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Abuse and neglect of children
August 07, 2020
Sex abuse claim filed against Girl Scouts
A woman alleging abuse by one of her troop leaders in the 1980s detailed the ordeal in a lawsuit filed against Girl Scouts ...
August 05, 2020
Girl Scouts sex-abuse claim included in NY civil case flurry
As a Girl Scout growing up in upstate New York, Alice Weiss-Russell says she lived with a dark secret: The husband of her ...
August 04, 2020
Kids getting caught in crossfire as US gun violence surges
July in Chicago ended as it began: Mourning the death of a child whose only mistake was venturing outside to play when ...
July 27, 2020
Poles split over govt plan to exit domestic violence treaty
Poles are bitterly divided over steps being taken by the right-wing government to leave a European treaty against domestic ...
July 16, 2020
Iowa drug kingpin who killed 5 people in 1993 to be executed
A ruthless Iowa meth kingpin who killed five people, including two young girls, in 1993 to thwart his prosecution for drug ...
July 01, 2020
Outrage in Colombia over alleged soldier abuse of Indigenous
Accusations that a group of soldiers sexually assaulted two young Indigenous girls in rural Colombia have sparked protests ...
June 28, 2020
Experts see no proof of child-abuse surge amid pandemic
When the coronavirus pandemic took hold across the United States in mid-March, forcing schools to close and many children to ...
June 10, 2020
Sweden halts probe into 1986 murder of PM Olof Palme
Sweden on Wednesday dropped its investigation into the unsolved murder of former Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, who was ...
May 27, 2020
So-called honor killing of teen girl brings outcry in Iran
The so-called honor killing of a 14-year-old Iranian girl by her father, who reportedly used a farming sickle to behead her ...
May 21, 2020
Study: Philippines a global hot spot for online child abuse
The Philippines has emerged as a global hot spot for online child sexual exploitation, and coronavirus lockdowns that ...
May 19, 2020
Boy Scout councils under pressure to share sex abuse costs
Nine sex abuse lawsuits were filed Tuesday in New York against three Boy Scout local councils, signaling an escalation of ...
May 01, 2020
NCAA faces lawsuit over violence against women at colleges
The NCAA is facing a federal lawsuit accusing the organization of failing to address gender-based violence by male athletes ...
April 18, 2020
With no school, calls drop but child abuse hasn't amid virus
With schools closed and teachers unable to report suspected cases of abuse and neglect, child welfare agencies have lost some ...
March 28, 2020
Coronavirus roils every segment of US child welfare system
Child welfare agencies across the U.S., often beleaguered in the best of times, are scrambling to confront new challenges ...
March 11, 2020
Mother sues hospital over drug test that led to abuse probe
A mother sued a Pittsburgh hospital Wednesday, saying it collected and tested her urine for drugs without her consent while ...
March 09, 2020
Women fill streets of world's cities with call for justice
Women filled the streets of the world's largest cities Sunday to protest gender violence and inequality on International ...
March 05, 2020
Panel chosen to represent victims in Boy Scouts bankruptcy
A lawyer for the Boy Scouts of America apologized to victims of sexual abuse by scout leaders Wednesday before the selection ...
February 25, 2020
`Tool Box Killer' who preyed on teenagers dies in California
Roy Lewis Norris one of the “Tool Box Killers” who preyed on teenage girls in Southern California more than 40 years ago has ...
February 24, 2020
Girl, 11, brings AR-15 to Idaho hearing on gun legislation
An 11-year-old girl toting a loaded AR-15 assault weapon appeared Monday at a legislative hearing with her grandfather, who ...
February 20, 2020
Abuse survivors seek more progress 1 year after papal summit
Survivors of church sex abuse have descended on Rome this week, marking the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ summit of ...
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