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Man convicted of murder in mother's death escapes custody

Jan. 23, 2020 9:13 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon resident who was convicted of murder in the death of his mother in her Eugene home in 2004 has escaped from the supervision of the Psychiatric Security Review Board, officials said. The Register-Guard reports the review board sent a notice Thursday asking for the...

Teen who fled with mom to avoid cancer surgery has operation

Jan. 16, 2020 3:37 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon teenager who was taken out of state by her mother to avoid surgery for a rare type of liver cancer has had the operation while in the custody of the state welfare officials, several Portland, Oregon TV outlets reported Thursday. Kylee Dixon, 13, was recovering in an...

Tokyo-based Australian journalist Scott McIntyre speaks during a press conference at Foreign Correspondent's Club Japan in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. McIntyre said he is a victim of “inhumane

Japan convicts Australian who sought to see his children

Jan. 16, 2020 11:13 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — An Australian journalist based in Japan says he is a victim of Japanese child custody laws that allow only one parent access to children of broken marriages, a day after he was convicted of trespassing at the apartment building of his estranged wife's parents to try to find his children. ...

Sen. Jeff Yarbro, D-Nashville, debates a proposal allowing faith-based adoption agencies to decline to place children with same-sex couples because of their religious belief without facing penalties on the first day of the 2020 legislative session Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee governor says he will sign anti-LGBT adoption bill

Jan. 14, 2020 6:30 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Tuesday that he'll sign into law a measure that would assure continued taxpayer funding of faith-based foster care and adoption agencies even if they exclude LGBT families and others based on religious beliefs. The GOP-controlled Senate gave the...

Lawsuit over teen's diagnosis, treatment heads to trial

Jan. 13, 2020 11:47 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A lawsuit filed by the family of a Connecticut teen who was placed into state custody after a dispute over her diagnosis and put in psychiatric unit is scheduled to start Tuesday. The suit was brought by the parents of Justina Pelletier against Boston Children's Hospital and those who...

FILE - This undated file photo from a missing persons flier provided by the New Canaan Police Department shows Jennifer Dulos, mother of five who went missing in May 2019. Her estranged husband, Fotis Dulos, was arrested by state police Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Farmington, Conn., and faces murder charges. (New Canaan Police Department via AP, File)

Jennifer Dulos case highlights common scourge, advocates say

Jan. 10, 2020 5:04 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Long before she disappeared, Jennifer Dulos told the court handling her divorce case that her husband was verbally abusive and she feared for her life. And well before Fotis Dulos was arrested this week on murder and kidnapping charges, advocates noted the highly publicized case...

Missouri woman who kept son in attic sentenced to probation

Jan. 10, 2020 7:42 AM EST

CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman who kept her 6-year-old son hidden in an attic during a custody dispute with the boy's father has been sentenced to five years of supervised probation. Aubrey Ferguson, 31, of Richland, was sentenced Wednesday for child abduction, KRCG-TV reported. She pleaded guilty...

Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of a missing mother of five, is arraigned on murder and kidnapping charges in Stamford Superior Court, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Stamford, Conn. Dulos had been previously charged with evidence tampering in the disappearance of his wife, Jennifer Dulos. (Erik Trautmann/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)

Husband in missing mom case ordered held on $6 million bail

Jan. 8, 2020 3:56 PM EST

A Connecticut man was ordered detained Wednesday on $6 million bail on charges that he killed his estranged wife — a crime investigators say stood to benefit him financially as the couple went through bitter divorce and child custody proceedings. Fotis Dulos, 52, of Farmington, Connecticut, was arraigned...

Connecticut State Police officers lead Fotis Dulos, center, from the State Police barracks to a waiting car Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Bridgeport, Conn., after he was arrested at his home in Farmington. He faces charges he murdered his estranged wife Jennifer Dulos, who went missing in May 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Ehrmann)

Husband of missing Connecticut mom charged with her murder

Jan. 7, 2020 5:33 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The story of Jennifer Dulos, a missing mother of five, gripped Connecticut and many around the country for months as police divulged a mountain of evidence against her estranged husband, but without filing a murder charge. After she disappeared May 24, Fotis Dulos gave interviews...

Connecticut State Police officers lead Fotis Dulos, center, from the State Police barracks to a waiting car Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Bridgeport, Conn., after he was arrested at his home in Farmington. He faces charges he murdered his estranged wife Jennifer Dulos, who went missing in May 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Ehrmann)

Husband of missing Connecticut mom charged with her murder

Jan. 7, 2020 4:45 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother of five was charged Tuesday with killing her, and his girlfriend and an attorney for him were arrested on conspiracy charges. State police arrested Fotis Dulos, 52, at his Farmington home. He was being held in lieu of a $6...