Latest Child welfare News

4th conviction in Los Angeles murder of Chinese student

Dec. 12, 2018 7:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 21-year-old man was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the beating death of a University of Southern California graduate student from China. Albert Ochoa is the fourth person convicted in the 2014 attack on 24-year-old engineering student Xinran Ji. Ochoa and three others...

Officials say 6 charged with severely beating 3-year-old boy

Dec. 12, 2018 3:32 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say six adults have been charged with severely beating a 3-year-old boy. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced the arrests Wednesday. All six of the suspects live in the same house and...

California lawmaker arrested on child cruelty suspicion

Dec. 11, 2018 8:56 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state lawmaker Joaquin Arambula was arrested Monday on suspicion of misdemeanor child cruelty, Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer said. The arrest came after officials at Dailey Elementary Charter School discovered an injury on a child who came into an office Monday...

The Latest: Man speaks about 5 young cousins killed in fire

Dec. 10, 2018 6:04 PM EST

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on an Ohio house fire that killed five children (all times local): 6 p.m. An Ohio man says the house fire that killed his five young cousins occurred while his aunt was spending rare time with all of her children under one roof. Firefighters say the woman jumped from a...

The Latest: France: 135 hurt in protests; 1,000 detained

Dec. 8, 2018 9:57 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in France and neighboring countries (all times local): 7:45 p.m. France's interior minister says the protest violence in Paris is "under control" despite scattered tensions but is calling it "totally unacceptable." Interior Minister Christophe Castaner...

Sandy Hook group's new PSA to highlight warning signs

Dec. 8, 2018 6:08 PM EST

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — An organization formed by the parents of children killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School is coming out with a public service announcement designed to help identify individuals planning mass shootings. Officials with Sandy Hook Promise say many such shootings followed...

Caregivers for 3600 migrant teens lack complete abuse checks

Dec. 7, 2018 7:57 PM EST

Nearly every adult working with children in the U.S. — from nannies to teachers to coaches — has undergone state screenings to ensure they have no proven history of abusing or neglecting kids. One exception: thousands of workers at two federal detention facilities holding 3,600 migrant teens in the...

Dozens more California priests accused of child sex abuse

Dec. 6, 2018 8:25 PM EST

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Dozens more Catholic priests who served in Southern California have been accused of sexually abusing children, according to two reports issued Thursday. Advocates for survivors of child sex abuse compiled a list of 72 priests they say served in the Diocese of Orange and have been...

Family separations at border down, but dozens still affected

Dec. 6, 2018 1:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since the June executive order that stopped the general practice amid a crackdown on illegal crossings, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. Despite the order and...

Dartmouth faculty seek changes after sex abuse allegations

Dec. 5, 2018 10:10 AM EST

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — About 80 Dartmouth College faculty members have signed a letter pledging to make "structural and cultural changes" to protect against violence and discrimination following student allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment in one department. Professors Brad Duchaine and Peter...