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Emails: Companies urged gov to veto anti-LGBT adoption law


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's office sought to downplay potential consequences over an anti-LGBT adoption proposal, multiple big companies reached out to his administration warning the state's reputation would suffer if the Republican...

Prosecutor: Remains found in Phoenix were those of child

By ASTRID GALVAN | January 29, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — Skeletal remains found in the house of a Phoenix couple accused of abusing three children who had been removed from their custody belonged to another child who might have also been abused, a prosecutor said in court Wednesday.The remains...

Mom of 2 missing kids found in Hawaii with new husband

By REBECCA BOONE | January 27, 2020

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police say the mother of two missing kids has been found in Hawaii along with her new husband, but there's still no sign of the children in the cross-country investigation that includes several mysterious deaths.Police in Kauai pulled...

Los Angeles unites in grief for adopted son Kobe Bryant

By BETH HARRIS | January 27, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chants rose in the plaza across from Staples Center. "Kobe!" and "MVP! MVP!" They came from hundreds of fans gathered to mourn the death of Kobe Bryant.Candles burned alongside hand-lettered messages scrawled on signs and the...

Movement to highlight missing Native women expands to males

By FELICIA FONSECA | January 26, 2020

TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Margaret Bitsue's days are filled with prayer: that her son has a clear mind and that he remembers home, a traditional Navajo hogan at the end of a dirt road where a faded yellow ribbon hanging from the cedar trees points to...