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Conflicting reports emerge about Russia suspending adoptions

MOSCOW – A Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday that adoptions of Russian children by U.S. families had been suspended, although other Russian and U.S. officials disputed this.

Mickelson wins Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Phil Mickelson soaked up a scene he knows all too well as he climbed the steep hill toward the 18th green at Augusta National to claim another green jacket.

Man holds girlfriend at gunpoint

WACO - A Waco man was arrested Tuesday for holding his girlfriend at gunpoint. Police say Gary Ramsey Junior also hit the woman in the face with the pistol, breaking a tooth and splitting her lip. Authorities also say Ramsey shot the gun away f

In down economy, older moms' births still up in US

ATLANTA – U.S. births fell in 2008, probably because of the recession, updated government figures confirm.

Toyota slapped with $16 million fine

WASHINGTON – Toyota Motor Corp. faces a maximum penalty of more than $16 million, a record civil penalty against an automaker, for failing to promptly notify the U.S.

US court rules against FCC on `net neutrality'

WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court has ruled that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to require broadband providers to give equal treatment to all Internet traffic flowing over their network

Credit Act affects users differently

The Credit Act has changed the rules of the banking business.Be sure to know how they affect you.

Lady Bears fall to Huskies in Final Four

SAN ANTONIO - The Baylor Lady Bears lost to the the Univerisity of Connecticut Huskies Sunday night 70 to 50. Despite the large margin, Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said she was proud of her team, and told fans the best is still to come for the Lady Be

Bird carrying deadly H5N1 virus found in Europe

SOFIA, Bulgaria – A dead bird found near Bulgaria's Black Sea port of Varna has tested positive for the deadly H5N1 virus, officials said Thursday.