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HOUSTON (AP) — Patricia Cain entered the George R. Brown Convention Center barefoot and carrying two oxygen tanks. The first was empty. The second was given to her by the Houston Fire Department after the U.S. Coast Guard rescued her from her flooded home. She suffers from congestive heart failure, among other illnesses. Her son, […]

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The holidays are high stress for most anyone, but adding travel to the mix can make things even more complicated. For the five million people…

They seemed like the perfect American family. No history of violence, no 911 calls generating from their Snellville, Georgia home. Yet, 17-year-old Christian Ervin and his 22-year-old brother Cameron Ervin were in the process of trying to kill their parents when their mother’s frantic 911 call and their father’s quick thinking saved their lives. Though […]

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WARMINSTER, Pa. (AP) — Those attending a suburban Philadelphia high school commencement ceremony this month will see a lot of familiar faces: The school plans to graduate no fewer than 14 pairs of twins. The 2014 graduating class of William Tennent High School in Bucks County includes five sets of male twins, seven sets of […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — More women are staying at home full-time to raise their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday. Factors cited by Pew to explain the increase include more immigrant mothers, who tend to stay home with children in greater numbers than U.S.-born moms; more women unable to find […]

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The “lack of parental involvement” is the biggest issue affecting black students’ quality of education. That is one of major findings in a new national survey of African-Americans on factors in their quality of life. The survey, sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) and Ebony magazine, polled 1,005 African Americans on their mood and […]

Terry McMillan is in a good place. The 61-year-old best-selling author just moved from Northern to Southern California and her son, Solomon, is now a college graduate. She’s on the road now promoting her eighth book, “Who Asked You?” the story of a Betty Jean, a beleaguered grandmother taking care of her ailing husband and […]

Since returning to the airwaves on the OWN Network with “Oprah’s Lifeclass” and “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” Iyanla Vanzant has been healing relationships and families one show at a time. On a recent broadcast of “Fatherless Sons” she explored the pain and pathology of men who grow up without their fathers as well as what […]

For New Jersey Powerball lottery winner Pedro Quezada, the Dominican bodega owner who just collected $215 million, the adage “Mo’ money, mo’ problems” has already proven true. Just days after winning the fourth largest Powerball jackpot in history, New Jersey authorities say he’s subject to arrest for the $29,000 he owes in back child support. […]