Child welfare

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017 photo, Sen. Dan Foreman, R-Moscow, waits for the State of the State address inside the House chambers at the state Capitol building in Boise, Idaho. Foreman said Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, he would call Idaho State Police if any student affiliate from Planned Parenthood stopped by his office. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger,File)
February 19, 2018 - 9:17 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Republican state senator who yelled at University of Idaho students affiliated with Planned Parenthood now faces an ethics complaint after he posted on social media Monday that the students should discuss "killing babies" with his Democratic colleague. A dozen students, who...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus. Students are taught to evacuate during fire alarms but lock down during school shootings. So there was confusion Wednesday when a fire alarm sounded, the second one that day at the high school as 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz unleashed a barrage of gunfire. Head for the exits or hunker down in classrooms? (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
February 17, 2018 - 5:07 pm
Students and teachers responded as trained when the fire alarm sounded, streaming out of the school and toward exits only to run into deadly gunfire. Two boys with stolen guns took aim from a wooded hill, waiting for people to evacuate after one of the boys had triggered a false fire alarm. They...
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February 17, 2018 - 4:32 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A transgender Ohio teen's grandparents have been granted custody and will be allowed to decide whether the 17-year-old can pursue hormone therapy at a hospital after he's evaluated by a psychologist not affiliated with the hospital, a judge in Cincinnati ruled Friday. Judge Sylvia...
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In this undated photo, Paul and Chantele Montover pose for a photo with their daughter in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The birth mother of the 18-month-old girl, who agreed to be paid as a surrogate to have the baby, is not legally the child's parent, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in an emotional case that concluded surrogacy contracts can be enforced in Iowa. (Bryon Houlgrave/The Des Moines Register via AP)
February 16, 2018 - 3:53 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The birth mother of an 18-month-old girl, who agreed to be paid as a surrogate to have the baby, is not legally the child's parent, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday in an emotional case that concluded surrogacy contracts can be enforced in Iowa. The ruling means the girl...
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This 2011 photo provided by Greg Eubanks, CEO of an adoption agency in Washington state called WACAP, shows him surrounded by students from a community elementary school in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2018, Eubanks says his agency, and other U.S. adoption agencies dealing in international adoption, face difficulties ahead because of higher fees and tougher regulations being imposed by the U.S. State Department. (Courtesy Greg Eubanks via AP)
February 16, 2018 - 2:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government has raised fees and made a series of regulatory changes recently for American families adopting children overseas, fueling resentment toward the State Department among agencies who fear further reductions in the already dwindling number of foreign adoptions. The...
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FILE - This is a June 23, 1995 file photo, former English soccer coach and recruiter Barry Bennell as he appears in a Duval County courtroom in Jacksonville, Fla. Former English youth soccer coach Barry Bennell was on Thursday Feb. 15, 2018 found guilty of seven more charges of sexual abuse on young players. Barry Bennell, who has previously received three jail sentences for offenses against children, was found guilty by an 11-person jury at Liverpool Crown Court in northern England. (Will Dickey/The Florida Times-Union via AP, File)
February 15, 2018 - 10:03 am
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — A former English youth soccer coach was convicted of 43 charges of sex abuse against 11 young players in a trial that detailed how he shattered the trust of boys who dreamed of becoming professionals. Barry Bennell was found guilty by a jury on Thursday of seven charges of...
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February 15, 2018 - 3:53 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Six African nations are among the 10 worst in the world to be a child in a war zone, a new report says. The Save the Children report released Thursday looks at factors including attacks on schools, child soldier recruitment, sexual violations, killings and lack of...
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Parents meet at a hotel in Coral Springs, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, to pick up their children, following a shooting at nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fla. A former student opened fire at the Florida high school Wednesday, killing more than a dozen people and sending scores of students fleeing into the streets. (Jim Rassol/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
February 14, 2018 - 11:17 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly shooting at a Florida high school (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel says the 19-year-old suspect in the deadly school shooting, Nikolas Cruz, had been expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for "disciplinary...
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The entrance of the hall of justice is pictured Tuesday, Feb.13, 2018 in Pontoise, outside Paris. A 29-year-old man is set to appear in a French court Tuesday for having sex with an 11-year-old girl last year, in a trial that has rekindled debate on the age of sexual consent in France. In a decision that shocked many, the prosecutor's office in the Paris suburb of Pontoise decided to send the man to trial on charges of "sexual abuse of a minor under 15 years old," and not rape. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
February 13, 2018 - 3:24 pm
PONTOISE, France (AP) — A 29-year-old French man went on trial Tuesday in a Paris suburb for having sex with an 11-year-old girl, a case that has rekindled strong debate on the age of sexual consent in France. Unlike many countries, France does not have a legal age under which a minor cannot agree...
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February 13, 2018 - 12:28 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A federal appeals court is considering a tribal challenge to a South Dakota county's procedures for removing children from homes. The Oglala and Rosebud Sioux tribes sued in 2013, saying Pennington County's procedures for conducting initial hearings in child endangerment...
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