Child custody

May 17, 2018 - 4:59 pm
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's child welfare agency has launched an initiative to actively recruit members of the state's LGBT community to become foster and adoptive parents, bucking recent efforts in some states to curtail gay adoptions. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Thursday...
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May 16, 2018 - 4:40 pm
PARMA, Ohio (AP) — Court records show an Ohio man charged with killing his 20-month-old son had recently signed a custody agreement with the boy's mother. reports 41-year-old Jason Shorter petitioned for custody of Nicholas Shorter after his birth. An agreement signed May 7 gave the...
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies to the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 15, 2018 - 11:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Department of Homeland Security defended the Trump administration's practice of separating children from parents when the family is being prosecuted for entering the U.S. illegally, telling a Senate committee Tuesday that removing children from parents facing...
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File-This Feb. 25, 2018, file photo shows Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin speaking during the panel Caring for our Veterans at the National Governor Association 2018 winter meeting in Washington. Fallin vetoed a bill late Friday, May 11, 2018, that would have authorized adults to carry firearms without a permit or training, dealing a rare defeat to the National Rifle Association in a conservative state. The veto comes after opposition from the business community and law enforcement authorities, including top officials with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation who have said it could erode public safety.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
May 12, 2018 - 1:03 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Republican Governor Mary Fallin has managed to anger both gun and gay rights groups on the same day. In a flurry of actions Friday, the term-limited governor vetoed a bill that would have allowed adults to carry handguns without a permit or training, prompting the...
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May 11, 2018 - 10:30 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill late Friday that gay rights advocates say would allow religious-based adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples, single people and non-Christians in placing children. The bill written by Republican Sen. Greg Treat...
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This March 2018 photo provided by the Miami-Dade Police Department in Florida shows Kevin Esterly, of New Tripoli, Pa., facing charges including interfering with the custody of a child after authorities say he took a 16-year-old girl from Allentown, Pa., Amy Yu, out of school and to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, in March 2018. Amy Yu's mother, Mui Luu, filed a federal lawsuit Monday, May 7, 2018, alleging Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School in Bethlehem, Pa., violated the mother's constitutional rights to her daughter's safety by allowing Esterly to be listed as Yu's stepfather on an emergency form, and alleging Esterly interfered with custody of the girl and caused her psychological and reputational damage. (Miami-Dade Police Department via AP)
May 09, 2018 - 3:04 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The mother of a Pennsylvania 16-year-old girl who police say was taken out of school and to Mexico by a 45-year-old man is suing him and the school, claiming she suffered financial, psychological and emotional harm. Federal agents found 45-year-old Kevin Esterly and 16-year-...
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April 26, 2018 - 6:58 am
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Two South Carolina parents are facing neglect charges after police say their two-year-old son died in their custody. Local media report a judge on Wednesday denied bond for 33-year-old Bruce Williams and 25-year-old Lakeshia Jackson. Rock Hill police say crews responded on...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2014, file photo, boys wait in line to make a phone call as they are joined by hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children that are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Ariz. The Associated Press has learned that a Senate subcommittee has found that the government risks placing migrant children in the custody of human traffickers because federal agencies have delayed crucial reforms needed to keep the children safe. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File)
April 26, 2018 - 3:02 am
A Senate subcommittee has found that the government risks placing migrant children in the custody of human traffickers because federal agencies have delayed crucial reforms. Federal officials came under fire two years ago for rolling back child welfare policies meant to protect unaccompanied minors...
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In this March 4, 2018 photo provided by the Ad Council, Mindy Beall, left, and her wife, Jimmie Beall, pose for a photo with their marriage certificate at their home in Columbus City, Ohio. Jimmie said she was fired from her job as a teacher because she is a lesbian. (Mimi McCormick/Ad Council via AP)
April 17, 2018 - 2:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a striking shift from recent years, major legislation curtailing LGBT rights has been completely stymied in state capitols around the country this year amid anxiety by Republican leaders over igniting economic backlash if they are depicted as discriminatory. In the thick of this...
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March 18, 2018 - 11:15 am
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A 27-year-old Dallas woman is in federal custody on charges she tried to smuggle a 14-year-old boy into the U.S. from Mexico by using an illegal Georgia birth certificate. Joanna Gamez-Aguillon was arrested last week at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge in the Rio...
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