Arkansas Senate OKs ban on treatments for transgender youth

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Senate on Monday approved banning gender confirming treatments for minors, sending the governor a restriction on transgender youth that has been criticized by medical and child welfare groups. The majority Republican Senate voted 28-7 in favor of the legislation. If the bill is enacted […]

US schools prepare summer of learning to help kids catch up

MISSION, Kan. — After a dreary year spent largely at home in front of the computer, many U.S. children could be looking at summer school — and that’s just what many parents want. Although the last place most kids want to spend summer is in a classroom, experts say that […]

St. Patrick's Day to be largely virtual in NYC for 2nd year

NEW YORK — A largely virtual St. Patrick’s Day is planned for New York City on Wednesday, one year after the annual parade celebrating Irish heritage became one of the city’s first coronavirus casualties. Although the city’s usual huge parade with floats and marching bands has been canceled, a few […]

Hungary emerges as an EU vaccination star amid surging cases

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary has emerged as a European Union leader in COVID-19 vaccinations thanks to a strategy that sought shots from Russia and China as well as from inside the bloc, spurring increasing trust in jabs from eastern nations. But that strategy is up against a skyrocketing rise in […]

Colorado bill would allow civil action on past sexual abuse

DENVER — Randy Kady says he was in first grade when his teacher began molesting him during class. Kady, now 54, says his teacher sat him on his lap to “look over” his work. The teacher slipped his hands down the 7-year-old’s pants while other students at his Aurora, Colorado, […]