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Woman challenges ban on filming kids near Minnesota mosque

Dec. 12, 2019 4:42 PM EST

A Minnesota woman is challenging a ban on videotaping children at a public playground near a suburban Minneapolis mosque without parental permission. Sally Ness, of Bloomington, contends the new Bloomington city ordinance violates her First Amendment rights. Ness is among residents who contend the Dar al-Farooq...

Adoptee's birth certificate reveals he knows birth father

Dec. 11, 2019 5:45 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Butler always knew he was adopted. His dad, Dennis, would tell him, “Look at all those other kids. They’re so unlucky. Their parents had to take what they got. We got to go and pick the best one.” Kevin’s life was fulfilled. He never dreamed of a reunion...

Finland's new young female prime minister breaks the mold

Dec. 9, 2019 1:50 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Finland's next government is breaking the mold in multiple ways. Sanna Marin, the 34-year-old transport minister, was tapped over the weekend by the ruling Social Democratic Party to be Finland's new prime minister. When she takes the reins of the country, most likely on Tuesday,...

Oregon to change policy after losing parental rights fight

Dec. 7, 2019 2:18 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials who attempted to end the parental rights of a couple because of the parents' low IQs have reached an agreement with U.S. officials requiring the state follow federal civil rights laws. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that the Oregon Department of Human Services...

Bible Release Program stirs impassioned debate

Dec. 7, 2019 1:15 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — At Wednesday evening’s Board of Education work session in the City County Building’s Large Assembly Room, nearly every seat on the floor was filled. And most stayed as the board worked through a long agenda, discussing contracts, grants, the minutiae of a proposed...

Remembering the Worcester 6

Dec. 3, 2019 10:11 AM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Inside the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse and Co. building, a monster was growing. As the calls came in nearly 20 years ago, Worcester firefighters did what they have done for decades. They went inside the building to save people they believed were inside. They were met with...

Report: Substitute teacher fired for berating child on dads

Dec. 2, 2019 7:04 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials say a substitute teacher in Utah has been fired after berating a fifth-grade student who said he was thankful for being adopted by his two dads, one of whom is a former dancer on “Dancing with the Stars.” The Salt Lake Tribune reports staffing company Kelly...

Substitute teacher lectures Utah child over his 2 dads

Dec. 1, 2019 5:26 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A substitute teacher berated a Utah fifth grader after he said during a pre-Thanksgiving lesson that he was thankful he’s finally going to be adopted by his two dads, the parents said. The boy’s classmates said the teacher told him, “that’s nothing to be...

3 new family court divisions to open in January

Dec. 1, 2019 8:12 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s judicial branch says three new family court divisions will open in January in Milford, Candia and Hampton. Each location will handle all family division case types, including divorce; parenting; name change; abuse and neglect; juvenile delinquency; child in need...

Johnson seeks to focus UK election on Brexit, not his flaws

Nov. 29, 2019 8:26 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson struggled Friday to move Britain’s election debate away from questions about his character and onto Brexit, promising to bolster protection for British businesses and farmers once the country has left the European Union. Johnson tried to brush aside...