- Emma and Noah continue to be tops for baby names Updated: May-06-16 10:10 am
WASHINGTON - On baby names, at least, divided Americans can generally agree: Emma and Noah are tops.
- Same-sex couples become among first to adopt in Mississippi Updated: May-06-16 9:02 am
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - Same-sex couples across Mississippi are finalizing adoptions now that the state's ban on such adoptions has ended.
- House bill would curb new regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars Updated: May-05-16 10:31 am
WASHINGTON - Vape away.
- Shawano parents face fine if their children bully Updated: May-03-16 7:08 am
SHAWANO, Wisconsin - Shawano (SHAW'-noh) is the latest Wisconsin community to adopt a policy that fines parents whose children repeatedly bully classmates.
- Things to know about a gap year, when students take time off Updated: May-01-16 7:01 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's daughter Malia is taking a year off after graduating from high school before attending Harvard University as part of an expanding program for students known as a "gap year."
- Bubbles bring attention to children alienated from parents Updated: May-01-16 10:01 am
SELMA, Alabama - Cedar Park Elementary School students filled the sky on April 25 with Bubble of Love to bring attention to a difficult issue, children who are alienated from parents.
- What happens if there's no home for homework? Updated: May-01-16 3:05 am
SALEM, Oregon - Melody likes to wear her turquoise flip-flops, complete with matching sunflowers on top, to school.
- Abuse survivor begins new life after prison Updated: Apr-30-16 3:01 am
PENSACOLA, Florida - The hard part about meeting Deidre Cox is reconciling the present day version of this gracious woman with the description of the person who was sentenced to prison in 2008 after escaping from a work release program.
- Kansas to text parents who owe child support payments Updated: Apr-29-16 3:55 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Kansas Department for Children and Families officials say it will begin texting parents who owe child support in an effort increase collections.
- Across Arizona, parents name children after Pat Tillman Updated: Apr-29-16 3:33 pm
TEMPE, Arizona - Doctors told Jeff Okrepkie and Stephanie Ottolini not to expect children. Though her cervical cancer had been in remission since 2012, the odds of conception were minimal.
- 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.