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Pritzker: Prepare now to vaccinate kids aged 5 to 11

Oct. 25, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials and pediatricians urged parents Monday to start preparing to have their young children vaccinated against COVID-19 when shots become available as early as next week. Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the Illinois Department of Public...

Australia wants Facebook to seek parental consent for kids

Oct. 25, 2021 05:24 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia plans to crack down on online advertisers targeting children by making social media platforms seek parental consent for users younger than 16 years old to join or face fines of 10 million Australian dollars ($7.5 million) under a draft law released...

Birmingham program offering monthly payments to single moms

Oct. 24, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Birmingham is planning a pilot program to offer a guaranteed income to 110 single mothers in the city, where single women head about 60% of all households with children. Proposed by Mayor Randall Woodfin, the Embrace Mothers plan was approved...

Las Cruces educator honored as Teacher of the Year

Oct. 23, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Lorynn Guerrero was raised within the halls of Mayfield High School. Before she even began kindergarten, Guerrero could be found playing in the old courtyard at Mayfield where her father taught for 36 years. ”(My dad) found...

A moving 'reunion' for descendants of Holocaust survivors

Oct. 23, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

WESTLAKE, Texas (AP) — Anna Salton Eisen found the old pictures — wallet-size, black-and-white images of Jewish prisoners who survived the Holocaust — in a folder her late father, George Lucius Salton, kept most of his life. The Texas woman recognized the names of...

Endangered orangutan in New Orleans expecting twins

Oct. 21, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A critically endangered Sumatran orangutan in New Orleans is pregnant with twins, the zoo in New Orleans announced Thursday. “We are very excited about this pregnancy,” Bob MacLean, senior veterinarian at the Audubon Zoo, said in a news release....

South Carolina, Martin want to be physical hoops team again

Oct. 21, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Frank Martin has bounced back from the worst season of his career. He believes his Gamecocks are ready to do the same thing on the court. Martin had COVID-19 twice, including a stretch in January during the disjointed,...

Federal officials investigate fatal bridge demolition

Oct. 21, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — Federal workplace safety officials are investigating a bridge demolition accident in Georgia that injured two workers and killed one man who relatives described as a loving father. The injured workers were in critical condition, the Atlanta...

McCain book shares why she left 'toxic' times at 'The View'

Oct. 19, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Meghan McCain says she decided to leave “The View” following her second day back from maternity leave in January when frequent foil Joy Behar said “I did not miss you” during a political argument. McCain, who left this summer after four years as...

Jamie Foxx shares parenting lessons and stories in new book

Oct. 19, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — While traveling with his family during the filming of the 2012 movie “Django Unchained,” Jamie Foxx allowed his then 18-year-old daughter, Corinne, to share a room with her boyfriend. He was proud of his decision, feeling evolved and cool and anointed himself New Dad for...