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NY schools first to have 'red flag' petition power on guns

Sep. 15, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Schools across New York began the academic year with a new tool intended to prevent student suicides and violence: the ability to ask a court to remove a troubled person's access to firearms. About a third of U.S. states have so-called "red flag" laws, which allow courts to temporarily...

State makes offer to Louisiana parents who owe child support

Sep. 14, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana parents whose driver's licenses are suspended because they're behind on child support payments have through September to use a program offering a path to license reinstatement. The Department of Children and Family Services says its "On the Road Again" program lets parents...

Health experts back treatment for kids with peanut allergy

Sep. 13, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government experts on Friday backed an experimental treatment for children with peanut allergies that could become the first federally approved option for preventing life-threatening reactions. The treatment is daily capsules of peanut powder that gradually help children build up a...

Gay married couple sues after daughter denied US citizenship

Sep. 12, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A gay married couple in Maryland sued Thursday to challenge the State Department's refusal to recognize the U.S. citizenship of their infant daughter, who was born in Canada via a surrogate this year. The federal lawsuit says a State Department policy discriminates against same-sex...

Father, son died in plane crash in southern South Dakota

Sep. 11, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

CROOKSTON, Neb. (AP) — A father and his teenage son who farmed near the border of South Dakota and Nebraska have died in a single-engine plane crash. Todd County, South Dakota Sheriff Barry Bailey identifies the victims as 39-year-old Clint VanderWey and his 16-year-old son, Jed VanderWey. Both were killed...

NC lawyers get 12-week break from courts for parental leave

Sep. 10, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When attorney Lauren Newton of Charlotte was one week out from a Cesarean section, she was told she had a court brief due in 30 days. While the judge was sympathetic, the opposing counsel was not. "I couldn't walk. I couldn't drive a vehicle," Newton said at a news conference Tuesday....

Asics employee's lawsuit highlights paternity leave in Japan

Sep. 9, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — He sits in an office of a major Japanese sportswear maker but reports to no one. He is assigned odd tasks like translating into English the manual on company rules like policies on vacations and daily hours, though he has minimal foreign language skills. He was sidelined, he says, as...

Parents slam schools that don't warn them of threats

Sep. 9, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When officials at a Catholic high school in South Carolina learned that a 16-year-old student made videos of himself firing a gun and using racial slurs, they alerted police, but not parents. After the videos made it into the news over the summer, the backlash came quickly. Outraged...

Baby in the office? Providence mayor's habit sparks debate

Sep. 9, 2019 4:35 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — He has taken his baby to ribbon cuttings and held the child on his lap while testifying at the Statehouse. He balanced the boy at his side at news conferences and rolled him into a closed-door meeting with the governor in a stroller. He installed a bassinet and toy box in his office...

Some migrant parents deported without kids can return to US

Sep. 4, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge ordered the U.S. government Wednesday to allow the return of 11 parents who were deported without their children during the Trump administration's wide-scale separation of immigrant families. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw ruled that government agents unlawfully prevented...