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Prince William urges men to open up on mental health issues

May. 28, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince William has admitted he’s found being a parent overwhelming at times and that the “life-changing” experience of having children brought back the trauma he experienced following the death of his mother, Princess Diana. Speaking during a new BBC...

This April 8, 2020, photo shows cookies, a cake and rolls of toilet paper delivered to the writer from her ex-husband in Hopkinton, N.H. This writer has found a surprising source of support over the last few months: Her ex-husband. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer)

VIRUS DIARY: Finding a surprising source of support in an ex

May. 26, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Embarrassing to admit but oddly comforting: My ex-husband’s husband and I share a slight crush on our state epidemiologist. Frankly, I never thought I’d have an ex-husband, let alone one who has a new husband. And I certainly never imagined he’d become a main...

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Review: Indigo Girls passionate, tuneful on fine ‘Look Long’

May. 20, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

Indigo Girls, “Look Long” (Rounder) “Look Long” is the Indigo Girls’ first studio album in five years, a passionate and tuneful collection on which the combined voices of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers sound as instinctive and magical as ever. Recorded in England at Peter...

In this Sunday May 17, 2020, photo provided by Christina Mushi-Brunt, AP Sports Writer Cliff Brunt and his 14-year-old son, Elias, watch the final episodes of The Last Dance in Oklahoma City. For the past five weeks, the docuseries that revisited Michael Jordan’s basketball career gave them something to look forward to during the coronavirus pandemic and helped them connect their generations. (Christina Mushi-Brunt via AP)

VIRUS DIARY: Of pandemics, parenting and ... Michael Jordan

May. 19, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Back in the day, I watched Michael Jordan drop 63 on the Boston Celtics on a small black-and-white TV with dials. I was a teenager as Jordan became a global icon. I remember the crazy dunks, the commercials, the baggy shorts and the shoes. Now, as a pandemic slowed America, I found an...

In this photo taken Thursday April 30, 2020 Mathilde Manaud plays on a sofa with her children Mila, 7, and Andre, 3, in Paris. As France prepares to start letting public life resume after eight weeks, many parents are deeply torn over a question without a clear or conclusive answer: Should I send my child back to school? 
The French government is easing some of the closure and home-confinement orders it imposed March 17 to curb coronavirus infections, with businesses permitted to reopen, residents cleared to return to workplaces and schools welcoming some students again starting Monday. (AP Photo/Oleg Cetinic)

French parents anguish over sending children back to school

May. 10, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — As France prepares to start letting public life resume after eight weeks under a coronavirus lockdown, many parents are deeply torn over a question without a clear or correct answer: Should I send my child back to school? The French government is easing some of the closure and...

FILE -In this Oct. 2, 2019 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, centre left, kisses his partner Carrie Symonds at the Conservative Party Conference, in Manchester, England.  Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds have announced the birth of their baby.  Johnson″s office said Wednesday, April 29, 2020 that Symonds had given birth to a “healthy baby boy at a London hospital earlier this morning” and both mother and baby are doing well. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP, File)

Meet Wilfred: UK leader's baby name announced

May. 2, 2020 10:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson and fiancee Carrie Symonds have named their baby boy Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson in honor of their grandfathers and doctors who saved the U.K. leader’s life when he was hospitalized with COVID-19. Symonds made the announcement on her Instagram page...

This April 9, 2020, photo released by Kara Illig shows her son, Eli Illig, 10, on his computer in Ebensburg, Pa. The frustration of parents is mounting as more families across the U.S. enter their second or even third week of total distance learning, and some say it will be their last. (Kara Illig via AP)

"I just can't do this." Harried parents forgo home school

Apr. 25, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

Frustration is mounting as more families across the U.S. enter their second or even third week of distance learning — and some overwhelmed parents say it will be their last. Amid the barrage of learning apps, video meet-ups and e-mailed assignments that pass as pandemic home school, some frustrated and...

FILE - In this Jan 21, 2018 file photo, Goldie Hawn, left, and her daughter Kate Hudson arrive at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Three generations will grace the cover of People magazine for the first time in its 30-year history. Goldie Hawn, her daughter Kate Hudson and granddaughter Rani Rose Fujikawa will appear on the cover of People’s “Beautiful Issue,” which will be released Friday. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

People makes history with Hawn, Hudson on anniversary cover

Apr. 21, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three generations will grace the cover of People magazine’s 30th anniversary “Beauty Issue.” Goldie Hawn, her daughter Kate Hudson and granddaughter Rani Rose Fujikawa will appear on the cover of the issue, which will be released Friday. It’s the first time...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2019 file photo, unopened gifts are displayed during a baby shower at the American Legion hall in Trumansburg, N.Y. Asking loved ones to buy stuff from a baby registry can feel weird, especially during a time when many face financial insecurity. Just be mindful of everyone’s budget. Register for items at a variety of price points, as well as gift cards, so friends and family can spend exactly how much they want.   (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Millennial Money: Put whatever you want on a baby registry

Apr. 21, 2020 7:15 AM EDT

My husband and I want love and opportunity for our first baby, due this summer. We also want a $95 digital thermometer. And a $160 video monitor. I initially felt uneasy putting these indulgent requests on our registry. But my husband pointed out that we wanted those things, so who cares if we ask? I cared. Would...

In this photo taken Sunday, April 19, 2020, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, centre, with his son Nikolai, right, talks with believers during the Orthodox Easter service at a church in the village of Malye Lyady outskirts Minsk, Belarus. Schools reopened Monday in Belarus following an extended spring break, but authorities allowed parents to keep their children at home even though the country specifically steered clear of closures and restrictions on public movement during the coronavirus pandemic. (Nikolai Petrov/Pool Photo via AP)

Belarus reopens schools as leader rejects 'coronapsychosis'

Apr. 20, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Schools reopened Monday in Belarus following an extended spring break, but authorities allowed parents to keep their children at home even though the government has steered clear of closures and restrictions on public movement amid the country's expanding coronavirus outbreak....