- Kristen Bell, mom of 2, offers advice ahead of Mother's Day Updated: May-06-16 12:41 pm
Kristen Bell is offering some parenting advice ahead of Mother's Day.
- 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.
- Sister: Chinese activist may be seriously ill and needs care Updated: May-06-16 8:23 am
BEIJING - The sister of a prominent imprisoned Chinese political activist said Friday she fears her brother is seriously ill and is urging the authorities to allow him access to better medical treatment, in what an international rights group said is the latest example of China routinely denying political prisoners adequate care.
- Trial delayed for Ohio couple accused of $70M Ponzi scheme Updated: May-06-16 3:27 am
DAYTON, Ohio - The trial of a married Ohio couple accused of operating a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of about $70 million has been pushed back until next year.
- 3rd Nigerian sister valedictorian at Dillard U in Louisiana Updated: May-06-16 12:48 am
NEW ORLEANS - A Nigerian woman is following her two older sisters as valedictorian at Dillard University in New Orleans.
- Senate approves bill asking DCF to keep siblings together Updated: May-05-16 12:42 pm
BOSTON - The Massachusetts Senate has advanced legislation that calls for keeping siblings together after they are placed in the custody of the state's child welfare agency.
- Matchmaking client sues alleging investment fraud Updated: May-05-16 11:35 am
MINNEAPOLIS - A Florida man who hired a Minneapolis matchmaker to find love is suing the businesswoman in federal court.
- House bill would curb new regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars Updated: May-05-16 10:31 am
WASHINGTON - Vape away.
- LeBron has thought about playoffs matchup with Wade, Heat Updated: May-04-16 12:19 pm
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - LeBron James isn't looking too far forward in the NBA playoffs. He's taken a peek, however.
- Mining company's stock dives as Brazil sues in dam tragedy Updated: May-04-16 10:20 am
LONDON - Shares in miner BHP Billiton tumbled after Brazil's federal prosecutor launched a $43 billion civil suit for a dam break that killed 19 people and caused the worst environmental disaster in the country's history.
- Virginia Supreme Court recognizes gay couples in divorce law Updated: May-04-16 4:08 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled that a person doesn't need to pay alimony to a former spouse if the payee is in a new relationship with a member of the same sex.
- Boy: Sister, stranger went into hills; she never came back Updated: May-04-16 12:14 am
SHIPROCK, New Mexico - When the stranger approached Ian and Ashlynne Mike at the school bus stop, the boy was wary. But his older sister got lured into the van, and he didn't want her to go alone, so he went, too.
- 'Blues Brothers' cartoon show tuning up for a television gig Updated: May-03-16 3:08 pm
NEW YORK - "The Blues Brothers" could be coming to TV as a prime-time animated comedy series.
- Recent Kansas Editorials Updated: May-03-16 10:20 am
The Manhattan Mercury, May 2
- 2 missing Dallas brothers, ages 9, 10, safely return home Updated: May-03-16 9:42 am
DALLAS - Dallas police say two young brothers last seen leaving their home on foot have safely returned to their residence.
- 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.
- LGBT rights protesters vow to keep fighting Mississippi law Updated: May-01-16 9:14 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Hundreds of supporters of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender rights protested Sunday against a new Mississippi law they call discriminatory, saying they're not giving up their fight.
- 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."
- 2 NY brothers who served in Afghanistan awarded Bronze Stars Updated: May-01-16 12:01 pm
NEW YORK - Two brothers from suburban New York City have each been awarded a Bronze Star for their service in Afghanistan.
- 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.