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NEW YORK (AP) — The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents dropped by 9 percent last year to the lowest level since 1982, according to new State Department figures. The department's report for the 2014 fiscal year shows 6,441 adoptions from abroad, down from 7,094 in...
NEW YORK (AP) — Religious freedom laws like the one causing an uproar in Indiana have never been successfully used to defend discrimination against gays — and have rarely been used at all, legal experts say. However, past may not be prologue in these cases, since gays have only...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A private Pennsylvania college says it has expelled three students over a school radio broadcast in which they made racist comments and used a slur. Bucknell University president John Bravman (BRAHV'-mehn) met with about 1,000 students and staff Tuesday, a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A prisoner being treated at a northern Virginia hospital wrestled with a guard Tuesday and took her gun before escaping in a hospital gown and fleeing in a carjacked vehicle, police said. The prisoner was captured hours later in nearby Washington. Fairfax...
CHICAGO (AP) — A few years ago, violence on Chicago streets thrust a recently elected mayor into the national spotlight as shootouts in some of the city's most troubled neighborhoods fueled nearly constant bloodshed. Rahm Emanuel spent nearly $200 million over two years to flood...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's mayor says three of the four people critically injured in the East Village fire and explosion have been released from the hospital. Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference Monday that the remaining patient was in Bellevue Hospital and "...
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Police in northern Virginia locked down a hospital early Tuesday and closed area roads while they search for a prisoner they say is armed and dangerous after he escaped custody. Fairfax County police said in their verified Twitter account that they were...
TRIMBLE, Tenn. (AP) — Booze, bikes and rock 'n' roll. That's the plan for economic development in this otherwise sleepy town of Trimble, tucked away among the corn and soybean fields of northwestern Tennessee. The only thing standing in the way, say distillers Michael Ballard...
DETROIT (AP) — Many tractor-trailers on the nation's roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials. Nearly all truck tires have been...