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Today, serve those who have served our nation

Celebrating freedom also means supporting veterans transitioning out of armed forces.

July 03, 2015 5:30 pmLoading…

4 arrested after children found in roach-infested SC home

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Police in Wellford have arrested four people after investigators found 10 children living in a roach-infested home.

June 27, 2015 10:28 amLoading…
Retirees deciding whether new lifestyle will include pets

Retirees deciding whether new lifestyle will include pets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Denise and John Stevens have had pets their whole lives — then they retired.

June 24, 2015 6:00 pm Photos

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Man accused of forced labor sentenced for child abuse

DETROIT — A man accused of using African children as forced labor in his Ypsilanti home has been sentenced after being convicted of child abuse.

June 24, 2015 10:02 amLoading…

Man sentenced to 3 days in jail for bullying teenager

MARYVILLE, Mo. — A northwest Missouri man will serve three days in jail for bullying a 13-year-old boy on a playground.

June 24, 2015 9:46 amLoading…
Retirees deciding whether new lifestyle will include pets

Retirees deciding whether new lifestyle will include pets

This undated photo provided by Stephen Zawistowski shows his wife, Jane Zawistowski, with their cats. Even those who have spent their entire lives working in the animal welfare field have to decide whether their future will include pets. "I'm edging up to that moment. I'm just about 60 and r…

June 24, 2015 8:17 amLoading…
Retirees deciding whether new lifestyle will include pets

Retirees deciding whether new lifestyle will include pets

In this 2005 photo provided by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Stephen Zawistowski poses with his dog Morgan. Even those who have spent their entire lives working in the animal welfare field have to decide whether their future will include pets. "I'm ed…

June 24, 2015 8:17 amLoading…

Ex-firefighter sues over drug tied to compulsive gambling

ANDERSON, Ind.— A former Indianapolis firefighter has sued two drug companies, saying they failed to act on reports that a medication she was prescribed for restless leg syndrome causes compulsive behaviors such as gambling.

June 22, 2015 8:03 amLoading…

Marijuana cash is problem for Illinois tax collection

CHICAGO — The state of Illinois is having trouble finding a bank or financial services company to process the large amounts of cash it anticipates receiving for taxes and fees from the new medical marijuana industry.

June 19, 2015 8:31 amLoading…

Sheriff: Jail overcrowding eases after more than 100 freed

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. — The Macomb County sheriff says a jail overcrowding emergency has eased after more than 100 prisoners were released.

June 19, 2015 5:47 amLoading…

SD Indian tribe to begin selling recreational pot by Jan. 1

FLANDREAU, S.D. — An Indian tribe in eastern South Dakota plans to start selling marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes by Jan. 1, becoming the first tribe in the state to legalize the sale of cannabis across its whole territory.

June 16, 2015 3:50 pmLoading…

Minnesota archbishop felled by 2-year scandal over abuse

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Archbishop John Nienstedt's leadership of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis unraveled over a painful two years.

June 15, 2015 3:18 pmLoading…

Iowa medical marijuana prompts parents to consider moving

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — The Legislature's failure to expand Iowa's medical marijuana law has some parents of sick children looking to Minnesota.

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College students in Ohio seek to solve murdered pigs mystery

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Sitting in a shallow grave and using a tongue depressor to scrape congealed fat off a foul-smelling pig carcass, University of Akron student Paige Dobbins is in hog heaven.

June 13, 2015 7:32 amLoading…

Pope's plans on abuse, environment shape US bishops' meeting

ST. LOUIS — The U.S. bishops' point-person on the environment defended Pope Francis' plan to issue a high-level teaching document next week on ecology and climate change, saying Wednesday that global warming was the result of moral failings that the Roman Catholic Church has a duty to address.

June 10, 2015 2:52 pmLoading…

Michigan lawmakers OK adoption refusals on religious grounds

LANSING, Mich. — Faith-based adoption agencies with state contracts could refuse to participate in referrals that violate their beliefs under legislation approved Wednesday by Michigan's Republican Legislature, despite objections that it would permit discrimination against gay couples and others.

June 10, 2015 2:46 pmLoading…

Convicted killer still at St. Louis jail, not at a prison

ST. LOUIS — A convicted killer finally awaits sentencing after being held for years at a St. Louis jail during the case while medical experts tried to determine if he had a mental illness.

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Kansas woman says archdiocese retaliated after complaints

SHAWNEE, Kan. — A woman contends in a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas that a school principal filed a false child abuse complaint in retaliation for her complaining that her daughter was being bullied at a diocesan school.

June 01, 2015 11:59 amLoading…
Kansas set to bar poor using aid for swimming pools, psychic

Kansas set to bar poor using aid for swimming pools, psychic

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas is close to telling poor families by law that they can't use cash assistance from the state to visit swimming pools, get tattoos or consult with psychics among a list of other things, leading critics to focus on whether tighter rules for social services will make life m…

April 05, 2015 12:00 amLoading…
Kansas Legislature passes tighter rules for social services

Kansas Legislature passes tighter rules for social services

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback answers questions during a news conference Thursday, April 2, 2015, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Brownback said he's open to increasing the state's 6.3 percent sales tax to help balance the state budget. (AP Photo/Nicholas Clayton)

April 02, 2015 7:19 pmLoading…

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