Latest Children's rights News

Clint Frazier cut by Yanks after another injury-filled year

Nov. 19, 2021 19:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Clint Frazier's tenure with the Yankees may have ended after five unfulfilling seasons when New York designated him for assignment on Friday to open a roster spot for a prospect ahead of the winter meeting draft. Frazier can be claimed by another major...

Bismarck man pleads not guilty to abusing infant son

Nov. 15, 2021 13:24 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man accused of physically abusing his infant son has pleaded not guilty to felony charges. Jaydenle Bushard, 22, waived his right to a preliminary hearing in court Monday and entered the pleas to three counts of felony child abuse. ...

Leaders in Paris call for protecting children online

Nov. 11, 2021 15:00 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Internet giants, including social media apps Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, joined several world leaders to issue a global call to better protect children online at a Paris summit on Thursday. The call, initiated by France and the U.N. child...

UN calls for education in conflict, condemns attacks

Oct. 30, 2021 01:24 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has strongly condemned attacks on schools, teachers and children and called on all parties to promote the right to education in conflicts. A resolution adopted by the council Friday by a 15-0 vote emphasized the...

UN: Iran executes people at `alarming rate' -- 250 in 2020

Oct. 25, 2021 22:18 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran executed over 250 people, including at least four child offenders, in 2020 and so far this year has carried out 230 executions that included nine women and one child who was executed in secret, the U.N. independent investigator on human rights in Iran said Monday....

UN investigator: North Korea has never been more isolated

Oct. 22, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea has never been more isolated from the international community as a result of its drastic steps to prevent COVID-19, and the ruptured global ties are having “a dramatic impact on the human rights of the people inside the country,” the U.N.’s...

Pennsylvania appeals court takes up school mask challenge

Oct. 20, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

A Pennsylvania appeals court heard arguments Wednesday on whether the Wolf administration had the legal right to impose a mask mandate on K-12 schools and child care facilities to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The state's acting health secretary ordered...

ACLU demands reform after Black girl arrested in Hawaii

Oct. 18, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police officers and officials with Hawaii’s public school system discriminated against a disabled Black child by handcuffing, arresting and interrogating the 10-year-old girl for a “run-of-the-mill” dispute between children, the American Civil Liberties Union...

Court keeps South Carolina school mask mandate ban on hold

Oct. 05, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

South Carolina districts can continue to require face coverings to protect against the coronavirus in the state's schools under an appellate court's decision this week. On Tuesday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied state Attorney General Alan Wilson's request...

Federal judge overturns South Carolina school mask ban

Sep. 28, 2021 22:08 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday suspended South Carolina from enforcing a rule that banned school districts from requiring masks for students. Parents of disabled children, helped by the American Civil Liberties Union, sued the state saying the ban...