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Guatemalans angered by US tweet warning of migration dangers

May. 16, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Embassy found itself barraged with criticism Saturday after putting out a message on Twitter warning Guatemalans about the dangers of sending children as migrants to the United States. “Take care of your children. Don’t put them at risk with the illegal...

Man who sought trial by combat now wants ex-wife evaluated

May. 11, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

HARLAN, Iowa (AP) — A Kansas man who sought legal permission in Iowa to engage in a sword fight with his ex-wife is not insane but merely angry over their child custody arrangement, according to a psychological evaluation. David Ostrom, of Paola, Kansas, asked in a Jan. 3 court filing to be allowed to...

Texas woman kills her 2 children, mother in murder-suicide

Apr. 27, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio woman fatally shot her two children and her mother before shooting herself inside their North Side apartment complex, according to the San Antonio Police Department. On Monday morning, the father of the children called the police when he peered in through a crack in the...

This March 30, 2020, photo provided by Carolina McAuley shows herself at her home in Wycoff, N.J. As the country hunkered down to fend off the coronavirus, Carolina McAuley expected her middle school-age kids would continue to shuffle between her house and her ex-husband's, until she got sick. The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on divorced families' custody arrangements as parents get sick or exposed to the illness. In other cases, it is driving already feuding exes to battle over how seriously the other is heeding stay-at-home orders. (Carolina McAuley via AP)

Split families make pacts, duel over custody amid virus

Apr. 7, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

As the country hunkered down to fend off the coronavirus, Carolina McAuley expected her middle school-age kids would continue to shuffle between her house and her ex-husband's — until she got sick. Suddenly, her long-standing custody arrangement unraveled as she came down with a fever and chills and lost...

This undated photo provided by Tabatha Sams shows Tabatha Sams with her son Dawson Thilmony in Orlando, Fla.  The Florida mother is asking a judge to allow her to keep custody of her 2-year-old son during the coronavirus pandemic. She claims the boy’s father and his fiance are at higher risk of contracting the coronavirus since they’re first-responders.   The boy’s father, Stephen Thilmony, is a firefighter and emergency medicine technician, and his fiance is an emergency room nurse. The father and mother were splitting custody of their son. (Tabatha Sams via AP)

Florida mom seeks custody of son, says father is virus risk

Apr. 4, 2020 10:59 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida mother is asking a judge to allow her to keep custody of her 2-year-old son during the pandemic, claiming the boy's father and his fiance are at higher risk of contracting the coronavirus since they're first-responders. Tabatha Sams has asked a judge to let her keep custody...