Latest Parental rights News

Kids in California county care sleeping on floor in building

Oct. 17, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A central California county executive has pledged immediate changes after a news report revealed that vulnerable children removed from their families were living in deplorable conditions inside an office building — sleeping on conference tables, eating fast food and...

US Senate candidate loses bid to seal child custody case

Oct. 14, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge on Thursday refused to seal records and proceedings in the ongoing custody battle involving Sean Parnell, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, or grant Parnell's request to bar his wife from talking about past restraining orders she had...

Thousands protest vaccine mandates at Mississippi rallies

Oct. 11, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Thousands recently rallied against COVID-19 vaccine mandates at protests held on Mississippi’s coast and in its capital. Upwards of 1,500 workers and their family members waved homemade signs and flags along U.S. 90 near the entrance to Ingalls...

Ruling: Prisoners must be offered services to remain parents

Oct. 08, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona child-welfare officials considering whether to terminate parental rights of inmates facing long prison terms have a constitutional duty to offer reunification services to those prisoners who want to try to keep their children, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday. ...

Hearings resume in custody fight over cable car survivor

Oct. 08, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The second hearing in a bitter custody dispute over a 6-year-old boy who survived a cable car crash in Italy that killed his immediate family ended on Friday without any final ruling, lawyers said. Eitan Biran is the lone survivor of a mountainside...

Warrant: Ex-pastor devised scheme against girl's parents

Oct. 08, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former pastor in North Carolina gave a false report of child abuse to a sheriff's office and tried to get them to sign over parental rights for their teenage daughter who he is accused of sexually assaulting, authorities said. Warrants issued...

UK High Court finds that Dubai ruler hacked ex-wife's phone

Oct. 06, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, hacked the phones of his ex-wife Princess Haya and her attorneys during the legal battle over custody of their two children, Britain’s High Court found Wednesday. Sheikh Mohammed, who is also...

French child kidnap plot shows global sway of QAnon style

Oct. 05, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The old music box factory had been abandoned for years on the outskirts of the Swiss mountain town, with paint curling at the edges of its dingy grey and yellow walls. It was the perfect hiding place for the young French mother and her 8-year-old daughter...

Bollywood superstar’s son denied bail in drugs case

Oct. 04, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court on Monday denied bail to Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan’s son, ordering him to remain in the custody of the narcotics agency, a day after officials arrested him in connection with a drug raid. The Bombay High Court said Aryan Khan...

EXPLAINER: How conservatorships like Britney Spears’ work

Sep. 30, 2021 06:41 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears has successfully ousted her father from the conservatorship that controls her life and money, and she is likely to be freed to make her own decisions in November. Here’s a look at how conservatorships operate, what’s unusual about...