Child welfare

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 - 12:15 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...
Read More
April 13, 2017 - 7:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are formally ending their marriage with divorce petitions that seek joint custody of their three children. The actors both filed petitions in Los Angeles on Thursday. The filings were made without attorneys and are virtually identical. Neither...
Read More
In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, Martine Gestime 32, wipes her tears during an interview in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Gestime said she was raped by a Brazilian peacekeeper in 2008 and became pregnant with her son, Ashford. Unable to afford school for him, she relies on him to beg for food. "He tells me all the time that he doesn’t have a father or mother who can look after him." (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
April 12, 2017 - 3:33 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — In the ruins of a tropical hideaway where jetsetters once sipped rum under the Caribbean sun, the abandoned children tried to make a life for themselves. They begged and scavenged for food, but they never could scrape together enough to beat back the hunger, until the U...
Read More
FILE - This Thursday, March 16, 2017, file photo released by the Bannock County Sheriff's Office shows a cyanide device in Pocatello, Idaho, The cyanide device, called M-44, is spring-activated and shoots poison that is meant to kill predators. Environmental and animal-welfare groups have filed a lawsuit, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, claiming the U.S. government is violating the Endangered Species Act by allowing the use of two predator-killing poisons. (Bannock County Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 10, 2017 - 8:43 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials on Monday temporarily stopped the use of predator-killing cyanide traps in Idaho after one sickened a young boy and killed his dog last month after they checked it out. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced in a letter that it had halted all use of the...
Read More
Protesters carry placards during a rally against the U.S. missile strikes in Syria, Friday, April 7, 2017, in New York. The U.S. fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria on Thursday night in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack against civilians earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
April 08, 2017 - 5:04 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 11:55 p.m. Turkey's president says it's clear that Syria's government carried out Tuesday's chemical attack in northern Syria and called on Russia to stop supporting Bashar Assad's government. In a live interview on 24 TV Saturday...
Read More
FILE - In this file photo released on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows warplanes inside the Kweiras air base, east of Aleppo, Syria. A U.S. missile attack on Friday, April 7, 2017 has caused heavy damage to one of Syria's biggest and most strategic air bases, used to launch warplanes to strike opposition-held areas in central, northern and southern Syria. (SANA via AP, File)
April 08, 2017 - 8:01 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local): 3 p.m. Syrian activists and state media say an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition on a northern village held by the Islamic State group has killed at least 13 civilians, including children. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights...
Read More
Nikki Haley, United States' Ambassador United Nations, shows pictures of Syrian victims of chemical attacks as she addresses a meeting of the Security Council on Syria at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 05, 2017 - 10:17 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria (all times local): 5:15 a.m. The United Nations humanitarian chief says that 41 donors have pledged $6 billion to help people in need in 2017 amid the Syrian crisis. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency...
Read More
Nikki Haley, United States' Ambassador United Nations, shows pictures of Syrian victims of chemical attacks as she addresses a meeting of the Security Council on Syria at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 05, 2017 - 12:43 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria (all times local): 7:40 p.m. The U.S. envoy to the U.N. has warned that the Trump administration may take action against chemical attacks in Syria that bear "all the hallmarks" of President Bashar Assad's government if the U.N...
Read More
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson speaks during a media conference at an EU Syria conference at the Europa building in Brussels on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The EU and other nations met Wednesday to discuss what will be needed to rebuild war-ravaged Syria. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
April 05, 2017 - 11:20 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Israeli defense officials say military intelligence believes Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces were behind the suspected chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians. The officials said Israel...
Read More
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson speaks during a media conference at an EU Syria conference at the Europa building in Brussels on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The EU and other nations met Wednesday to discuss what will be needed to rebuild war-ravaged Syria. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
April 05, 2017 - 10:41 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria (all times local): 5:20 p.m. A top Syrian rebel representative says he holds U.N. mediator Staffan De Mistura "personally responsible" for the suspected chemical weapons attack that killed more than 70 people in northern Syria one...
Read More

Pages