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Albanese elected Australia's leader in complex poll result

May. 22, 2022 04:25 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australians awoke on Sunday to a new prime minister in Anthony Albanese, the center-left Labor Party leader whose ascension to the nation’s top job from being raised in social housing by a single mother on a disability pension was said to reflect the country's changed fabric. ...

Australia's next prime minister came from humble beginnings

May. 21, 2022 23:12 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese is a politician molded by his humble start to life as the only child of a single mother who raised him on a pension in gritty inner-Sydney suburbia. He is also a hero of multicultural Australia, describing...

Australia's would-be PM Albanese shaped by humble start

May. 20, 2022 00:26 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The son of a single mother who raised him on a pension, Anthony Albanese had a humble start to life for a politician who could become Australia’s prime minister on Saturday. His financially precarious upbringing in government-owned housing in Sydney...

Moms seeking formula tire of those who say, just breastfeed

May. 18, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

As Morgan Fabry drives around Chicago looking for baby formula that is in short supply, she can’t help but be bothered by comments from people who don’t understand why she can’t breastfeed. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first six months of life by major medical...

Mom juggles job, night school to be Dillard valedictorian

May. 15, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A single mom who worked a full-time job while studying nights and weekends and raising her daughter is one of four students at Dillard University to be named valedictorian. The Times-Picayune / The New Orleans Advocate reported that Nadia James earned a 4.0 GPA...

EXPLAINER: What's behind the baby formula shortage?

May. 12, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many parents are hunting for infant formula because of a combination of short- and long-term problems that has hit most of the biggest U.S. brands. Millions of babies in the U.S. rely on formula, which is the only source of nutrition recommended for infants who...

Governor candidate: No abortion law change, but tell parents

May. 11, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski issued a statement Wednesday saying he would not attempt to change existing law in Connecticut concerning abortion if he's elected governor in November. However, the Madison businessman said the state...

Tennessee, South Carolina extend health care for new moms

May. 06, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee and South Carolina are joining five other states in extending health care coverage to women with low-to-modest incomes for a full year after childbirth, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced on Friday. The expansion of...

Liam and Olivia once again dominate top baby names list

May. 06, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Olivia and Liam are once again America’s most common baby names. And Theodore joins the top 10 baby names list for the first time. The Social Security Administration annually tracks the names given to girls and boys in each state, with names dating back to 1880....

Motherhood deferred: US median age for giving birth hits 30

May. 06, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

For Allyson Jacobs, life in her 20s and 30s was about focusing on her career in health care and enjoying the social scene in New York City. It wasn't until she turned 40 that she and her husband started trying to have children. They had a son when she was 42. Over the past three...