Human welfare

April 19, 2018 - 8:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday blocked the government from transferring an American citizen accused of fighting with Islamic State militants to Saudi Arabia, meaning he will stay for now in a U.S. military detention facility in Iraq. The Trump administration has been holding the...
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FILE--In this Monday, July 21, 2014, file photo, bedding, clothing and broken glass litter a homeless encampment in Albuquerque, N. M., where authorities say three teenagers fatally beat two homeless Navajo men in a crime so alarming it led to the creation of a city task force on Native American homelessness. The recent March 2018 killing in Albuquerque of another homeless man who also was from the Navajo Nation is again exposing the heightened dangers many say Native Americans coping with homelessness often face. (AP Photo/Jeri Clausing, file)
April 19, 2018 - 8:26 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The morning a homeless man was shot and killed in Albuquerque, police say surveillance videos showed him running down a street before sunrise, and then gunfire flashed in the dark. Ronnie Ross, a 50-year-old from the Navajo Nation town of Shiprock, had been shot a dozen...
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In this image made from surveillance video provided Thursday, April 19, 2018, by the Carver County Sheriff's Office, as part of an investigative file into Prince's death, the superstar, center, enters a clinic of Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg on April 20, 2016, the day before he was found dead of an accidental fentanyl overdose. The doctor is not facing criminal charges and his attorney says he had no role in Prince's death. (Carver County Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 8:19 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince thought he was taking a common painkiller but instead ingested a counterfeit pill containing the dangerously powerful drug fentanyl, a Minnesota prosecutor said Thursday as he announced that no charges would be filed in the musician's death. Carver County Attorney Mark...
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April 19, 2018 - 7:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fate of a U.S. citizen accused of working with Islamic State militants(all times local): 7:55 p.m. A federal judge is blocking the government from transferring an American citizen accused of fighting with Islamic State militants to Saudi Arabia until he can fully...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2016 file photo, Illinois Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch, D-Westchester, speaks to lawmakers at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Legislation before the Illinois House would replace school-based police officers with social workers. Rep. Welch is sponsoring the plan to address what proponents say is needless arrests of blacks and other minority students. A group called Voices of Youth in Chicago Education says police officers aren't equipped to handle behavioral health issues and commonly arrest students for non-violent behavior. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
April 19, 2018 - 5:59 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Some Illinois lawmakers want to give extra money to schools that replace armed security officers with unarmed social workers and behavior therapists, an approach to safety that's far different than a national push to add police or arm teachers following a mass shooting at a...
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April 19, 2018 - 3:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for a longtime Guantanamo detainee are seeking a specialized medical evaluation, saying that he was mentally ill long before his detention and that his psychological condition has deteriorated after years of imprisonment and interrogation. Representatives for Mohammed al-...
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April 19, 2018 - 11:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of government health advisers is recommending approval of a medicine made from the marijuana plant to treat childhood epilepsy, moving the medication closer to the U.S. market. The Food and Drug Administration experts voted unanimously Thursday in favor of the experimental...
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In this Tuesday, April 3, 2018 photo, Max Schachter, whose son Alex was killed during the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, speaks to the audience during a congressional town hall on gun violence in Coral Springs, Fla. Schachter has formed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School Safety Commission to find ways to make schools safer. (John McCall/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Parents of students who died in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting are calling for a range of steps to prevent gun violence, including measures to "harden" schools to minimize attacks and to identify potential shooters before they act. Max Schachter, whose son Alex was among...
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FILE - This combination of Oct. 14, 2016, file booking photos provided by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office in Wichita, Kan., shows from left, Patrick Stein, Curtis Allen and Gavin Wright, three members of a Kansas militia group who were charged with plotting to bomb an apartment building filled with Somali immigrants in Garden City, Kan. The jury in their trial returns to the courtroom on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, to get final instructions and to hear arguments before getting the case for deliberation. (Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
April 18, 2018 - 3:03 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal jury on Wednesday found three men guilty of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees in Kansas. Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen were convicted of one count of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and one count of...
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April 18, 2018 - 12:47 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors in the Minnesota county where Prince died said Wednesday that they're ready to make an announcement in their two-year investigation into the musician's death from an accidental fentanyl overdose. Carver County Attorney Mark Metz was scheduled to announce at 11:30 a.m...
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