Child welfare

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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This August 2017 photo released by the Spotsylvania (Va.) Sheriff's Office shows Kariem Ali Muhammad Moore. A woman and her two children escaped from captivity inside a home in Virginia when deputies were sent to check on their welfare, authorities said. Moore, 43, was arrested at the scene on Saturday, July 29, 2017 and held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail on multiple felony counts including abduction and assault. (Spotsylvania (Va.) Sheriff's Office via AP)
August 03, 2017 - 3:53 pm
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A woman and her two children escaped from captivity inside a home in Virginia when deputies were sent to check on their welfare, authorities said. The woman, 32, was hospitalized in serious condition with untreated health issues, and her children were staying with family...
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This August 2017 photo released by the Spotsylvania (Va.) Sheriff's Office shows Kariem Ali Muhammad Moore. A woman and her two children escaped from captivity inside a home in Virginia when deputies were sent to check on their welfare, authorities said. Moore, 43, was arrested at the scene on Saturday, July 29, 2017 and held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail on multiple felony counts including abduction and assault. (Spotsylvania (Va.) Sheriff's Office via AP)
August 03, 2017 - 3:27 pm
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A woman and her two children escaped from captivity inside a home in Virginia when deputies were sent to check on their welfare, authorities said. The woman, 32, was hospitalized in serious condition with untreated health issues, and her children were staying with family...
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August 03, 2017 - 9:22 am
MILTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a fake child-welfare caseworker barged into a Pennsylvania home and tried to take a child without explanation Police in Milton say the unknown woman refused to provide identification and tried to push past the resident to enter the home on Wednesday evening. The...
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August 02, 2017 - 9:59 am
READING, Pa. (AP) — The biological parents of a 14-year-old Pennsylvania girl who authorities say was killed and dismembered by her adoptive mother are trying to become administrators of the girl's estate. An attorney for Rose and Rodney Hunsicker say they want to become administrators so they can...
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Gary Mike, front, father of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike, speaks outside of federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, after the man charged with her murder and sexual assault pleaded guilty. The death of Ashlynne Mike on the largest American Indian reservation prompted calls to expand the Amber Alert system and the death penalty to tribal communities across the U.S. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
August 01, 2017 - 7:50 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man charged with murder, sexual assault and other counts in the death of an 11-year-old girl on the largest American Indian reservation changed his pleas to guilty Tuesday in a case that prompted calls to expand the Amber Alert system and the death penalty to tribal...
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July 31, 2017 - 2:02 pm
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Police plan to file criminal charges against the mother of a toddler found wandering alone in a western Pennsylvania park, wearing only a diaper. The little girl, believed to be 2 or 3 years old, was turned over to Westmoreland County child welfare caseworkers after...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, July 24, 2017, Chris Gard, the father of critically ill baby Charlie Gard reads a statement next to mother Connie Yates, right, at the end of their case at the High Court in London. British media are reporting a family announcement that 11-month old Charlie Gard, has died Friday July 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)
July 28, 2017 - 1:43 pm
LONDON (AP) — Charlie Gard, the critically ill British baby at the center of a legal battle that attracted the attention of Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump, has died, according to a family spokeswoman. He would have turned 1 next week. Charlie suffered from a rare genetic disease,...
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Denis O'Connor, left, who said he was raped by Paul Shanley in the 1960s, speaks Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at a news conference in Boston about Shanley's expected release from prison Friday. (AP Photo/Denise Lavoie)
July 26, 2017 - 7:00 pm
BOSTON (AP) — In the 1960s and '70s, Paul Shanley was a popular street priest who counseled gay and troubled youths. Decades later, he was convicted of raping a boy at a Newton church in the 1980s and sentenced to 12 years in prison. Shanley, now 86, is due to be released Friday, prompting a...
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Cardinal George Pell, rear center, Australia's highest-ranking Catholic and Pope Francis' top financial adviser, leaves Melbourne Magistrates' Court Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Pell, the most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, made his first court appearance in a scandal that has stunned the Holy See and threatened to tarnish the pope's image as a crusader against abusive clergy. (AP Photo/Kristen Gelineau)
July 26, 2017 - 2:24 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Silent but defiant, Cardinal George Pell made his first court appearance in Australia on Wednesday on charges of sexual abuse, vowing through his lawyer to fight the allegations that have rocked Rome and threatened the pope's image as a crusader against abusive clergy...
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