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TRENTON, N.J. — It could trade for 400 times more than the price of crude oil and 2,000 times more than iron ore. If sold off the shelf, it could cost more than 150 times the price of a gallon of cow's milk and 15 times more than coffee.Going for as much as $4 per ounce, breast milk is a hot commodity that is emerging as a surprisingly cutthroat industry, one that states are seeking to regulate amid a battle for control between nonprofit and for-profit banks that supply...

Updated Jul 6, 2015 at 12:24 PM

NEW YORK — "Sesame Street" is about to be less A-OK. Sonia Manzano, who has played the role of Maria on the groundbreaking kid show since 1971, is retiring.Manzano, 65, broke the news earlier this week at the American Library...

Updated Jul 1, 2015 at 12:37 PM

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration says it plans to crack down on unapproved prescription ear drops often given to young children suffering from ear infections.The agency published a memo Tuesday warning manufacturers of...

Updated Jun 30, 2015 at 12:54 PM

NEW YORK — There's a difference in parenting between a little backtalk and kids actually bullying their grown-ups.Yes, you heard that right. Parent and family therapist Sean Grover writes in a new book, "When Kids Call the Shots,"...

Updated Jun 29, 2015 at 12:48 PM

CHICAGO — Getting punched by your brother or sister is sometimes a painful rite of passage, but many U.S. kids also experience other types of assaults, mistreatment and abuse, a big government-funded survey found.The consequences...

Posted Jun 28, 2015 at 10:00 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As teachers lament seeing toddlers too large to fit in playground swings, a federal program that feeds millions of low-income children may be overhauled for the first time in almost 50 years, aiming to make the meals at...

Posted Jun 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM

ROCKFORD — Whether you relocate, outgrow friendships or lose track of people over time, making friends as an adult can be difficult. When you have children, it can be magnified tenfold.

Updated Jun 25, 2015 at 9:11 AM

NEW YORK — McDonald's says fewer people are picking soda for Happy Meals after it stopped listing the drinks as an option on its menu boards.The world's biggest hamburger chain said Thursday 48 percent of Happy Meals orders chose...

Updated Jun 24, 2015 at 12:45 PM

NEW YORK — A federal panel has given a weak endorsement to two expensive new meningitis shots, declining to recommend the vaccines for all teens and leaving the decision to parents and doctors.At a meeting Wednesday in Atlanta,

Updated Jun 8, 2015 at 1:48 PM

NEW YORK — After nearly two years of heartache and frustration, several hundred American families now have reason to hope that children they are adopting from Congo may finally be allowed to travel to the United States.For many...

Updated Jun 6, 2015 at 3:58 PM

Alexandra Polivka didn't say anything during her family's interview with the Register Star at her home in the Edgewater neighborhood near the Rock River. Nevertheless, the 3-year-old's shy persona spoke volumes of the close bond that exists in...

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