- Science, technology students challenged at A&M STEM camp Updated: Jul-24-15 7:40 pm
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The lack of cellphone chargers at this year's Aggie STEM Summer Camp became a real problem for the high school and middle school campers a couple days in.
- Obama returns to Kenya, reunites with father's family Updated: Jul-24-15 3:22 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Fulfilling the hopes of millions of Kenyans, Barack Obama returned to his father's homeland Friday for the first time as U.S. president, a long sought visit by a country that considers him a local son.
- Etiquette pros break down Maine diner spat over antsy tot Updated: Jul-24-15 10:16 am
NEW YORK - What went down at Marcy's Diner in Portland, Maine, between the vacationing parents of an antsy toddler and the annoyed, profanity-prone restaurant owner is a case of she said-she said.
- Cosby mural removed amid details of sex, drugging claims Updated: Jul-23-15 11:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia mural featuring Bill Cosby has been painted over as new details emerge of his testimony in a sexual-assault lawsuit.
- Becoming a dad? Expect to gain 3 to 5 pounds, study suggests Updated: Jul-21-15 5:47 pm
NEW YORK - Many men gain a new sense of responsibility and purpose when they become fathers. A new study suggests they also gain 3 to 5 pounds.
- German court nixes payments for stay-at-home parents Updated: Jul-21-15 9:59 am
BERLIN - Germany's highest court has ruled that government funding for stay-at-home parents breaches the country's federal rules.
- Utah won't appeal ruling in same-sex parents case Updated: Jul-20-15 5:17 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah will not appeal a judge's order requiring the state list the names of a lesbian couple on a birth certificate as the mothers of their new baby.
- Bonding time for Obama, teenage daughters during NYC getaway Updated: Jul-18-15 6:42 pm
NEW YORK - It's inevitable: At some point, teenage kids just aren't that into their parents anymore.
- Same-sex couples join the ranks of Utah foster families Updated: Jul-18-15 3:14 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - For Utah newlyweds John Wright and Wilson Bateman, the decision to take in three foster kids ages 3 through 12 wasn't hard.
- Gay couples win parenting rights in wake of marriage ruling Updated: Jul-18-15 2:57 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Cari Searcy, Kim McKeand and their 9-year-old son Khaya will go before a judge in Mobile next week to get the legal recognition for what they've been for the last decade: a family of three.
- Spanish town's summer advice: don't skip your siesta Updated: Jul-17-15 9:01 am
MADRID - The heat is on, and a Spanish town is taking its afternoon siesta seriously.
- Senate OKs revised No Child education law, compromise needed Updated: Jul-16-15 4:46 pm
WASHINGTON - More than a decade after No Child Left Behind established a stronger federal role in public education, the Senate on Thursday approved a rewrite of the much-criticized education law that would return much of that power to the states.
- Mom accused of letting toddler sip margarita avoids trial Updated: Jul-16-15 10:56 am
SALEM, Massachusetts - A Massachusetts woman accused of allowing her 2-year-old daughter to sip her margarita at a restaurant and pouring some of it into the girl's sippy cup has avoided trial and possible deportation.
- Farewell FAO Schwarz: Last day of business at NYC toy store Updated: Jul-15-15 11:07 pm
NEW YORK - Tom Hanks danced on a large floor piano there in the movie "Big." Multitudes of children wandered through the aisles over the years, hopped up on sugar from the candy store and wide-eyed with delight at the giant stuffed animals and other toys. And a fair number of parents winced at some of the price tags.
- Judge rules Utah should put 2 moms on birth certificate Updated: Jul-15-15 7:35 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the state of Utah to list the names of a lesbian couple on a birth certificate as the mothers of their new baby in a ruling that lawyers said was the first of its kind since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage.
- Gay parents in Texas want both names on birth certificate Updated: Jul-13-15 3:22 pm
DALLAS - Several same-sex couples in Texas who now can marry by law are pushing for birth certificates to be changed to allow the names of both parents, not just mother and father.
- Maricopa County attorney sidesteps same-sex adoption fight Updated: Jul-10-15 5:32 pm
PHOENIX - Same-sex couples seeking free legal help with non-contested adoptions from the Maricopa County Attorney's Office can now get it - from a private lawyer.
- Why toy 'Minion' curse words might just all be in your head Updated: Jul-10-15 5:14 pm
NEW YORK - McDonald's swears up and down that the little yellow "Minions" Happy Meal toy is speaking only nonsense words and not something a little more adult.
- First lady treats recipe contest winners to 'state dinner' Updated: Jul-10-15 4:17 pm
WASHINGTON - It was smaller than the average White House state dinner but still had many of the trappings: seating in the East Room, meals on fine china, appearances by the president and first lady. But student winners of a nationwide recipe contest were on the VIP guest list, not celebrities and elected officials.
- Ruling: Adoptions not blocked by dad's appeal of rights case Updated: Jul-10-15 9:11 am
PHOENIX - Arizona juvenile judges can approve adoptions even while biological parents appeal an order terminating their parental rights of the same children.
- Senate considers No Child revision to limit federal role Updated: Jul-09-15 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON - Trying to strike a bipartisan chord, the Senate worked Thursday on a major revision of the 2002 No Child Left Behind law, a day after a Republican-led rewrite just barely passed the House.
- First lady addresses inaugural Native American youth summit Updated: Jul-09-15 1:35 pm
WASHINGTON - Michelle Obama on Thursday told hundreds of Native American youths that they are all precious and sacred and that "each of you was put on this earth for a reason."
- Swiss pay out $4.9M to people taken from parents as children Updated: Jul-09-15 11:57 am
BERLIN - Swiss authorities have paid out 4.6 million francs ($4.9 million) so far to hundreds of people who as children were taken from their parents and sent to work on Swiss farms or placed in homes.
- House Roll Call: No Child Left Behind education law overhaul Updated: Jul-08-15 8:03 pm
The 218-213 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed a Republican-led rewrite of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law.
- Mom sues Ohio YMCA, says it excluded boy with Down syndrome Updated: Jul-08-15 11:25 am
CINCINNATI - The mother of a 6-year-old boy with Down syndrome says in a federal lawsuit that an Ohio YMCA excluded him from a summer camp and some other programs because of his disability and treated him hypocritically after using him in promotions extolling opportunities for everyone.