• In a Jan. 15, 2016 photo provided by Kimberly Miccio, Betty Morrell, left, and her birthmother, Lena Pierce, 96, are reunited at the Greater Binghamton Airport. Morrell’s granddaughter, Kimberly Miccio, holding her own daughter, accompanied Morrell to Binghamton from Spring Hill, Fla., where they both live. Morrell had searched for 50 years for Pierce, who at age 13 was forced to give up the baby she had named Eva May. (Kimberly Miccio via AP)

    Woman, 82, tracks down and meets 96-year-old birth mother

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Eighty-two years after she was born to a teenage girl and put up for adoption, Betty Morrell finally has met her 96-year-old birth mother, thanks to the dogged persistence of her granddaughter during 20 years of searching.

  • New book sheds light on Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X’s friendship

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A new book co-authored by a Purdue University historian is shedding light on the secret friendship between boxing great Muhammad Ali and civil rights leader Malcolm X.