Child welfare

This May 6, 2016 file photo shows a portrait of Ashlynne Mike on display inside the lobby of the Farmington Civic Center in Farmington, N.M. Tom Begaye, who pleaded guilty to murder and sexual assault in the death of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike on the largest American Indian reservation, is set to be sentenced. Begaye is scheduled Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 to receive life in prison for the May 2016 killing that prompted calls to expand the Amber Alert system and the death penalty to tribal communities across the U.S. (Jon Austria/The Daily Times via AP, File)
October 20, 2017 - 9:09 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to the murder and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl on the largest American Indian reservation was sentenced Friday to life in prison in a case that drew national attention over abducted Native American children. Tom Begaye was sentenced by U.S...
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Activists with Planned Parenthood demonstrate in support of a pregnant 17-year-old being held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children to obtain an abortion, outside of the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 20, 2017 - 7:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington appeals court is blocking for now an abortion sought by a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant being held in a Texas facility, ruling Friday that the government should be given time to try to release her so she can obtain the abortion outside of its custody. A three-judge...
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October 17, 2017 - 3:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jurors have begun deliberations in the Pennsylvania fraud trial of a Liberian man accused of committing war crimes and then lying about his past to enter the U.S. Fifty-one-year-old Mohammed Jabbateh is charged with hiding his role as a rebel commander called Jungle Jabbah while...
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October 12, 2017 - 11:28 am
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — The former Pennsylvania restaurant worker who police say recorded dozens of female customers using the restroom while he was hiding above a drop ceiling has pleaded no contest to child pornography charges. The Times Leader reports 42-year-old Juan Prieto, of Hazleton,...
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October 12, 2017 - 7:10 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A 3-year-old Tunisian orphan whose parents left home to join the Islamic State group has returned to his grandfather's custody after over a year in a Libyan prison. Trilling joyfully, a small crowd gathered at the airport late Wednesday in Tunis as Tamim Jandoubi and his...
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October 10, 2017 - 6:25 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Tuesday put an order on hold that granted a convicted sex offender joint legal custody of a child born to a woman who said the man raped her, and she became pregnant, when she was 12. Sanilac County prosecutors said the case started when the now-21-year-old mother...
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October 09, 2017 - 6:03 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on a University of Pittsburgh student found dead in homicide (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Police are seeking the ex-boyfriend of a University of Pittsburgh student who was found dead of a head injury in her off-campus home during the weekend. They say 20-year-old Alina...
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Pope Francis walks to his chair for his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
October 06, 2017 - 7:51 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Friday denounced the proliferation of adult and child pornography on the internet and demanded better protections for children online — even as the Vatican confronts its own cross-border child porn investigation involving a top papal envoy. Francis met with...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2017 file photo, Cardinal George Pell meets the media, at the Vatican. Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic official to face sex offense charges, was jeered by protesters as he made a court appearance on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 in his native Australia. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
October 05, 2017 - 10:51 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic official to face sex offense charges, was jeered by protesters as he made a court appearance in his native Australia on Friday in a case that has rocked the Vatican and placed scrutiny on the pope's stance against abusive clergy...
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October 02, 2017 - 4:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the immigration fraud trial of Mohammed Jabbateh (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A jury has been selected in the immigration fraud case of a man prosecutors say committed war crimes in Liberia and then lied about his past to enter the U.S. Fifty-one-year-old Mohammed...
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