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Suit alleges security guards had sex with Illinois students

Aug. 20, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges two security guards who worked at a public high school in suburban Chicago had sex with female students, and the school failed to adequately protect girls from purported predators. The 22-page suit says school officials knew or should have known the...

Dad 'empty' after 9-year-old Detroit girl killed by dogs

Aug. 20, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man was in police custody Tuesday in connection with the death of a 9-year-old girl in Detroit who was mauled by three dogs despite efforts by neighbors and her own "heartbroken" father, who lamented that "she was gone when I reached her."  Emma Hernandez was riding her bike in an...

Claims: Migrant children molested in U.S.-funded foster care

Aug. 16, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes an upcoming film. ___ Dozens of families separated at the border as part of the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy...

Kentucky finds 1,000 teachers violated law during 'sickouts'

Aug. 16, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An election-year investigation into teacher rallies at Kentucky's Capitol found more than 1,000 educators violated state law by participating in protests that shut down some schools, Gov. Matt Bevin's administration said Friday. No penalties will be assessed, Kentucky's labor...

Claims: Migrant children molested in US-funded foster care

Aug. 16, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, California (AP) — This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes an upcoming film. ___ After local Guatemalan officials burned down an environmental activist's home, he decided to...

PhD student, father-to-be killed in LA drive-by shooting

Aug. 15, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A doctoral student who dreamed of working for NASA someday was one of two childhood friends killed in a drive-by shooting that left a third man wounded in South Los Angeles, authorities and family members said. The men who died were standing outside a parked car when a passenger in...

Over 400 sex abuse suits filed as litigation window opens

Aug. 14, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, schools and hospitals, the late financier Jeffrey Epstein are some of the targets named in a flurry of sex abuse lawsuits filed Wednesday in New York as the state began accepting cases once blocked by the statute of limitations. Hundreds of...

The Latest: More than 400 sex abuse lawsuits filed across NY

Aug. 14, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the filing of child sex abuse lawsuits in New York (all times local): 6 p.m. More than 400 sex abuse lawsuits have been filed across New York on the first day of a new one-year window for older molestation cases. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people had been expected to...

Colorado child abuse hotline will not accept online tips

Aug. 13, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's child abuse hotline will not change its policy to accept tips via social media, email or text. The Colorado Sun reports the recommendation came from a statewide task force that determined the hotline is set up to take tips only via phone. The review occurred after an internal memo...

Chief: Smoke detectors lacking at child care where 5 died

Aug. 13, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania home child care center where a fire killed five kids did not have enough working smoke detectors, the fire chief said Tuesday. There was one detector in the attic of the Harris Family Daycare in the lakeside city of Erie, Fire Chief Guy Santone told a news conference...