- Court: Molester father's parental rights not wrongly ended Updated: May-27-16 11:41 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - The Nebraska Supreme Court has reversed a lower appeals court's decision that would have restored the parental rights of a man serving prison time for molesting his 6-year-old daughter.
- Braves outfielder Hector Olivera suspended through Aug. 1 Updated: May-26-16 7:09 pm
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves' dismal season took another turn for the worse Thursday when outfielder Hector Olivera was suspended through Aug. 1 for his arrest on domestic violence charges.
- Ex-US magistrate hired to prosecute Alabama chief justice Updated: May-26-16 11:35 am
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A former federal magistrate and law school dean will prosecute suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore on judicial ethics charges linked to his opposition to same-sex marriage, a state official said Thursday.
- Police: 8-month old found dead in car in North Carolina Updated: May-26-16 9:20 am
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - Police in North Carolina are investigating after an 8-month-old child was found dead in a car when his mother went to a day care center to pick him up.
- Rules proposed for school accountability Updated: May-26-16 6:04 am
WASHINGTON - Proposed federal guidelines would allow states to decide how to use a mix of test scores, academic growth and other measures like chronic absenteeism to identify failing schools and children who are struggling the most.
- The Latest: Bill on voting hours heads to Ohio governor Updated: May-25-16 11:08 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Latest on legislative activity at the Ohio Statehouse as lawmakers seek to wrap up work before their summer break (all times local):
- Arkansas court to hold hearing over birth certificates Updated: May-25-16 4:09 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas' highest court will hear oral arguments in a lawsuit over whether married same-sex couples can have the names of both spouses on their children's birth certificate without a court order.
- Illinois lawmakers approve expansion of adoption information Updated: May-25-16 1:17 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A measure that would give Illinois adoptees more information about why they were adopted is heading to the governor's desk.
- Babies behind bars: Should moms do time with their newborns? Updated: May-25-16 9:44 am
BEDFORD HILLS, New York - Jennifer Dumas sits on a sofa, her smiling 6-month-old girl on her lap. The room is full of bright toys and children's books. A rainbow-colored activity mat is on the floor, and Winnie the Pooh is painted on the walls.
- Florida cost for opposing gay marriage? $213,000 and rising Updated: May-24-16 6:29 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida is going to pay at least $213,000 for its losing battle to keep intact a voter-approved ban on gay marriage.
- Mother gives up newborn at Baton Rouge safe haven facility Updated: May-24-16 3:34 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State officials say an infant has been handed over to an employee at a Baton Rouge-area fire station under Louisiana's Safe Haven law after the child's mother said she was no longer able to care for the child.
- Alabama GOP passes resolution to support Roy Moore Updated: May-23-16 6:25 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The Alabama Republican Party has passed a resolution to support suspended state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.
- Winners announced in Michigan APME newspaper contest Updated: May-22-16 2:12 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Newspapers in Detroit, Flint and Greenville were named the best in the state Sunday in the annual Michigan Associated Press Media Editors newspaper competition.
- Supporters hold rally for Alabama chief justice Updated: May-21-16 5:02 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Supporters of suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore held rally in Montgomery.
- A parent for life Updated: May-21-16 2:07 pm
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Jana Tritto walked downstairs to find her daughter, Heather, having a seizure.
- Church of Scotland votes to allow gay marriage for clergy Updated: May-21-16 9:53 am
LONDON - The Church of Scotland has voted to let its ministers enter same-sex marriages - though saying it "maintains its traditional view of marriage between a man and woman."
- Missouri plans to seek death penalty for Mexican national Updated: May-20-16 7:22 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Missouri prosecutors on Friday filed their formal plan to pursue the death penalty against a Mexican national in the shooting death of a man a day after he allegedly killed four people in Kansas.
- Gov. Haley announces new domestic violence resource website Updated: May-20-16 3:28 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - There's a new website intended to help both victims and perpetrators of domestic violence in South Carolina get resources needed to curb the crime.
- Police officer, lawyer among 19 facing immigration charges Updated: May-19-16 7:46 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A lawyer and a former Mississippi police officer are among 19 people indicted on charges that they committed visa or marriage fraud to allow Indian men to obtain legal status in the United States.
- Ex-wife's lawsuit against billionaire Steven Cohen dismissed Updated: May-19-16 7:28 pm
NEW YORK - A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the ex-wife of billionaire hedge fund manager Steven Cohen that had alleged he lied about his worth to cheat her out of millions of dollars during their divorce decades ago.
- The Latest: Man in immigration case no longer police officer Updated: May-19-16 6:50 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Latest on immigration fraud indictments (all times local):
- Warren County man convicted for failing to pay child support Updated: May-19-16 5:12 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A Warren County jury has convicted a man for refusing to pay child support.
- Methodists trying to avoid church split over gay rights Updated: May-18-16 9:00 pm
Struggling to avoid a split over gay rights, the top policy-making body of the United Methodist Church on Wednesday narrowly approved a full review of all church law on sexuality, amid an emotional meeting roiled by talk of schism.
- Accused man's mental health, criminal record raise concerns Updated: May-18-16 5:15 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Russell MacPherson says he doesn't understand why his adult son, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and received mental health care, was able to buy a handgun police accuse him of using to shoot two police officers last week.
- Religion news in brief Updated: May-18-16 12:46 pm
Speaker defends nuns over birth control mandate