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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...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

May. 05, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

Rome News-Tribune. April 30, 2022. Editorial: To develop or not develop, that is the question It occasionally feels like we are our own worst enemy. We fuss and fret that we need housing, affordable preferably, and that we’d like to see more manufacturing jobs in...

Alabama couple’s ministry has served 20,000 foster children

May. 01, 2022 00:10 AM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — They weren’t yet ready to be foster parents, but they were more than ready to help foster kids. That’s when Micah and Blake Melnick of Opelika knew they were called to start a ministry that supports foster families in the community. Today,...

Prince Harry talks about fatherhood, the queen and Diana

Apr. 20, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prince Harry is opening up about his life at home and his recent surprise visit with Queen Elizabeth II, saying he and his wife, Meghan, had tea with the monarch and shared laughs. “It was really nice to catch up with her,” Harry told NBC's...

How Molly Shannon achieved ‘superstar’ status

Apr. 20, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Molly Shannon has had iconic roles at “Saturday Night Live” and been in countless movies, yet she’s still awestruck that a little girl from Cleveland made it in Hollywood. That’s one of the premises of her new memoir, “Hello Molly!” (Ecco). The actor...