- State could owe millions after ruling in child support case Updated: Nov-30-15 1:45 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A judge's decision against the Oklahoma Department of Human Services in a class-action lawsuit could cost the state millions of dollars if upheld on appeal.
- High court's election-year lineup rich in high-profile cases Updated: Nov-30-15 1:05 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's lineup of new cases is fit for an election year.
- Divorce attorney with colorful history running for judge Updated: Nov-30-15 10:29 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A Charleston divorce attorney whose license was once suspended is running for one of Kanawha County's five Family Court judge seats.
- Ex-college football player pleads guilty to assaulting woman Updated: Nov-30-15 7:48 am
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts - A former Massachusetts college football player charged with fracturing his girlfriend's skull has pleaded guilty to assault and battery but avoided prison time.
- NYC agency helping deadbeat parents find jobs Updated: Nov-30-15 7:20 am
NEW YORK - The city's Human Resources Administration is working to help deadbeat parents find jobs so they can pay child support.
- Attorney compares Kansas sperm donor's plight, gay marriage Updated: Nov-29-15 6:02 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A Kansas sperm donor's battle to avoid being declared the legal father of a same-sex couple's child has some similarities to the fight for gay marriage, the man's attorney argued in court filings.
- Panhandle family finds love after earthquake deaths Updated: Nov-29-15 11:16 am
ROSEMARY BEARCH, Florida - A Panhandle couple has found love and healing through adoption after losing four grandchildren more than 15 years ago.
- Family shares adoption story during National Adoption Month Updated: Nov-29-15 11:00 am
DOTHAN, Alabama - April Payne said she and her husband Tony started out as youth ministers at Cottonwood First Baptist Church and were "gripped" by the number of children who were parentless.
- Draper home to serve as refuge for families fleeing polygamy Updated: Nov-28-15 1:09 pm
DRAPER, Utah - An organization that assists women and children fleeing polygamy is offering refuge in a newly remodeled home in Draper.
- Gay marriage is legal but not on tribal lands Updated: Nov-27-15 5:22 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Cleo Pablo married her longtime partner when gay weddings became legal in Arizona and looked forward to the day when her wife and their children could move into her home in the small Native American community outside Phoenix where she grew up.
- A search for family in Haiti raises questions about adoption Updated: Nov-27-15 12:15 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - As Mariette Williams waited for her flight from South Florida to Haiti, she paced the departure lounge, folding and re-folding her ticket and clutching the handle of a bag sagging with gifts. She was excited but terrified: For the first time in nearly 30 years, she was about to see her mother.
- Man accused of beating 95-year-old adoptive father Updated: Nov-26-15 4:32 pm
BRIGHAM CITY, Utah - A defense attorney wants a psychological evaluation for a Perry man accused of beating his 95-year-old adoptive father.
- Number of child brides to soar in Africa, say rights groups Updated: Nov-26-15 12:11 pm
JOHANNESBURG - The 14-year-old girl had just arrived home from school when her family told her to swap her school uniform for traditional wedding robes. While she had been sitting in her seventh grade classroom in South Africa, her male relatives had received a $570 bride price for her from a man she'd never met who was twice her age.
- Court upholds woman's murder conviction in husband's slaying Updated: Nov-26-15 11:07 am
MORRISTOWN, New Jersey - A northern New Jersey woman has lost her bid to overturn her murder conviction in the fatal shooting of her husband.
- Teen moms and dads get a leg up with outreach's help Updated: Nov-26-15 9:44 am
FREDERICKSBURG, Virginia - Joan Gillis keeps a glossy graduation announcement in her office. The card features a photo of a teen in a bright blue cap and gown kissing a baby.
- Malloy thankful for reforms in annual Thanksgiving message Updated: Nov-25-15 7:04 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he's thankful Connecticut is creating a "second chance society," where nonviolent criminals are given more opportunities to get drug treatment and successfully reintegrate into society.
- Former Subway spokesman Fogle, now ex-wife finalize divorce Updated: Nov-25-15 2:00 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Court documents show former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle and his wife finalized their divorce days before the disgraced pitchman was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for trading in child pornography and paying for sex with underage girls.
- Stay order requested in gay couples' birth certificate case Updated: Nov-25-15 1:57 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Department of Health has asked a Pulaski County judge to suspend his order requiring the agency to amend the birth certificates of babies born to three same-sex couples.
- Court: Sherri Shepherd can't get out of surrogacy contract Updated: Nov-24-15 7:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Television personality and actress Sherri Shepherd has been found legally responsible for a child born to a surrogate she and her ex-husband hired before they divorced, a Pennsylvania appeals court ruled this week in upholding the surrogacy contract.
- Idaho officials approve payment in same-sex marriage case Updated: Nov-24-15 5:22 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Board of Examiners has approved spending about $34,500 from the state's Constitutional Defense Fund to pay attorney fees and court costs involving the state's losing legal battle over a ban on same-sex marriage.
- Suit seeks to restore parental rights in lost baby case Updated: Nov-24-15 2:18 pm
ST. LOUIS - Fifty years after a St. Louis gospel singer said she was told that her daughter died at birth - a claim disputed by authorities - and months after the 76-year-old woman learned that her daughter was still alive, a judge is being asked to restore the birth mother's parental rights.
- Baptists urge Greenville church to repent after gay marriage Updated: Nov-24-15 7:56 am
GREENVILLE, South Carolina - Two Baptist groups have urged a Greenville church to repent after its pastor performed a same-sex wedding off campus.
- Couple who sued over Texas' ban on gay marriage tie the knot Updated: Nov-23-15 9:19 pm
SAN ANTONIO - One of the same-sex couples who had challenged Texas' constitutional ban on gay marriage has finally tied the knot.
- Man pleads guilty to death of 3-year-old son Updated: Nov-23-15 5:47 pm
ROCKVILLE, Maryland - An Iraq war veteran has pleaded guilty to his role in the death of his 3-year-old son months after he and his wife adopted the boy from South Korea.
- Figures detail absences by students at Michigan schools Updated: Nov-23-15 6:23 am
LANSING, Michigan - Newly released state figures show that in some Michigan school districts half or more of students are chronically absent.