Social services

December 05, 2017 - 10:45 am
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A state review of the case of a 5-year-old North Carolina girl who was killed in 2009 shows authorities who were concerned about her family never contacted social services officials. Multiple media outlets report law enforcement and school officials dealt with Shaniya...
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A protestor shouts slogans during a demonstration for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 25, 2017 - 1:37 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Turkish police haven't intervened in a banned march that attracted more than 1,000 protesters to highlight the issue of violence against women and girls. The demonstration...
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FILE - In this 2012 photo provided by a former member of the church, Word of Faith Fellowship leader Jane Whaley, center, holds a baby with her husband, Sam, center right, and others during a ceremony in the church's compound in Spindale, N.C. Under the leadership of Jane Whaley, the controversial church has grown to about 750 congregants in Spindale and a total of nearly 2,000 members worldwide. (AP Photo)
November 15, 2017 - 7:43 pm
SPINDALE, North Carolina (AP) — Former members of a controversial North Carolina-based church want the state to take legal action to overturn a court-ordered compromise they say has crippled child abuse investigations involving the sect. The former congregants of Word of Faith Fellowship also want...
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In this Aug. 7, 2017 photo, a man sits quietly in a warm room inside the Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter in Atlanta. For decades, as many as 1,000 people with nowhere else to turn could come off the street at Peachtree and Pine, no questions asked. But years of litigation wore down the shelter’s operators. After epic battles against the city, tuberculosis, bed bugs and other hazards, the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless settled out of court and sold its enormous industrial building to Central Atlanta Progress, a downtown business group. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)
August 25, 2017 - 3:50 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Cities across the U.S. are trying to help the homeless find beds of their own, rather than just cots for the night. In Atlanta, this approach will be put to the test this month with the closing of the city's shelter of last resort, an enormous downtown building where as many as 1,000...
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FILE- In this May 16, 2013 file photo, Malcolm LaVergne, O.J. Simpson's attorney on appeals to Nevada Supreme Court, testifies during an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. On Thursday, July 20, 2017, O.J. Simpson faces a parole board hearing in Nevada. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool, File)
July 20, 2017 - 3:06 am
LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada parole board members who will decide if O.J. Simpson gets released from prison have experience in law enforcement, prisons, probation and social work. Others involved in Thursday's hearing have varying ties to the former football, TV and movie star who was acquitted...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks in the Illinois House chamber in Springfield, Ill. Already holding the title for longest state budget stalemate, Illinois is poised to enter a third year without a spending plan as the feud between Republican Gov. Rauner and Democrats controlling the Legislature drags on. They're expected to return to Springfield for a special session starting Wednesday, June 21, 2017, facing higher stakes to get a budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.(Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register via AP, File)
June 20, 2017 - 7:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Already holding the title for longest state budget stalemate, Illinois is poised to enter a third year without a spending plan as the feud between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats controlling the Legislature drags on. Lawmakers blew past a budget deadline last month,...
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In this June 14, 2017, photo, Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza, Illinois, responds to a reporter's question during an interview in here office about the state budget in Chicago. As Illinois nears its third year without a state budget, Ms. Mendoza must prioritize what gets paid as new court orders mean her office must pay out more each month than Illinois receives in revenue. (AP Photo/G-Jun Yam)
June 17, 2017 - 11:56 am
CHICAGO (AP) — During the two-and-a-half years Illinois has gone without a state budget, the previously little-known office of comptroller has had the unenviable job of essentially sitting at the kitchen table trying to figure out how to pay the bills. Like any household, there are some items that...
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In this Tuesday, June 13, 2017, photo, members of the Dallas Street Choir Debra Scott, left rear, Elizabeth Armstrong, center, and Toria Ellis, far right, raise their voices during a rehearsal for their performance at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday evening, at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York. The group of homeless men and women recruited from streets and shelters in Texas has made it to Carnegie Hall. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
June 15, 2017 - 12:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — They're homeless, but a group of men and women from Texas has made it to Carnegie Hall. The storied New York City concert hall was the venue Wednesday evening for a performance by the Dallas Street Choir, all singers recruited from urban streets and homeless shelters who've been...
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June 14, 2017 - 3:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — They're homeless, but a group of men and women from Texas has made it to Carnegie Hall. The storied New York City concert hall is the venue Wednesday evening for a performance by the Dallas Street Choir, all singers recruited from urban streets and homeless shelters that have been...
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Police officers on duty stand next to floral tributes on Southwark Street in London, Sunday, June 4, 2017, near the scene of Saturday's attack. A series of attacks described as terrorism killed several people and injured dozens on Saturday. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
June 05, 2017 - 6:16 am
LONDON (AP) — The latest on the attacks in the London Bridge area (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Prime Minister Theresa May says police have identified all the London Bridge attackers and that 11 people remain in custody for possible connections to the attack. One person has been released without...
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