Latest Child custody News

Judge denies release of missing mom's medical records

Aug. 9, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged in connection with the disappearance of his estranged wife lost a bid to obtain her medical records Friday as his lawyer looks into possible scenarios of why she vanished. State Judge John Blawie in Stamford denied Fotis Dulos' request to view the records of...

Russian couple face losing custody of child after protest

Aug. 7, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow's ombudsman for children's rights and members of a presidential council have expressed outrage over Russian prosecutors trying to take a 1-year-old boy from his parents because they allegedly brought him to an unauthorized protest. The ombudsman, Yevgeny Bunimovich, denounced the...

Russia: Protest allegations might cost couple child custody

Aug. 6, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Moscow prosecutor's office is asking for a 1-year-old boy to be removed from his parents' custody because they allegedly took their son to an unauthorized protest rally and let another demonstrator take care of him. The parents, Dmitri and Olga Prokazov, were questioned by the Russian...

Saudi Arabia allows women to travel without male consent

Aug. 2, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Friday published new laws that loosen restrictions on women by allowing all citizens — women and men alike — to apply for a passport and travel freely, ending a long-standing guardianship policy that had controlled women's freedom of...

Loophole allows families to get aid meant for needy students

Jul. 30, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

The U.S. Education Department is being urged to close a loophole that has allowed some wealthy families to get federal, state and university funding that's meant to help needy students. Federal authorities were notified last year that some parents in Illinois were transferring custody of their children to friends...

Seniors fence themselves in to protest migrant child deaths

Jul. 17, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Over two dozen senior citizens fenced themselves into a makeshift "detention center" on Philadelphia's Independence Mall in the sweltering heat to call attention to the treatment of migrant children in U.S. custody. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the ElderWitness group set up the...

Venezuela officials bury navy captain over family protests

Jul. 10, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan navy captain who died of suspected torture while in state custody was buried by authorities Wednesday against the family's wishes after refusing to return his body to loved ones, an attorney for relatives said. Officials quickly interred Capt. Rafael Acosta at a...

New holding center for migrant children opens in Texas

Jul. 10, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A former oilfield worker camp off a dirt road in rural Texas has become the U.S. government's newest holding center for detaining migrant children after they leave Border Patrol stations, where complaints of overcrowding and filthy conditions have sparked a worldwide outcry....

Asylum-seeker talks about daughter's death after US custody

Jul. 10, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Guatemalan mother seeking asylum told a House panel Wednesday that she came to the United States seeking safety, but instead watched her infant daughter die slowly and painfully after the baby received shoddy medical care while they were in immigration custody. As Yazmin Juárez...

The Latest: 200 unaccompanied kids in Border Patrol custody

Jul. 10, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The Latest on unaccompanied immigrant children in government custody (all times local): 1:35 p.m. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says only 200 unaccompanied immigrant children remain in Border Patrol custody. That's compared to up to 2,700 children the agency had last...