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Indiana prosecutors ask if couple was paid for interviews

Nov. 14, 2019 6:56 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana prosecutors want to know whether a former couple accused of abandoning their adopted daughter has been paid for interviews given to national television shows and tabloids about the case. Prosecutors said the pair left their daughter in Indiana and moved to Canada in 2013....

Liz Weston: What to do if your parents need financial help

Nov. 11, 2019 7:52 AM EST

Most parents in the U.S. provide some sort of financial support to their adult children, multiple surveys have found. But often, financial aid goes the other way. A 2015 survey by TD Ameritrade found 13% of American adults provided financial support to a parent. Millennials were far more likely than older...

A loophole in Florida's Wrongful Death Act

Nov. 10, 2019 3:05 AM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — On Aug. 2, less than a month after his 51st birthday, Gerald Giannillo, a longtime and much-loved massage therapist at the Longboat Key Club, checked in at Sarasota Memorial Hospital for surgery to repair an aneurysm and leaking heart valve caused by a hereditary condition. Eighteen...

AP Exclusive: Abusive S. Korean facility exported children

Nov. 9, 2019 2:18 PM EST

BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — A notorious South Korean facility that kidnapped, abused and enslaved children and the disabled for a generation was also shipping children overseas for adoption, part of a massive profit-seeking enterprise that thrived by exploiting those trapped within its walls, The Associated...

Maryland teen adopts entire herd of Assateague ponies

Oct. 25, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

BERLIN, Md. (AP) — A 14-year-old Maryland girl has adopted all 75 ponies from the Maryland herd of Assateague Island ponies. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports Zoe Newman this month became the first person to ever foster every horse in the herd. The adoptions, which have cost Zoe and her mother more than...

South Korean justice minister resigns during finance probe

Oct. 14, 2019 4:03 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's justice minister resigned Monday, citing the political burden of an investigation into alleged financial crimes and academic favors surrounding his family, a scandal that has rocked Seoul's liberal government and spurred huge protests. Cho Kuk has denied wrongdoing....

Politician charged in human trafficking adoption scheme

Oct. 9, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona elected official ran a human smuggling scheme that promised pregnant women thousands of dollars to lure them from a Pacific Island nation to the U.S., where they were crammed into houses to wait to give birth, sometimes with little to no prenatal care, prosecutors allege. Paul...

Tumor discovery gives business owner new outlook on life

Oct. 7, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — "If I was going to die today, would I go to Hell or to paradise?" That's the question that ran through Luca Papini's mind shortly after learning the seizures he'd been having were a sign of something much more serious — a brain tumor that would require surgery. "You are...

Illinois commission offers free college readiness help

Oct. 6, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — State officials say free workshops and support for students seeking financial aid for college is available throughout the fall starting this month. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission will host workshops for students and their families to provide assistance in filling out college...

Financial aid workshop offered for college-bound students

Oct. 6, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is hosting a financial aid workshop for students who need help paying for college. The Rhode Island Democrat says his annual college financial aid workshop for high school students and their families will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at Cranston West High School. The...