- The battle for control of the growing breast milk industry Updated: Jul-07-15 4:03 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - It could trade for 400 times more than the price of crude oil and 2,000 times more than iron ore. If sold off the shelf, it could cost more than 150 times the price of a gallon of cow's milk and 15 times more than coffee.
- LA students to get education about sexting this fall Updated: Jul-07-15 3:56 pm
LOS ANGELES - Sext ed will be part of the curriculum for Los Angeles students this fall.
- Booze bottle tags show steep fines for giving minors alcohol Updated: Jul-06-15 6:10 pm
HOLLADAY, Utah - Liquor bottles will bear sale tags this summer that remind adults that giving alcohol to minors can mean a possible $2,500 fine and up to a year in jail.
- Indiana Supreme Court hears case on custody, mental illness Updated: Jul-03-15 2:49 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Supreme Court is weighing an emotionally charged case in which a man lost custody of his daughter after spurning child-welfare officials' suggestions that he leave his mentally ill wife based on their fears that she might harm the girl.
- Surrogate children granted legal recognition in France Updated: Jul-03-15 1:47 pm
PARIS - France's highest court has granted legal recognition to surrogate children, in a major turnaround that will make their daily lives easier and could lead to greater acceptance of new forms of families.
- Navy triples paid maternity leave to 18 weeks Updated: Jul-02-15 1:56 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Navy is tripling the amount of paid maternity leave that female sailors and Marines can take after the birth of a child, and will now provide a total of 18 weeks off.
- At 34, single mom facing Alzheimer's Updated: Jul-02-15 12:59 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Carrie Richardson knows what she faces after being diagnosed with Early Onset Familial Alzheimer's.
- Civics test, rules for e-cigarette sales among new Utah laws Updated: Jul-01-15 7:05 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - More than 50 new laws took effect Wednesday in Utah, including measures requiring high school students to pass a U.S. citizenship test, restrictions on electronic-cigarette sellers and expanded death benefits for families of fallen police officers and firefighters.
- Shared child custody awarded to divorcing same-sex couple Updated: Jul-01-15 7:02 pm
SAN ANTONIO - A state district judge has awarded shared custody of a 2-year-old girl to her same-sex parents, who are divorcing.
- Daughter, terminally ill mom bond through Penguins hockey Updated: Jun-30-15 12:37 pm
PITTSBURGH - Michelle Hardy has little use for the NHL offseason. Told she has 12 to 18 months to live because of a terminal form of brain cancer, Hardy, 46, wants hockey back - and soon.
- Names of boy, stepfather who drowned in river released Updated: Jun-26-15 4:08 pm
BOSCAWEN, New Hampshire - Police have released the identities of the 10-year-old boy who drowned when he went under water while swimming in the Merrimack River and his stepfather who died trying to save him.
- 'An old soul': Towns' family thinks he'll adjust to NBA Updated: Jun-25-15 9:04 pm
NEW YORK - With only hours to go before Thursday's NBA draft, the mother of Karl-Anthony Towns slid on a brand new pair of black stilettos, smoothed out her loose, fancy pantsuit in the lucky shade of Kentucky Blue and spoke confidently of her youngest child's ability to navigate what's to come in the big time.
- Massachusetts court offers guidelines on spanking Updated: Jun-25-15 5:35 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts' highest court for the first time established legal guidelines Thursday for the use of physical punishment by parents, saying it's permissible to discipline a child by spanking so long as "reasonable" force is used and the child is not harmed.
- Government names special monitor for Corinthian student debt Updated: Jun-25-15 3:31 pm
WASHINGTON - The Education Department is appointing a special monitor to help develop a debt relief program for students who attended the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges.
- Poland's lawmakers approve in vitro fertilization bill Updated: Jun-25-15 8:57 am
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's lawmakers on Thursday approved a government bill that provides coherent regulations for in vitro fertilization and guarantees the procedure also to unwed couples.
- Number of 'stay-at-home dads' on the rise Updated: Jun-24-15 1:57 pm
NEWTOWN, Pennsylvania - Pete Haring has always been called "Home Daddy Pete." It's a nickname that the 49-year-old resident of Upper Makefield said he embraces.
- Ride-hailing apps get kids around town when parents are busy Updated: Jun-23-15 2:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Sacha Simmons used to dread taking a taxi to her high school or someplace else to hang out with her teenage friends when her parents weren't around to give her a ride. Sometimes, the cab drivers wouldn't show up or, when they did, they were rude or haggled with her about the fare.
- Same-sex marriage opponents urge Supreme Court to go slow Updated: Jun-22-15 1:09 pm
WASHINGTON - Same-sex marriage opponents acknowledge they face a tough task in trying to persuade the Supreme Court to allow states to limit marriage to a man and a woman.
- Religion and politics: GOP hopefuls' new insight on faith Updated: Jun-20-15 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential contenders railed against abortion rights on Saturday as they courted religious conservatives, promising Christian values would guide their personal decisions and public policies should they win the presidency.
- Hawaii governor signs first-of-kind state smoking age bill Updated: Jun-19-15 10:51 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii's governor has signed a bill to make his state the first to raise the legal smoking age to 21.
- French families sue state to recognize surrogate births Updated: Jun-19-15 12:55 pm
PARIS - France's highest court tackled a sensitive subject Friday as parents challenged laws that effectively deny citizenship to surrogate children - children one lawyer called "ghosts of the Republic."
- Homeless man finds purse, returns it to poor mom with cancer Updated: Jun-19-15 9:52 am
STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania - A man living on the streets in central Pennsylvania has returned a lost purse containing nearly $400 to its owner - a single mother who is on welfare and battling brain cancer.
- Bush honored by his daughter as a "Father of the Year" Updated: Jun-18-15 2:22 pm
NEW YORK - Former President George W. Bush is one of three men being honored in New York as a "Father of the Year," just days before Father's Day.
- 'Freedom' fries: Texas repeals ban on deep fryers in schools Updated: Jun-18-15 1:14 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - It's about freedom, not the fries.
- Breast-milk pumping at work is legal, but needs more support Updated: Jun-17-15 9:06 am
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Margie Schrader did it in her office. Kirstin Milks did it in her classroom. Jami Hamman did it in her cubicle. And Jean Bauer did it wherever she could find a lockable door.