UK announces plan to fine firms for harmful online content

LONDON (AP) — The British government says it will give regulators the power to fine social media companies for harmful material on their platforms. Plans announced Wednesday would gi...

Judge rejects mother's accident claim in son's drowning

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge has moved forward in charging a woman with murder after she left her 11-month-old son to drown in a bathtub while she went to smoke a cigarette. ...

Youth parole officer kept job amid child abuse investigation

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former employee of a New Hampshire youth detention center continued working with children in a state job for nine months after police began investigating allegations that he h...

Tennessee inmate indicted in death of prisons administrator

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate accused of killing a corrections administrator and escaping prison on a tractor has been indicted on charges including premeditated murder and rape. ...

Ex-children's doctor charged with abusing adoptive daughter

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A former emergency room doctor at Children's Hospital Wisconsin, charged with physically abusing a newborn he was adopting with his wife, denies he did anything wrong and wants the ca...

Tennessee man charged with killing wife, wounding 2 sons

BELVIDERE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man was arrested on charges that he fatally shot his wife and wounded his two teenage sons, police said. Christopher Maxwell, 48, was arrested Sat...

LGBT activists say new bills target transgender youth

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — At the urging of conservative advocacy groups, Republican legislators in more than a dozen states are promoting bills that focus on transgender young people. One batch of bills w...

Sheriff: 3 face accusations of caging children in Alabama

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — A southeast Alabama mother, grandmother and grandfather accused of locking children in wooden cages have been arrested, a sheriff said Wednesday. Lee County She...

AP Exclusive: ICE subpoenas sanctuary city law enforcement

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has subpoenaed Denver law enforcement for information on four foreign nationals wanted for deportation and could expand the unusual practice ...

Woman caught trying to light explosive device in Walmart

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A 37-year-old woman was arrested Saturday after deputies said she tried to build an explosive device inside a Tampa Walmart store. Emily Stallard was charged with ...

Lawsuit over teen's diagnosis, treatment heads to trial

BOSTON (AP) — A lawsuit filed by the family of a Connecticut teen who was placed into state custody after a dispute over her diagnosis and put in psychiatric unit is scheduled to start Tuesday. ...

Warrant: Mom left infant who drowned in tub for 'me time'

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee infant left in a bathtub without supervision has died and his mother is facing an abuse charge after telling authorities she left the child to have some “me time." ...

Teen charged in death of 7-year-old tried in adult court

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge ruled that a teenager charged in the death of a 7-year-old boy who was allegedly beaten, forced to carry around a heavy log and then buried in snow will be tri...

Hundreds of accused clergy left off church's sex abuse lists

Richard J. Poster served time for possessing child pornography, violated his probation by having contact with children, admitted masturbating in the bushes near a church school and in 2005 was put on ...

Hundreds of accused clergy left off church's sex abuse lists

Richard J. Poster served time for possessing child pornography, violated his probation by having contact with children, admitted masturbating in the bushes near a church school and in 2005 was put on ...