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Parents mad over vaxxed-only kids' comedy basketball show

Jan. 16, 2022 12:13 PM EST

ANSONIA, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town is coming under fire from parents after it scheduled a free comedy basketball show that is restricted to vaccinated children. The Feb. 6 show in Ansonia features the Harlem Wizards, a professional touring team in the tradition of the Harlem...

Iowa court: Parents have preference in child custody cases

Jan. 14, 2022 14:11 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Parents must be given preference in regaining custody of their children in cases where other people have been caring for the kids through a guardianship, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. In a decision involving the case of a single mother and her child's...

Shapewear offered to students for Miss. body image program

Jan. 14, 2022 13:17 PM EST

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi middle school has canceled a program designed to educate students about body image after parents became angry over a form that offered students shapewear. The form, sent by school counselors at Southaven Middle School, was meant to introduce a...

Report: Bob Saget found dead lying in hotel bed, no trauma

Jan. 10, 2022 20:41 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Comedian and actor Bob Saget was found dead lying face up on his bed in a luxury hotel room in Florida with no signs of trauma, according to an sheriff's office report released Monday. There were no signs of foul play, and the room itself was in order, “with...

Omicron surge vexes parents of children too young for shots

Jan. 06, 2022 16:13 PM EST

Afternoons with Grammy. Birthday parties. Meeting other toddlers at the park. Parents of children too young to be vaccinated are facing difficult choices as an omicron variant-fueled surge in COVID-19 cases makes every encounter seem risky. For Maine business owner Erin Connolly, the...

Survey: Parents increased quality time at pandemic's start

Jan. 05, 2022 19:45 PM EST

During the first several months of the pandemic in the U.S., Dina Levy made her young daughter and son go on walks with her three times a day. They kicked a soccer ball around at the nearby high school. The children, then 11 and 8, created an obstacle course out of chalk and the...

Kapalua means time for Rahm and Cantlay to get back to work

Jan. 05, 2022 17:58 PM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — The sweeping views of the Pacific beyond the lush landscape of Kapalua put the soul at ease and can make the first PGA Tour event of the year feel like part work, part vacation. Patrick Cantlay and Jon Rahm have had enough of the latter. Rahm,...

Adams to parents: 'Fear not' sending kids back to school

Jan. 02, 2022 18:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In his second day as New York City’s mayor, Eric Adams sought to ease concerns among parents about sending their children back to city schools as cases of the omicron variant surge. After bicycling to work, the Democrat said his message to parents is to “fear...

New laws focus on hospital debt, healthcare for new mothers

Dec. 31, 2021 11:40 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — New laws will be taking effect in Maryland with the New Year. The Washington Post reported Friday that low-income individuals who are pregnant will be able to receive health care under Medicaid for up to a year after giving birth. The current law only allows...

Comments renew debate over adoption as abortion alternative

Dec. 30, 2021 17:46 PM EST

Year after year, several thousand women in the U.S. carry an unintended pregnancy to term and then offer the baby for adoption. It's a choice commended by many foes of abortion. Yet despite a huge demand for babies from Americans yearning to adopt, perhaps 40 times more women opt for...