New leash on life: K-9 gets second chance tracking jaguar

Mayke was born in Germany, expensively schooled and tediously trained to head off smugglers at the U.S.-Mexico border. But on the way to Texas, the...

Judge blocks Mississippi ban on adoption by same-sex couples

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has overturned Mississippi’s ban on allowing same-sex couples to adopt children. U.S. District Judge...

Chicago schools to close as teachers launch one-day strike

CHICAGO (AP) — Picket lines and protests will likely meet students and parents who show up at Chicago school buildings Friday, as teachers in the...

Things to know about the US women’s soccer team’s complaint

AP Photo/Uncredited Five stars with the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s national team filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity...

Baby found safe following mall abduction; woman in custody

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) — Police say a baby boy who was kidnapped from an upscale shopping mall in suburban Philadelphia has been found safe, and a...

Shirley Hufstedler, first US education secretary, dies at 90

AP Photo/Uncredited SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Shirley Hufstedler, a former federal appellate court judge who served as the nation’s first education...