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Minnesota mom charged with killing son; body found in trunk

May. 23, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A mother was charged Monday in the death of her 6-year-old son whose body was found in the trunk of her bloodied car in a Minneapolis suburb last week. Julissa Thaler, 28, of Spring Park, is charged with second-degree intentional murder in the death of Eli Hart....

Police arrest woman after 6-year-old son is found in trunk

May. 22, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

MOUND, Minn. (AP) — A 28-year-old woman has been arrested after police found her 6-year-old son's body in the trunk of her bloodied car in a Minneapolis suburb, authorities and family members said. Orono police said the woman and a man were arrested on suspicion of murder after the...

Police: Woman fatally shoots her 2 kids, self in Oregon

May. 12, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon mother fatally shot her children, ages 6 and 8, before killing herself, police said, and court documents show the woman was headed to trial next month in a bitter and lengthy custody dispute with her ex-partner. The mother who killed herself, Ashley...

For widows in Africa, COVID-19 stole husbands, homes, future

May. 10, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

UMUIDA, Nigeria (AP) — As Anayo Mbah went into labor with her sixth child, her husband battled COVID-19 in another hospital across town. Jonas, a young motorcycle taxi driver, had been placed on oxygen after he started coughing up blood. Jonas would never meet his daughter,...

Advocate: Massachusetts system ‘failed’ missing girl Harmony

May. 04, 2022 21:48 PM EDT

The Massachusetts child protection system failed to prioritize the needs of a 5-year-old New Hampshire girl who vanished in 2019 after her father was awarded custody, according to a much-anticipated independent review released Wednesday. Harmony Montgomery suffered from a ripple...

Groups sue over conditions in S. Carolina's juvenile lockups

Apr. 27, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Several civil rights groups are suing South Carolina over conditions at its juvenile lockups, alleging that children in state custody are subject to violence and isolation while deprived of educational or rehabilitative programs. The lawsuit filed in federal...

From Ukraine to Russia: Boy safer, but not closer to US dad

Apr. 22, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

Cesar Quintana agonized for weeks that his 2-year-old son wouldn't make it out of the battered Ukrainian coastal port Mariupol as Russian troops encircled the city. Thankfully, he did. But Alexander and his mother are now in Russia, where Quintana, who has full legal...

Greitens undeterred by abuse allegations in GOP Senate race

Apr. 18, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Eric Greitens stepped aside as Missouri's governor in 2018 amid a scandal involving accusations of blackmail, bondage and sexual assault. As he attempts a political comeback this year with a U.S. Senate bid, his ex-wife has said Greitens physically abused her and one of their...

What happens in divorce when digital bullying is in play?

Apr. 13, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After Emily Pina's parents separated, the 27-year-old in Phoenix said she spent years listening to her dad beg for the return of his family. He turned up the volume once her mom started dating. Sound familiar? “It's the same thing as Kanye and...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Apr. 13, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

Palm Beach Post. April 10, 2022. Editorial: Voter suppression gets deserved jolt in judge’s ruling When Florida’s Republican leaders scheme to prevent Blacks from voting, that cannot be tolerated. So, we thank Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker...