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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — As teachers lament seeing toddlers too large to fit in playground swings, a federal program that feeds millions of low-income children may be overhauled for the first time in almost 50 years, aiming to make the meals at day cares healthier and reduce...
NEW YORK (AP) — Leaders of a chapel near ground zero that became a sanctuary of consolation after the terrorist attacks are launching two national writing competitions to foster reconciliation, including one that will allow the winner to deliver an original sermon on Sept. 11...
CINCINNATI (AP) — With the mayor of Dayton declaring "you are now husband and husband," the wait for Ohio to allow same-sex marriage ended for a gay couple in the city just as it is ending for couples across the last states with bans on such unions — even if the opposition isn't...
Malone, New York (CNN) Convicted murderer David Sweat is still on the lam. And in the darkness of early Saturday, hundreds of officers continued searching the dense woods in upstate New York for the now lone escaped inmate. His prison break partner Richard Matt, also a convicted...
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama praised the Supreme Court's watershed same-sex marriage ruling, he held it up as evidence that a "shift in hearts and minds is possible." Obama may well have been describing his own public trajectory on gay unions — a complicated...
PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — A 10-year-old mutt named Quasi Modo, whose spinal birth defects left him a bit hunchbacked, is the winner of this year's World's Ugliest Dog contest. The pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix and his owner took the $1,500 prize Friday night, besting 25 other dogs...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After widespread criticism of the film academy's overwhelmingly white slate of Oscar nominees this year, the organization has announced a roster of potential new members that skews younger and more diverse. Kevin Hart, Common, Emma Stone, Dev Patel and "...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After widespread criticism of the film academy's overwhelmingly white slate of Oscar nominees this year, the organization has announced a roster of new members that skews younger and more diverse. Kevin Hart, Common, Emma Stone, Dev Patel and "Whiplash" writer...
After revelations that a scientist failed to disclose his funding sources for climate change research, the Smithsonian Institution said Friday it is improving its ethics and disclosure policies to avoid conflicts of interest. The museum and research complex said it is prepared...