- Police: Boy who died may have been in hot vehicle 3 hours Updated: Aug-28-15 7:19 pm
LAS VEGAS - A 4-year-old boy who died in a stifling hot pickup truck in a Las Vegas home driveway might have been in the vehicle for up to three hours after his grandfather returned home with him on a sunny 100-degree day, authorities said Friday.
- After TV slaying, reporter's dad finds voice on gun control Updated: Aug-28-15 6:30 pm
COLLINSVILLE, Virginia - Andy Parker's resolve to fight for gun control formed in the hours after his daughter was shot and killed on live television. In his first interviews after the tragedy, he briefly mentioned the issue as he eulogized Alison. By Friday, he was pledging a full-scale fight for tougher gun laws on national TV.
- Ex-chair of family advocacy group denies child abuse charges Updated: Aug-28-15 11:06 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The former chairwoman of a Laramie family advocacy group is going to trial after entering not guilty pleas to five counts of felony child abuse.
- Advocacy group's CEO sees new issues with Kansas welfare law Updated: Aug-27-15 8:50 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Parts of Kansas' new welfare law appear to conflict with federal rules for state child care programs, potentially jeopardizing more than $40 million a year in federal funds, an advocacy group's leader said Thursday.
- David Stanley, former Iowa lawmaker, dies Updated: Aug-27-15 6:29 pm
MUSCATINE, Iowa - David Stanley, a former Iowa lawmaker who helped start a tax reduction lobbying group, has died.
- Glazier can't wait any longer, resigning Friday from House Updated: Aug-27-15 12:49 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A Cumberland County House member just can't stay on the job any longer at the North Carolina General Assembly.
- Press advocacy group accuses Egypt of censoring newspapers Updated: Aug-26-15 12:50 pm
NEW YORK - The Committee to Protect Journalists is condemning recent reports that Egyptian newspapers were prevented from being printed or circulated because they had content critical of the country's president.
- Group: Inmates languishing without mental evaluations, care Updated: Aug-25-15 4:35 pm
DENVER - An advocacy group says jail inmates are waiting two months or longer to get mental health evaluations and care because the state hospital is short-staffed.
- Israel releases African migrants from detention center Updated: Aug-25-15 1:22 pm
HOLOT DETENTION FACILITY, Israel - Faysal Hussein from Sudan walked out of Israel's desert detention center Tuesday already sweating with just a backpack, barely enough cash for bus fare and lunch, and after 19 months in custody, no idea where to go.
- Amended case filed against Rhode Island child welfare system Updated: Aug-24-15 10:10 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families has egregiously failed children in its care and continues to put them "in harm's way," an advocacy group alleged in filing an amended federal lawsuit Monday.
- Appeals court reinstates wage rules for home care workers Updated: Aug-21-15 3:33 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Friday revived Obama administration regulations that guarantee overtime and minimum wage protection to nearly 2 million home health care workers.
- High housing costs raise an obstacle for women fleeing abuse Updated: Aug-15-15 11:43 am
NEW YORK - Survivors of domestic violence are struggling nationwide with a critical piece of recovery: finding a permanent home.
- Groups seek probe of solitary confinement in North Carolina Updated: Aug-11-15 12:23 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Advocacy groups have asked federal authorities to investigate solitary confinement in North Carolina prisons, citing the death of a mentally ill prisoner and separate concerns by President Barack Obama.
- Groups want North Carolina solitary confinement investigated Updated: Aug-11-15 11:46 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Advocacy groups have asked federal authorities to investigate solitary confinement in North Carolina.
- NY advocacy groups may appeal after bid to hide donors fails Updated: Aug-06-15 5:15 pm
ALBANY. N.Y. - Two political advocacy groups are considering a legal appeal after a New York state ethics board rejected their request to shield major donors from public disclosure.
- Lucky breaks with federal funds, pensions help Kansas budget Updated: Aug-02-15 1:53 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's latest efforts to prevent a state budget deficit were assisted by a well-timed decision on health care funding from federal officials and better-than-expected news about teacher pensions.