Catholic bishops approve new sex-abuse reporting hotline

BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. Catholic bishops voted Wednesday to create a new national sex-abuse hotline run by an independent entity, a decision that represents one of the church's most tangible steps yet i...

The Latest: Police found teen mom while canvassing complex

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on newborn baby found inside a dumpster in Northern California (all times local): 11 a.m. Northern California authorities say off...

Teen accused of leaving newborn in dumpster cited for abuse

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a teenager accused of abandoning her newborn baby in a California dumpster in scorching heat was cited for child abuse and will be released to her parents after...

Girl, 11, is 2nd child fatally shot in St. Louis in 2 days

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police are investigating the shooting death of an 11-year-old girl, the second child to be shot and killed in the city in two days. Police on Tuesday said ...

Lawsuit: Texas ranch didn't protect 2 boys from sexual abuse

DALLAS (AP) — A young man and a teenage boy filed a lawsuit last week accusing the staff at a Texas ranch for at-risk youth of not protecting them from sexual abuse by older residents, an advocate for...

Ex-NFL player to go on trial in death of girlfriend's child

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former pro football player was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on murder and child abuse charges in the death of his girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter soon after they moved into his...

Taiwan Criminal Code increases penalties for child abuse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s lawmakers passed Criminal Code amendments on Friday (May 10) that impose harsher penalties on child abusers. The amended Article 286 of the Criminal Code...

In letter to NFL, lawyer for Chiefs' Hill disputes abuse

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The attorney for Tyreek Hill sent a letter to the NFL on Thursday disputing claims made by the wide receiver's fiancee of child abuse, offering a point-by-point response to an ...

Chiefs' Hill suspended after audio discussing child abuse

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs effectively suspended Tyreek Hill from all team-related activities Thursday night while they investigate an audio recording that aired on a local TV station ...

Chiefs' addition of Clark another controversial decision

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have made a habit of inciting controversy during the NFL draft in the Andy Reid era by acquiring players that have a history of off-the-field issues. ...

New trial ordered for Arkansas man convicted in son's death

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court ordered a new trial Thursday for a death row inmate who was convicted in the killing of his 6-year-old son, whom investigators say died from an infe...

Ex-pro football player accused of murder in death of girl, 5

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas judge expressed shock Tuesday at the severity of injuries found on a 5-year-old girl whose death led to murder and felony child abuse charges against her 25-year-old mothe...

Sundance Film Festival co-founder charged with sex abuse

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah filmmaker who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced an Oscar-winning movie in the mid-1980s has been charged with sexual abuse of a young girl. ...

Ex-NFL running back Wood charged in murder of 5-year-old

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former NFL football running back arrested in Las Vegas on suspicion of child abuse now faces murder charges after the 5-year-old girl died. KLAS-TV reports Las Veg...

Woman sentenced in death of child who drowned in basement

DETROIT (AP) — A woman will spend up to 15 years in prison after an 11-month-old girl drowned in standing water and sewage after falling through a hole in an upstairs floor and into the basement of a ...