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Report: Costs in most states exceed subsidies for child care

Aug. 13, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Child care costs in most states exceed federal subsidy payments provided to low-income parents, according to a newly released report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, leaving working families with few affordable options. The report , released...

Governor wants answers on 4 kids separated from families

Aug. 12, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor says at least four children from his state were recently separated from their parents by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and wrote Monday to demand the agency halt the practice until it has a plan to ensure the welfare of children. Gov. Tom Wolf asked...

What's on school menus this fall? Trade mitigation

Aug. 11, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — School lunch menus already have Meatless Mondays and Taco Tuesdays. Now some may get Trade Mitigation Thursdays. This fall, some U.S. school cafeterias are expecting shipments of free food, one little known consequence of President Donald Trump's trade disputes. The products are coming from...

Casey Affleck explores parenting in the apocalypse

Aug. 9, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Casey Affleck had been working on a script about a parent and child for years. He'd written scenes about a bedtime story and an argument about taking a trip into town and things seemed to be going well. As the father of two boys, Affleck had defaulted to writing the child as a son. But...

Lt. governor says Utah voter fraud often parental mistakes

Aug. 9, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Voter fraud is rare in Utah and typically involves parents submitting ballots for children who are away from home serving missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the state's lieutenant governor said. Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox said voter fraud is usually the result of...

Bribe or donation? Parent's defense questions the difference

Aug. 9, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Robert Zangrillo is accused of paying $250,000 to get his daughter into college as a fake athlete. Prosecutors call it a bribe. But his lawyers say Zangrillo isn't much different from parents who make formal donations to try to give their children an advantage in the admissions process....

Healthy breakfast on a busy school morning? It's not so hard

Aug. 8, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

Breakfast, as you may have heard, is the most important meal of the day. That's especially true for kids returning to school, who need fuel for energy and learning. But serving a healthy breakfast can feel like one more challenge for parents trying to get themselves and their kids out the door on time. Never...

Tiger Woods has effect on Thai sports like few others

Aug. 8, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Tiger Woods' first vacation to Thailand was a lot different from when he goes there for work. "No one knew who I was," Woods said Wednesday with a smile. That might be true when no one's trying to bother him at a resort with his mother, children and girlfriend. Still, there's no...

Is pot safe when pregnant? Study seeks answer, draws critics

Aug. 7, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Pregnancy started out rough for Leslie Siu. Morning sickness and migraines had her reeling and barely able to function at a demanding New York marketing job, so like rising numbers of U.S. mothers-to-be, she turned to marijuana. "l was finally able to get out from under my work desk," said...

Colombia gives citizenship to children of Venezuelan parents

Aug. 5, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelan migrant Wuendy Villamizar fled Venezuela by foot while seven months pregnant to ensure she gave birth in Colombia. Her infant son was born healthy at a border hospital earlier this year but has gone without one of the most basic human rights: Citizenship. That...