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Korean adoptee films pain of mother-child separations

Jun. 10, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Bringing her camera to a home for unwed mothers on South Korea’s Jeju island, Sun Hee Engelstoft anticipated an empowering story about young women keeping their babies. Instead, she ended up with a raw and unsettling documentary about how a...

Free daycare latest virus vaccine perk offered in New Mexico

Jun. 09, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest child care providers are offering free daycare for parents who are getting a COVID-19 vaccine before July 4, state officials announced Wednesday. The child care offers covers dates of the vaccine appointments and in some...

AP analysis: COVID prolonged foster care stays for thousands

Jun. 08, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Leroy Pascubillo missed his daughter’s first step, her first word and countless other precious milestones. After being born addicted to heroin, she had been placed with a foster family, and he anxiously counted the days between their visits as he tried to regain custody....

Duchess of Sussex's 'The Bench' celebrates fathers and sons

Jun. 08, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The first children's book by Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is a multicultural tribute to fatherhood. “The Bench,” a picture story published Tuesday by Random House Children's Books, celebrates the bond between Meghan's husband Prince Harry and son...

US identifies 3,900 children separated at border under Trump

Jun. 08, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration said Tuesday that it has identified more than 3,900 children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border under former President Donald Trump's “zero-tolerance” policy on illegal crossings, providing one of the more detailed accounts...

Florida teacher emerges as Tik Tok star, eyes Hollywood

Jun. 06, 2021 07:02 AM EDT

Plant City, Fla. (AP) — In the jargon of the internet, Casey Hamilton is chaotic good. He is the human embodiment of “dance like no one’s watching,” with a disarming wholesomeness bred in his native Plant City. The 25-year-old dresses like a...

Michelle Wie West returns to US Open for 1st time since 2018

Jun. 02, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Michelle Wie West's road back to the U.S. Women’s Open was a long one with detours for marriage, motherhood and injuries. The 2014 champion is set to play her first Open in three years starting Thursday at the Olympic Club, just a short drive...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 28, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ No evidence...

Kentucky ties to Baptist kids agency at risk over gay rights

May. 28, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A cultural clash pitting religious beliefs against gay rights has jeopardized Kentucky's long-running relationship with a foster care and adoption agency affiliated with the Baptist church that serves some of the state's most vulnerable children. ...

Listen to your father: Herta finds success working with dad

May. 25, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michael and Marco Andretti had epic screaming matches during races. Bobby Rahal found “No kid wants to listen to their dad” when he worked with his son, Graham. The Andrettis and Rahals were the poster families for the notion that father and son...