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Bronzed NJ mom: 5-year-old's burns not from salon

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A woman whose own skin is deeply bronze-colored from regular visits to a tanning salon has been accused of taking her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth in violation of state law, burning the girl's skin....

15 million of world's babies are born prematurely

WASHINGTON (AP) -- About 15 million premature babies are born every year - more than 1 in 10 of the world's births and a bigger problem than previously believed, according to the first country-by-country estimates of this obstetric epidemic....

Mo. lawmaker says he is gay, denounces school bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Republican Missouri House member has publicly announced he's gay and is calling on GOP leaders to end legislation that would limit discussion of sexual orientation in public schools....

Detroit unions weigh strike option as layoffs loom

DETROIT (AP) -- Unions angry that Detroit is trying to mend its financially-battered books by laying off hundreds of workers and imposing steep contract concessions on those who remain are considering an illegal strike....

100,000 Facebook users use new organ donor option

ATLANTA (AP) -- An organ donation group says more than 100,000 people used a new Facebook feature the first day to declare they are donors....

A look at how Congress has dealt with immigration

A look at how Congress has dealt with immigration in the past 25 years:...

Relative: NY police captain saved son from blaze

CARMEL, N.Y. (AP) -- A suburban New York police captain who died in a horrific house fire helped save his son and then ran back inside to try to rescue his wife and two teenage daughters before they all succumbed to the blaze, according to his brother-in-law....

May Day protests show weak immigration movement

ATLANTA (AP) -- While a black preacher told about 100 immigration protesters that incarcerated blacks and detained immigrants faced similar challenges, Jesse Morgan stood to one side of the May Day demonstrators, holding a large sign that read "Radical Queers Resist."...

Only Canadian on death row in US seeks clemency

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The only Canadian on death row in the United States is asking the Montana Parole Board to instead let him live the rest of his life in prison....

US claims father illegally moved kids to Gaza

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Authorities in the U.S. have accused a divorced Palestinian man of illegally moving his three children from their home in Kansas to his native Gaza earlier this year....

Munch's 'The Scream' may fetch $80M at NYC auction

NEW YORK (AP) -- One of the art world's most recognizable images - Edvard Munch's "The Scream" - could sell for $80 million or more when it is auctioned at Sotheby's on Wednesday....

Calif. man forgotten in cell says he drank urine

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A San Diego college student who federal drug agents forgot and left in a holding cell for five days without food, water or access to a toilet said Tuesday that he drank his own urine to survive....

Fla. police say man kills 2, injures daughter

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities are searching for a 55-year-old man they say killed his wife and the boyfriend of his pregnant daughter in Florida before threatening to attack officials at a Massachusetts-based company....

US: blind activist in medical care, to see family

BEIJING (AP) -- A U.S. official says a blind Chinese legal activist who was at the center of a diplomatic tussle between Washington and Beijing has left the U.S. Embassy to receive medical care in Beijing and be reunited with this family....

Secret trip trickled out then the trickle stopped

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was the secret that bent but never quite fully broke....

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