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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...

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...

Law governing adoptions of Native American children upheld

Aug. 9, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving American Indian children is constitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Friday, reversing a lower court judge in a case fraught with emotional arguments over adoptive families...

New Kansas governor brings sharp shift on LGBTQ foster kids

Aug. 5, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' child welfare agency has drafted guidelines urging foster parents to allow LGBTQ kids in their care to "express themselves as they see themselves," riling conservatives a little more than a year after the state granted legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that do...

Kansas City woman lives for best friend murdered by father

Jul. 26, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — India Woods sat in the Kansas City courtroom and stoically listened to the gruesome details of the last moments of her best friend's life. Lawyers described how 18-year-old Daizsa Bausby was murdered and left cut and bruised, partially clothed and sprawled across the bed in a seedy...

Parents told they could lose kids over unpaid school lunches

Jul. 19, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district is warning that children could end up in foster care if their parents do not pay overdue school lunch bills. The letters sent recently to about 1,000 parents in Wyoming Valley West School District have led to complaints from parents and a stern rebuke...

Missouri works to settle lawsuit on medicine for foster kids

Jul. 15, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday gave preliminary approval to a settlement agreement for a lawsuit alleging that Missouri overmedicated children in foster care with psychotropic drugs. The agreement, which still needs final approval, calls for the state to make systemic changes to how...

GOP threat ends Kansas governor's food assistance extension

Jul. 11, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday dropped a policy that allowed several thousand Kansas adults to keep receiving food assistance after failing to meet a work requirement, reversing course days after the state's Republican attorney general threatened to file a lawsuit. Kelly...

Truckers, loggers circle Oregon Capitol amid climate fight

Jun. 27, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A parade of trucks and tractors circled the Oregon Capitol on Thursday in support of Republican lawmakers who have walked out to block emissions-lowering climate legislation in a political crisis that stretched into an eighth day. All 11 Republican senators were once again missing from...

Oregon GOP walkout threatens paid leave, money for housing

Jun. 27, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An eight-day Republican walkout over sweeping climate change legislation in Oregon has prevented votes on the nation's most generous paid family leave program, money for affordable housing and other key measures. More than 100 proposals on a wide range of issues have stalled during...