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French President Emmanuel Macron removes a protective face mask to take a drink of water as he attends a meeting during a visit at the headquarters of the local CAF (French family allowance public services) in Tours, central France, Tuesday Jan. 5, 2021. Macron denounced in a tweet unpaid child support as

France launches service to make deadbeat parents pay

Jan. 5, 2021 11:58 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France is launching a new government service empowered to take money directly from the bank accounts of parents who fail to pay child support, aiming to help many families — the vast majority of whom are headed by single mothers — emerge from precarious financial situations....

Meditation expert, author and speaker Mallika Chopra poses for a portrait on Dec. 21, 2020, in Santa Monica, Calif. Chopra is a “mindfulness consultant” on the new Apple TV+ animated children's series ”Stillwater.

With ‘Stillwater,’ Mallika Chopra brings mindfulness to kids

Dec. 29, 2020 10:11 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When the producers of the new animated children’s series “Stillwater” asked Mallika Chopra to be the show’s “mindfulness consultant,” the meditation expert, author and speaker said she was immediately on board. “What an amazing title to...

US plans family deportations, including girl with broken arm

Dec. 17, 2020 7:47 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government is preparing to deport more than a dozen children and their parents held at a Texas immigration detention center, including a 4-year-old girl with a broken arm requiring surgery, according to lawyers for the families. Medical records show that doctors at the Dilley,...

FILE - In this Saturday, July 6 2013 file photo participants walk down Andrassy Street under a giant rainbow flag during the 18th Budapest Gay Pride March in Budapest, Hungary. Human rights and LGBT groups have condemned an amendment to Hungary’s constitution approved on Tuesday that effectively bans adoption for same-sex couples and enshrines a strict Christian conservative ideology into the legal conception of the family.  (AP Photo/MTI, Imre Foldi, file)

Rights groups condemn Hungarian ban on same-sex adoptions

Dec. 16, 2020 12:11 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Human rights groups on Wednesday condemned a new Hungarian law that effectively bans adoption for same-sex couples and applies a strict Christian conservative viewpoint to the legal definition of a family. The amendment, passed by Hungary’s right-wing ruling coalition in...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)

Liz Weston: Got life insurance? You may not have enough

Dec. 14, 2020 7:00 AM EST

You probably need life insurance if your death would cause financial hardship to someone else. If the only coverage you have is through your job, though, you may not have enough. Fortunately, buying life insurance has gotten easier in some ways during the pandemic. Plus, coverage may be cheaper than you think....

A parent, center, completes a form granting permission for random COVID-19 testing for students as he arrives with his daughter, left, at P.S. 134 Henrietta Szold Elementary School, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, in New York. Public schools reopened for in-school learning Monday after being closed since mid-November. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Students return to NYC schools once more after virus closure

Dec. 7, 2020 12:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It's back to school again for thousands of New York City schoolchildren who returned to classrooms Monday after a roughly two-week shutdown spurred by the city's rising coronavirus caseload. Public school doors reopened for preschool students and children in kindergarten through fifth grade...

Doug Henning, right, who was adopted as a baby, poses with his biological father after meeting face to face for the first time on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at Logan International Airport in Boston. Henning, of Eliot, Maine, wore a costume like the one actor Will Ferrell's character wore in the movie

Scene from 'Elf' comes to life as Buddy meets dad in Boston

Dec. 4, 2020 7:33 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Just like a real-life movie, the story of Buddy the Elf meeting his biological father has come to life, just in time for the holidays. Doug Henning wore a costume like the one actor Will Ferrell’s character wore in “Elf” while meeting his father face to face for the first...

FILE - This July 26, 2018, file photo shows people lining up to cross into the United States to begin the process of applying for asylum near the San Ysidro port of entry in Tijuana, Mexico. A court-appointed committee has yet to find the parents of 628 children separated at the border early in the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Search persists for parents of 628 kids separated at border

Dec. 2, 2020 11:53 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A court-appointed committee has yet to find the parents of 628 children separated at the border early in the Trump administration, according to a court filing Wednesday that also said the government last week provided additional phone numbers to aid the long-running search. Parents of 333...

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'Shuggie Bain' writer Douglas Stuart wins Booker Prize

Nov. 19, 2020 4:27 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Scottish writer Douglas Stuart won the Booker Prize for fiction Thursday for “Shuggie Bain,” a novel about a boy’s turbulent coming of age in hardscrabble 1980s Glasgow that was turned down by 32 publishers before being picked up. Stuart, 44, won the prestigious 50,000...

Tottenham Hotspur's Alex Morgan, center, vies for the ball with Reading's Angharad James during the English Women's Super League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Reading at the Hive stadium in London Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Morgan came on as a 69th minute substitute, the game ended in a 1-1 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

New FIFA rules to protect female players' maternity rights

Nov. 19, 2020 8:29 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Female soccer players should soon get their maternity rights protected under new employment rules announced Thursday by FIFA. The governing body of soccer is preparing to mandate clubs to allow at least 14 weeks of maternity leave paid at a minimum two-thirds of a player’s full salary....