Mothers make hundreds of choices every day on behalf of their babies. They want to do everything right so they read parenting articles and talk to their doctors. They pester experienced mothers, the embattled soldiers who have come before them. Then, in the moments of quiet contemplation, they must choose what feels right. More than anything else, it seems, motherhood causes women to question themselves. Even the most confident and secure women feel like they have to justify their choices when it involves their children.
As Melania Trump accompanied her husband on his first foreign trip, the public got an uncommon glimpse into the first couple's dynamic. The first lady, who remained in New York when President Donald Trump moved to Washington, was more visible than she has been during any other stretch of his presidency. She strode along, usually a pace or two behind, as he greeted dignitaries. She stood over his shoulder as he signed guest books. She ventured out on her own a few times, primarily to meet with women and children. But her foremost job was to accompany the president.
An Alabama prisoner nicknamed the "Houdini" of death row for dodging execution seven times has been put to death for fatally shooting his lover's husband in a 1982 murder-for-hire scheme. Thomas Arthur, 75, was pronounced dead at 12:15 a.m. Friday Central time after authorities injected him with a lethal drug cocktail at the Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Ala., the Associated Press reported. In his final statement, Arthur choked back tears as he apologized to his four children, according to the Associated Press.
Seventh grader Lizeth Villanueva has been in her school's academic honors program for two years. She gets good grades and has never been a discipline problem. Yet on Tuesday, her teacher gave her a "most likely to become a terrorist" award.
Investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and an influential White House adviser, as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, according to people familiar with the investigation. Kushner, who held meetings in December with the Russian ambassador and a banker from Moscow, is being investigated because of the extent and nature of his interactions with the Russians, the people said.
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Montana Republican Greg Gianforte narrowly beat a political novice to win a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, barely 24 hours after he was charged with assaulting a reporter. A race that was expected to be a test of President Donald Trump's political clout ahead of next year's U.S. congressional elections was jolted by the charge against Gianforte, a wealthy technology executive who had urged voters to send him to Congress to help fellow Republican Trump.
What's that you're saying, manworld? You don't want women in combat? You don't want high school seniors with perfect grades to march across the graduation stage because they're pregnant or bared their shoulders? You don't want thousands of tweens and teens dancing in an estrogen haze of girlpower at an Ariana Grande concert? Manworld tried extra hard to tell women "no" this week.
For 17 years, Ajibola and Adeboye Taiwo tried to have a child but had no luck. Until now - times six. Ajibola Taiwo gave birth to sextuplets earlier this month at a Richmond hospital, and doctors said the three boys and three girls, along with their mother, are doing well. It's the first time sextuplets have been born at VCU Medical Center, officials said. On Thursday, the babies were still in the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit. Their mother was released last week and is "very involved" in the babies' care, hospital spokeswoman Shira Pollard said.
Somewhere in the middle of my second trimester, my body changed seemingly overnight from maybe-pregnant to obvious, undeniable baby-on-board. At the same moment, my bump moved from its cushy bubble of is-she-or-isn't-she polite discretion to a free-for-all open season of body commentary.
BRUSSELS - President Donald Trump on Thursday denounced U.S. leaks about Britain's investigation of the Manchester terrorist bombing and ordered the Justice Department to launch a full investigation. In a statement issued amid meetings with foreign leaders, Trump responded to British outrage over the leaks by calling them "deeply troubling" and vowing to "get to the bottom of this."