OSWEGATCHIE, N.Y. (AP) — Life among the Amish in this northern New York community is easing back into a sense of normalcy a week after two young sisters were abducted from their family farm and as more detailed allegations emerge about their day in captivity.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday. The position puts him at odds with a significant bloc of Republicans.
JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Despite pressure from the European Union, Serbia will not impose sanctions against Russia or curb its food exports to that country, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Friday.
A New York couple accused of kidnapping two Amish girls lured them to their car with an offer to pet a dog before shackling the sisters with the intent of enslaving them, according to the sheriff's office. Nicole Vaisey, one of the suspects, told investigators that she and her boyfriend, Stephen Howells II, ended up releasing the girls a day later after becoming frightened at news reports of the abduction, Sheriff Kevin Wells of St. Lawrence County said. The girls, aged 12 and 7, were kidnapped last week from a family farm stand some 10 miles (16 km) from New York's border with Canada in an area settled by Amish families, who typically avoid using electricity and modern technologies.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of repealing.