- Malia Obama navigating college decision-making process Updated: Nov-26-15 9:55 am
WASHINGTON - Michelle Obama's message for high school seniors fretting about their college prospects is simple.
- Teen moms and dads get a leg up with outreach's help Updated: Nov-26-15 9:44 am
FREDERICKSBURG, Virginia - Joan Gillis keeps a glossy graduation announcement in her office. The card features a photo of a teen in a bright blue cap and gown kissing a baby.
- Suit seeks to restore parental rights in lost baby case Updated: Nov-24-15 2:18 pm
ST. LOUIS - Fifty years after a St. Louis gospel singer said she was told that her daughter died at birth - a claim disputed by authorities - and months after the 76-year-old woman learned that her daughter was still alive, a judge is being asked to restore the birth mother's parental rights.
- Texas seeking delay in Supreme Court immigration case Updated: Nov-23-15 5:51 pm
WASHINGTON - Texas asked the Supreme Court Monday for more time to answer the Obama administration's immigration appeal, a delay that probably would prevent the plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation from taking effect during Barack Obama's presidency.
- Life imitates art for 'Creed' director Ryan Coogler Updated: Nov-23-15 3:18 pm
LOS ANGELES - "Fruitvale Station" writer-director Ryan Coogler is sending a love letter to his father in the form of the latest "Rocky" film.
- Zuckerberg to take 2 months of paternity leave Updated: Nov-20-15 7:33 pm
MENLO PARK, California - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said Friday he's planning on taking two months of paternity leave when his daughter is born.
- Court: Mom brought kids, 3 and 2, to priest for exorcism Updated: Nov-20-15 1:27 pm
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey - An appeals court upheld stripping parental rights from a New Jersey couple after a long series of damaging behavior, including when the mother took the children to a priest for an exorcism while the father was in prison.
- Portugal allows same-sex adoption, artificial insemination Updated: Nov-20-15 8:43 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's Parliament has approved laws allowing same-sex couples to legally adopt children and permitting lesbians to obtain medically assisted fertilization.
- Congress finally close to vote on new education law Updated: Nov-19-15 8:31 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress is finally close to a vote to rewrite the outdated and highly criticized No Child Left Behind education law.
- Move over Emma, there's a new most popular baby name Updated: Nov-19-15 3:55 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Move over, Emma. There's a new most popular baby name in Wisconsin.
- Gift Guide: Kiddie tech beyond video games, tablets Updated: Nov-19-15 10:44 am
NEW YORK - What to get a tech-savvy kid who's tired of the same old tablets and video games? New toys this year range from easy-to-use sets for building circuits to a talking dinosaur powered by IBM's Watson artificial-intelligence system.
- Michael Phelps says he'll become a father next year Updated: Nov-18-15 5:08 pm
Michael Phelps is going to be a daddy.
- Review: 'Dada Woof Papa Hot' is a tender, well-acted play Updated: Nov-09-15 8:04 pm
NEW YORK - Adjusting to being a caregiver is challenging enough for new parents, even before you add the complexities that come with being a gay parent.
- Experts say parents should monitor kids' video games Updated: Nov-07-15 5:01 am
BOYS TOWN, Nebraska - Parenting experts say it's important to monitor the video games kids play.
- Couples press for end to Mississippi gay adoption ban Updated: Nov-06-15 9:36 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Four lesbian couples pressed a federal judge on Friday to overturn Mississippi's last-in-the-nation ban on allowing same-sex couples to adopt, but lawyers for the state argued the lawsuit should be tossed out.
- Lawrence woman charged in fleeing to Europe with daughters Updated: Nov-06-15 6:36 pm
LAWRENCE, Kansas - A Kansas woman has been charged after she fled to Europe with her 9-year-old and 11-year-old daughters.
- Three Forks family has third set of twins Updated: Nov-06-15 11:12 am
BOZEMAN, Montana - Tiffany and Chris Goodwin knew what to expect when they learned they were having twins this fall.
- Michigan women central to US gay marriage case adopt kids Updated: Nov-05-15 5:16 pm
PONTIAC, Michigan - Two Detroit-area nurses jointly adopted five children on Thursday, closing a case that started when they challenged Michigan's restrictions on adoption and helped pave the way for the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage.
- Officials: Nebraska birth forms to list same-sex spouses Updated: Nov-05-15 4:22 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has quietly changed state policy and plans to list the names of both same-sex spouses on their children's birth certificates, although it has not revealed how that change will look.
- Study: Nearly half of US pregnant women gain too much weight Updated: Nov-05-15 2:45 pm
NEW YORK - Nearly half of U.S. moms gain too much weight during pregnancy, according to a government study released Thursday.
- Colombia high court rules for adoptions by same-sex couples Updated: Nov-04-15 8:09 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - In a historic decision, Colombia's constitutional court opened the door Wednesday for same-sex couples to legally adopt children in the conservative South American nation.
- Study: Most states link student learning to teacher reviews Updated: Nov-04-15 12:17 pm
WASHINGTON - Most states now require that teachers be evaluated, at least in part, on student test scores - a move that's drawn fierce criticism from teachers' unions.
- Court: Judge properly tossed gay couple's parental request Updated: Nov-04-15 10:47 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - A state appeals court says a judge properly dismissed a gay couple's request for a declaration that one of them is the legal parent of the other's child.
- Ayotte bill to help pregnant women dealing with addiction Updated: Nov-03-15 9:46 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte is introducing legislation to improve treatment programs for pregnant women and mothers who have a substance use disorder, including a pilot program that allows funds to help women in non-residential settings.
- Studies raise questions about impact of menu calorie counts Updated: Nov-02-15 4:16 pm
WASHINGTON - Tracking calories at chain restaurants is supposed to become easier next year, but new studies raise questions about whether the counts actually make a difference for diners and eateries.