with everything from curing illness to protecting the coastal city from earthquakes. Martin Mejia AP Photo

November 01, 2017 9:12 PM

Thailand grieves in elaborate final goodbye to King Bhumibol

October 26, 2017 7:34 PM

AP PHOTOS: Late king’s image omnipresent in mournin

In this Oct. 17, 2017, photo, an image of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej covers the side of a building in Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for King Bhumibol Adulyadej's cremation ceremony Thursday, his image is omnipresent across the country in messages commemorating his life and mourning his death. Photos of a man many Thais loved like a father can be found everywhere from billboards to ATM screens, from full-page tributes in national newspapers to commemorative books in street-side markets, from shrines in shopping malls to exhibits in art galleries.

In this Oct. 17, 2017, photo, an image of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej covers the side of a building in Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s cremation ceremony Thursday, his image is omnipresent across the country in messages commemorating his life and mourning his death. Photos of a man many Thais loved like a father can be found everywhere from billboards to ATM screens, from full-page tributes in national newspapers to commemorative books in street-side markets, from shrines in shopping malls to exhibits in art galleries. Charles Dharapak AP Photo

In this Oct. 17, 2017, photo, an image of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej covers the side of a building in Bangkok. As Thailand prepares for King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s cremation ceremony Thursday, his image is omnipresent across the country in messages commemorating his life and mourning his death. Photos of a man many Thais loved like a father can be found everywhere from billboards to ATM screens, from full-page tributes in national newspapers to commemorative books in street-side markets, from shrines in shopping malls to exhibits in art galleries. Charles Dharapak AP Photo

October 23, 2017 7:06 PM

Japan votes for lower house; Abe’s party seen headed for win

In this Oct. 18, 2017, photo, Japan's Prime Minister and President of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party Shinzo Abe delivers a speech in support for his party's candidate during an election campaign for the upcoming lower house election in Tokyo. Media polls indicate Abe’s ruling coalition will handily win a general election Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, possibly even retaining its two-thirds majority in the more powerful lower house of parliament.

In this Oct. 18, 2017, photo, Japan’s Prime Minister and President of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party Shinzo Abe delivers a speech in support for his party’s candidate during an election campaign for the upcoming lower house election in Tokyo. Media polls indicate Abe’s ruling coalition will handily win a general election Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, possibly even retaining its two-thirds majority in the more powerful lower house of parliament. Shizuo Kambayashi AP Photo

In this Oct. 18, 2017, photo, Japan’s Prime Minister and President of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party Shinzo Abe delivers a speech in support for his party’s candidate during an election campaign for the upcoming lower house election in Tokyo. Media polls indicate Abe’s ruling coalition will handily win a general election Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, possibly even retaining its two-thirds majority in the more powerful lower house of parliament. Shizuo Kambayashi AP Photo

October 21, 2017 6:35 PM

California firefighters say they finally ‘turned a corner’

October 15, 2017 5:13 PM