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Number of US kids in foster care up after long dip

After dropping for seven straight years, the number of U.S. children in foster care rose slightly last year, according to new federal figures released Monday.

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UN experts say world's mangrove forests at risk

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — U.N. experts are warning that the world's mangrove forests are being destroyed at a more rapid rate than other forest ecosystems because of land conversion, development and pollution.

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Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever

NEW YORK (AP) — When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve?

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US consumer spending up 0.5 percent in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans boosted spending by a healthy amount in August, offering welcome evidence that the economy is on solid footing heading into the final quarter of the year.

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Driver accused of abandoning chicken truck found

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in Idaho have arrested the driver thought to have abandoned a trailer containing 37,000 pounds of rotten chicken at a western Montana truck stop.

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Man dies crossing street to Del. funeral home

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say a man has died after he was struck by a car while attempting to cross a street to get to a funeral home.

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Badly burned horse returns home after 2 years

UNION CITY, Pa. (AP) — A horse has returned home to his home pasture in northwestern Pennsylvania after two years of treatment for the burns he suffered when he was doused with accelerant and set on fire.

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Recovery of bodies suspended at Japanese volcano

KISO, Japan (AP) — Japanese soldiers managed to bring down eight more bodies by helicopter from the ash-blanketed peak of a still-erupting volcano on Monday, before toxic gases and ash forced them to suspend the recovery effort in the early afternoon.

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