Abuse and neglect of children

April 04, 2017 - 4:57 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The top group that works to prevent child abuse in South Carolina is calling on legislators to seek solutions to the problem. Children's Trust of South Carolina participated in a news conference on Tuesday at the Statehouse. The event announcing Child Abuse Prevention Month...
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This photo provided Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by the Syrian anti-government activist group Edlib Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows victims of a suspected chemical attack, in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib province, Syria. The suspected chemical attack killed dozens of people on Tuesday, Syrian opposition activists said, describing the attack as among the worst in the country's six-year civil war. (Edlib Media Center, via AP)
April 04, 2017 - 4:07 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria (all times local): 11 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Russia and Iran bear "great moral responsibility" for deaths from an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria. Tillerson is calling on Russia and Iran to use...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2017 file photo, Canyon Mansfield, 14, holds the collar of his dog, Casey, who was killed March 16 by a cyanide-ejecting device placed on public land near his Pocatello, Idaho, home, by federal workers to kill coyotes. Environmental groups have petitioned the U.S. Agriculture Department to ban its use of the device, known as an M-44, after one went off near Canyon and his dog earlier this month, injuring him and killing the dog. The petition filed late Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by the Western Watersheds Project and other groups starts a formal process to prevent the department from using the devices across Idaho and mandate existing device removal. (Jordon Beesley/Idaho State Journal via AP, File)
March 29, 2017 - 6:49 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Environmental groups have petitioned the U.S. Agriculture Department to ban its use of cyanide-ejecting devices aimed at killing coyotes after one went off near a boy and his dog earlier this month, killing the dog. The petition filed late Tuesday by the Western Watersheds...
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In this March 17, 2017 photo, Canyon Mansfield, 14, holds the collar of his dog, Casey, who was killed March 16 by a cyanide-ejecting device placed on public land near his Pocatello, Idaho, home by federal workers to kill coyotes. The cyanide device, called an M-44, is spring-activated and shoots poison that is meant to kill predators. The U.S. Department of Agriculture in November said it would not put the devices on public land in Idaho. (Jordon Beesley/Idaho State Journal via AP)
March 29, 2017 - 2:45 am
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A cyanide device for killing coyotes that spewed the poison on a boy and killed his dog was set up on public land in Idaho in February despite a decision months earlier by federal officials to halt use of the devices on all U.S.-owned land in the state, officials said. The...
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former Team USA gymnast Jeanette Antolin, right, accompanied by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, left, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, to call on Congress to pass legislation that would require amateur athletics governing bodies to immediately report sex-abuse allegations to law enforcement and strengthen oversight of member gymnasiums and coaches. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 28, 2017 - 7:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired star gymnasts testified before Congress on Tuesday that they were sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics doctor and recommended a bill that requires tougher sex-abuse reporting for Olympic sports. Jamie Dantzscher, a 2000 Olympic bronze medalist, and three-time...
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former Team USA gymnast Jeanette Antolin, right, accompanied by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, left, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, to call on Congress to pass legislation that would require amateur athletics governing bodies to immediately report sex-abuse allegations to law enforcement and strengthen oversight of member gymnasiums and coaches. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 28, 2017 - 4:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired star gymnasts testified before Congress on Tuesday that they were sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics doctor and recommended a bill that requires tougher sex-abuse reporting for Olympic sports. Jamie Dantzscher, a 2000 Olympic bronze medalist, and three-time...
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March 25, 2017 - 4:40 am
CONGRESS-HEALTH-OVERHAUL Epic collapse of GOP health care bill puts effort into limbo WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six year dismembering President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. They knew the measures would go nowhere with the Democrat still in the...
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March 25, 2017 - 3:34 am
CONGRESS-HEALTH-OVERHAUL Epic collapse of GOP health care bill puts effort into limbo WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six year dismembering President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. They knew the measures would go nowhere with the Democrat still in the...
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This undated file photo shows, Kitty Genovese. Genovese, a bar manager, was stabbed to death in March 1964 as she returned home to the Kew Gardens section of Queens, New York at 3:20 a.m. According to police dozens of people looked on but did nothing. The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl that police say was raped while around 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have come up before in similarly shocking attacks: What is the obligation of bystanders who see a crime unfolding before them? And why do they not intervene? (The Daily News via AP, File)
March 22, 2017 - 10:17 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who authorities say was raped while around 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have come up before in other attacks: What's the obligation of bystanders who see a crime unfolding? And why do they not intervene? None of those who...
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This undated file photo shows, Kitty Genovese. Genovese, a bar manager, was stabbed to death in March 1964 as she returned home to the Kew Gardens section of Queens, New York at 3:20 a.m. According to police dozens of people looked on but did nothing. The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl that police say was raped while around 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have come up before in similarly shocking attacks: What is the obligation of bystanders who see a crime unfolding before them? And why do they not intervene? (The Daily News via AP, File)
March 22, 2017 - 7:02 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who authorities say was raped while around 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have come up before in other attacks: What's the obligation of bystanders who see a crime unfolding? And why do they not intervene? None of those who...
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