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Cooperstown stirs emotions for dad of young baseball player

Aug. 14, 2018 11:15 AM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Two places have triggered tears of joy in my life: The Vatican and Cooperstown. I wasn't surprised when it happened in my mother's homeland while kneeling and praying in St. Peters as the nephew of a Roman Catholic priest and the great nephew of a Dominican nun. Even though I'm an...

DeVos proposes another rollback on for-profit college rules

Aug. 10, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

The Trump administration plans to roll back another major Obama-era rule that was created to police the for-profit college industry, according to a proposal issued by the Education Department on Friday. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the gainful employment regulation should be scrapped entirely, arguing...

For many kids, summer means powering down for camp

Aug. 10, 2018 10:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If teens are so attached to their phones and all things connected, why do so many of them wind up in no-device summer camps with smiles on their faces? Thirteen-year-old Daniela Blumenfeld of Scarsdale, New York, just finished her fifth summer at sleepaway camp with no devices beyond a...

J.C. Penney to open 500 baby shops amid Babies R Us demise

Aug. 9, 2018 12:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney is expanding the baby products it sells at stores beyond clothing as the department store joins the many other chains trying to claim some of the Babies R Us sales up for grabs. The Plano, Texas-based chain is opening baby shops in 500 stores that are near now-shuttered Babies R...

Helping nature: Inducing labor avoids cesarean for some moms

Aug. 8, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

Move over, Mother Nature. First-time moms at low risk of complications were less likely to need a cesarean delivery if labor was induced at 39 weeks instead of waiting for it to start on its own, a big study found. Their babies fared better, too. The results overturn the longtime view that inducing labor raises...

Like father, like son: Trump Jr. defiant about Russia probe

Aug. 8, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Donald Trump Jr. is worried, he sure doesn't show it. His father, the president, is reported to be fretting about his eldest son's entanglement in the Russia investigation. And Don Jr.'s role in the special counsel's probe continues to throw off headlines. But the 40-year-old son is...

Retailers raise game on back-to-school supplies

Aug. 8, 2018 2:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The microwave ate my homework? Reusable notebooks where writing disappears with heat are among the basic school supplies raising their game against gadgets like iPads. Also hot in the paper aisle this year: Decorative tape, creative journals and scented pencils in smells like bacon and...

Retailers raise game on back-to-school supplies

Aug. 8, 2018 1:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The microwave ate my homework? Reusable notebooks where writing disappears with heat are among the basic school supplies raising their game against gadgets like iPads. Also hot in the paper aisle this year: Decorative tape, creative journals and scented pencils in smells like bacon and...

Post-'SNL,' Killam relishes challenge of 1 character

Aug. 7, 2018 8:46 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Taran Killam bounced from one character to the next on "Saturday Night Live," tossing out impersonations of everyone from Brad Pitt to Eminem to Matthew McConaughey each week. Then the bottom dropped out. In August 2016, Killam along with Jay Pharoah was let go from the...

Tearful reunions for 9 separated kids back in Guatemala

Aug. 7, 2018 8:44 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Nine Guatemalan child migrants who were taken from their parents at the U.S. border arrived home for tearful reunions Tuesday as the Trump administration tries to comply with a court order to return hundreds of separated minors to their families. "I want to see my mama," Leo Jeancarlo...