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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The weeklong odyssey of a registered sex offender traveling with a missing teenage girl from Florida ended after a sighting by a Louisiana truck stop cashier triggered a lengthy police chase, authorities say. Officers pursued a pickup truck driven by 41-year-...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will work to ensure that gay and lesbian Americans are eligible to take leave from their jobs to care for a same-sex spouse, regardless of whether they live in a state that recognizes gay marriage, the White House said Friday. President...
DETROIT (AP) — An effort by deep-pocketed philanthropists to save the bankrupt city of Detroit's art treasures began with a chance meeting last year and nears a culmination Friday when Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder authorizes millions in state help. But all parties excited about the...
MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (AP) — As Mae West might have said of Mount Washington's weather: When it's good, it's very good, but when it's bad, it's better. And true to form, it posed significant challenges to the recent overhaul of the museum atop the mountain's summit. At 6,288...
MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (AP) — How do you rebuild a weather museum atop a mountain known for some of the world's worst weather? Very carefully. Extreme Mount Washington sits on the top of the Northeast's highest peak, in New Hampshire. The museum recently underwent a $1 million...
NORTH CANTON, Ohio (AP) — More than 200 newborns in the 1950s and '60s were relocated in off-the-books adoptions through Dr. Thomas Hicks' McCaysville clinic in far northern Georgia. Some of the adoptees, now in their 50s and 60s, are trying again to find blood relatives via...
MCCAYSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — They were adopted off-the-books decades ago, scattered by a Georgia doctor who took $100 or $1,000 or something in between to send desperate couples home with new sons and daughters. Now some of the adoptees have turned to fresh DNA testing in hopes of...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A sobbing businessman in his 30s rings a hotline set up by his fellow Iraqi immigrants, desperate to talk to someone after fearing his father was the man he saw in an online news video of a beheading in northern Iraq. Another call came in from a mother who was...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A sobbing businessman in his 30s rings a hotline set up by his fellow Iraqi immigrants, desperate to talk to someone after fearing his father was the man he saw in an online news video of a beheading in northern Iraq. Another call came in from a mother who was...