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Oscar winner Troy Kotsur awarded key to Arizona hometown

Aug. 12, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Troy Kotsur, who made history as the first deaf man to win an Academy Award, has been honored with a key to his Arizona hometown. Kotsur, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in March, was given the key Thursday in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, the city said...

Social media offers parents more controls. But do they help?

Aug. 10, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

As concerns about social media's harmful effects on teens continue to rise, platforms from Snapchat to TikTok to Instagram are bolting on new features they say will make their services safer and more age appropriate. But the changes rarely address the elephant in the the room — the algorithms...

Serena's Choice: Williams' tough call resonates with women

Aug. 10, 2022 04:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams said it plainly: It isn’t really fair. A male athlete would never have to make the same choice. But after a trailblazing career that both transformed and transcended her sport, Williams, who turns 41 next month, has told the world she’ll soon...

UK court bars parents from moving comatose boy to hospice

Aug. 05, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Friday rejected a request from the parents of a comatose boy to let them move their son to a hospice when hospital doctors withdraw his life-support treatment. The parents of Archie Battersbee vowed to fight on. The 12-year-old has been in a coma...

US court sides with NY in fight over school vaccine rules

Jul. 29, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday against a group of New York parents who sued after the state made it more difficult for children to get a medical exemption from school immunization requirements, which were tightened after a major measles outbreak in 2019. The...

Miami school board reverses itself, approves sex ed textbook

Jul. 29, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The board for Florida’s largest school district rescinded a decision made last week that rejected new sex education textbooks for middle and high school students. The debate over the sex education materials in Miami took place as school districts and boards navigate...

Republicans reject family planning contracts for 4th time

Jul. 28, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) — The abortion landscape has changed but the votes didn’t when New Hampshire Republicans rejected family planning contracts Wednesday for the fourth time in less than a year. The Executive Council — which approves nominations and state contracts — voted...

Millennial Money: 4 money moves to make before baby arrives

Jul. 12, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

The arrival of a new baby is all-consuming. In the early weeks, your waking hours are a cycle of feedings, diaper changes and Googling “Is it normal for a baby to (fill in the blank).” Mustering the energy — and attention span — for otherwise routine tasks like showering and...

New this week: 'Black Bird,' Lizzo and 'The Rehearsal'

Jul. 11, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Jane Austen’s last completed novel “Persuasion” gets a fresh spin from British theater...

4 ways parents can help kids have a great summer at camp

Jul. 05, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

For generations of American kids, summer camp has been a familiar rite of passage. They’d get some exercise, maybe learn a new skill, and hopefully build a few new friendships before the lazy days of summer ended. Whatever the camp’s focus might be, kids could mostly count on a predictable...