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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...

'Marriage for all'? Swiss voters to decide same-sex marriage

Sep. 25, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Voters in Switzerland will decide Sunday whether to allow same-sex marriages in the rich Alpine country, one of the few in Western Europe where gay and lesbian couples do not already have the right to wed. Switzerland has authorized same-sex civil...

Lawyer: Missing Hawaii girl's family cooperating with police

Sep. 17, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Adoptive family members of a missing Hawaii girl have been fully cooperative with police and consented to a full-day search of their home, an attorney for them said in a statement. Isabella Kalua was last seen asleep Sunday night in her home in...

Missing Hawaii girl's parents withdrew her from school

Sep. 16, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The adoptive parents of a missing 6-year-old Hawaii girl pulled her out of school to home-school her, the state Department of Education said. Isabella Kalua attended kindergarten at Waimanalo Elementary last school year via distance learning, said Nanea...

5 Lansing-area siblings, separated as kids, find each other

Sep. 12, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Josephine Herrera didn’t know growing up that her family was fractured, but she witnessed sudden bouts of sadness that sometimes overtook her mother. They were clues something was missing. “I remember, you know, growing up,...

Woman adopts 3 nephews after sister dies of COVID-19

Sep. 11, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Sick with COVID-19 in a hospital bed, pregnant with her third child and anticipating the worst, Jackie Gonzalez penned a letter to her oldest son. “My dearest Jacob,” it began. “I thought we would have forever together. But forever isn’t as...

Police: Officer in anti-abortion ad 'against his wishes'

Sep. 08, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico police officer who adopted a child from a pregnant woman he found using heroin in what has been held up as an alternative to abortion is pictured in uniform on an anti-abortion billboard without his permission, his superiors say. ...

Tribes, states seek review of Native child adoptions case

Sep. 08, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to review a case that centers on whether Native Americans should receive preference in adoptions of Native children. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a sharply divided ruling in April over the...