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Downey Jr. on making one last film with his dad in 'Sr.'

Dec. 03, 2022 09:47 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Downey Jr. set out to make an objective portrait, a tribute to his father, the underground filmmaking maverick Robert Downey Sr. His dad had other plans. “The key point in this is when he goes, ‘OK, I think we should split into two camps: The (expletive)...

Lyft drivers spread the Gospel with ride-hailing ministries

Nov. 20, 2022 09:08 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — One is an ordained pastor in Brooklyn, the other a single mother and children’s book author in New Jersey. Both drive for Lyft. Both share the word of God as roving preachers. Pastor Kenneth Drayton and Tomika Reid try to inspire passengers through spiritual...

Home visit program supports Delaware’s new mothers

Nov. 19, 2022 09:10 AM EST

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — When Dina Archila Cerna found out she was pregnant, she said she had so much fear about having her first child that she hid her pregnancy from her own mother – the entire time she was pregnant. Living in southern Delaware as an immigrant, she was 18 hours...

Legislation causes confusion among school officials

Nov. 19, 2022 03:11 AM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Alachua County school district is in the midst of reviewing its LGBTQ critical support guide to fall in line with new state regulations that took effect last month. The move comes after the Florida State Board of Education unanimously approved a new...

Mayan Lopez, dad George heal relationship through TV roles

Nov. 14, 2022 18:12 PM EST

Mayan Lopez's co-star in her new NBC sitcom “ Lopez vs. Lopez ” happens to be her real-life dad, George Lopez. The two play a father and daughter who are repairing their relationship after years of not getting along. As is the Lopez way, art imitates life: George's previous TV...

EXPLAINER: The history behind 'parents' rights' in schools

Nov. 14, 2022 14:16 PM EST

The movement for “parents' rights” saw many of its candidates come up short in this year's midterm elections. But if history is any guide, the cause is sure to live on — in one form or another. Activists through the generations have stood up for a range of things in the name...

Rihanna talks motherhood, Super Bowl: 'It was now or never'

Nov. 07, 2022 14:57 PM EST

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Rihanna knew that if she was going to return to the stage less than a year after giving birth to her first child, the performance would have to top anything she’d done before. “If I’m going to leave my baby, I’m going to leave my baby for...

Schools clash with parents over bans on student cellphones

Nov. 04, 2022 07:37 AM EDT

Cellphones — the ultimate distraction — keep children from learning, educators say. But in attempts to keep the phones at bay, the most vocal pushback doesn't always come from students. In some cases, it's from parents. Bans on the devices were on the rise before the COVID-19...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Nov. 03, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

Dalton Daily Citizen. October 26, 2022. Editorial: With the flu already ‘widespread’ in Georgia, please get your flu shot The coughing, runny noses, sore throats, fevers and body aches have started earlier this flu season. “Flu activity is already...

Virginia education tip line sees concerns from parents

Nov. 03, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginians have used an education tip line Gov. Glenn Youngkin set up to submit complaints about curriculum, remote learning, books, mask policies, teachers and other topics, according to a sampling of emails provided to news outlets as part of a settlement agreement. ...