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Gay couple sues over US refusal to recognize kid as citizen

Jul. 23, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A same-sex couple in Georgia said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the U.S. State Department is unconstitutionally refusing to recognize their daughter's rightful American citizenship. The State Department's policy treats married same-sex couples as if their marriages do not exist and treats...

Civil Rights panel: Disabled students of color punished more

Jul. 23, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights urged the Trump administration on Tuesday to offer schools guidance on complying with federal nondiscrimination laws following a review that found students of color with disabilities are disciplined more harshly than their peers. The administration rescinded Obama-era school...

Commission awards 5 grants to programs bolstering fathers

Jul. 23, 2019 5:39 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has awarded grants to five groups that promote fathers. The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood says the two-year grants of $260,000 each are aimed at advancing the organizations' efforts to help fathers become better parents, partners and providers. Executive Director Kim Dent says...

Correction: Mental Health Day story

Jul. 22, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

SALEM, Oregon (AP) — In a story July 21 about a new law that will allow Oregon students to take "mental health days," The Associated Press misspelled the first name of one of the bill's advocates. She is Hailey Hardcastle, not Haily. The story also gave the wrong title for Debbie Plotnik. She is the vice...

Stepfather of boy found 4 years after abduction dies

Jul. 22, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

RICHWOODS, Mo. (AP) — A father has died 12 years after his long missing stepson was found in the suburban St. Louis apartment of his captor with another recently abducted boy. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Craig Akers was 57 when he died on July 15. He had been diagnosed with bladder cancer in...

Utah children test their business skills at downtown market

Jul. 21, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Homemade slime, pancakes and wands were just some of the goods for sale at a downtown Logan entrepreneur market where kids hone their business savvy. Kids ages 5 to 16 lined the street July 13 as part of The Libertas Institute's second annual Children's Entrepreneur Market, The Herald...

Wisconsin camp reunites incarcerated mothers with their kids

Jul. 20, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bridget Davis eagerly waved one hand in the air and wiped a tear from her eye with the other one as a yellow school bus pulled up in front of Taycheedah Correctional Institution. Her son Lawson was on the bus, and the last time she saw him was more than a year ago, when she dropped him off...

Parents told they could lose kids over unpaid school lunches

Jul. 19, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district is warning that children could end up in foster care if their parents do not pay overdue school lunch bills. The letters sent recently to about 1,000 parents in Wyoming Valley West School District have led to complaints from parents and a stern rebuke...

About 10,000 au pairs to get paid in class-action settlement

Jul. 18, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — About 10,000 live-in childcare workers from around the world will share in a class-action settlement in a case that challenged whether they should be treated as employees entitled to minimum wage or members of the family learning about the United States while helping out at home. U.S....

Notre Dame's melted lead prompts deep clean for schools

Jul. 18, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The city of Paris has ordered a deep cleaning for schools nearest to Notre Dame, whose lead roof melted away in the cathedral's devastating fire in April. The announcement Thursday comes after a French investigative site reported that lead levels at many schools were far higher than considered...