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Professor who wrote about adults attracted to minors resigns

Nov. 24, 2021 21:40 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A university professor in Virginia announced Wednesday they will resign in the wake of threats made over their recently published book, which includes interviews of more than 40 adults who are sexually attracted to minors. The book argues that...

Interpol adopts resolution to fight online child abuse

Nov. 24, 2021 12:03 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Interpol member countries are calling on nations to urge local online end-to-end encryption providers “to take responsibility” and design products with the aim of protecting children against abuse, the international policing body said Wednesday. A...

Conviction overturned in 1981 rape of author Alice Sebold

Nov. 23, 2021 16:31 PM EST

A rape conviction at the center of a memoir by award-winning author Alice Sebold has been overturned because of what authorities determined were serious flaws with the 1982 prosecution and concerns the wrong man had been sent to jail. Anthony Broadwater, who spent 16...

Abused Turpin kids now 'betrayed' by social services system

Nov. 19, 2021 17:24 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The 13 Southern California siblings rescued three years ago from horribly abusive conditions that included being locked in their home for years, shackled to beds and starved by their parents have been failed at different points by a social services system that was...

Court sides with expelled student over memes deemed a threat

Nov. 17, 2021 17:36 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — District administrators overreached when they permanently expelled a 17-year-old high school student for sending Snapchat messages after school hours that referred to another student as a potential school shooter, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. ...

Company sues mom of dead boys over husband's life insurance

Nov. 16, 2021 18:18 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — An insurance company is suing the mother of two boys killed by her estranged husband over a $4 million life insurance payout which claims she may not have been legally entitled to receive. Meanwhile, she is trying to collect $10 million from her husband’s estate....

Gas explosion in Nigeria's Lagos kills 5, including a child

Nov. 16, 2021 11:44 AM EST

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A gas explosion in Lagos, Nigeria’s biggest city, on Tuesday killed at least five people, including a child, an emergency services official told The Associated Press. “There are four adults dead — three males and one female — and a...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Nov. 15, 2021 09:08 AM EST

Akron Beacon Journal. Nov. 14, 2021. Editorial: Akron Public Schools should work on violence prevention, expel kids who attack staff Fear is replacing joy in some Akron school buildings. The return to in-person classes amid the...

Supreme Court reinstates wrongful death suit in 2013 killing

Nov. 10, 2021 18:24 PM EST

MINNNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the heirs of a boy whose 2013 killing sparked major child protection reforms in Minnesota. The lawsuit accuses Pope County and three child protection workers of...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Nov. 10, 2021 13:39 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 9 The Wall Street Journal on federal judge's rulings in Ohio opioid trial: The plaintiffs bar has assaulted too many industries to count, but the landmark...