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Census says more than 60% of US men are fathers

Jun. 15, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Fathers in the U.S. tend to be better educated than men without children, and relatively few men have children over age 40. These are some of the conclusions in a report released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau, just in time for Father's Day. The data in the report come from 2014...

Sick Gaza child caught in Israeli permit system dies alone

Jun. 12, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Palestinian preschooler Aisha a-Lulu came out of brain surgery in a strange Jerusalem hospital room, she called out for her mother and father. She repeated the cry over and over, but her parents never came. Instead of a family member, Israeli authorities had approved a stranger to...

Finding Victory: Speaking out for intersex girl after attack

Jun. 10, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — When doctors said her youngest child would be a girl, Amie Schofield chose the name Victoria. Then doctors said the child would be a boy, so she switched to Victor. It turned out neither was exactly right. The blue-eyed baby was intersex, with both male and female traits. So Schofield...

AP: 3 million US students don't have home internet

Jun. 10, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd's homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone? On the tiny screen, she switches between web pages for research projects, losing track of tabs whenever friends send messages....

Schools reckon with social stress: 'I'm on my phone so much'

Jun. 7, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not even her students realized the psychological toll of their devices until an in-class experiment that, of course, was then spreading on social media. For one class period, students used a...

Schools reckon with social stress: 'I'm on my phone so much'

Jun. 7, 2019 3:20 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not even her students realized the psychological toll of their devices until an in-class experiment that, of course, was then spreading on social media. For one class period, students used a...

Effort to repeal Missouri 8-week abortion ban hits roadblock

Jun. 6, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Efforts to repeal Missouri's new eight-week abortion ban with a public vote hit a roadblock Thursday, the latest development in a fight over abortion rights that's playing out on multiple fronts in the state. Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft told reporters that he...

Lift those knees: Babies crawl to the Lithuanian finish line

Jun. 1, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — In Lithuania, the rat race of life apparently starts early. Twenty-five babies have taken to the red carpet in Lithuania in a crawling race as their parents, grandparents and onlookers cheered the spectacle. Saturday's event in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, was the 20th...

Mezzo Isabel Leonard balancing singing and being a mother

May. 31, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Isabel Leonard is balancing life as a 37-year-old single mother and a sought-after mezzo-soprano. After starring in three productions at the Metropolitan Opera this season, the native New Yorker sings at Carnegie Hall on Monday night in an all-French program for new music director Yannick...

Gucci makes abortion rights statement with 2020 Cruise line

May. 29, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele has made a clear abortion rights message in his latest Cruise collection, as the debate over abortion heats up once again in the United States. The collection, shown to a VIP crowd Tuesday evening in Rome's Capitoline Museum, featured a purple jacket...