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Harry and Meghan's royal baby: Questions asked and answered

Apr. 22, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The time is drawing near for the impending birth of the first child for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. The couple is keeping many details about Meghan's pregnancy and birth plan private and say they don't know the baby's gender yet. Here are some key points about...

Family detention space goes unused as Trump warns of crisis

Apr. 19, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned that Central American families are staging an "invasion" at the U.S.-Mexico border. He has threatened to take migrants to Democratic strongholds to punish political opponents. And his administration regularly complains about having to "catch and release"...

'Courage' special brings author Brené Brown to Netflix

Apr. 18, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

NASHVIILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brené Brown's books on shame, vulnerability and courage have given her A-list fans like Oprah and Melinda Gates and made her a go-to leadership consultant for both Pixar and the Seattle Seahawks. But Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston's Graduate College...

Emily Oster crunches parenting data so you don't have to

Apr. 18, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Breastfeeding, sleep training, food allergies: Parents navigate an onslaught of decisions, particularly fraught from birth to preschool when their own sleep deprivation and inexperience may come into play. Add the know-it-all internet and well-meaning but perhaps uninformed loved ones to...

Arkansas governor signs bill raising marriage age to 17

Apr. 18, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed legislation that increases the state's marriage age to 17. Under the previous law, 16-year-old girls and 17-year-old boys could get married with the consent of their parents. If the girl was pregnant, a judge could approve a marriage...

Baby boy receiving treatment after he was born without skin

Apr. 16, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Doctors are working toward a diagnosis and care plan for a baby boy who has spent the first three months of his life in hospitals after he was born without skin. Ja'bari Gray has been hospitalized since his birth on Jan. 1 at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, the San Antonio...

US wants to build more tents at border to detain migrants

Apr. 16, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Trump administration wants to open two new tent facilities to temporarily detain up to 1,000 parents and children near the southern border, as advocates sharply criticize the conditions inside the tents already used to hold migrants. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a notice to...

Columbine survivors send kids to schools altered by attack

Apr. 16, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Dropping her kids off at school used to be the hardest part of Kacey Ruegsegger Johnson's day. She would cry most mornings as they left the car and relied on texted photos from their teachers to make it through the day. Now, the mother of four — and Columbine shooting survivor —...

Walmart partners with Kidbox styling service for kids

Apr. 16, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is teaming up with Kidbox, the 3-year-old online styling service for children, to offer its customers an exclusive, curated style box. Starting Tuesday, Walmart customers will get access to more than 120 premium children's brands. The style box will include about five fashion items...

Faith-based adoption agency sues after Michigan settlement

Apr. 15, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Faith-based adoption agencies sued the state of Michigan on Monday, challenging a settlement that prevents them from refusing to put children in LGBT homes for religious reasons. The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed the lawsuit in western Michigan's U.S. District Court on...