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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 19, 2020 file photo, a chemist holds a pack of hydroxychloroquine tablets in Mumbai, India. A Friday, May 22, 2029 report in the journal Lancet shows malaria drugs pushed by U.S. President Donald Trump as treatments for the coronavirus not only did not help but were tied to a greater risk of death and heart rhythm problems in a study of nearly 100,000 patients around the world. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Big study casts more doubt on malaria drugs for coronavirus

May. 22, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

Malaria drugs pushed by President Donald Trump as treatments for the coronavirus did not help and were tied to a greater risk of death and heart rhythm problems in a new study of nearly 100,000 patients around the world. Friday’s report in the journal Lancet is not a rigorous test of hydroxychloroquine or...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, former Cincinnati Bengals player Anthony Munoz speaks during the NFL PLAY 60 event in Mexico City. The Pro Football Hall of Fame will have three members livestream a session Friday, May 22, 2020, with Ohio youngsters as part of its Strong Youth Strong Community program. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Hall of Famers reach out to youth with messages of strength

May. 22, 2020 1:53 AM EDT

It doesn’t matter how the message is conveyed as long as it is communicated. So the Pro Football Hall of Fame will have three members livestream a session Friday with Ohio youngsters as part of its Strong Youth Strong Community program. Anthony Munoz, Aeneas Williams and Darrell Green, plus Ohio Gov....

Baltimore to continue youth summer job program virtually

May. 21, 2020 8:55 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — An annual program connecting Baltimore teenagers and young adults with summer jobs will continue amid the coronavirus pandemic, but will be scaled down to half its usual size and be made virtual, according to officials. Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced...

FILE - This Feb. 16, 2017 file photo shows newborn babies in the nursery of a postpartum recovery center in upstate New York. U.S. birth rates dropped for the fifth year in a row in 2019, producing the smallest number of babies in 35 years, according to numbers which were released Wednesday, May 20, 2020, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

US births fall, and virus could drive them down more

May. 20, 2020 8:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. births continued to fall last year, leading to the fewest number of newborns in 35 years. The decline is the latest sign of a prolonged national “baby bust” that's been going on for more than a decade. And some experts believe the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on...

Tropical Storm Arthur forms, 1st named storm of season

May. 17, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Arthur formed off the coast of Florida on Saturday, making it the sixth straight year for a named storm to develop before the official June 1 start of the Atlantic hurricane season. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami issued a tropical storm warning for North Carolina's...

Tucson school district approves sex education curriculum

May. 13, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The largest school district in Tucson has introduced a new curriculum that would include sex education, an issue that has raised much debate in the past year. The Tucson Unified School District governing board unanimously approved Tuesday the Family Life Curriculum during a video...

This photo provided by Alexandra Flaherty shows Jessica Overstreet, 26, at home in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Foster children have enormous challenges even in the best of times and Overstreet, who became a foster child in her teens, fears the new reality brought by the coronavirus pandemic has made some foster kids’ already difficult situations “100 times worse.” (Alexandra Flaherty via AP)

Pandemic piles new pressures on foster children, caretakers

May. 13, 2020 10:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Overstreet first entered foster care at age 14, separated from her siblings and knowing very little about what her new life meant aside from what she had seen in the popular musical “Annie.” So for a while, at the beginning, she kept her status a secret. Her case...

Former Gov. Bill Haslam, wife launch school tutoring program

May. 12, 2020 9:29 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and his wife Crissy are launching a new statewide program designed to help elementary school students who are at risk of falling behind in studies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Haslams announced Tuesday that they will partner with Boys &...

This Feb. 23, 2020, photo shows Karen Gonzalez, chief program officer for Con Mi Madre, playing with daughter Karlie, 5, at a playground in Austin, Texas. Gonzalez participated in the Con Mi Madre program as a girl, and it helped her reach her goal of going to college. (Delia Johnson/Cronkite News via AP)

Organization helps Latina mothers and daughters succeed

May. 9, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In a charter school gymnasium on the city’s north side, dozens of families fill the bleachers as four pairs of Latina mothers and daughters talk about emotions too often considered taboo in their culture. Building strength. Having courage. Forming bonds, as parent and child, to...

Judge: Law blocking sex education funding unconstitutional

May. 8, 2020 8:48 AM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa judge has ruled that a state law blocking Planned Parenthood from receiving federal money for sex education programs is unconstitutional. The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that Fifth Judicial District Judge Paul Scott ruled Wednesday in the case. Scott wrote that the law...