Child welfare

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. Michigan State University has reached a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who say they were sexually assaulted by Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history. The deal was announced Wednesday, May 16, 2018, by Michigan State and lawyers for 332 victims. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
May 23, 2018 - 7:06 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Sports coaches, the types of paid employees who allegedly learned Larry Nassar was molesting gymnasts and other athletes before the sexual abuse scandal broke, would still not be required to report such suspected abuse to the authorities under a watered-down proposal to expand...
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May 23, 2018 - 6:56 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Michigan Legislature's consideration of legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal continues to advance in Michigan. A state House committee approved...
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May 22, 2018 - 8:35 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House on Tuesday scaled back legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal, dropping certain measures addressed by last week's $500 million settlement between Michigan State University and hundreds of Nassar's victims and revising the time limits...
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May 22, 2018 - 5:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators have introduced sweeping, bipartisan legislation aimed at fixing the failures in juvenile justice in the U.S. military and its schools, as revealed by an Associated Press investigation into child-on-child sexual assaults on base. AP found that many of the nearly 700 cases...
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May 22, 2018 - 4:59 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The parents of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin say The Weinstein Company owes them at least $150,000 for optioning the rights to their book in order to make a yet unaired television series based on their son's legacy. Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin filed court papers last...
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Gov. Greg Abbott, his wife, Cecilia, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, along with Sen. Larry Taylor and Rep. Greg Bonnen prepare to place flowers Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Santa Fe High School where a gunman opened fire Friday killing 10 people, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 4:46 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott convened the first in a series of discussions on school safety Tuesday, declaring in response to last week's shooting near Houston, "We all want guns out of the hands of people who would try to murder our children." The governor called the meetings after...
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In this image made from video, Archbishop Philip Wilson, center, heads to Newcastle Local Court, north of Sydney, Australia Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The Australian archbishop who was the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world charged with covering up child sex abuse was convicted Tuesday. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 12:58 am
NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — An Australian archbishop on Tuesday became the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse and faces a potential two years in prison when he is sentenced next month. Magistrate Robert Stone handed down the verdict against...
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People gather by the Barnett Intermediate School where parents are gathering to pick up their children following a shooting at Santa Fe High School Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 19, 2018 - 12:10 am
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Investigators say a 17-year-old admitted to authorities that he went on a shooting rampage at a Southeast Texas high school that left 10 dead, most of them students. According to a...
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A man hugs a woman outside the Alamo Gym where parents wait to reunite with their children following a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday, May 18, 2018. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 18, 2018 - 11:16 pm
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun...
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A dump truck sits near the scene after a collision with a school bus in Mount Olive, N.J., Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Jay Faltings via AP)
May 18, 2018 - 5:36 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of a school bus crash with a dump truck in New Jersey (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The owner of a trucking company whose dump truck collided with a school bus on a New Jersey highway says he's "deeply saddened" by the accident, which killed a student...
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