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Widow of SKorean dictator issues apology over brutal rule

Nov. 27, 2021 01:05 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The widow of South Korea’s last military dictator issued a brief apology over the “pains and scars” caused by her husband’s brutal rule as dozens of relatives and former aides gathered at a Seoul hospital on Saturday to pay their final respects to Chun...

Chile Congress approves same-sex marriage, adoptions

Nov. 23, 2021 12:34 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A measure to legalize marriage and adoption by same-sex couples was approved by the lower house of Chile's Congress on Tuesday, moving it close to final adoption. It had already passed the Senate. The bill approved 101-30 now awaits only final...

Adoptive parents indicted for murder of Hawaii girl, 6

Nov. 17, 2021 22:02 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A grand jury on Wednesday indicted a Hawaii couple for the murder of their 6-year-old adopted daughter they reported missing. The body of Isabella Kalua, known by some by her birth name of Ariel, has not been found. Honolulu...

Nebraska officials urge people to adopt foster children

Nov. 15, 2021 14:22 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials including Gov. Pete Ricketts put out a call Monday for people to adopt foster children, as the numbers have declined during the pandemic. State officials said there have been 304 adoptions so far this year and 360 in 2020. But in...

Police: Hawaii girl likely dead weeks before missing report

Nov. 10, 2021 23:16 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A 6-year-old Hawaii girl was killed a month before her adoptive parents reported her missing, Honolulu police said Wednesday as they announced the arrests of the parents on suspicion of second-degree murder. Isaac and Lehua Kalua reported Isabella Kalua...

Infant son of Pete Buttigieg home after hospitalization

Nov. 05, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten, are publicly celebrating their adopted baby son's return home after being hospitalized for a health scare. The couple adopted an infant boy and girl, named Penelope Rose and Joseph...

Sheriff: Colorado parents, 2 children dead in murder-suicide

Nov. 02, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

MONUMENT, Colo. (AP) — Authorities believe a man killed his wife and two of his children last weekend before killing himself in an affluent community near Colorado Springs. Yvette M. Siegert-Kreb, 50, Felicity Kreb, 13, Barrett Kreb, 9, and Christof Kreb, 55, were found...

Harrison, now a mother of 2, fights for $1M PFL championship

Oct. 25, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

Kayla Harrison twice won Olympic gold, hugged Mike Tyson after the former heavyweight champ wrapped a title belt around her waist and walked out of the Professional Fighters League cage clutching an oversized $1 million checks. Her biggest reward, in an adulthood full of...

New Mexico pledges support for tribal adoptions in state law

Oct. 13, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — In her first prepared speech Tuesday the new leader of New Mexico’s child protection department pledges to restore the agency’s credibility following a series of scandals under her predecessor. New Mexico Children Youth and Family Department...

German-born siblings meet for the first time in Lebanon

Oct. 02, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — “I think I found your brother”: German-born siblings meet for the first time in Lebanon Matthew Toth Lebanon Daily News About five years ago, Elizabeth Lynch was looking for information about her birth...