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Squeezing the Middle Class

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, Jason Prosser was stunned to discover the cost of child care for his newborn son — so much so that he and his wife postponed having a second child. The day care center they found near their Seattle home tops $10,000 ...

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick fined $11K for dropping N-word on the field

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Quarterback Colin Kaepernick awoke Sunday to a report that accused him of using a racial slur against the Chicago Bears in the 49ers' regular season home-opener. Kaepernick said after Sunday's 23-14 loss to the Arizona Cardinals th ...

Drag queens dress down Facebook over names

NEW YORK (AP) — San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. In recent weeks, Facebook has been deleting the profiles of self- ...

Spanking: Did Adrian Peterson go too far?

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he never intended to hurt his 4-year-old son when he hit him with a tree branch (switch). But experts in childhood development said the intent doesn't matter -- striking a child is never appropriate ...

Transgender wins Homecoming Princess at Colorado high school

Scarlett Lenh was officially crowned the 2014 Homecoming Princess for Sand Creek High School during Friday night's football game. Scarlett, however, is biologically a guy. She was born Andy Lenh, and this school year started identifying as a female t ...

Ravens fans turn out in support of Ray Rice

BALTIMORE -- On their walk to M&T Bank Stadium Thursday afternoon, Baltimore college students Josh Smith and Josh Mason received congratulatory handshakes from Ravens fans. Given the events that transpired in Baltimore this week, one might have assum ...

St. Patrick's Day parade goes queer; Catholics, pro-life groups out

NEW YORK (AP) — The Catholic League said Thursday that it will sit out next year's St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York because event organizers aren't letting an anti-abortion group march. The group, formally known as the Catholic League for Religio ...

Law Enforcement says Rice video sent to NFL months ago

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week. The perso ...

Wife says taking football from Ray Rice horrific

Ray Rice's wife says taking away football from her husband is horrific and making the couple relive a moment they regret is a "horrible thing." Janay Palmer posted a statement Tuesday on her Instagram account, a day after TMZ Sports released video sh ...

NFL finally feels the heat on Ray Rice decision

BALTIMORE (AP) — NFL star Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens football team on Monday and suspended indefinitely by America's most popular sports league after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February ...


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