Family issues

CORRECTS SPELLING OF SARA ON SECOND REFERENCE - FILE - This combination of file photos provided on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, by the Bucks County District Attorney shows Sara Packer, left, and Jacob Sullivan. Sullivan pleaded guilty Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, to first-degree murder in the 2016 death of 14-year-old Grace Packer. Grace's adoptive mother, Sara Packer, is expected to testify against Sullivan during the penalty phase of his trial. She has agreed to plead guilty and serve a life sentence. (Bucks County District Attorney via AP, File)
February 19, 2019 - 6:28 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty on Tuesday in the rape, murder and dismemberment of a 14-year-old girl, and the victim's adoptive mother has agreed to plead guilty and serve a life sentence. Jacob Sullivan, 46, pleaded guilty to all charges in the 2016 death of Grace Packer...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks to media at Gibson's Bookstore & Cafe, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
February 18, 2019 - 11:37 pm
Sen. Kamala Harris says she won't comment again on the investigation into a reported attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett until it's completed. Speaking Monday to reporters in Concord, New Hampshire, during her first presidential campaign trip to the state, the U.S. senator from California says...
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Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at an organizing event Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
February 18, 2019 - 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is planning to unveil a universal child care plan that would guarantee American families access to child care. The Massachusetts Democrat, a 2020 presidential candidate, would use part of the revenue from her proposed tax on the ultra-wealthy to fund her...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds delivers her inaugural address in Des Moines, Iowa. Nearly 50 years after Iowa moved to reduce partisanship in its court system, Republicans who control the governor's office and the Legislature say it's time to give politicians greater control. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
February 17, 2019 - 11:04 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nearly 50 years after Iowa moved to reduce partisanship in its court system, Republicans who control the governor's office and the Legislature say it's time to give politicians greater control. Legislative leaders want to change how judges are chosen after being repeatedly...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2015, file photo, the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington. The Trump administration has announced new rules for scrutinizing petitions to bring in minor spouses to the United States. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
February 15, 2019 - 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced new rules Friday to scrutinize petitions to bring in underage spouses to the U.S. after data showed thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides had been approved. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it was...
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French writer Frederic Martel gestures during an interview with Associated Press, in Paris, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. In the explosive book "In the Closet of the Vatican" author Frederic Martel describes a gay subculture at the Vatican and calls out the hypocrisy of Catholic bishops and cardinals who in public denounce homosexuality but in private lead double lives. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
February 15, 2019 - 2:07 pm
PARIS (AP) — A gay French writer has lifted the lid on what he calls one of the world's largest gay communities, the Vatican, estimating that most of its prelates are homosexually inclined and attributing much of the current crisis in the Catholic Church to an internecine war among them. In the...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves the Houses of Parliament in Westminster following a Brexit vote in the House of Commons, in London, Thursday Feb. 14, 2019. May suffered an embarrassing defeat by lawmakers Thursday in a vote that left her bid to secure a European Union divorce deal stuck between an intransigent EU and a resistant U.K. Parliament _ with Brexit just six weeks away. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
February 14, 2019 - 1:57 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered an embarrassing defeat by lawmakers Thursday in a vote that left her bid to secure a European Union divorce deal stuck between an intransigent EU and a resistant U.K. Parliament — with Brexit just six weeks away. A rebellion by hard-core...
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In this Jan. 28, 2019, photo, Kenji Aiba, left, and his partner Ken Kozumi laugh during an interview with The Associated Press in Tokyo. Kozumi and Aiba have held onto a marriage certificate they signed at their wedding party in 2013, anticipating that Japan would emulate other advanced nations and legalize same-sex unions. That day has yet to come, and legally they are just friends even though they've lived as a married couple for more than five years. On Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, Valentine’s Day, the couple is joining a dozen other same-sex couples in Japan’s first lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the country’s rejection of same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)
February 14, 2019 - 3:06 am
TOKYO (AP) — Thirteen gay couples filed Japan's first lawsuit challenging the country's rejection of same-sex marriage Thursday, arguing the denial violates their constitutional right to equality. Six couples holding banners saying "Marriage For All Japan" walked into Tokyo District Court to file...
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In this image taken from video, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a statement about progress on Brexit talks to members of parliament in the the House of Commons, London, Tuesday Feb. 12, 2019. Theresa May was urging restive lawmakers Tuesday to "hold their nerve" and give her more time to rework a divorce agreement with the European Union. (House of Commons/PA via AP)
February 12, 2019 - 10:29 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May urged restive lawmakers Tuesday to hold their nerve and give her more time to rework a divorce agreement with the European Union, heightening concerns that Brexit uncertainty will continue right up to the edge of the U.K.'s departure on March 29...
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Swiss Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, center, British Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox, left, and Liechtenstein's Foreign Minister Aurelia Frick, right, shake hands after signing a trade agreement in Bern, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. Parmelin and Fox signed a bilateral trade agreement regulating relations between the two countries after the Brexit. Because of the customs treaty with Switzerland, the agreement also applies to Liechtenstein. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)
February 11, 2019 - 10:09 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May sought a compromise Monday with opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn in hopes of securing his backing for a divorce deal with the European Union. The political maneuvering comes amid strong signs that uncertainty over Brexit is already clamping down on...
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