Human 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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In this Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 photo provided by Idaho State University, Idaho State's Sam Dowd (4) dribbles during an NCAA college basketball game against Youngstown State in Pocatello, Idaho. Dowd found himself homeless at 13 and spent the next few years living with friends, occasionally sleeping outside the school when he had no place to go. Thanks to hard work and the generosity of coaches and families along the way, the undersized point guard realized his dream of playing Division I basketball at Idaho State. (Julie Hillebrant/Idaho State University via AP)
February 19, 2018 - 7:33 pm
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Sam Dowd has what coaches call pop, a burst that allows him to jump a little higher, move a little quicker than the players around him. He wouldn't have become a 5-foot-7, 167-pound Division I basketball player without it. In life, Dowd has a buoyancy to him, rising above...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 1950, file photo, residents from Pyongyang, North Korea, and refugees from other areas crawl perilously over shattered girders of the city's bridge, as they flee south across the Taedong River to escape the advance of Chinese Communist troops. Former Associated Press photographer Max Desfor, whose photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped bring him a Pulitzer Prize, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. He was 104. (AP Photo/Max Desfor, File)
February 19, 2018 - 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Associated Press photographer Max Desfor, whose photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize, died Monday. He was 104. Desfor died at his apartment in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he'd been living in his...
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FILE - In a Wednesday, 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. Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
February 19, 2018 - 2:04 pm
Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting. "The concept that mental illness is a precursor to violent behavior is nonsense," said Dr. Louis Kraus, forensic psychiatry chief at Chicago's Rush...
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Mourners brought flowers, candles and stuffed animals to a makeshift memorial created by community members outside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. A gunman entered the school last Wednesday and killed 17 students and teachers. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP)
February 18, 2018 - 6:17 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Nineteen-year-old senior Chris Grady was hiding at Stoneman Douglas High School during the shooting days go. He says he's angry and will be pressing with other students for gun control measures...
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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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FILE- In this March 7, 2012 file photo, Illinois gun owners and supporters file out National Rifle Association applications while participating in an Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day convention before marching to the Illinois state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. The troubled teen authorities say killed several people at a Florida high school on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
February 16, 2018 - 10:28 pm
The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs and other programs...
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Bangladesh's Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, second right, receives Myanmar's Home Minister Kyaw Swe, second left, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb.16, 2018. Kyaw Swe, on a three-day visit to Bangladesh told Bangladesh's president that Myanmar is ready to take back Rohingya Muslims who fled violence, though Bangladesh said it wanted the hundreds of thousands of refugees to have a safe and dignified return. (AP Photo)
February 16, 2018 - 7:33 pm
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladesh Cabinet minister gave a list of 8,032 Rohingya refugees to his Myanmar counterpart to begin repatriations of the Muslim minority under a November agreement between the two countries. Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said Friday the list contained the...
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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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