Abuse and neglect of children

June 10, 2018 - 10:55 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The results of a lengthy probe into the handling of sexual abuse claims by Roman Catholic dioceses throughout Pennsylvania could be made public within weeks. A statewide grand jury spent nearly two years looking into the abuse scandal. Pennsylvania's attorney general plans to...
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People visit St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, Thursday, May 31, 2018. Australia's Catholic bishops and leaders of its religious orders have committed to signing on to the 3.8 billion Australian dollar ($2.9 billion) national plan that will ensure compensation will be paid to people who were sexually abused as children by church figures and puts pressure on other institutions to follow suit. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
May 31, 2018 - 3:51 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Four in five victims of child sexual abuse in Australian institutions will be eligible for compensation after three churches, the Scouts movement and the YMCA joined a federal government redress plan, an official said on Thursday. The Catholic Church, Australia's largest...
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May 22, 2018 - 5:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators have introduced sweeping, bipartisan legislation aimed at fixing the failures in juvenile justice in the U.S. military and its schools, as revealed by an Associated Press investigation into child-on-child sexual assaults on base. AP found that many of the nearly 700 cases...
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A man hugs a woman outside the Alamo Gym where parents wait to reunite with their children following a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday, May 18, 2018. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 18, 2018 - 11:16 pm
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun...
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People gather by the Barnett Intermediate School where parents are gathering to pick up their children following a shooting at Santa Fe High School Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 18, 2018 - 10:21 pm
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A student at a Houston-area high school where 10 people were killed says it was a "perfectly normal day" before shots rang out in her art classroom. Breanna Quintanilla, a 17-year-old...
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Emergency personnel work at the scene of a school bus and dump truck collision, injuring multiple people, on Interstate 80 in Mount Olive, N.J., Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 18, 2018 - 11:03 am
MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. (AP) — Investigators combed through evidence Friday seeking answers to why a school bus carrying 45 fifth-graders and teachers on a field trip collided with a dump truck on a New Jersey highway, killing a student and teacher and sending dozens to area hospitals. The husband of...
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Emergency personnel work at the scene of a school bus and dump truck collision, injuring multiple people, on Interstate 80 in Mount Olive, N.J., Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 17, 2018 - 8:39 pm
MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. (AP) — A school bus taking children on a field trip to a historic site collided with a dump truck on Thursday, ripping the bus apart and killing a student and a teacher. The crash left the bus lying on its side on the guardrail of Interstate 80 in Mount Olive, its undercarriage...
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Ina Rogers talks with reporters Monday, May 14, 2018, in Fairfield, Calif. Authorities removed Rogers' 10 children who were living at the home on March 31, and placed them in protective custody after one of them ran away. Rogers faces charges of child neglect and her husband, Jonathan Allen, has been charged with torture and child abuse. Rogers denied the children were mistreated. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
May 15, 2018 - 7:44 pm
FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — It's unclear whether any California government agencies had an opportunity to intervene in the years authorities claim 10 children suffered "horrific" abuse inside their suburban home. Their mother told reporters that social services interviewed the kids three years ago but...
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FILE- In this April 18, 2018, file photo, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney testifies before a House Appropriations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is signaling that it intends to pull back on investigating potential abuses by companies in the $1.5 trillion student loan market. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is shuttering its student lending office, according to an announcement Wednesday, May 9, 2018, by its acting director, Mick Mulvaney. Its responsibilities are being moved under the broad umbrella of “financial education.” (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
May 09, 2018 - 3:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration signaled Wednesday that it intends to pull back on investigating potential abuses by companies in the $1.5 trillion student loan market. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will shutter its student lending office, according to a bureau-wide memo written...
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Defendant Massimo Galioto, accused of manslaughter in the drowning death of the United States' student Beau Solomon, sits in a court room during the first hearing of the trial, in Rome, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. The body of the 19year-old Beau Solomon of Spring Green, Wis. was pulled out of the Tiber River in July, 2016 a few miles downstream from Rome’s Garibaldi Bridge under which the homeless man was living in a temporary encampment with several other people. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 08, 2018 - 10:32 am
ROME (AP) — A trial opened Tuesday for a homeless man accused of manslaughter in the 2016 drowning of a 19-year-old Wisconsin student whose body was found in the Tiber River soon after he arrived in Rome for a summer study program. Defendant Massimo Galioto was in court for the hearing, which...
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