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LOS ANGELES (AP) — For unaccompanied immigrant children seeking asylum in the U.S., where they apply seems to make a world of difference. Youngsters whose applications are handled by the U.S. government's regional offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles are far more likely to...
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled against three immigrant brothers seeking to overturn their life sentences for plotting to kill U.S. soldiers at Fort Dix, New Jersey. U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler ruled that he didn't buy the arguments from Dritan (DRY'-tahn),...
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey doctor says a baby born to a mother with the Zika (ZEE'-kuh) virus appears to be affected by the disease. Officials at Hackensack University Medical Center say the 31-year-old woman from Honduras delivered the baby girl through a cesarean...
CHICAGO (AP) — Demand for long-term care is expected to increase as the nation ages, but the majority of Americans 40 and older lack confidence in their ability to pay for it. The annual cost of long-term care expenses range from $17,680 for adult day care to more than $92,000...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A father and son on an Alaska fishing trip died when their boat overturned in Glacier Bay National Park. Four others on the 21-foot aluminum boat were rescued Monday, including one person who suffered severe hypothermia and was flown to a hospital in...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal officials in Minneapolis will announce Wednesday whether they believe the civil rights of a 24-year-old black man were violated last November in a confrontation with two police officers that led to his death. An officer shot Jamar Clark Nov. 15, and he...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A third-party, independent investigation will be conducted after high amounts of lead were found in water sources at two schools, which led the district to close all water fountains, Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith said Tuesday. Smith...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 3-year-old boy's breach of a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo, leading authorities to fatally shoot the gorilla to protect the child, has focused attention on zoo enclosures and security. Incidents of humans entering enclosures or animals escaping...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo, where a gorilla was shot and killed over the weekend after a 3-year-old boy climbed over a fence and fell into its enclosure, has an open viewing area that was among the first of its kind and is now common in many zoos around the country...