A federal judge supervising the state's foster-care system has ordered child-protection officials to immediately comply with a year-old court order prohibiting foster children from being placed in group homes that lacked 24-hour supervision. The development comes as the state has continued to downplay reports of continuing abuse and chronic staffing shortages in a system that faces the possibility of court supervision early next year, as the Legislature convenes to address a plan to increase funding for the troubled programs.
Jamie Dimon's new letter says America is great, but regulation is holding us back
Follow Yahoo Finance’s full coverage of JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon’s annual letter to shareholders.
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West Virginia: How the Bluest State Became the Reddest
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‘To Catch a Predator’ host charged with bouncing checks to Stamford merchant
STAMFORD - Shippan resident and "To Catch a Predator" host Chris Hansen has been accused of bouncing checks and failing to pay for $13,000 worth of marketing materials he received from a local vendor. Hansen, 59, was charged Monday with issuing a bad check and released after signing a written promise to appear in court. Hansen did not immediately return a call Tuesday for comment. According to a four-page arrest affidavit, Hansen asked Peter Psichopaidas, owner of Promotional Sales Limited of Summer Street, for 355 ceramic mugs, 288 T-shirts and 650 vinal decals. Hansen planned to use them at marketing events, the affidavit said. The total amount due was $12,998.
Port of Galveston prepares to welcome Carnival Vista
The Port of Galveston is about to welcome its largest cruise ship. The Carnival Vista will take its inaugural voyage from Galveston on Sept. 23.
Are Companies’ Price Increases Painting Them Into a Corner?
Makers of everything from paint to Big Macs are raising prices to offset costs. But is the American consumer ready to revamp budgets to protect corporate profits?
Texas church shooting pushes Wilson County sheriff into spotlight
Until Sunday, Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt Jr. had a relatively quiet, 25-year career.
Transgender boy wins controversial girls state title
CYPRESS, Texas (AP) — Mack Beggs had just won a state wrestling title Saturday in a category he didn't want to be in. But instead of wallowing in a debate about what should or should not have happened this weekend at the…