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FILE - In this May 31, 2020 file photo, Jessica Knutson and her daughter Abigail, 3, place flowers at a memorial to George Floyd in Minneapolis. After a week of riots and looting over the loss of George Floyd, the Minneapolis black man who died after a police officer pressed his knee into his neck for more than eight minutes as he pleaded for air, parents are struggling to have the talk in this volatile moment, along with many others around race and racism. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Parents, educators, experts talk to kids on race amid unrest

Jun. 3, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As an African American parent, Cassandre Dunbar in Charlotte, North Carolina, always knew she and her husband would have “the talk” with their son, the one preparing him for interactions with law enforcement. But she never dreamed it would be necessary at 5 years old....

In this Friday, May 29, 2020, photo, Sara Adelman holds her daughter Amelia in Salt Lake City. Adelman is burning through her vacation time to help manage her current status as a working-from-home mom since her daughter's daycare closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Parents hoping to get back to work face a child care crisis

May. 31, 2020 11:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A single father in New Jersey is taking unpaid leave from his job as a baker because he has no one to look after his son. A university employee in New York realizes she may never return to the office after her autistic daughter's child care center closed for good. A new mother in Utah uses...

In this Thursday, May 28, 2020 photo, Kerwin Robinson looks on as his wife, Emma Robinson, lifts their son Tristan, 2, while being photographed at their home in Shoreline, Wash. Emma, a pharmacist at a Seattle hospital, and Kerwin, a software technology manager, decided to keep their son in daycare during the coronavirus outbreak. Emma Robinson figured the daycare was no more risky than her job as an essential health care worker. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Parents balance risks, needs as child care centers reopen

May. 31, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — It’s the day care dilemma central to rebooting American life amid the coronavirus pandemic. With social distancing unlikely among babies and toddlers, parents of young children across the country are debating the health and safety risks inherent in child care centers, and weighing...

Authorities: Remains of missing Arizona pair found in Iowa

May. 29, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities said Friday that they believe they've found the remains of a missing Arizona woman and her stepfather in Iowa inside the stepfather's car after it was found buried in an undeveloped lot. The Waterloo Courier reports that authorities were waiting for confirmation from a...

Prince William urges men to open up on mental health issues

May. 28, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince William has admitted he’s found being a parent overwhelming at times and that the “life-changing” experience of having children brought back the trauma he experienced following the death of his mother, Princess Diana. Speaking during a new BBC...

This April 8, 2020, photo shows cookies, a cake and rolls of toilet paper delivered to the writer from her ex-husband in Hopkinton, N.H. This writer has found a surprising source of support over the last few months: Her ex-husband. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer)

VIRUS DIARY: Finding a surprising source of support in an ex

May. 26, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Embarrassing to admit but oddly comforting: My ex-husband’s husband and I share a slight crush on our state epidemiologist. Frankly, I never thought I’d have an ex-husband, let alone one who has a new husband. And I certainly never imagined he’d become a main...

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Review: Indigo Girls passionate, tuneful on fine ‘Look Long’

May. 20, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

Indigo Girls, “Look Long” (Rounder) “Look Long” is the Indigo Girls’ first studio album in five years, a passionate and tuneful collection on which the combined voices of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers sound as instinctive and magical as ever. Recorded in England at Peter...

In this Sunday May 17, 2020, photo provided by Christina Mushi-Brunt, AP Sports Writer Cliff Brunt and his 14-year-old son, Elias, watch the final episodes of The Last Dance in Oklahoma City. For the past five weeks, the docuseries that revisited Michael Jordan’s basketball career gave them something to look forward to during the coronavirus pandemic and helped them connect their generations. (Christina Mushi-Brunt via AP)

VIRUS DIARY: Of pandemics, parenting and ... Michael Jordan

May. 19, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Back in the day, I watched Michael Jordan drop 63 on the Boston Celtics on a small black-and-white TV with dials. I was a teenager as Jordan became a global icon. I remember the crazy dunks, the commercials, the baggy shorts and the shoes. Now, as a pandemic slowed America, I found an...

COVID-19 delays North Dakota couple's quest to expand family

May. 18, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Patti Herr’s path to motherhood has seen its fair share of bumps, twists and turns, including the death of her first husband, a miscarriage and, most recently, the postponement of her scheduled in vitro fertilization due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Wishek resident, mom to...

In this photo taken Thursday April 30, 2020 Mathilde Manaud plays on a sofa with her children Mila, 7, and Andre, 3, in Paris. As France prepares to start letting public life resume after eight weeks, many parents are deeply torn over a question without a clear or conclusive answer: Should I send my child back to school? 
The French government is easing some of the closure and home-confinement orders it imposed March 17 to curb coronavirus infections, with businesses permitted to reopen, residents cleared to return to workplaces and schools welcoming some students again starting Monday. (AP Photo/Oleg Cetinic)

French parents anguish over sending children back to school

May. 10, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — As France prepares to start letting public life resume after eight weeks under a coronavirus lockdown, many parents are deeply torn over a question without a clear or correct answer: Should I send my child back to school? The French government is easing some of the closure and...