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Germany: Young girls alone for days with dead father's body

Sep. 28, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Three young children in Germany spent days alone at home with their dead father's body after he died suddenly, German media reported Tuesday. The dpa news agency quoted police in the southern state of Bavaria as saying an aunt discovered the girls, ages 2,...

Lower death rates for Black moms is goal of California bill

Sep. 27, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has among the lowest death rates nationally among pregnant women and new mothers, but the numbers for Black mothers tell a different story. They were six times more likely to die within a year of pregnancy than white women from 2014...

Filmmaker revisits case that challenged her and her 2 moms

Sep. 24, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ry Russo-Young knew she had a story worth hearing, but it was one she was struggling to tell. As a youngster, Russo-Young was at the heart of a legal fight that drew headlines in 1990s America: The two mothers who raised her in New York, including one...

Judge gives Dutch boy OK for vaccine amid parental dispute

Sep. 23, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has gone to court in the Netherlands to get permission to receive a COVID-19 vaccine so he can visit his grandmother who is battling lung cancer, according to a written court ruling published Thursday. The boy, whose...

Parents in China laud rule limiting video game time for kids

Sep. 20, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

Li Zhanguo’s two children, ages 4 and 8, don’t have their own smartphones, but like millions of other Chinese children, they are no strangers to online gaming. “If my children get their hands on our mobile phones or an iPad, and if we don’t closely monitor their...

Review: Richard Powers amazes again with 'Bewilderment'

Sep. 20, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

“Bewilderment,” by Richard Powers (W.W. Norton & Company) Here are two words that are so ingrained in Richard Powers’ astounding new novel as to be almost unnecessary: Autism and Trump. The book tells the story of Theo Byrne and his son...

Great Falls High School moves online after COVID-19 outbreak

Sep. 14, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — About 1,500 students at Great Falls High School will begin remote learning Tuesday and through the rest of the week because of an increase in COVID-19 cases among students and staff, Great Falls Public Schools said Monday. More than 35 people...

Review: 3 generations of women star in 'The Spectacular'

Sep. 14, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

"The Spectacular" by Zoe Whittall (Ballantine) Zoe Whittall’s “The Spectacular” follows three generations of women as they navigate love, life, and motherhood. It’s 1997 and Missy is a 22-year-old rock star who struggles with drug addiction....

US steps up effort to unite families separated under Trump

Sep. 13, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is expanding its effort to find and reunite migrant families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border under President Donald Trump as part of a zero-tolerance policy on illegal crossings. A federal task force is launching a...

Kentucky reaches settlement over placement of foster kids

Sep. 13, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials have reached an agreement over how the state will oversee treatment of foster children placed with private agencies. The settlement came from a two decades-old federal lawsuit alleging religious coercion of children and...