Parenting

June 18, 2018 - 12:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — British writer Geraldine McCaughrean has won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children's literature for "Where the World Ends." McCaughrean was named the winner Monday for her novel about two Scottish boys marooned at sea. She also won the prize, chosen by children's librarians, in...
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June 11, 2018 - 11:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with a man's children over his ex-wife in a dispute about who should get more than $180,000 in life insurance proceeds. The justices ruled on Monday in a case involving the breakup of Mark Sveen and Kaye Melin. When the Minnesota residents divorced in...
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June 07, 2018 - 11:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House launched a series of new advertisements Thursday aimed at warning young people about the dangers of opioids, taking another step in the effort to turn the tide against the deadly epidemic. The White House said its first public service campaign would include several...
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FILE--In this Jan. 15, 2014, file photo, Colorado state Democratic Senator Mike Johnston listens to testimony during a committee hearing at the Capitol, in Denver. Education is a subterranean divide between Democrats running for governor in two states this year. In California, supporters of charter schools and other "reform" initiatives have given more than $20 million to former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's bid, while in Colorado Democrats are similarly divided between a more traditional candidate backed by teachers unions and two others who've pushed school innovations. But the split has been overwhelmed by other red-meat Democratic issues like guns and Trump. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
June 03, 2018 - 12:07 pm
DENVER (AP) — A subterranean divide among Democrats between backers of teachers unions and those of charter schools and other education innovations is helping shape key gubernatorial primaries, even as red-meat issues like guns, inequality and President Donald Trump have dominated the races. In...
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FILE - This March 20, 2018, file photo shows the YouTube app on an iPad in Baltimore. YouTube is dominating social media use for teenagers, as once ubiquitous Facebook fades from popularity, according to a recent survey. A Pew Research Center survey shows that 85 percent of U.S. teens use YouTube, making it the leading social media platform among that age group. It’s followed in use by Instragram and Snapchat at 72 percent and 69 percent, respectively. Facebook use, meanwhile stands at 51 percent among teens. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
June 01, 2018 - 2:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A new survey says YouTube is dominating social media use among teenagers, as Facebook fades from popularity. The Pew Research Center says 85 percent of U.S. teens, ages 13 to 17, use YouTube, compared with 72 percent for the Facebook-owned Instagram and 69 percent for Snapchat. Use...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos accompanied by first grade teacher Alexandra Lyons speaks to student Ayana Greene, during a visit of the Federal School Safety Commission at Hebron Harman Elementary School in Hanover, Md., Thursday, May 31, 2018. DeVos listened to first-graders share stories about friendship during a field trip by a presidential commission seeking ways to stem a steady stream of school violence. The school specializes in mentoring and counseling as opposed to punitive discipline. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
May 31, 2018 - 5:12 pm
HANOVER, Md. (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos bumped fists with first-graders and listened as they shared stories about friendship during a field trip Thursday by a presidential commission seeking ways to stem a steady stream of school violence. DeVos toured Hebron Harman Elementary School in...
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President Donald Trump, center, watches runners as he attends the White House Sports and Fitness Day on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Washington. At left is Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 30, 2018 - 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking his turn in the batting cage and swinging a golf club, President Donald Trump joined a group of famous athletes for a field day with kids at the White House on Wednesday as he kicked off an effort to increase youth participation in sports. "Work hard, get in the game, play...
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President Donald Trump walks toward Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, as he heads to Nashville for a rally. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 29, 2018 - 8:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants to reverse a trend of fewer children participating in sports and make youth sports more accessible to economically disadvantaged students. That's the goal of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition. The White House says Trump will...
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Orajel is displayed for sale in a pharmacy in New York Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The US Food and Drug Administration is warning parents about potentially deadly risks of teething remedies that contain a numbing ingredient used in popular brands like Orajel. The agency on Wednesday said it wants manufacturers to stop selling products intended for babies and toddlers because the products contain a drug ingredient that can cause a rare but dangerous blood condition that interferes with normal breathing. (AP Photo/Stephanie Nano)
May 23, 2018 - 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers. The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2016, file photo, Jack Horner sits under Montana's T-Rex in the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Mont. The Montana paleontologist, Horner, who consulted with director Steven Spielberg on the “Jurassic Park” movies is developing a three-dimensional hologram exhibit that will showcase the latest theories on what dinosaurs looked like. Horner and entertainment company Base Hologram are aiming to have multiple traveling exhibits ready to launch in spring 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File)
May 20, 2018 - 12:28 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Forget the gray, green and brown dinosaurs in the "Jurassic Park" movies. Paleontologist Jack Horner wants to transport people back in time to see a feathered Tyrannosaurus rex colored bright red and a blue triceratops with red fringe similar to a rooster's comb. Horner, who...
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