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Man convicted of helping kill son's wife dies in prison

Sep. 23, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has died in prison about two months after receiving a life sentence for helping his son kill the younger man’s estranged wife. Angel Luis Rivera died Wednesday at the Central Florida Reception Center in Orlando, according to Florida...

Safe Zone for transactions set up at WVa Capitol Complex

Sep. 22, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — People who need a secure location for child custody exchanges, in-person ecommerce transactions or similar meetings can now use a Safe Zone set up at the West Virginia Capitol Complex in Charleston. The area is located at the bus turnaround...

Draft of Cuba's new family code opens door for gay marriage

Sep. 15, 2021 20:49 PM EDT

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — The draft of a new family code for Cuba released Wednesday proposes allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt as well as giving children greater participation in decisions that affect them. The preliminary draft, which must be approved by Cuba’s...

Kentucky reaches settlement over placement of foster kids

Sep. 13, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials have reached an agreement over how the state will oversee treatment of foster children placed with private agencies. The settlement came from a two decades-old federal lawsuit alleging religious coercion of children and...

Custody fight over child, 6, who survived Italy cable crash

Sep. 12, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A six-year-old boy who was the sole survivor of a cable car crash this year in northern Italy is at the center of a bitter custody battle between his maternal grandparents in Israel and his paternal relatives in Italy, who claim the child was flown without their permission to...

Grandmother pleads guilty to helping plan killings of 8 people from rival family in child custody dispute

Sep. 10, 2021 17:42 PM EDT
WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — Grandmother pleads guilty to helping plan killings of 8 people from rival family in child custody dispute.

US Senate race in Pennsylvania takes personal turn

Sep. 08, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican primary for Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate seat turned personal Wednesday, as real estate developer Jeff Bartos slammed rival Sean Parnell for allegations related to his contentious divorce and child custody dispute. Parnell, the Trump-endorsed candidate,...

Tens of thousands protest for gay marriage in Switzerland

Sep. 04, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands protested in Switzerland on Saturday for the legalization of same-sex marriage in the Alpine country. The protests came ahead of a national referendum on Sept. 26 on the legalization of gay marriage, which has already been introduced in...

Judge restores unvaccinated Illinois mom's right to see son

Aug. 30, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois judge on Monday reversed a decision to bar a divorced mother from seeing her 11-year-old son because she isn't vaccinated against COVID-19. Rebecca Firlit’s lawyer had said the judge, not Firlit’s ex-husband, raised the issue during an...

Police arrest woman after finding 2 dead children inside car

Jul. 30, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A 33-year-old Maryland woman with temporary custody of her young niece and nephew has been charged with child abuse that resulted in their deaths after officers found their severely malnourished bodies stuffed in the trunk of her car, according to charging documents. ...