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Organization helps Latina mothers and daughters succeed.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In a charter school gymnasium on the city’s north side, dozens of families fill the bleachers as four pairs of Latina mothers and daughters talk about emotions too often considere...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims rising suicides if US stays shut

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is making a baseless claim of surging suicides if the U.S. economy remains mostly shut due to the spread of the coronavirus. There's no evidence that suicides ...

For 1st time in 4 years, US life expectancy rises — a little

NEW YORK (AP) — Life expectancy in the United States is up for the first time in four years. The increase is small — just a month — but marks at least a temporary halt to a downward ...

Schumer navigates rocky terrain as impeachment trial unfolds

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Chuck Schumer stood at the finish line of a half-marathon in New York City, slapping high-fives. Then he was off to Washington for a meeting about the impeachment trial of Preside...

LGBT activists say new bills target transgender youth

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — At the urging of conservative advocacy groups, Republican legislators in more than a dozen states are promoting bills that focus on transgender young people. One batch of bills w...

Pope’s Asian agenda: Atomic bombs, martyrs, family reunion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has agendas both pastoral and personal for his trip to Asia, where he’ll appeal for global nuclear disarmament at the sites of the atomic bomb and minister to two tiny...

Football brings some peace to Sioux family after suicide

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Teenagers Jashawn and Jayton Pease embraced in the end zone while celebrating the 74-39 victory that made their Crow Creek Chieftains the champions of South Dakota’s tribal sch...

Feeling blue? Oregon students can take 'mental health days'

SALEM, Oregon (AP) — Oregon will allow students to take "mental health days" just as they would sick days, expanding the reasons for excused school absences to include mental or behavioral health unde...

AP Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry, pleading and desperate. She'd called every day that past week, begging for help. I need my medi...

Idaho State's Haley Harrison still fighting off the darkness

The darkness rolls in like an invisible fog, draping over every thought, compounding until the internal agony becomes unbearable. Haley Harrison built a facade to mask its clutches, ...

New Hampshire committee holds onto red-flag gun control bill

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers aren't ready to move forward with a bill to make it easier to take guns away from people in danger of harming themselves or others. The H...

FDA allows treatment of depression with club drug’s cousin

WASHINGTON (AP) — A mind-altering medication related to the club drug Special K won U.S. approval Tuesday for patients with hard-to-treat depression, the first in a series of long-overlooked sub...

New Hampshire debates 'red-flag' gun control bill

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The debate over making it easier to take guns away from dangerous people in New Hampshire featured red T-shirts on one side and white pearls on the other Tuesday. ...

Why French police officers keep committing suicide

Maggy Biskupski is the latest name on a list of more than 50 police and military police officer who have taken their lives this year. Her suicide came as a surprise to many. The 36-year-old police off...

As US life expectancy falls, West Virginia offers lessons

MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — If you want to understand why U.S. life expectancy is declining, West Virginia is a good place to start. The state is a bellwether of bad health, portending maj...