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FILE - This Friday, March 20, 2020 file photo shows a closed sign near an entrance to a playground at an elementary school in Walpole, Mass., amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Child welfare agencies in the U.S. have a difficult mission in the best of times, and now they're scrambling to confront new challenges during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Coronavirus roils every segment of US child welfare system

Mar. 28, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Child welfare agencies across the U.S., often beleaguered in the best of times, are scrambling to confront new challenges that the coronavirus is posing for caseworkers, kids and parents. For caseworkers, the potential toll is physical and emotional. Child welfare workers in several...

Stephanie Owens looks over the garden with her son, Cole, as they tend to it at their home Wednesday March 25 , 2020, in Glen Allen, Va. Owens is a pharmacist who has had to continue to go to work, but has been able to spend more time with her kids because they are home from school . One of the activities that they have done is planting the garden. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A walk through town: Families, coronavirus and togetherness

Mar. 28, 2020 6:31 AM EDT

GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) — In a quiet suburb just north of Richmond, Virginia, a mother and her three children spend a weekday afternoon planting a small garden of spinach, red cabbage and lettuce. Across town, a dad teaches his kids how to play volleyball on an empty court. In a sprawling park, a father shows...

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Prentice Penny puts a fresh spin on wine films in 'Uncorked'

Mar. 25, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In an early scene in Prentice Penny’s debut feature, “Uncorked,” his main character Elijah is trying to help a customer who doesn’t know much about wine find the right bottle. “Do you like hip hop?” he says. She does. And so he starts describing...

In this March 4, 2020 photo, actress Pamela Adlon poses for a portrait in New York to promote her series

Adlon wins fans by keeping it real in 'Better Things'

Mar. 20, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — While some celebrities try to keep details of their personal lives to themselves, Pamela Adlon turns her life into content for “Better Things,” and nothing is too private for the TV comedy. Last season, scenes showed the show’s main character, Sam, suffering the...

Cece Guida, 19, top, of New York City, pushes on Sam Reddick, 20, of Evansville, Ind., as spring break revelers look on during a game of chicken fight on the beach, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Pompano Beach, Fla. As a response to the coronavirus pandemic, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered all bars be shut down for 30 days beginning at 5 p.m. and many Florida beaches are turning away spring break crowds urging them to engage in social distancing. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Parents, police struggle to herd the young in virus outbreak

Mar. 20, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

Teen: “I can't stay here all day. What about my friends!?” Parent: “Are you kidding? This is serious!" The adolescent brain is definitely in play as authorities around the globe struggle to keep young people from gathering, while parents fret at home about what they're up to as the...

A line of people waiting to buy supplies amid coronavirus fears snakes through a parking lot at a Costco, Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Las Vegas. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Americans brace for new life of no school and growing dread

Mar. 14, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

Millions of Americans braced for the week ahead with no school for their children for many days to come, no clue how to effectively do their jobs without child care, and a growing sense of dread about how to stay safe and sane amid the relentless spread of the coronavirus. Are play dates for the kids OK? How do...

FILE - In this March 7, 2020 file photo, a swing sits empty on a playground outside Achievement First charter school in Providence, R.I. The public charter school, like a nearby Catholic school, closed after a teacher who attended the same Italy trip awaited test results for the new coronavirus. Many parents are now deciding how to talk to their children about the virus. Some said they are checking in daily, while others worry talking about it could make their kids more anxious or fearful.  (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Talking to kids about virus? Experts say be calm and honest

Mar. 12, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

It was a routine game of schoolyard tag — except the children had dubbed this version “coronavirus.” The kids ran around and tagged one another, but instead of being "it," they “caught” the virus. Children like the ones a reporter saw playing recently at a school in Washington,...

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, United States' Allyson Felix speaks during a press conference of the U.S. team prior to the World Athletics Championships in London. Early in her career, Allyson Felix would shy away from speaking on controversial subjects. The nine-time Olympic medalist stayed in her lane. Not anymore. Not since the birth of her daughter, Camryn. Felix wants her legacy to be improving maternity rights for athletes over her times and gold medals.

Allyson Felix finds voice, new legacy through motherhood

Mar. 12, 2020 3:15 AM EDT

Allyson Felix sometimes "races" a "sprinter" at practice who's difficult to catch and always seems to have another burst. Of course, Felix's 15-month-old daughter, Camryn, does tend to veer outside of her lane. These days, so does mom. For years, Felix kept her opinions closely guarded. No more. The six-time...

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Review: A single mother pursues justice in `Hide Away'

Mar. 6, 2020 9:37 AM EST

“Hide Away,” Thomas & Mercer, by Jason Pinter Single mother Rachel Marin has taken her two kids and moved to another city to forget a tragic incident that changed their lives. Now they have new names and are trying to have a normal life. When Rachel is watching the news, she sees that a person...

FILE- In this Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, children line up to enter a tent at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Fla.  Despite efforts by the Trump administration to improve communication to track children who are separated from their families at the border, the process is still vulnerable to error and information sharing between agencies is inconsistent, raising questions on the accuracy of current data, a watchdog reported Thursday.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Watchdog: Data on children separated at border may be flawed

Mar. 5, 2020 10:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's effort to track children separated from their families at the border is plagued by communication problems that raise questions about the accuracy of the data, a watchdog reported Thursday. The administration created the tracking system following its...