- Spanish paternity suit involves bullfighting legend Benitez Updated: Apr-28-16 9:09 am
MADRID - A Spanish court held a hearing Thursday into a decades-old paternity dispute over whether two of Spain*s most well-known bullfighters - men who share the same show name "El Cordobes" - are really father and son. Among the evidence, a DNA test that came back 99.9 percent positive.
- Kansas lawmakers reject audit for same-sex discrimination Updated: Apr-26-16 5:17 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas lawmakers have again refused to audit the Department of Children and Families to determine if the agency discriminates against same-sex couples in adoption or foster care cases.
- Review: Adaptation examines dysfunction of 'The Family Fang' Updated: Apr-26-16 1:29 am
Family dysfunction takes on new meaning in "The Family Fang," a film about a pair of performance artists for whom everything in life is part of the act, and the effects this existence has on their two children.
- Report: 52,000 New Mexico youth have had parent imprisoned Updated: Apr-25-16 5:21 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - One in 10 New Mexico youth have had a parent serve time behind bars at some point during their childhood as the state's incarceration rate increased in recent years, a report released Monday said.
- Report: 1 in 10 Oklahoma kids has a parent who served time Updated: Apr-25-16 4:33 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A group that advocates for children says Oklahoma's high incarceration rate has led to one in every 10 children in the state having a parent imprisoned at some point in their lives.
- Michigan ranks high among states with parents in prison Updated: Apr-25-16 3:59 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A foundation is highlighting the number of Michigan children who had a parent behind bars at some point in their lives.
- Report: 135,000 Kentucky kids have had parent in jail Updated: Apr-25-16 1:37 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A new report says Kentucky has the highest percentage of children in the nation who have had a parent in jail.
- NY: Insurers must pay for maternal depression screening Updated: Apr-25-16 10:46 am
ALBANY, New York - New York state will soon require health insurers to cover depression screening for pregnant women and new mothers.
- Report: 135K Kentucky kids have had parent in jail Updated: Apr-25-16 9:55 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A new report has concluded that Kentucky has the highest percentage of children in the nation who have had a parent in jail.
- 'I am here' - Silenced by autism, young man finds his voice Updated: Apr-25-16 12:14 am
METAIRIE, Louisiana - Benjamin Alexander cannot speak, but he is determined to be heard. He cannot type without a hand to support his, and yet he writes and writes, his inner voice shouting out his thoughts. He returns repeatedly to the "fiend" that tried to silence him, the autism he sarcastically calls his "gift."
- AP Exclusive: Ukraine children eat food tainted by Chernobyl Updated: Apr-22-16 10:47 am
ZALYSHANY, Ukraine - Viktoria Vetrova knows the risk her four children take in drinking milk from the family's two cows and eating dried mushrooms and berries from the forest.
- San Francisco police stumped by mom's slaying, missing child Updated: Apr-21-16 7:45 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Police on Thursday asked for the public's help in solving the puzzling case of a young, single San Francisco mother's killing and the disappearance of her 2-year-old daughter.
- Better preemie pain relief sought amid new call for action Updated: Apr-20-16 12:59 pm
OAK LAWN, Illinois - It happens every day to the most vulnerable infants in hospital intensive care units: fragile babies born way too soon are poked, prodded and jabbed as part of medical care meant to help them survive - and it can be heart-wrenching to watch.
- British court rules woman can't name her daughter Cyanide Updated: Apr-14-16 12:57 pm
LONDON - A woman from Wales cannot name her baby daughter Cyanide, a British court ruled Thursday.
- France responds to watchdog criticism with parenting leaflet Updated: Apr-14-16 9:50 am
PARIS - A year after Europe's top human rights body said France was not doing enough to prevent corporal punishment of children, the French government is sending guidance to all future parents.
- Education chief looks for more well-rounded learning Updated: Apr-14-16 12:03 am
WASHINGTON - It's time for a return to a more well-rounded education for schoolchildren - one that spotlights the importance of science, social studies and the arts, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. says.
- Immigrant advocates to rally at Supreme Court Updated: Apr-13-16 4:21 pm
MIAMI - A group of Florida immigrants are headed to Washington to rally in support of President Barack Obama's immigration programs that allow millions of children and parents illegally in the country to avoid deportation.
- Correction: Illinois-Vaccine Exemption story Updated: Apr-13-16 1:10 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - In a story April 12 about child vaccinations, The Associated Press, relying on incorrect information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health, erroneously reported requirements for parents who object to having their children vaccinated on religious grounds. They must submit a "certificate of religious exemption" for children entering kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade, and also those who are enrolling in a new school or child care facility.
- Parents blame Marine Corps for son's helicopter crash death Updated: Apr-13-16 9:54 am
HONOLULU - The parents of one of 12 Marines killed after two helicopters crashed during training exercises in Hawaii say the aircraft he was in shouldn't have been flying. They also dismissed the search efforts for the Marines as "an embarrassment."
- New steps to help people with disabilities and student loans Updated: Apr-12-16 2:47 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is taking steps to help people with disabilities get their student loan debt forgiven, safeguarding their Social Security payments.
- Mississippi church a window into national gay rights debate Updated: Apr-12-16 7:48 am
BRANDON, Mississippi - On many Sundays, conservative Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant can be found in the sanctuary at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, almost always in his trademark suit and boots, often among those helping pass the offering plates.
- Children make donation Tennessee State in parents' honor Updated: Apr-12-16 4:34 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The children of a couple who met at Tennessee State University in the 1930s have donated $250,000 to the schools in their parents' honor.
- Oregon man says sea lion tipped jet ski on Willamette Updated: Apr-11-16 9:58 am
OREGON CITY, Oregon - An Oregon City man says he was testing out his jet ski with his stepson at Willamette Falls when a sea lion tipped the vehicle over.
- Bismarck nurses visit, check in on new moms at home Updated: Apr-10-16 9:50 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Two nurses in Bismarck are conducting newborn home visits as a follow-up to hospital discharge.
- Lesbian spouses challenge Indiana birth certificate law Updated: Apr-08-16 4:58 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - An attorney for eight married lesbian couples argued Friday that the state of Indiana is discriminating against them by not allowing both women to be listed on their children's birth certificates, echoing a dispute that has led to similar lawsuits in several other states.