- House bill would curb regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars Updated: May-05-16 3:49 am
WASHINGTON - Vape away.
- LeBron has thought about playoffs matchup with Wade, Heat Updated: May-04-16 12:19 pm
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - LeBron James isn't looking too far forward in the NBA playoffs. He's taken a peek, however.
- Mining company's stock dives as Brazil sues in dam tragedy Updated: May-04-16 10:20 am
LONDON - Shares in miner BHP Billiton tumbled after Brazil's federal prosecutor launched a $43 billion civil suit for a dam break that killed 19 people and caused the worst environmental disaster in the country's history.
- Virginia Supreme Court recognizes gay couples in divorce law Updated: May-04-16 4:08 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled that a person doesn't need to pay alimony to a former spouse if the payee is in a new relationship with a member of the same sex.
- Boy: Sister, stranger went into hills; she never came back Updated: May-04-16 12:14 am
SHIPROCK, New Mexico - When the stranger approached Ian and Ashlynne Mike at the school bus stop, the boy was wary. But his older sister got lured into the van, and he didn't want her to go alone, so he went, too.
- No appeal to federal ruling against same-sex adoption ban Updated: May-03-16 6:40 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The deadline has passed for Mississippi to appeal a federal ruling against a state ban on adoption by same-sex couples.
- 'Blues Brothers' cartoon show tuning up for a television gig Updated: May-03-16 3:08 pm
NEW YORK - "The Blues Brothers" could be coming to TV as a prime-time animated comedy series.
- Recent Kansas Editorials Updated: May-03-16 10:20 am
The Manhattan Mercury, May 2
- 2 missing Dallas brothers, ages 9, 10, safely return home Updated: May-03-16 9:42 am
DALLAS - Dallas police say two young brothers last seen leaving their home on foot have safely returned to their residence.
- Shawano parents face fine if their children bully Updated: May-03-16 7:08 am
SHAWANO, Wisconsin - Shawano (SHAW'-noh) is the latest Wisconsin community to adopt a policy that fines parents whose children repeatedly bully classmates.
- LGBT rights protesters vow to keep fighting Mississippi law Updated: May-01-16 9:14 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Hundreds of supporters of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender rights protested Sunday against a new Mississippi law they call discriminatory, saying they're not giving up their fight.
- Things to know about a gap year, when students take time off Updated: May-01-16 7:01 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's daughter Malia is taking a year off after graduating from high school before attending Harvard University as part of an expanding program for students known as a "gap year."
- 2 NY brothers who served in Afghanistan awarded Bronze Stars Updated: May-01-16 12:01 pm
NEW YORK - Two brothers from suburban New York City have each been awarded a Bronze Star for their service in Afghanistan.
- Bubbles bring attention to children alienated from parents Updated: May-01-16 10:01 am
SELMA, Alabama - Cedar Park Elementary School students filled the sky on April 25 with Bubble of Love to bring attention to a difficult issue, children who are alienated from parents.
- What happens if there's no home for homework? Updated: May-01-16 3:05 am
SALEM, Oregon - Melody likes to wear her turquoise flip-flops, complete with matching sunflowers on top, to school.
- Abuse survivor begins new life after prison Updated: Apr-30-16 3:01 am
PENSACOLA, Florida - The hard part about meeting Deidre Cox is reconciling the present day version of this gracious woman with the description of the person who was sentenced to prison in 2008 after escaping from a work release program.
- Kansas to text parents who owe child support payments Updated: Apr-29-16 3:55 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Kansas Department for Children and Families officials say it will begin texting parents who owe child support in an effort increase collections.
- Across Arizona, parents name children after Pat Tillman Updated: Apr-29-16 3:33 pm
TEMPE, Arizona - Doctors told Jeff Okrepkie and Stephanie Ottolini not to expect children. Though her cervical cancer had been in remission since 2012, the odds of conception were minimal.
- Unexpected friendship forms in Kansas City hospice Updated: Apr-29-16 2:23 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Jen Moss took to Jody Wooton from the first moments they met.
- Sisters to pay problematic former city manager $100,000 Updated: Apr-29-16 11:24 am
SISTERS, Oregon - Sisters has agreed to pay a former city manager who was the subject of a number of complaints a severance package worth $100,000.
- Yearning for North Korea - the nation they fled Updated: Apr-29-16 5:21 am
INCHEON, South Korea - For much of the world, North Korea is a Stalinist nightmare, an isolated enclave of prison camps, poverty and hunger.
- Priceline CEO resigns after probe into employee relationship Updated: Apr-28-16 1:56 pm
NEW YORK - Online travel booking company Priceline said Thursday that its CEO resigned after he had a personal relationship with an employee.
- Oregon bakery owners file appeal in gay wedding cake case Updated: Apr-28-16 9:28 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon bakery owners who denied service to a same-sex couple are arguing that a state ruling ordering them to pay $135,000 in damages violates state and federal laws.
- Spanish paternity suit involves bullfighting legend Benitez Updated: Apr-28-16 9:09 am
MADRID - A Spanish court held a hearing Thursday into a decades-old paternity dispute over whether two of Spain*s most well-known bullfighters - men who share the same show name "El Cordobes" - are really father and son. Among the evidence, a DNA test that came back 99.9 percent positive.
- Ford, UAW renew relationship with state job safety agency Updated: Apr-26-16 9:02 pm
DEARBORN, Michigan - Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers say they have renewed a relationship with a state workplace safety agency that's helped cut on-the-job injuries and absences.