Parenting

May 11, 2018 - 9:32 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill late Friday that gay rights advocates say would allow religious-based adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples, single people and non-Christians in placing children. The bill written by Republican Sen. Greg Treat...
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May 11, 2018 - 9:17 am
Emma and Liam were the most frequently chosen baby names for 2017. For the fourth year in a row, Emma was the top girl's name according to the annual list of the most popular baby names released by the Social Security Administration on Friday. Liam pushed last year's champ, Noah, to second to claim...
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May 11, 2018 - 9:12 am
Emma and Liam are at the top of the most frequently chosen baby names in 2017. For the fourth year in a row, Emma was the top girl's name on the Social Security Administration's annual list of the most popular baby names. Liam pushed last year's champ, Noah, to second place. The agency releases the...
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In this Saturday, May 5, 2018 photo, a new fissure erupts in Leilani Estates in Pahoa, Hawaii. Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano has destroyed homes and forced the evacuations of more than a thousand people. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)
May 06, 2018 - 6:39 pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on a volcanic eruption on the Big Island of Hawaii (all times local): 12:40 p.m. A single mother of two says she is devastated that her Big Island home was burned to the ground by a lava flow. Amber Makuakane confirmed to the AP on Sunday that her property in Leilani...
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Kansas state Rep. Louis Ruiz, left, and Sen. David Haley, right, both D-Kansas City, confer during a break in negotiations on adoption legislation, Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The legislation would prevent the state from barring faith-based agencies from providing adoption services if they refuse for religious reasons to place children in LGBT homes. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
May 04, 2018 - 3:34 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State lawmakers in Kansas and Oklahoma have approved legislation to grant legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that cite their religious beliefs for not placing children in LGBT homes. Supporters of such measures argued that the core issue is protecting a group's...
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Kansas state Rep. Susan Humphries, right, R-Wichita, talks to Tom Witt, left, executive director of the LGBT-rights group Equality Kansas at the rail of rotunda on the third floor of the Statehouse, Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Topeka, Kan. Humphries is the leading supporter of a bill that would grant legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that won't place children in LGBT homes, while Witt is a vocal opponent. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
May 04, 2018 - 2:58 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State lawmakers in Oklahoma and Kansas have approved legislation to grant legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that cite their religious beliefs for not placing children in LGBT homes. Supporters of such measures argued that the core issue is protecting a group's...
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In this April 23, 2018 handout photo provided by Alfies Army Official, brain-damaged toddler Alfie Evans cuddles his mother Kate James at Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool, England. Kate James and Tom Evans, the parents, said on Facebook that 23-month-old Alfie Evans, who had an incurable degenerative brain condition and was at the center of a legal battle over his treatment, died early morning Saturday April 28, 2018. (Alfies Army Official via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 1:21 pm
LONDON (AP) — A British judge heard a new appeal Tuesday from the parents of a terminally ill British toddler who want to take him to Italy for treatment — something British courts have ruled isn't in the child's interest. The Christian Legal Centre, which is supporting the parents of 23-month-old...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2014 file photo, Hartselle High School students Lissa Blagburn and Brantlee Wright use an iPhone as they work on a networked lesson in Spanish class in Hartselle, Ala. Cellphones are still absent from most U.S. schools but new data shows them steadily gaining acceptance as administrators bow to parents' wishes to keep tabs on their kids and teachers find ways to work them into lessons. (Gary Cosby Jr./The Decatur Daily via AP, File)
April 02, 2018 - 10:50 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Cellphones are still absent from most U.S. schools but new data shows them steadily gaining acceptance as administrators bow to parents' wishes to keep tabs on their kids and teachers find ways to work them into lessons. The percentage of K-12 public schools that prohibited...
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In this Jan. 18, 2018 photo, Sam Young, a Mormon father from Houston who is organizing a petition to stop sexually explicit interviews of Mormon youth by their LDS Bishops, talks during a news conference in Salt Lake City. Young said Tuesday, March 27, 2018, that he’s pleased that church leaders are listening but said the changes don’t go far enough. It should be a requirement, not an option, to have a parent or adult with the youth in the interview along with the bishop, he said. (Steve Griffin/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
March 30, 2018 - 3:13 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of people demanding an end to one-on-one interviews between Mormon youth and lay leaders and the sexual questions that sometimes arise during the meetings plan to march to church headquarters Friday to show they're not satisfied despite a rule change this week that...
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In this Jan. 18, 2018 photo, Sam Young, a Mormon father from Houston who is organizing a petition to stop sexually explicit interviews of Mormon youth by their LDS Bishops, talks during a news conference in Salt Lake City. Young said Tuesday, March 27, 2018, that he’s pleased that church leaders are listening but said the changes don’t go far enough. It should be a requirement, not an option, to have a parent or adult with the youth in the interview along with the bishop, he said. (Steve Griffin/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
March 30, 2018 - 2:33 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of people demanding an end to one-on-one interviews between Mormon youth and lay leaders and the sexual questions that sometimes arise during the meetings plan to march to church headquarters Friday to show they're not satisfied despite a rule change this week that...
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