Adoption

May 11, 2018 - 10:30 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill late Friday that gay rights advocates say would allow religious-based adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples, single people and non-Christians in placing children. The bill written by Republican Sen. Greg Treat...
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May 11, 2018 - 9:32 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill late Friday that gay rights advocates say would allow religious-based adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples, single people and non-Christians in placing children. The bill written by Republican Sen. Greg Treat...
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Kansas state Rep. Louis Ruiz, left, and Sen. David Haley, right, both D-Kansas City, confer during a break in negotiations on adoption legislation, Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The legislation would prevent the state from barring faith-based agencies from providing adoption services if they refuse for religious reasons to place children in LGBT homes. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
May 04, 2018 - 3:34 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State lawmakers in Kansas and Oklahoma have approved legislation to grant legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that cite their religious beliefs for not placing children in LGBT homes. Supporters of such measures argued that the core issue is protecting a group's...
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Kansas state Rep. Louis Ruiz, left, and Sen. David Haley, right, both D-Kansas City, confer during a break in negotiations on adoption legislation, Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The legislation would prevent the state from barring faith-based agencies from providing adoption services if they refuse for religious reasons to place children in LGBT homes. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
May 04, 2018 - 3:32 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas and Oklahoma lawmakers have passed legislation to grant legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that won't place children in LGBT homes. The Kansas Senate approved a bill early Friday that would prevent agencies from being barred from providing adoption...
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Kansas state Rep. Susan Humphries, right, R-Wichita, talks to Tom Witt, left, executive director of the LGBT-rights group Equality Kansas at the rail of rotunda on the third floor of the Statehouse, Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Topeka, Kan. Humphries is the leading supporter of a bill that would grant legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that won't place children in LGBT homes, while Witt is a vocal opponent. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
May 04, 2018 - 2:58 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State lawmakers in Oklahoma and Kansas have approved legislation to grant legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that cite their religious beliefs for not placing children in LGBT homes. Supporters of such measures argued that the core issue is protecting a group's...
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April 22, 2018 - 10:21 am
DOVER, N.Y. (AP) — The ex-wife of a man who police say killed three people and himself after an incestuous marriage to his biological daughter says he had an explosive temper, a history of abusive behavior and legally owned at least four guns. Alyssa Pladl told The Associated Press in an interview...
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This photo provided by the Wake County Sheriff's Office shows Steven Pladl. According to police, Pladl, the suspect in an apparent murder-suicide spanning three states, called his mother to say he had killed his son in Knightdale, N.C., as well as his daughter, Katie Pladl, and her adoptive father, who were fatally shot in Connecticut. The slain infant had been born of the relationship between Steven Pladl and his daughter, Katie. (Wake County Sheriff's Office/Hartford Courant via AP)
April 13, 2018 - 5:40 pm
NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man killed his wife — who was also his daughter — and their 7-month-old son and then took his own life after she broke up with him, according to a 911 call. Steven Pladl's mother called police in North Carolina to say she'd had a disturbing call from him and to ask...
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This photo provided by the Wake County Sheriff's Office shows Steven Pladl. According to police, Pladl, the suspect in an apparent murder-suicide spanning three states, called his mother to say he had killed his son in Knightdale, N.C., as well as his daughter, Katie Pladl, and her adoptive father, who were fatally shot in Connecticut. The slain infant had been born of the relationship between Steven Pladl and his daughter, Katie. (Wake County Sheriff's Office/Hartford Courant via AP)
April 13, 2018 - 3:06 pm
NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man killed his wife — who was also his daughter — and their 7-month-old son before taking his own life after the woman broke up with him, according to a 911 call. Steven Pladl's mother called police in North Carolina to say she'd had a disturbing call from her son and to...
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This photo provided by the Wake County Sheriff's Office shows Steven Pladl. According to police, Pladl, the suspect in an apparent murder-suicide spanning three states, called his mother to say he had killed his son in Knightdale, N.C., as well as his daughter, Katie Pladl, and her adoptive father, who were fatally shot in Connecticut. The slain infant had been born of the relationship between Steven Pladl and his daughter, Katie. (Wake County Sheriff's Office/Hartford Courant via AP)
April 13, 2018 - 12:46 pm
NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man killed his wife — who was also his daughter — and their 7-month-old son before taking his own life after the woman broke up with him, according to a 911 call. Steven Pladl's mother called police in North Carolina to say she'd had a disturbing call from her son and to...
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April 02, 2018 - 1:50 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In some versions of a story March 30 about a family killed when their SUV went off a cliff, The Associated Press linked an incorrect video. The video was of a different crash. The story is below: Officials seek clues in SUV cliff crash that likely killed 8 Searchers are still...
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