AP Exclusive: Abusive S Korean facility exported children

BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — A notorious South Korean facility that kidnapped, abused and enslaved children and the disabled for a generation was also shipping children overseas for adoption, part of a m...

Father, family friend face charges in emaciated teen's death

GREENVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are planning to charge a man with criminal homicide and child abuse after his emaciated 14-year-old son was found dead in a filthy mobile home in western Pennsylvani...

Texas GOP leaders enter custody battle over child's gender

DALLAS (AP) — Texas GOP leaders are weighing in on a custody battle over a 7-year-old child's gender identity after the case was shared widely on social media and conservative news sites. ...

Fewer US children in foster care; first drop since 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of children in the U.S. foster care system has dropped for the first time since 2012, stemming a surge that was linked to substance abuse by parents, according to new federa...

Taiwan’s Golden Tripod Award's Special Contribution Award goes to Hsing Chia-hui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The winners of the 43th Golden Tripod Award were announced on Monday (Aug. 13), with the Special Contribution Award going to children's book author and researcher Hsin...

New Kansas governor brings sharp shift on LGBTQ foster kids

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' child welfare agency has drafted guidelines urging foster parents to allow LGBTQ kids in their care to "express themselves as they see themselves," riling conservatives a l...

Migrant from El Salvador alleged killed by police in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in the northern Mexico border state of Coahuila say they are investigating a report that police killed a migrant from El Salvador. A migrant shelter in...

State moves ahead on updating welfare computer system

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is moving ahead on a plan to improve its child welfare computer system. The state says it's conditionally awarded the contract to New York firm Deloitte C...

CEO: Schools denied my offer after warning on lunch bills

A company CEO says a school board president has rejected his offer to pay overdue lunch bills in a district that warned parents their children could end up in foster care if they didn't pony up. ...

Parents told they could lose kids over unpaid school lunches

KINGSTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district is warning that children could end up in foster care if their parents don't pay overdue school lunch bills. The letters sent recen...

9-month-old twin boys found near railroad tracks

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Police say twin boys who are about 9 months old were found alone along railroad tracks in Massachusetts. Police in Worcester (WUH'-stur) were alerted by a 911...

Oregon Republican senators end walkout over carbon bill

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Some Republican lawmakers returned to the Oregon Senate on Saturday, ending a walkout over a carbon-emissions bill they said would harm their rural constituents. N...

Doctors, lawyers portray dire conditions for child migrants

CLINT, Texas (AP) — Immigrant advocates are asking a federal judge to immediately require inspections and let doctors into border detention facilities where they say sleep-deprived, flu-stricken child...

US had open beds as migrant kids languished at Texas station

HOUSTON (AP) — As more than 200 children languished in troubling conditions in a remote Border Patrol station, the government's system of child detention facilities had at least 500 beds available, ac...

Indiana father acquitted in starvation death of 2-month-old

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis man has been acquitted in the 2017 starvation death of his 2-month-old daughter. WRTV-TV reports a jury returned the verdict late...