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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...

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...

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...

'It's not right': 7-year-old boy shot to death in St. Louis

Aug. 13, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Xavier Usanga was supposed to start second grade Tuesday. Instead, grief counselors were consoling his would-be classmates at Clay Elementary School, after the 7-year-old boy became the 11th child killed by gunfire in St. Louis since June. Xavier was shot Monday afternoon while standing...

Justice late, not denied: New York to allow old abuse suits

Aug. 11, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Hundreds, if not thousands of people who say they were molested as children in New York state are expected to go to court this week to sue their alleged abusers and the institutions they say failed them, including the Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, public schools and hospitals. It's...

Guam's ex-archbishop shielded culture of clergy sex abuse

Aug. 9, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

AGAT, Guam (AP) — Walter Denton wanted to grow up to be just like Father Tony Apuron, until the night he says the parish priest raped him in a church rectory. The pastor sent the sobbing 13-year-old altar boy away with a warning: "If you say anything to anybody, no one will believe you." Denton told his...

Prominent Chicago priest accused in 1974 child sex assault

Aug. 8, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Archdiocese of Chicago says the first Catholic priest to adopt a child is under investigation for allegedly sexual abusing a minor in 1974. The archdiocese said in a news release Thursday that Cardinal Blase Cupich asked Rev. George Clements to step aside from ministry pending the...