- Facing record migrant flows, Hungary tightens asylum system Updated: Jul-06-15 8:56 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungary's parliament has approved amendments tightening the country's asylum system, a response to the record number of migrants and refugees reaching the country over the past year.
- Boy killed in utility terrain vehicle accident Updated: Jul-06-15 6:59 am
GREENSBURG, Louisiana - St. Helena Parish sheriff's deputies say a 12-year-old boy died in a utility terrain vehicle crash that also resulted in the arrest of the vehicle's driver.
- Public Advocate: Kids spend too much time in NYC foster care Updated: Jul-06-15 6:17 am
NEW YORK - New York City's public advocate says children are spending too much time in the city's foster care system and between multiple homes.
- Heritage title for Japan industry sites draws mixed reaction Updated: Jul-06-15 6:14 am
TOKYO - Japanese officials Monday celebrated the U.N. cultural body's approval of world heritage status for 23 historic sites showing the country's transformation from feudal isolation into an industrial power at the end of the 19th century.
- Man threatens pastor during Daytona Beach church service Updated: Jul-06-15 5:26 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida - Members of a Daytona Beach church got a scare when a man threatened their pastor during Sunday services.
- Vermont to get grant to expand substance abuse prevention Updated: Jul-06-15 4:04 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Officials say a major federal grant will allow Vermont to expand statewide a program aimed at reducing substance abuse among 12- to 25-year-olds.
- To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for racists Updated: Jul-05-15 10:31 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy.
- Africans seeking better lives pass through Ethiopian town Updated: Jul-05-15 10:43 am
METEMA, Ethiopia - The mood in the border town of Metema these days is quiet and watchful.
- Can the poor afford to live at the Shore anymore? Updated: Jul-05-15 10:37 am
SEASIDE PARK, New Jersey - It was a Superstorm Sandy double-whammy.
- A year on, children caught on border struggle to stay, adapt Updated: Jul-04-15 4:10 pm
LOS ANGELES - At 1-year-old, a wide-eyed, restless Joshua Tinoco faces the prospect of deportation to his native Honduras, one of tens of thousands of children who arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border last year.
- New Castle police program credited with helping ill senior Updated: Jul-04-15 3:31 pm
WILMINGTON, Delaware - Authorities in Delaware say a program that calls seniors to check on their welfare has helped a woman who was having a medical emergency.
- After year of Washington legal pot sales, taxes top $70M Updated: Jul-04-15 12:19 pm
SEATTLE - Washington launched its second-in-the-nation legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. A year later, the state has about 160 shops open, tax revenues have soared past expectations and sales top $1.4 million per day.
- W.Va. Capitol walk July 11 takes aim at drug addiction Updated: Jul-04-15 12:08 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Community activists plan a Charleston awareness walk in one week to tackle the stigma of drug addiction.
- Groups' support helps Burmese immigrants resume weaving Updated: Jul-04-15 10:40 am
WATERLOO, Iowa - In the front room of an east Waterloo home, four master weavers gather to practice their craft.
- Prison's medical care deemed OK despite pressure to close it Updated: Jul-03-15 7:22 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Medical care at a prison east of Los Angeles has been deemed adequate despite claims that the facility is unsafe and should be closed.
- UN says children being killed in Burundi's violence Updated: Jul-03-15 6:19 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Children are suffering as a result of instability and election-related violence in Burundi including three killed in the last five days and dozens forced to flee from school, the U.N. children's agency said Friday.
- NY prosecutor questions low numbers on school bullying Updated: Jul-03-15 3:34 pm
MINEOLA, New York - A suburban New York prosecutor says compliance with a state law requiring schools to report incidents of bullying, harassment or intimidation is a "disaster."
- Indiana Supreme Court hears case on custody, mental illness Updated: Jul-03-15 2:49 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Supreme Court is weighing an emotionally charged case in which a man lost custody of his daughter after spurning child-welfare officials' suggestions that he leave his mentally ill wife based on their fears that she might harm the girl.
- Housing project for homeless vets won't get state funds Updated: Jul-03-15 2:47 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Supporters of an effort to build cabins for homeless veterans say they will continue to pursue funding despite their failure to secure state dollars this year.
- Szabad, Hungary's first post-Soviet parliament chief, dies Updated: Jul-03-15 12:26 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Gyorgy Szabad, a historian who survived forced labor during the Holocaust to become the speaker of Hungary's first post-communist Parliament, has died at age 90.
- China expresses displeasure with Turkey accepting Uighurs Updated: Jul-03-15 9:14 am
BEIJING - Beijing expressed displeasure with Turkey on Friday for accepting 173 ethnic Uighurs who fled China.
- India census says 70 percent live in villages, most are poor Updated: Jul-03-15 8:10 am
NEW DELHI - India released new data Friday showing that more than 70 percent of its people live in villages, with the majority extremely poor and dependent on manual labor.
- Man pleads guilty to killing 11-month-old in Cedar Park Updated: Jul-03-15 8:06 am
GEORGETOWN, Texas - A man accused of killing an 11-month-old girl in Cedar Park has agreed to a plea deal that would see him spend 30 years in prison.
- AP Exclusive: North Korean farmers face dry fields, drought Updated: Jul-03-15 5:04 am
UNPHA, North Korea - North Korean farmers work to pump underground water into parched fields. Instead of rice seedlings standing in flooded paddies, the baked earth is cracked. A big lake that used to supply surrounding farmland with water is almost completely dry.
- Cash-strapped UN food agency reduces help to Syrian refugees Updated: Jul-02-15 10:55 pm
CANBERRA, Australia - The United Nations' food agency is cutting back on assistance to thousands of Syrian refugees after an appeal for a ceasefire to enable Syrians feed themselves went unheeded, World Food Program Executive Director Ertharin Cousin said on Friday.