Child welfare

May 02, 2017 - 3:58 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A conservative lawmaker has successfully tacked an anti-abortion message onto an otherwise innocuous resolution in the Alaska House aimed at raising awareness about sexual assault and child abuse. The amendment from Republican Rep. David Eastman of Wasilla refers to abortion...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Suffolk County District Attorney's office in Riverhead, N.Y., shows foster parent Cesar Gonzales-Mugaburu. An attorney for the foster parent accused of sexually abusing his foster sons over two decades said Friday, April 21, 2017, that no forensic, medical or physical evidence suggests his client committed the abuse.(Suffolk County District Attorney's Office via AP, File)
May 02, 2017 - 3:55 pm
A New York foster father accused of sexually abusing six of the more than 100 boys he cared for over two decades was acquitted Tuesday of all charges against him. The verdict came on the seventh day of jury deliberations in Suffolk County in a case that put a national focus on the foster care...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Suffolk County District Attorney's office in Riverhead, N.Y., shows foster parent Cesar Gonzales-Mugaburu. An attorney for the foster parent accused of sexually abusing his foster sons over two decades said Friday, April 21, 2017, that no forensic, medical or physical evidence suggests his client committed the abuse.(Suffolk County District Attorney's Office via AP, File)
May 02, 2017 - 12:50 pm
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A foster father accused of sexually abusing six of the more than 100 boys he cared for over two decades was acquitted Tuesday of all charges against him. The verdict came on the seventh day of jury deliberations in a case that put a national focus on the foster care system...
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In this Monday, April 17, 2017 photo, "Infowars" host Alex Jones arrives at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas. Jones, the right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist, is a performance artist whose true personality is nothing like his on-air persona, according to a lawyer defending the "Infowars" broadcaster in a child custody battle. (Tamir Kalifa/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
April 20, 2017 - 8:58 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones testified Wednesday that he's sincere in his "Infowars" commentary but acknowledges he also uses satire and comedy on his show. The testimony in his child custody case stands in contrast to comments by his lawyer who last...
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In this Monday, April 17, 2017 photo, "Infowars" host Alex Jones arrives at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas. Jones, the right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist, is a performance artist whose true personality is nothing like his on-air persona, according to a lawyer defending the "Infowars" broadcaster in a child custody battle. (Tamir Kalifa/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
April 20, 2017 - 2:21 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones testified Wednesday that he's sincere in his "Infowars" commentary but acknowledges he also uses satire and comedy on his show. The testimony in his child custody case stands in contrast to comments by his lawyer who last...
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April 20, 2017 - 8:50 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Life-threatening child malnutrition rates are rising to alarming levels in drought-hit Somalia, the international aid group Save the Children said Thursday. A new survey found "very critical" levels of severe malnutrition in two of six districts assessed in some of the...
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April 20, 2017 - 8:43 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The international aid group Save the Children says life-threatening child malnutrition rates are rising to alarming levels in drought-hit Somalia. The group's new survey found "very critical" levels of severe malnutrition in two of six districts assessed in some of the...
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April 18, 2017 - 9:52 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say an airstrike on a village in northwestern Syria has killed 10 people — a woman and nine children. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says those killed in Maaret Harmeh on Tuesday were all relatives. The Civil Defense group says 10 people were also...
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April 17, 2017 - 11:29 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A lawyer defending right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones in a child custody dispute says Jones is a "performance artist" whose on-air persona differs from the private man. Attorney Randall Wilhite said at a recent pretrial hearing that evaluating Jones based...
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Aya Hijazi, center, a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen, is acquitted by an Egyptian court after nearly three years of detention over accusations related to running a foundation dedicated to helping street children, Cairo, Sunday, April 16, 2017. Egyptian authorities arrested Hijazi, her husband and six others in May 2014 on charges of abusing children in her care and engaging in human trafficking, kidnapping, sexual exploitation and torture. (AP Photo/Mohamed el Raai)
April 16, 2017 - 2:39 pm
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday acquitted Aya Hijazi, a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen who has been held in detention for nearly three years over accusations related to a non-governmental organization she founded to aid street children. Authorities arrested Hijazi, her husband and six others...
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