American families borrowed less to pay for sending their
children to college in 2013 than in the previous two years,
according to a report from student lender Sallie Mae. Families
borrowed only 22 percent of the cost of college, down from 27
percent in the prior two years, according to Sallie Mae's 2013 How
America Pays for College report, released Thursday. Also, one-fifth
of families paid for ...
Family members of the four Americans who died in the 2012
Benghazi attack told Fox News Wednesday that after meeting with
members of the House committee probing the attack, they have never
been more confident that investigators will get to the
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's Espirito Santo family
business survived wars, dictatorship, revolution and family feuds
for almost 150 years. Now, one of Europe's last banking dynasties
is being stripped of its wealth and influence amid accounting
irregularities, huge unreported debts, record losses at the family
bank and a police investigation.
The 168 juveniles recovered last month during an FBI child
sex trafficking bust included some kids who had never been reported
missing, a population that law enforcement encounters often and
that child welfare advocates say they're especially concerned
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Without any
encouragement from coaches, more than two-thirds of kids at an
outdoor soccer camp used nearby tents for shade during rest
periods, a new study found. “Outdoor sports and being active are
important for kids to be healthy globally, but we need to balance
that with taking reasonable steps to prevent skin cancers,” Dr. Ian
A. Maher told ...
The family of a 5-year-old boy forced to scrap their idyllic
summer vacation after he was diagnosed with cancer, is saying
“thanks, but no thanks” to a chance to re-book the trip after a
cruise line had a change of heart.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Americans are wary of granting refugee
status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn
countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK
poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum
Seating families together on a plane may seem like a
no-brainer, but who says airlines are thinking all the time?
Parents who have never flown with kids are often astonished to
discover that U.S. airlines do not automatically seat them next to
their young children.
By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A recent study
suggests that most elementary age students are okay with eating the
healthier school lunches required by the USDA. Despite early
complaints from kids when the new menus were introduced in the fall
of 2012, researchers found that by the second half of the school
year, sales of school meals were up among disadvantaged kids, an
There are a few key things that families need to know about
529 plans, the tax-advantaged investment accounts aimed at helping
families pay for education. Plans are approved by individual
states, but the accounts still include investments that families
can gain or lose money on. There are two types of 529 plans:
prepaid tuition plans and investment accounts that are similar to
an investment ...
DEAR ABBY: My husband's family are hypocrites! They talk
about everyone and their problems, yet when something arises in
their family, they want it kept hush-hush. My sister-in-law,
"Gina," had a baby recently. Her husband, "Allan," was suspicious
because their sexual relations had stopped years ago. He did a
store-bought DNA test (twice) and realized the baby was not his.
When he confronted her ...
Fresh Israeli bombardments rocked Gaza in the early hours of
Wednesday, killing two children, as Palestinian factions were to
head to Cairo to discuss a temporary humanitarian ceasefire. As the
conflict between Israel and Hamas entered its 23rd day,
international efforts to bring an end to the bloodshed that has
killed more than 1,200 people continued apace, and concern grew
over the high ...
NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kids Foot
Locker Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA)
announced today a national partnership encouraging kids to engage
in an active lifestyle, ...
DALLAS (AP) — Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the
state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable,
lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday
while asking a federal appeals court to reinstate the ban.
New research has found that the brains of children with
autism are relatively inflexible at switching from rest to task and
this inflexibility is correlated with behaviors characteristic of
WILMINGTON, Del. -- Andrews & Springer LLC, a boutique
securities class action law firm focused on representing
shareholders nationwide, is investigating potential breach of
fiduciary duty claims against ...
Child health advocate Merilee A. Kern, author of the
award-winning, ground-breaking children's book "Making Healthy
Choices -- A Story to Inspire Fit, Weight-Wise Kids," today
announced the first-of-its-kind ...
Dollar Tree Inc.’s offer for Family Dollar (FDO) Stores Inc.
at a near-record price may be enough to get a deal done without a
bidding war. Family Dollar received a $74.50-a-share takeover
proposal yesterday from Dollar Tree, a surprise suitor after
activist investors including Carl Icahn had pushed for a sale to
rival Dollar General Corp. While the stock closed about $1 higher
than the offer ...
Unaccompanied immigrant children apprehended at the border
are being placed first in line to go before U.S. immigration judges
under a new federal policy, prompting criticism from attorneys who
say some immigrants have been given less than 48 hours to appear in
court in states far from where...
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas and Israel blamed each
other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least
10 Palestinians — including nine children playing on a swing — in a
horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians are
paying in the conflict.
Father of three Chris Bernholdt is convinced, as
he wrote on his blog, that all this “playdate garbage is
ruining our kids.” The concerned dad shudders “every time someone
asks me if our kids can have a playdate together,” and he has
embarked on a crusade to change parents’ reliance on organized
social time. He isn’t just blaming other moms and dads
Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR) agreed to buy Family Dollar Stores
Inc. (FDO) for about $8.5 billion, creating a sprawling discount
chain with $18 billion in sales and more locations than any other
retailer in the U.S. Dollar Tree will pay $74.50 a share in cash
and stock, 23 percent above Family Dollar's closing price at the
end of last week, according to a statement from the companies
today. The ...
The proposed $8.5 billion purchase of Family Dollar by Dollar
Tree is a logical, if expensive, bid at consolidating the
fast-maturing dollar-store business. There is arguably a glut of
dollar stores just as Walmart, drugstore chains and
convenience-shop operators target their customers.
When Turkish evolutionary biologist Uner Tan introduced the
world to a Turkish family with some members who could walk only on
all fours, in a "bear crawl," he and other scientists speculated
this odd gait was the resurgence of a trait lost during human
evolution. The family and other people with Uner Tan syndrome do
not represent "a backward stage in human evolution," as Tan wrote
in a 2006 ...
Unable to pay her mortgage, Manoli Herrera turned over her
flat to the bank and moved into one of six abandoned buildings
occupied by other jobless families in Sanlucar de Barrameda, a
seaside town on Spain´s southern coast. Before moving into the
occupied buildings, Jenifer Garcia Vidal, 22, and her husband
Esteban and two children, aged four and five, lived with her