Pennsylvania government watchdog to probe teen's murder

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state government watchdog agency is launching an investigation into the horrific case of a 14-year-old girl who had extensive contact with the child welfare syste...

Trump suggests family separation policy deters migrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing bipartisan pushback to his immigration shake-up, President Donald Trump said he's not looking to revive the much-criticized practice of separating migrant children from their ...

Children’s Day fair to take place April 4 at Taipei's Yuanshan Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Child Welfare League Foundation is holding an outdoor fair celebrating Children’s Day at the Taipei Expo Park (Yuanshan Park) between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on April...

Child welfare agencies scrutinized after teen's brutal death

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania officials are scheduled to release a report on how child welfare agencies handled the case of a teenager who endured years of abuse before her 2016 rape and murder....

Police in Arizona kick in door to bring sick boy to hospital

PHOENIX (AP) — Officers wielding pistols and ballistic shields kicked in the door of a suburban Phoenix home in the middle of the night to bring a sick 2-year-old boy to a hospital after his mother re...

Coroner: Slain family died by suffocation, strangulation

MORRISVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Four of five family members killed in a suburban Philadelphia apartment earlier this year were suffocated and the fifth was strangled, officials said Friday. ...

Dismembered teen's family testifies about impact of death

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Family members of a slain 14-year-old girl said Thursday they remain haunted by her torture and excruciating death, describing for jurors their unrelenting pain at a hearing tha...

Man could get death in teen's rape, murder, dismemberment

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania jury will decide on life or death for a Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty in the 2016 rape, murder and dismemberment of his girlfriend's teenage daughter. ...

Foreign adoptions to US fall by 14 percent, continuing trend

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents plunged nearly 14 percent last year, extending a decline that's now continued for 14 years, according to State Department figures...

Native American child welfare law faces biggest challenge

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A federal law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving Native children is facing a significant legal challenge. ...

Advocates say US still separates migrant families needlessly

HOUSTON (AP) — Months after the Trump administration announced an end to its widescale separation of migrant parents and children, the policy remains a heated issue in the courts and at the border as ...

Man pleads guilty in rape, murder of Pennsylvania teen

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty in the rape, murder and dismemberment of a 14-year-old girl, and the victim's adoptive mother has agreed to plead guilty and serve a life s...

Teen migrant detention facility allows a glimpse inside gate

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Journalists were given a glimpse Wednesday of a newly expanded south-Florida detention facility where nearly 150 teenage migrants sleep in rows of bunk beds in a large windowles...

US sees limitations on reuniting migrant families

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration says it would require extraordinary effort to reunite what may be thousands of migrant children who have been separated from their parents and, even if it cou...

The Latest: Arrest made after child accidentally shoots mom

NORWALK, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a child who accidentally shot and wounded his mother with a shotgun (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Los Angeles County Authorities...