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Police: Woman fatally shoots her 2 kids, self in Oregon

May. 12, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon mother fatally shot her children, ages 6 and 8, before killing herself, police said, and court documents show the woman was headed to trial next month in a bitter and lengthy custody dispute with her ex-partner. The mother who killed herself, Ashley...

Florida school yearbook on hold over student protest photos

May. 10, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Yearbooks at a central Florida high school won't be distributed until images of students holding rainbow flags and a “love is love” sign while protesting the state's so-called “Don't Say Gay” law can be covered up. District officials said they don't...

For widows in Africa, COVID-19 stole husbands, homes, future

May. 10, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

UMUIDA, Nigeria (AP) — As Anayo Mbah went into labor with her sixth child, her husband battled COVID-19 in another hospital across town. Jonas, a young motorcycle taxi driver, had been placed on oxygen after he started coughing up blood. Jonas would never meet his daughter,...

Missouri House axes constitutional change for parent control

May. 09, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led House on Monday voted down a proposed constitutional amendment for parent control and restrictions on how teachers talk about race and racism. Lawmakers voted 60-81 to kill the bill, a rarity in the chamber. The...

Advocate: Massachusetts system ‘failed’ missing girl Harmony

May. 04, 2022 21:48 PM EDT

The Massachusetts child protection system failed to prioritize the needs of a 5-year-old New Hampshire girl who vanished in 2019 after her father was awarded custody, according to a much-anticipated independent review released Wednesday. Harmony Montgomery suffered from a ripple...

Arizona governor signs parental rights bill

Apr. 29, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed legislation that greatly expands the rights of parents to know anything their children tell a teacher or school counselor, the latest Republican effort to promote parental rights ahead of the 2022 election. The measure, which passed...

Kemp's Georgia bill-signing tour aims to end Perdue's hopes

Apr. 28, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is projecting strength and gathering endorsements from fellow Republicans on a bill-signing tour ahead of his primary matchup against former U.S. Sen. David Perdue and others, trying to smother Perdue’s chances in the May 24 primary. ...

Groups sue over conditions in S. Carolina's juvenile lockups

Apr. 27, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Several civil rights groups are suing South Carolina over conditions at its juvenile lockups, alleging that children in state custody are subject to violence and isolation while deprived of educational or rehabilitative programs. The lawsuit filed in federal...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Apr. 27, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. April 25, 2022. Editorial: A Trump judge rated ‘not qualified’ got it wrong on masks COVID-19 caught the United States unprepared and unwilling in some ways to defend itself against the viral pandemic that has now taken nearly a million...

Bills expanding parental rights at schools head to Ducey

Apr. 25, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Legislation that greatly expands the rights of parents to know anything their children tell a teacher or school counselor and allows them to sue if information is withheld is headed to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey's desk. The parental rights bill sponsored by...