Child welfare

September 05, 2017 - 4:02 am
GENEVA (AP) — A new United Nations human rights report on Yemen says al-Qaida's local branch has become "operational" in the southwestern city of Taiz. The city has faced "unrelenting" shelling in 2 1/2 years of escalated fighting in the impoverished country. The report commissioned by the U.N...
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August 22, 2017 - 6:14 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities investigating a paramilitary Christian sect for child sexual abuse say they looking into whether the New Mexico group brought children into the country illegally. Former group members say leaders kept them and the children living at sect's compound in "slavery...
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August 22, 2017 - 6:02 pm
THEODOSIA, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a 16-year-old girl whose burned remains were found in rural Missouri (all times local): 5 p.m. The adoptive mother of an autistic 16-year-old girl whose burned remains were found on the rural Missouri property of her biological mother says her family is grieving...
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August 22, 2017 - 1:29 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The burned human bones found on a rural southwest Missouri property have been identified as those of a 16-year-old girl whose biological mother is jailed on a 24-hour investigative hold, authorities said Tuesday. Savannah Leckie, who was raised by her adoptive mother in...
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August 21, 2017 - 4:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka withdrew from the U.S. Open on Monday because she was unable to resolve a custody dispute with her infant son's father. The 28-year-old star from Belarus gave birth to her first child in December and she returned to the tour in...
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August 16, 2017 - 5:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for beating to death a University of Southern California graduate student from China who was walking to his off-campus apartment. Andrew Garcia was sentenced Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. He...
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August 14, 2017 - 1:21 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's most powerful investigative authority has recommended that priests who fail to tell police about suspected child sexual abuse should face criminal charges, even when they learn of abuse through confession. Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child...
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FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff shows Sammantha Allen of Phoenix. Jurors sentenced Allen to death on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 in the killing of a 10-year-old cousin who was locked in a small plastic storage box and left to die as punishment for stealing an ice pop. Allen, will become the 55th woman on death row in the U.S. after the jury reached its verdict. (Maricopa County Sheriff via AP,File)
August 07, 2017 - 8:54 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman sentenced to death Monday in the killing of a 10-year-old cousin who was locked in a small plastic storage box and left to die is one of just dozens of female death-row inmates in the United States. The jury reached the verdict after Sammantha Allen, 29, was convicted...
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August 06, 2017 - 10:39 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's ruling party will attempt to resolve bitter internal differences over gay marriage at a special meeting on Monday aimed at containing a rift that threatens the prime minister's leadership. Finding policy agreement on the issue is a test of prime Minister...
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Undated photo provided by the OHCHR in Geneva, shows a wounded person n the province Lunda Norte Angola in June 2017. U.N. human rights investigators have issued a report documenting the killings of more than 250 people, including 62 children, in violence in central Congo over three recent months that could devolve into “wider ethnic cleansing.” The investigators based the report on interviews in June of 96 people who fled Congo’s Kasai provinces into neighboring Angola. (OHCHR via AP)
August 04, 2017 - 6:38 am
GENEVA (AP) — U.N. human rights investigators warned Friday of ethnic cleansing in central Congo, documenting the recent killings of more than 250 people, including 62 children, in violence with "no good guys and bad guys." The investigators based their new report on interviews in June of 96 people...
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