- Bill opens access to adoptees' birth certificates Updated: Dec-12-13 8:26 am
- 2 men arrested following death of homeless man Updated: Dec-12-13 7:26 am
- Philadelphia's hungry on rise, report says Updated: Dec-12-13 7:04 am
- Defense in California homeless death case to begin Updated: Dec-12-13 4:13 am
- Grand Traverse sheriff closes lobby at night Updated: Dec-12-13 4:13 am
- Federal data show health disparities among states Updated: Dec-12-13 3:35 am
- Legal weed sales will be spotty in Colorado Updated: Dec-12-13 1:01 am
- NY drug addict who ran cancer scam pleads guilty Updated: Dec-11-13 8:32 pm
- Memo to Gov. Brewer revealed latest CPS crisis Updated: Dec-11-13 6:49 pm
- Extended cold snap strains resources for homeless Updated: Dec-11-13 6:29 pm
- Pa. lawmakers send 5 child-abuse bills to Corbett Updated: Dec-11-13 6:13 pm
- Oregon marijuana dispensary rules expected in Jan. Updated: Dec-11-13 5:38 pm
- Fresno County supervisors move to ban pot gardens Updated: Dec-11-13 5:31 pm
- Officials ask homeless to leave camp near freeway Updated: Dec-11-13 5:01 pm
- Biden: Administration helping Holocaust survivors Updated: Dec-11-13 4:59 pm
- Another man freed in Chicago police torture saga Updated: Dec-11-13 4:46 pm
- S. Ore. shelter helps homeless teen raise grades Updated: Dec-11-13 4:10 pm
- US, Britain halt nonlethal aid in northern Syria Updated: Dec-11-13 4:03 pm
- Hunger a growing problem in Rhode Island Updated: Dec-11-13 2:53 pm
- Syrian refugees in Lebanon bundle up against storm Updated: Dec-11-13 11:50 am
- Person of interest named in SLC homeless man death Updated: Dec-11-13 11:11 am
- NH man leaves $1M to children's home, shelter Updated: Dec-11-13 9:20 am
- RI Urban League struggling with homeless shelter Updated: Dec-11-13 7:23 am
- New bills take on painkiller addiction in Ohio Updated: Dec-11-13 6:59 am
- Senior advocates: Elderly at risk from cold temps Updated: Dec-11-13 5:07 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A bill approved by Ohio lawmakers will make it easier for many adopted Ohioans to get their original birth certificates.
PEORIA, Illinois - Peoria police say two men are in custody for the stabbing death of a homeless man.
PHILADELPHIA - A national report on hunger and homelessness says the number of people needing emergency food from Philadelphia's pantries rose 7 percent over the last year.
SANTA ANA, California - People who had violent encounters with a homeless man who died after a bloody confrontation with Fullerton police are expected to be called by defense attorneys for two former officers when they present their case Thursday.
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - For years, the Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Department's lobby informally served as the "last resort" for a small number of street homeless people too belligerent and drunk to stay at church shelters.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The slow rollout of a new federal health insurance marketplace may be deepening differences in health coverage among Americans, with residents in some states gaining insurance at a far greater rate than others.
DENVER - Legal marijuana sales in Colorado are set to start on Jan. 1, or so the law says. Knowing when the recreational pot shops will actually open, however, is anyone's guess.
MINEOLA, New York - A woman has admitted she was hooked on heroin when she raised thousands of dollars by falsely claiming she had cancer, prosecutors and her attorney said Wednesday.
PHOENIX - A scathing memo to Gov. Jan Brewer from the Phoenix police detective overseeing criminal investigations at Arizona's Child Protective Services department laid bare the latest crisis at the agency.
OKLAHOMA CITY - As bitter cold settles in for winter in much of the country's midsection, homeless shelters are operating beyond capacity and officials are worried about the cramped quarters.
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The first bills in the Pennsylvania Legislature's wide-ranging response to the Jerry Sandusky and Roman Catholic clergy scandals were sent Wednesday to Gov. Tom Corbett, a year after a commission recommended sweeping changes to the state's child abuse laws.
SALEM, Oregon - Officials at the Oregon Health Authority will have to decide soon whether medical marijuana cardholders should be allowed to use the drug at dispensaries that will become legal next year under a new state law.
FRESNO, California - Fresno County supervisors took an initial step toward banning marijuana cultivation countywide, a move cannabis activists say violates California's medical marijuana laws.
BATTLE CREEK, Michigan - Police in Battle Creek have warned eight homeless people camping near an interstate interchange that they must leave by Saturday.
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is working to help Holocaust survivors in the United States, many of them living in poverty, by coordinating assistance, working with aid groups and using diplomatic means to help recover property confiscated during the Nazi era.
PONTIAC, Illinois - During his more than 30 years behind bars, Stanley Wrice insisted he was innocent, that Chicago police had beat him until he confessed to a rape he didn't commit. On Wednesday, he walked out of an Illinois prison a free man, thanks to a judge's order that served as a reminder that one of the darkest chapters in the city's history is far from over.
ROSEBURG, Oregon - She hopes to become a veterinarian and help animals. The dream seems far away, though. Her immediate needs include better grades, food and a permanent home.
BEIRUT - The U.S. and Britain said Wednesday they were suspending deliveries to rebels in northern Syria of nonlethal aid such as communications equipment and laptops after some of the gear was seized by Islamic militants.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - More Rhode Island families are going hungry, and there is less food to help them.
MARJ, Lebanon - A blustery storm dropped torrential rain and snow on Lebanon and Jordan on Wednesday, forcing aid agencies to scramble to distribute desperately needed winter supplies like blankets and plastic tarps to Syrian refugees who have sought safe haven in the countries.
SALT LAKE CITY - Salt Lake City police they're trying to locate a 50-year-old woman who's been named a person of interesting in the stabbing death of a man found outside a downtown homeless shelter last month.
DOVER, New Hampshire - A blue collar worker in Dover, New Hampshire, who died in August left $1 million to two organizations benefiting children and animals.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island Housing says the Urban League of Rhode Island has not paid staff members at a homeless shelter it operates in Pawtucket for months and has failed to address problems in the building, including a heating system that doesn't work.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio lawmakers have announced a new package of bills they hope will take a bite out of the prescription painkiller problem.
CHICAGO - Advocates for the elderly say the extreme cold is putting Illinois' senior citizens at risk.