Latest Child welfare News

Cuba holds unusual vote on law allowing same-sex marriage

Sep. 25, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba held a rare referendum Sunday on an unusually contentious law — a government-backed “family law” code that would allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt, as well as outlining the rights of children and grandparents. Cuba holds parliamentary elections...

Jury sent home; Alex Jones testimony to continue next week

Sep. 23, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Lawyers in the defamation trial of Alex Jones agreed Friday not to return him to the stand until next week after a contentious day of testimony Thursday about his promotion of the lie that the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre was a hoax. Jones lawyer, Norm...

AP PHOTOS: Backbreaking work for kids in Afghan brick kilns

Sep. 23, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Nabila works 10 hours or more a day, doing the heavy, dirty labor of packing mud into molds and hauling wheelbarrows full of bricks. At 12 years old, she’s been working in brick factories half her life now, and she’s probably the oldest of all her co-workers. ...

Georgians say $350 payments start rocky, state defends push

Sep. 22, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Some Georgia residents say they're having a hard time accessing and spending $350 payments the state is making to more than 3 million residents who benefit from Medicaid, subsidized child health insurance, food stamps or cash welfare assistance. Others have been able...

Committee subpoena seek child death investigation documents

Sep. 22, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature's Government Oversight Committee voted to obtain a subpoena to force the state's child welfare agency to turn over documents related to the deaths of four children last year. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services contends it...

NTSB wants all new vehicles to check drivers for alcohol use

Sep. 20, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that all new vehicles in the U.S. be equipped with blood alcohol monitoring systems that can stop an intoxicated person from driving. The recommendation, if enacted by the National Highway Traffic Safety...

Myanmar's military gov't denies deadly air attack on school

Sep. 20, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military-ruled government on Tuesday denied reports it carried out an air attack on a school in the country’s turbulent north-central region that killed at least seven children, accusing the media of distorting the truth. Maj. Gen. Zaw Min Tun,...

Witnesses: Myanmar air attack kills 13, including 7 children

Sep. 19, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Government helicopters have attacked a school and village in north-central Myanmar, killing at least 13 people including seven children, a school administrator and an aid worker said Monday. Civilian casualties often occur in attacks by the military government on...

Indiana judge weighing bid to block state's new abortion ban

Sep. 19, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A top state lawyer derided arguments that Indiana’s new abortion ban violates the state constitution, saying Monday that opponents of the ban are trying to invent a state right to privacy. A judge heard arguments for about an hour in a Bloomington courtroom on...

Uvalde children grapple with trauma after school massacre

Sep. 19, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — One girl runs and hides when she sees thin people with long hair similar to the gunman who stormed into her Uvalde school and killed 21 people. One boy stopped making friends and playing with animals. A third child feels her heart race when she's reminded of the May 24...