Daily News Roundup
Baby with Bong, the sequel? Calif. Parents Charged with Letting Toddler Take Toke on Pot Pipe
HESPERIA, California (CBS/AP) Here’s one more desperate cry for a parenting class.
A Southern California couple has been arrested for allegedly having their toddler smoke a marijuana pipe. (CBS News)
Parenting by Gays More Common in the South, Census Shows
New data show that Jacksonville, Fla., is home to one of the biggest populations of gay parents in the country. (NY Times)
Regulator Disputes Vitaminwater’s Health Claim
LONDON—Vitaminwater has too much sugar to be accurately described as nutritious, Britain’s ad regulator ruled Wednesday, ordering brand owner Coca-Cola Co. to stop running publicity carrying the claim. (WSJ)
Too cold for recess? School policies vary as much as temps
When is it too cold for schoolchildren to go outside for recess? The answer varies widely based on where a school is located and what the kids are used to.
Consider: One northern Minnesota school says it has to be 15 below zero before kids are kept inside. But in areas along the East Coast, temperatures below 35 to 40 degrees could keep kids inside. (USA Today)
Kelly Preston, mom at 48: I didn’t consider the risks
When Kelly Preston decided that she and her husband John Travolta would have another baby, the 48-year-old mom tells TODAY that the risks of having a baby later in life didn’t come to mind. (Today Show)
“I didn’t (consider this risks). I just considered that it was difficult,” Preston told TODAY’s Natalie Morales. It took Preston three years to conceive. “I never thought that would be me at all. So, I think we’re just really happy that we’re so fortunate,” Preston said.
Up to half in U.S. Have pre-existing conditions
WASHINGTON — As many as 129 million Americans under age 65 have medical problems putting them at risk of being rejected by insurance companies or having to pay more for coverage, according to a U.S. government study reported by the Washington Post on Tuesday.
The Department of Health and Human Services is scheduled to release the study on Tuesday, the Post said, the same day the House of Representatives is expected to begin considering a Republican bill to repeal President Barack Obama’s healthcare overall. (MSNBC)