Human welfare

August 13, 2018 - 5:16 pm
The Defense Department must improve the way it responds to child-on-child sexual assault at military bases in the U.S. and abroad as part of a sweeping new law President Donald Trump signed Monday. While the Pentagon began addressing sexual assault in the ranks a decade ago, an Associated Press...
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August 13, 2018 - 10:54 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian government officials vowed Monday to ensure the safe return of refugees and urged Western countries to encourage the process by lifting sanctions. Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said the refugees' return is a top priority for Damascus, adding that "the Syrian...
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August 10, 2018 - 6:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly declassified documents released Friday graphically describe how an accused al-Qaida operative was stripped naked, repeatedly slammed against walls, waterboarded and confined in boxes for hours at a covert detention site that CIA Director Gina Haspel briefly oversaw after 9/...
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August 10, 2018 - 5:49 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Government airstrikes on opposition-held territory in northwest Syria killed at least 22 people, a monitoring group said Friday, as the U.N.'s children's agency warned a new battle in the war-torn country could affect the lives of 1 million children. Government forces unleashed a wave...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2017, file photo, Chile's President Michelle Bachelet looks on during a visit to Memory Park which honors the victims of the country's dictatorship, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The U.N. General Assembly on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, approved Bachelet as the next U.N. human rights chief by consensus. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
August 10, 2018 - 2:00 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Michelle Bachelet's unanimous approval as the next U.N. human rights chief on Friday sparked a sharp exchange between the United States and several key opponents over rights abuses — a foretaste of some of the issues Bachelet will confront. With a bang of his gavel,...
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FILE - This June 30, 2015 file photo shows a sign at the entrance to the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. A report that a child died shortly after being released from a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas has inflamed the debate over the detention of immigrant families. The American Immigration Lawyers Association said Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, that it had learned of the death of a child shortly after the child and parent left the ICE family detention center at Dilley. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
August 09, 2018 - 5:43 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas child welfare officials Thursday opened an abuse and neglect investigation into reports that surfaced last week of a child dying after being released from a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility. The announcement came shortly after Texas officials appeared...
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A man inspects the ruin of his house destroyed by an earthquake in North Lombok, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. The north of Lombok was devastated by the powerful quake that struck Sunday night, damaging thousands of buildings and killing a large number of people. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
August 09, 2018 - 11:04 am
BANGSAL, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the Indonesian earthquake (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Indonesia's top security minister, Wiranto, says the death toll from last Sunday's earthquake on the island of Lombok has climbed to 319. The announcement comes after an inter-agency meeting that was...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2015 file photo, Angelina Jolie, left, and Brad Pitt arrive at the 2015 AFI Fest opening night premiere of "By The Sea" in Los Angeles. Jolie Pitt says she wants her divorce from Brad Pitt finalized before the end of the year, and that she intends to seek retroactive child support. The declarations came in a request for a case-management conference filed Tuesday by Jolie Pitt’s attorneys in Los Angeles Superior Court. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 08, 2018 - 5:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brad Pitt said in court documents Wednesday that he has given estranged wife Angelina Jolie Pitt more than $1 million and lent her another $8 million since their separation two years ago, countering her assertion from a day earlier saying he has paid "no meaningful child support...
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CORRECTS BYLINE TO MORGAN LEE INSTEAD OF LEE MORGAN - Taos County Planning Department officials Rachel Romero, left, and Eric Montoya survey property conditions at a disheveled living compound at Amalia, N.M., on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. A New Mexico sheriff said searchers have found the remains of a boy at the makeshift compound that was raided in search of a missing Georgia child. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
August 08, 2018 - 3:14 pm
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The father of a missing Georgia boy was training children at a New Mexico compound to commit school shootings, prosecutors said in court documents obtained Wednesday. The documents say Siraj Ibn Wahhaj was conducting weapons training with assault rifles at the compound near the...
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Emergency workers recover a body from the Jamiul Jamaah Mosque after it collapsed during an earthquake in Bangsal, North Lombok, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. The north of Lombok was devastated by the powerful quake that struck Sunday night, damaging thousands of buildings and killing a large number of people. Rescuers were still struggling to reach all of the affected areas and authorities expect the death toll to rise. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
August 08, 2018 - 7:13 am
BANGSAL, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the recent earthquake in Indonesia (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Indonesia's disaster agency says the death toll from the earthquake that shook Lombok island Sunday evening has risen to 131. Spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said there are reports of other deaths...
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