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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...

Review: 'The War For Gloria' is an epic coming-of-age tale

Sep. 07, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

“In The War for Gloria” by Atticus Lish (Knopf) “In The War for Gloria” by Atticus Lish, Gloria is the single mother of Corey. While she struggles to make ends meet, it is clear Gloria will do anything for her son. The two love one another fiercely, but their...

NC native had dark days on road to become entertainment exec

Sep. 04, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Grass grows through cracks in the basketball court. No longer are baskets and nets attached to its backboards. Nearby, what had been a small field for kids’ football has become part of a neatly-cut lawn around the apartment complex. ...

20 years after 9/11: 'We will live with the scars' forever

Sep. 03, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Twenty years later, Jack Grandcolas still remembers waking up at 7:03 that morning. He looked at the clock, then out the window where an image in the sky caught his eye — a fleeting vision that looked like an angel ascending. He didn’t know it yet, but that...

Florida governor appeals ruling on masks in schools

Sep. 02, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has appealed a judge's ruling that the governor exceeded his authority by ordering school boards not to impose strict mask requirements on students to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The governor's lawyers took...