Latest Child welfare News

UN expert corrects claim on kids in US migration detention

Nov. 19, 2019 4:55 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — An outside expert working with the U.N. human rights office has corrected a figure he cited claiming that over 100,000 children are being held in migrant detention in the United States. On Monday, Manfred Nowak, who leads a U.N. Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty that was published...

Tennessee announces plan to spend some of welfare surplus

Nov. 19, 2019 3:14 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has announced plans to spend part of $732 million in reserves from a federal welfare program for families with children. The Department of Human Services on Tuesday detailed $290 million in planned spending, saying it will also save a $342 million three-year surplus of the...

Lawyers investigate Arizona official in child smuggling case

Nov. 19, 2019 2:57 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Officials in Arizona have hired two law firms and a former attorney general to investigate an elected county assessor who is trying to keep his job as he defends himself against human smuggling charges. Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel said Tuesday that the lawyers will investigate...

The Latest: UN rights office urges Hong Kong de-escalation

Nov. 19, 2019 12:48 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 7 p.m. The U.N. human rights office is calling on authorities in Hong Kong to do all they can to de-escalate a standoff between security forces and anti-government protesters holed up in a university. The spokesman for the United Nations...

Lawsuits by Michael Jackson accusers likely to be restored

Nov. 18, 2019 6:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court appeared strongly inclined Monday to give new life to lawsuits filed by two men who accuse Michael Jackson of repeatedly molesting them when they were boys. Three judges from the 2nd District Court of Appeal said in a tentative ruling that lawsuits from James...

California school shooter dies with motive a mystery

Nov. 16, 2019 1:02 AM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The death of a 16-year-old boy who killed two students and wounded three others at his Southern California high school has left investigators struggling to discover what prompted the deadly attack. Friends and neighbors described Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow as bright, funny,...

Colombia adoptees find family decades after volcano tragedy

Nov. 16, 2019 12:00 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Jenifer de la Rosa was just a week old when Colombia’s Nevado del Ruiz volcano exploded, unleashing a wall of mud that buried an entire town and left 25,000 dead. In the chaotic aftermath of the 1985 disaster the infant was handed over to a Red Cross worker and eventually...

California school shooter dies with motive a mystery

Nov. 15, 2019 11:40 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy who killed two students and wounded three others at his Southern California high school before turning a gun on himself died Friday without investigators discovering the motive for the attack, authorities said. Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow, died from a head...

The Latest: Southern California school shooter dies

Nov. 15, 2019 11:18 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Southern California high school in which two students were killed (all times local): 5 p.m. A 16-year-old boy who shot five fellow students — killing two — before turning the gun on himself at a Southern California high school has...

AP Explains: El Salvador child molestation ruling

Nov. 15, 2019 7:07 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A court ruling in favor of a judge accused of sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl has provoked outrage in El Salvador, where some see it as a sign that the wheels of justice turn differently for the powerful. The girl’s mother accused Eduardo Jaime Escalante...