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Claire Reagan plays with her son Evan, 5, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, outside her home in Olathe, Kan. Reagan is keeping her son from starting kindergarten and her daughter Abbie, 3, from preschool due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

US parents delaying preschool and kindergarten amid pandemic

Sep. 24, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Claire Reagan was feeling overwhelmed as her oldest child's first day of kindergarten approached and with a baby on the way. The 5-year-old boy has autism, and she worried he would struggle with juggling in-person and virtual learning, and that she wouldn't have enough time to give him...

In this image made from UNTV video, French President Emmanuel Macron speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at UN headquarters. The U.N.'s first virtual meeting of world leaders started Tuesday with pre-recorded speeches from some of the planet's biggest powers, kept at home by the coronavirus pandemic that will likely be a dominant theme at their video gathering this year. (UNTV via AP)

France wants to require fathers to take parental leave

Sep. 23, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s president wants to expand paternity leave to one month — and require fathers to take time off with their newborns. President Emmanuel Macron announced the plan on Instagram before visiting a child-care facility on Wednesday. “When a baby arrives in the world,...

David Biller holds a photo of himself and his father on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at his apartment in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The photo is from when they watched the Red Sox beat the Yankees in the bottom of the ninth inning on Sept. 11, 2012, at Fenway Park, in Boston. One month later, the author moved to Brazil. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

VIRUS DIARY: As time ran short, a son rushed to say goodbye

Sep. 22, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — No man is an island, the poem says. But amid pandemic quarantine, when my dad started having episodes of feeling faint, he seemed so isolated. Coronavirus protocols meant consulting a doctor by video who told him his symptoms weren’t worrisome, and he only needed to be careful...

Mexico sees discrimination in stores' coronavirus measures

Sep. 17, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican government body warned grocery stores Thursday about complaints it has received alleging discrimination against the elderly and single-parent families due to coronavirus social-distancing measures. Many grocery stores, especially those in Mexico City, have instituted rules...

Rory McIlroy practices before the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

McIlroy shaped by perspective of fatherhood at U.S. Open

Sep. 15, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

First-time fatherhood has suited Rory McIlroy. He has doted on daughter Poppy in the two weeks since she was born, and he felt the pang of having to leave her and wife Erica to prepare for this week's U.S. Open. He's also embraced the sleepless nights, even diaper duty. "I've got my hands dirty, put it that way,"...

Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, right, greets Serena Williams, of the United States, after winning their semifinal match of the US Open tennis championships, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The Latest: Azarenka hopes she, Serena inspire mothers

Sep. 11, 2020 12:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 12:15 a.m. Victoria Azarenka hopes the performance of mothers like herself and Serena Williams will inspire women to chase their dreams. Azarenka rallied to beat Williams 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 and advance to the U.S. Open final,...

Woman, others join 6-person living-donor transplant swap

Sep. 5, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

LOWER BURRELL, Pa. (AP) — Katherine “Kate” Maloney is definitely a daddy’s girl. And her father, Steve Leach, is definitely a girl dad. “When I look at my dad, I see a strong, hardworking man. I see my best friend,” said Maloney, 30, of Lower Burrell. “I see an...

Serena Williams, of the United States, returns a shot to Margarita Gasparyan, of Russia, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Serena Williams sets up US Open showdown vs. Sloane Stephens

Sep. 3, 2020 10:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, Serena Williams won in straight sets again. And yes, she moved into an all-American showdown at the U.S. Open against Sloane Stephens. Still, this victory did not quite go according to plan. Her serve only so-so at times, her footwork a bit off, Williams got by and got through Thursday...

Amanda Anisimova, of the United States, serves to Katrina Scott, of the United States, during the second round of the US Open tennis championships, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Balancing motherhood and tennis, Pironkova advances at Open

Sep. 3, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

Tsvetana Pironkova took a three-year break from tennis to have a son, missed the sport and now is playing every other day. At the U.S. Open. Pironkova beat No. 10-seeded Garbiñe Muguruza 7-5, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the third round. It’s her first tournament since Wimbledon in 2017. “I'm...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Bryan Reynolds (10) celebrates with Cole Tucker (3) in front of Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras, after hitting a three-run home run off starting pitcher Alec Mills during the third inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

New father Reynolds homers as Pirates top Cubs 6-2

Sep. 3, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — First-time father Bryan Reynolds hit a three-run homer in his return from paternity leave to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Chicago Cubs 6-2 on Thursday. Reynolds, who along with wife Blair welcomed son Reese on Monday, sent a drive off Alec Mills (3-3) into the seats in right field...