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President Donald Trump walks with Judge Amy Coney Barrett to a news conference to announce Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Graham: Court vote could be week before election

Sep. 26, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham says he hopes his committee will approve Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court by the week of Oct. 26, setting up a...

A man shows the contact tracing app Stayaway Covid on his cellphone, in Lisbon, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. The smartphone app uses Bluetooth technology to help discover whether people have been in close proximity to someone infected with COVID-19. Mobile apps tracing new COVID cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven months into the pandemic, virus cases are surging again and the apps have not been widely adopted due to privacy concerns, technical problems and lack of interest from the public. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

As Europe faces 2nd wave of virus, tracing apps lack impact

Sep. 22, 2020 7:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Mobile apps tracing new COVID-19 cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven months into the pandemic, virus cases are surging again and the apps have not been widely adopted due to privacy concerns, technical problems and lack of interest...

Indiana top state for increasing adoptions from foster care

Sep. 20, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana is the top state in the nation for increasing the number of children adopted from foster care, according to state and federal officials. In the 2019 fiscal year, 2,489 Hoosier children were adopted through the Indiana Department of Child Services, Gov. Eric Holcomb said. That's...

Separated brothers reunited, with a common football bond

Sep. 5, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

WOLSEY, S.D. (AP) — Damien McGhee can remember when his younger brother was adopted. “I was five or six years old, and I remember the adoption agency came to get him,” Damien recalled. “I’ll admit that I forgot about him a bit, but then we started getting pictures.”...

New federal data: fewer kids in US foster care system

Aug. 24, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

The number of children in the U.S. foster care system has dropped for a second year in a row, and a record number of children in the child welfare system were able to find adoptive homes, according to new federal data released Monday. The annual report from the Department of Health and Human Services counted...