Terminating parental rights: State policies vary widely

NEW YORK (AP) — For child-welfare agencies across the United States, it's the ultimate sanction: terminating the rights of parents to raise their own children due to concerns about abuse and neglect.
Buffett defends Berkshire's Coke stake, warns on BNSF

Warren Buffett participates in the newspaper tossing challenge during the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha NebraskaWarren Buffett on Saturday defended several of Berkshire Hathaway Inc's larger or struggling investments, including Coca-Cola and the BNSF railroad. Speaking to tens of thousands of shareholders at Berkshire's annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger also touched on many other issues including the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the risks of derivatives, and big losses at a mutual fund closely associated with Berkshire. Buffett, a supporter of Democrat Hillary Clinton for president, was asked about the regulatory impact on Berkshire if Republican front-runner Donald Trump captures the White House.



The Latest: Bodies of East Texas flood victims identified

PALESTINE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Texas flooding (all times local):
Chase Elliott wins pole at Talladega 30 years after his dad

NASCAR driver Chase Elliott (24) walks towards his car before practice for Sunday's NASCAR auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Friday, April 29, 2016, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Chase Elliott has won his second career Sprint Cup Series pole by taking the top spot in qualifying at Talladega Superspeedway.



Yemen foes hold 'productive' direct talks on key issues: UN

Yemen's UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed holds a press conference at the ministery of information in Kuwait City on April 30, 2016Yemen's warring parties held "productive" face-to-face peace talks on Saturday on "key issues" in a bid to end the conflict in the impoverished Arab country, the UN envoy said. "The talks today were positive and productive... It is an encouraging beginning," Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed told a news conference after the first direct talks since the delayed negotiations began on April 21. "Today, we heard the parties pledge total commitment to (UN Security Council) Resolution 2216 and related decisions, the Gulf initiative and results of Yemeni national dialogue as the basis for a peaceful solution," he said.





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