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Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jan. 19, 2021 5:00 PM EST

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. Jan. 6, 2021. Editorial: Indiana up to the NCAA challenge. No state better equipped to handle college tourneys March Madness is no stranger to Indiana. Actually, college basketball’s “big dance” feels quite at home in the Hoosier state. The hoops sport, at every...

French President Emmanuel Macron removes a protective face mask to take a drink of water as he attends a meeting during a visit at the headquarters of the local CAF (French family allowance public services) in Tours, central France, Tuesday Jan. 5, 2021. Macron denounced in a tweet unpaid child support as

France launches service to make deadbeat parents pay

Jan. 5, 2021 11:58 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France is launching a new government service empowered to take money directly from the bank accounts of parents who fail to pay child support, aiming to help many families — the vast majority of whom are headed by single mothers — emerge from precarious financial situations....

Police sergeant wins Maryland powerlifting competition

Jan. 3, 2021 9:01 AM EST

MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — In late summer, Lonnie Fariss approached one of her athletes, Takenya McGregor, with a challenge fit for the single mother and Anne Arundel County Police Department sergeant. The coronavirus pandemic stripped powerlifters of the competitive life they were used to. But Fariss, a...

Kevin L. Johnson, a South Carolina Senator, poses with his daughter, Kimberly O. Johnson, a newly elected member of the S.C. House of Representatives,  in front of the Manning Courthouse where they live in Manning, S.C., on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. (Tracy Glantz/The State via AP)

Daughter of state senator to join father as SC lawmaker

Jan. 2, 2021 12:02 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina state Sen. Kevin L. Johnson always figured his eldest child, Kimberly, would become a public servant. It started in high school, Johnson said, when his daughter was handed a partial athletic scholarship to play basketball at Benedict College, a historically Black...

Meditation expert, author and speaker Mallika Chopra poses for a portrait on Dec. 21, 2020, in Santa Monica, Calif. Chopra is a “mindfulness consultant” on the new Apple TV+ animated children's series ”Stillwater.

With ‘Stillwater,’ Mallika Chopra brings mindfulness to kids

Dec. 29, 2020 10:11 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When the producers of the new animated children’s series “Stillwater” asked Mallika Chopra to be the show’s “mindfulness consultant,” the meditation expert, author and speaker said she was immediately on board. “What an amazing title to...

NY law requires parents in prison be housed closest to kids

Dec. 24, 2020 10:05 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new bill signed into law in New York will require incarcerated parents be housed in prisons closest to the homes of their children. More than 100,000 children around the state have at least one parent in prison, many serving time in facilities several hours away from their families. ...

US plans family deportations, including girl with broken arm

Dec. 17, 2020 7:47 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government is preparing to deport more than a dozen children and their parents held at a Texas immigration detention center, including a 4-year-old girl with a broken arm requiring surgery, according to lawyers for the families. Medical records show that doctors at the Dilley,...

FILE - In this Saturday, July 6 2013 file photo participants walk down Andrassy Street under a giant rainbow flag during the 18th Budapest Gay Pride March in Budapest, Hungary. Human rights and LGBT groups have condemned an amendment to Hungary’s constitution approved on Tuesday that effectively bans adoption for same-sex couples and enshrines a strict Christian conservative ideology into the legal conception of the family.  (AP Photo/MTI, Imre Foldi, file)

Rights groups condemn Hungarian ban on same-sex adoptions

Dec. 16, 2020 12:11 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Human rights groups on Wednesday condemned a new Hungarian law that effectively bans adoption for same-sex couples and applies a strict Christian conservative viewpoint to the legal definition of a family. The amendment, passed by Hungary’s right-wing ruling coalition in...

High court declines to hear Indiana birth certificate case

Dec. 14, 2020 12:41 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to take up an Indiana case seeking to reverse a lower court's ruling that allows both members of same-sex couples in the state to be listed as parents on the birth certificates of their children. The high court turned aside without comment a...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)

Liz Weston: Got life insurance? You may not have enough

Dec. 14, 2020 7:00 AM EST

You probably need life insurance if your death would cause financial hardship to someone else. If the only coverage you have is through your job, though, you may not have enough. Fortunately, buying life insurance has gotten easier in some ways during the pandemic. Plus, coverage may be cheaper than you think....