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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Christina Ricci arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. The actress has filed for divorce from her husband of nearly seven years. Ricci filed documents in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday to dissolve her marriage with James Heerdegen. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Christina Ricci files for divorce from husband of 7 years

Jul. 2, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Christina Ricci has filed for divorce Thursday from her husband of seven years, and is asking for sole custody of their son. Ricci filed documents in Los Angeles County Superior Court to dissolve her marriage with James Heerdegen, citing irreconcilable differences. The...

Montenegro backs same-sex partnership as it seeks EU entry

Jul. 1, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Lawmakers in the small Balkan country of Montenegro on Wednesday approved same-sex partnership as part of efforts to push on with joining the European Union. They backed the change, which gives same sex couples equal legal rights as heterosexual ones except over child...

Idaho domestic terrorist released early from federal prison

Jun. 26, 2020 11:32 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An Idaho man imprisoned for more than two decades for bombing a Planned Parenthood clinic and robbing a bank in Spokane Valley in 1996 walked free from federal custody this week. Brian Ratigan, 61, of Sandpoint, Idaho, received credit for 23 years served in federal custody Wednesday,...

Woman charged in death of foster child released

Jun. 24, 2020 8:50 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman charged in connection with the 2015 death of a 2-year-old foster child in her care and injuries to a second toddler in her custody has been released on personal recognizance. Kimberly Malpass, 39, of Auburn, was released after her remotely-held arraignment...

The Dunn family is pictured in their home Friday, June 12, 2020, in Oklahoma City. From left are Izzy Simons, Cooper Dunn, Josh Dunn and Sarah Dunn. Sarah Dunn, who grew up in rural Kansas, has learned much about race since she and her husband, Josh, took custody of Izzy six years ago. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

White parents of Black children navigate a changing nation

Jun. 23, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Izzy Simons has been fired up about the prospect of driving on his own. The 15-year-old has craved the freedom a license promises. He has proudly and effectively maneuvered the family's vehicles around the church parking lot and beyond, and he's confident he'll pass his test in August....

Woman charged in death of foster child, 2, in her care

Jun. 23, 2020 8:43 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman faces charges in connection with the 2015 death of a 2-year-old foster child in her care and injuries to a second toddler in her custody, prosecutors say. Kimberly Malpass, 39, of Auburn, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on reckless endangerment of a child...

Jewish sleepaway camp operators sue for coronavirus closures

Jun. 22, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A group of Jewish summer camp operators has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his decision to keep overnight camps closed this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Association of Jewish Camp Operators and a group of parents argue that the statewide closure of...

North Las Vegas police search for baby allegedly abducted

Jun. 21, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in North Las Vegas continued to search Sunday for a woman accused of abducting her infant son. They said 3-week-old Benjamin Quintero allegedly was abducted at his grandmother’s house by 32-year-old Nyeisha Barrett. According to police, Barrett lost custody of the child when...

Indiana asks high court to review birth certificate ruling

Jun. 20, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana’s attorney general’s office is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a federal appeals court’s ruling that sided with a gay married couple who challenged the state’s birth records law. The petition, filed June 15, comes after the appeals court...

Kansas mom sentenced for trying to poison her 3 children

Jun. 16, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — An Olathe mom who tried to kill her three young children with medication was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 29 years in prison. Therese Irine Roever, 39, was sentenced on three counts of attempted first-degree murder and criminal threat. She will have to register as a violent offender when...