Because of the virus, dads mark Father's Day from a distance

CHICAGO (AP) — Wake Sharp got to see his family on Father’s Day -- see them, not hug them, not kiss them, not even shake hands. Because of the terrible toll taken by the coronavirus ...

Virus pandemic an unprecedented test for a young generation

CHICAGO (AP) — For Jalen Grimes, the virus pandemic is stirring up a slew of emotions. “Annoyed" is the first one the 13-year-old Chicagoan mentions. “Scared, confused, worried.” She...

A second chance on Chicago’s South Side

CHICAGO (AP) — Many know the violent repute of parts of this city, the shootings, gangs, forgotten main streets and residential blocks plagued with boarded-up houses and apartment buildings. ...

A second chance on Chicago’s South Side

CHICAGO (AP) — With the echo of African drums, Fairfield Avenue comes alive. Men, women and children, drawn to their front porches by the pulsing beat, witness an impromptu parade le...

Rebirth, angst and the 'new normal' of California wildfires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Tina Chandler walks outside her home and sniffs the air. "Do you smell smoke?" she asks. Even when the scent is no longer there, it haunts her. So does the ...

Survey: Kids' appetite for online video doubles in 4 years

The number of young Americans watching online videos every day has more than doubled, according to survey findings released Tuesday. They're glued to them for nearly an hour a day, twice as long as th...

Nathaniel Taylor, who played Rollo on 'Sanford and Son' dies

Nathaniel Taylor, the actor best known as Rollo Lawson, the street-smart best friend of the son on the 1970s sitcom "Sanford and Son," has died. Taylor's son Kaedi Taylor says his da...

'Tech addicts' seek solace in 12 steps and rehab

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — We like to say we're addicted to our phones or an app or some new show on a streaming video service. But for some people, tech gets in the way of daily functio...

He's a 'tech addict' who works in the tech industry

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — We like to say we're addicted to our phones or an app or some new show on a streaming video service. But for some people, tech gets in the way of daily functioning and self-care...

Limiting screen time for your kid? It's harder than it looks

CHICAGO (AP) — For many parents, limiting screen time for their children seems like an exercise in futility. They are busy, overwhelmed and tired of the fight against increasingly omnipresent screens....

Limiting screen time for your kid? It's harder than it looks

CHICAGO (AP) — It is Saturday morning, and 10-year-old Henry Hailey is up at the crack of dawn. Still in PJs, his microphone-equipped headphones glowing blue in the dim basement, he fixates on the pop...

Do you really know what your kid's doing on that smartphone?

CHICAGO (AP) — Ayrial Miller is clearly annoyed. Her mother is sitting with her on the couch in their Chicago apartment, scrolling through the teen's contacts on social media. "Who's...

Do you really know what your kid's doing on that smartphone?

CHICAGO (AP) — Ayrial Miller is clearly annoyed. Her mother is sitting with her on the couch in their Chicago apartment, scrolling through the teen's contacts on social media. "Who's...

Do you really know what your kid's doing on that smartphone?

CHICAGO (AP) — Ayrial Miller is clearly annoyed. Her mother is sitting with her on the couch in their Chicago apartment, scrolling through the teen's contacts on social media. "Who's...

Do you really know what your kid's doing on that smartphone?

CHICAGO (AP) — What your kids are doing online might surprise you. Increasingly tech-savvy kids are often living secret digital lives on social media and can go to great lengths to a...