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Parents upset students opened child-proof bottles at school

Nov. 19, 2019 4:15 PM EST

LELAND, Ill. (AP) — Parents of students at a northern Illinois elementary school are angry after an older student led an experiment that asked their children to open child-proof medicine bottles. Parents were not told in advance about Friday’s project at Leland Elementary School in LaSalle County....

The Latest: Toy industry calls unsafe-toys list misleading

Nov. 19, 2019 12:11 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the release of a toy safety group’s annual worst toys list (all times local): 11:30 a.m. The toy industry is dismissing a safety group’s annual worst toys list as misleading and needlessly frightening to parents. The Toy Association says World Against Toys Causing...

Nerf gun, Power Rangers claw cited by toy safety watchdog

Nov. 19, 2019 12:10 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Nerf dart gun, ice cream-scented Nickelodeon slime and a plastic Power Rangers claw are among the toys topping a consumer safety group's list of worst toys for the holidays. World Against Toys Causing Harm unveiled its annual list Tuesday at a Boston children's hospital. A realistic toy...

Media fighting gag order in case of missing Alabama student

Nov. 18, 2019 7:58 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Media companies are asking a judge to lift a gag order in the kidnapping case against a man charged in the disappearance of a missing Alabama college student. Ten companies and organizations representing multiple news outlets filed the request Monday in the case of 29-year-old Ibraheem...

US group says 803 unbelted rear-seat passengers died in 2018

Nov. 18, 2019 12:29 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — More than 800 rear-seat passengers who weren’t wearing seat belts were killed last year in U.S. traffic crashes, and a highway safety group says states aren’t making enough progress in getting people to buckle up. The Governors Highway Safety Association says in a report...

NFL looking for next generation of stars _ ages 9-12

Nov. 17, 2019 12:35 PM EST

The NFL is looking for the next generation of youth football stars to help usher in its second century. The league launched a casting call Sunday asking parents and youth coaches of boys and girls ages 9-12 to submit videos of the kids’ best moves on the football field for a chance to attend Super Bowl 54...

Family ties: Sons continue football legacies across SEC

Nov. 13, 2019 5:50 PM EST

Thaddeus Moss visited LSU in April 2017 looking to transfer from North Carolina State. Within a couple days, the tight end wanted to play for coach Ed Orgeron. One reason was Orgeron wanted Moss the tight end, not his father and Pro Football Hall of Fame receiver Randy Moss. “Coach O, he’s a big...

Group stops search for UFC fighter’s missing stepdaughter

Nov. 13, 2019 8:54 AM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A Texas-based nonprofit that works to find missing people across the country has called off its search for UFC heavyweight Walt Harris’ missing stepdaughter. Destinie Duvall of Texas EquuSearch tells WRBL-TV the horse-mounted search group is heading home after using “every...

Clarification: Sports Concussions-Kids story

Nov. 12, 2019 5:12 PM EST

In a story Nov. 11, The Associated Press reported that new guidance from an expert panel's consensus statement on concussions shows there isn't enough solid evidence to answer some of parents' most burning questions about contact sports, including what age is safest to start playing them. The story should have...

US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019

Nov. 12, 2019 11:34 AM EST

COMAYAGUA, Honduras (AP) — The 3-year-old girl traveled for weeks cradled in her father's arms, as he set out to seek asylum in the United States. Now she won't even look at him. After being forcibly separated at the border by government officials, sexually abused in U.S. foster care and deported, the once...