Child welfare

January 18, 2018 - 2:34 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop who has led prayers at Arkansas anti-abortion rallies says he will not take part this year because its featured speaker is a public official who actively pushed for the state's aggressive execution schedule last year. Bishop Anthony Taylor wrote an...
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In this Oct. 29, 2011, image made from a video provided by A Elvis Chapel, David Allen Turpin, left, and his wife, Louise Anna Turpin, center, celebrate a renewal of their wedding vows with Elvis impersonator Kent Ripley in Las Vegas. The couple was arrested Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, after authorities found their malnourished children in their home in suburban Perris, Calif., 60 miles (96 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles. The couples' children were so emaciated the older ones still looked like children. (A Elvis Chapel via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 11:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a 17-year-old girl jumped out a window from the house where her parents allegedly starved and tortured their 13 children, she broke a silence that had likely lasted years. It's not clear why the teenager waited so long to act, but psychiatrists say such behavior is not...
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Pope Francis meets with Bishops at the Sacristy of the Cathedral of Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (Luca Zennaro/Pool via AP)
January 16, 2018 - 7:29 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis met on Tuesday with survivors of priests who sexually abused them, wept with them and apologized for the "irreparable damage" they suffered, his spokesman said. The pontiff also acknowledged the "pain" of priests who have been held collectively responsible for...
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January 13, 2018 - 1:37 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Four women charged in connection with a religious organization that police say forced children to work in fish markets for little or no money have turned themselves in to authorities. Multiple media outlets report that the four turned themselves in Thursday night to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017 photo, demonstrators sustain afloat the Mapuche nation's flag during a protest against the arrests of several Mapuches, in Santiago, Chile. Pope Francis will meet with indigenous groups during his Chile, Peru visit beginning Jan. 15, 2018. The Chilean stop is more delicate as the visit comes as some radical Mapuche groups have been staging violent protests, occupying and burning farms, churches and lumber trucks to demand the return of their land. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo, File)
January 13, 2018 - 2:06 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' trip to Chile and Peru, originally aimed at highlighting the plight of indigenous peoples and the delicate Amazon ecosystem, is being overshadowed by the Catholic Church's dismal record confronting priestly sex abuse in Chile and political turmoil in Peru. On the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2017 file photo, Wesley Mathews is escorted by police during his transfer to Dallas County jail in Dallas. Mathews, the father of a 3-year-old girl whose body was found near their suburban Dallas home less than a year after she was adopted from an Indian orphanage, has been indicted on a capital murder charge. Mathews, 37, was also indicted in Dallas County Court on charges of abandoning a child and tampering with evidence. He is already charged with felony injury to a child. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
January 12, 2018 - 5:35 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The father of a 3-year-old girl whose body was found in a culvert near their suburban Dallas home about a year after she was adopted from an Indian orphanage was indicted Friday on a capital murder charge. Wesley Mathews, 37, was also charged in Dallas County with abandoning a child...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017 photo, demonstrators sustain afloat the Mapuche nation's flag during a protest against the arrests of several Mapuches, in Santiago, Chile. Pope Francis will meet with indigenous groups during his Chile, Peru visit beginning Jan. 15, 2018. The Chilean stop is more delicate as the visit comes as some radical Mapuche groups have been staging violent protests, occupying and burning farms, churches and lumber trucks to demand the return of their land. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo, File)
January 12, 2018 - 4:48 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' trip to Chile and Peru, originally aimed at highlighting the plight of indigenous peoples and the delicate Amazon ecosystem, is being overshadowed by the Catholic Church's dismal record confronting priestly sex abuse in Chile and political turmoil in Peru. On the...
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January 11, 2018 - 6:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The producers of the hit Broadway musical, "A Bronx Tale," plan to donate $4 for every ticket sold to performances from Jan. 16 through Jan. 21 to help families affected by a deadly apartment building fire in the Bronx. The donations will go to The Child Reach Foundation, co-founded...
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This photo posted Jan. 11, 2018, by ultraconservative Ahrar al-Sham militant group, that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows Ahrar al-Sham rocket launcher fires at Syrian government forces position in the town of Atshan, north Hama countryside, Syria. Insurgent groups launched a counteroffensive Thursday against government forces advancing toward a major rebel-held air base in the country's northwest, capturing several villages and taking prisoners, opposition groups said. Arabic read, "Ahrar al-Sham," and "The readiness of the Mujahideen before the start of the battle to control the points of the Assad militia in the town of Atshan." (Ahrar al-Sham, via AP)
January 11, 2018 - 1:50 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian insurgent groups launched a counteroffensive Thursday against government forces advancing toward a major rebel-held air base in the country's northwest Idlib province, capturing several villages and taking prisoners, opposition groups said. The push by several factions,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2017, file photo, Derek Jeter, chief executive officer and part owner of the Miami Marlins and former New York Yankees player, sits court side as the Miami Heat played against the Golden State Warriors in an NBA basketball game, in Miami. The latest acquisition by Jeter’s publishing imprint: A memoir by Robert Scheer, founder of the foster youth charity Comfort Cases. Jeter Publishing told The Associated Press on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, that Sheer’s “A Forever Family” will come out in November. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper, File)
January 11, 2018 - 11:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest acquisition by Derek Jeter's publishing imprint: A memoir by Robert Scheer, founder of the foster youth charity Comfort Cases. Jeter Publishing told The Associated Press on Thursday that Scheer's "A Forever Family: One Man, One Backpack, A World of Difference" will come...
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