Abuse and neglect of children

March 14, 2019 - 8:54 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Catholic Church leaders are preparing to publish statistics on the abuse of minors by priests since 1990. Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki says the documented cases are to be published during a news conference Thursday. Church leaders in predominantly Catholic Poland have...
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In this Dec 10, 2018, photo, Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric to face sex charges, departs an Australian court. Pell was sentenced in an Australian court on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 to 6 years in prison for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral more than 20 years ago. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
March 13, 2019 - 2:27 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for molesting two choirboys in an Australian cathedral in a crime the judge said showed "staggering arrogance." Cardinal George Pell must serve a minimum of 3 years and 8...
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Oakland City Councilwoman Lynette McElhaney, the mother of Victor McElhaney, 21, a University of Southern California student killed Sunday, March 10, 2019, during an attempted robbery, talks about her son during a news conference on the USC campus in Los Angeles Tuesday, March 12, 2019. She described her son's life from a high-risk pregnancy through an early talent for drumming to his start of classes at USC. "Victor's not a homicide number or statistic, or just another black boy gunned down in South Central Los Angeles," she said. "I want you all to know that Victor came into the world a drummer. He was drumming from the moment he could sit up." Detectives were searching for three or four male suspects (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
March 13, 2019 - 1:17 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The emotionally shaken family of a University of Southern California student killed during an off-campus robbery attempt asked Tuesday that anyone with information about possible suspects call Los Angeles police investigators. Music student Victor McElhaney, 21, was shot early...
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March 10, 2019 - 10:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A student who is the son of an Oakland, California, city councilwoman was shot and killed in what might have been a robbery attempt near the University of Southern California campus, officials said. Victor McElhaney, who was studying at USC's Thornton School of Music, was killed...
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French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, right, arrives for a press conference in Lyon, central France, Thursday, March 7, 2019. Barbarin offers his resignation to the Pope after a court on Thursday found him guilty of failing to report to authorities allegations of sexual abuse of minors by a priest. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
March 07, 2019 - 11:57 am
LYON, France (AP) — France's senior Catholic cleric, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, offered to resign Thursday after he was convicted of failing to report a known pedophile priest to police, the latest high-ranking churchman to fall in the global reckoning over clergy sex abuse and cover-ups. In an...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, Rep. Ed Setzler presents his bill to the Governmental Affairs Special Subcommittee in Atlanta. Amid tears, gasps and handshakes, a Georgia House committee has approved legislation that would outlaw abortion after a heartbeat can be detected. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
March 06, 2019 - 11:44 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Amid tears, gasps and handshakes, a Georgia House committee approved legislation Wednesday to outlaw abortion after a fetus' heartbeat can be detected, which is before many women know they are pregnant. Women in Georgia can currently seek an abortion up to 20 weeks of a pregnancy. A...
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March 04, 2019 - 10:51 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Women's rights activists from 128 nations are launching a public campaign Tuesday for an international treaty to end violence against women and girls, a global scourge estimated by the United Nations to affect 35 percent of females worldwide. The campaign led by the Seattle-...
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From left, U.S. Border Patrol, Customs and Border Protection Chief Carla Provost, Acting Executive Associate Director on Immigration and Customs Enforcement Operations Nathalie R. Asher, Senior Adviser Department of Health and Human Services Scott Lloyd, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Commander Jonathan White and Department of Justice Director of Executive Office for Immigration Review James McHenry are sworn-in before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Trump administration's separation policy involving migrant families. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 26, 2019 - 9:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of accusations of sexual abuse and harassment of migrant children in government-funded shelters were made over the past four years, including scores directed against adult staff members, according to federal data released Tuesday. The cases include allegations of...
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February 24, 2019 - 8:00 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' summit at the Vatican on preventing clergy sex abuse (all times local): 1:55 p.m. The Vatican has announced it will soon issue a child protection policy and guidelines for preventing sexual abuse of minors for Vatican City State. The Associated Press...
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February 23, 2019 - 1:27 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the sex abuse prevention summit at the Vatican (all times local): 7:25 p.m. A man and a woman who were sexually abused by priests as young people have told Catholic leaders attending Pope Francis' abuse prevention summit that the trauma they suffered has haunted...
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