Human welfare

August 03, 2018 - 7:19 pm
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials have asked the state of Virginia to pardon a 19th-century abolitionist who was executed after John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry. Aaron Dwight Stevens, who was born in Lisbon and raised in Norwich, was injured early in the 1859 battle and later convicted...
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August 03, 2018 - 9:38 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow claims that a Russian woman arrested in the United States on charges of acting as an unregistered foreign agent for Russia is being mistreated in jail. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters Friday that Maria Butina is being kept in solitary...
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August 03, 2018 - 9:35 am
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada regulators and industry insiders say the state's first year of broad marijuana legalization has exceeded even their highest expectations. Sales and tax collections already have surpassed fiscal year-end projections by 25 percent with a month of numbers still outstanding...
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August 03, 2018 - 1:27 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities allege that a former youth care worker at a Phoenix-area facility for immigrant youths sexually abused eight teenage boys, one of several cases brought to light in recent weeks as thousands of immigrant children remain detained around the country. Court documents...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2018, file photo, a child holds the hand of a Lutheran Social Services worker as she looks back to a man as they arrive at Lutheran Social Services in Phoenix. The Trump administration and the American Civil Liberties Union are proposing widely divergent plans on how to reunite hundreds of children with their deported parents after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Matt York, file)
August 03, 2018 - 1:12 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration and the American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday revealed widely divergent plans on how to reunite hundreds of immigrant children with parents who have been deported since the families were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. President Donald Trump's...
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Police officers stand in front of a building where there was a shooting with multiple fatalities in the Queens borough of New York, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 31, 2018 - 7:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City dad who had ranted online that his life was being destroyed by a trans-Atlantic custody fight fatally shot his 6-year-old son, his ex-wife and his current wife before turning a gun on himself, police said. James Shields opened fire Monday night at his Queens...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2018, file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Republican chairman and top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee want federal investigators to examine charges that immigrants have suffered sexual, physical and emotional abuse at two government agencies’ detention centers. Grassley of Iowa and California’s Dianne Feinstein have written to the inspectors general of the departments of Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services, that the allegations are “extremely disturbing and must be addressed. This is not a partisan issue. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 31, 2018 - 5:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee is demanding answers from federal immigration officials about the Trump administration's separation of migrant children from their families and its struggle to reunite them, a fraught effort that's drawn election-year criticism from both parties. But...
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Syrian refugees prepare to cross into Syria by bus at the Lebanese border crossing point of Masnaa, in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Saturday, July 28, 2018. About a thousand Syrian refugees are expected to make the crossing on Saturday, after having requested permission from the Lebanese and Syrian governments. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
July 28, 2018 - 9:23 am
MASNAA, Lebanon (AP) — Hundreds of Syrian refugees started crossing the border from Lebanon on Saturday, the latest group to return to Syria from its western neighbor. Three buses carrying scores of people crossed the border into Syria in the early afternoon and more than 30 other buses are in...
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This undated photo provided by the Collin County Sheriff's Office shows Donald Ozumba. The Texas doctor accused of sexually abusing several patients was convicted Friday, July 27, 2018, of assaulting a woman in her 70s who was in his care. Ozumba, 45, was found guilty of aggravated sexual assault of an elderly person after a trial in Collin County, northeast of Dallas. The trial now moves into the punishment phase, where the orthopedic surgeon could face a life sentence. (Collin County Sheriff's Office via AP)
July 27, 2018 - 9:16 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas doctor accused of sexually assaulting several patients was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday after he was convicted of assaulting a woman who sought care for a physical disability. Donald Ozumba, 45, was found guilty earlier Friday of aggravated sexual assault of an...
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Maria holds her 4-year-old son Franco after he arrived at the El Paso International Airport Thursday, July 26, 2018 in El Paso, Texas. The two had been separated for over six weeks after being entering the country. (Ruben R. Ramirez/The El Paso Times via AP)
July 27, 2018 - 9:09 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge commended the Trump administration for reunifying families in its custody with their children after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, while faulting it for leaving hundreds of families still apart and warning that a better system must be in place. U.S...
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