The husband of the distraught social worker in the Josh Powell case speaks out. KCPQ reports.
Authorities have launched an investigation into how dispatchers handled 911 calls from those seeking help before, they say, Josh Powell killed his sons and himself in his Washington home.
Three days after his young grandsons died in a fire police said was set by their father, Chuck Cox on Wednesday still was coming to grips with what happened.
Even before the explosions and blaze that killed Josh Powell and his two sons, a social worker feared the boys she brought for a supervised visit with their father were in extreme danger.
The sister of missing mom Susan Powell spoke exclusively to Nancy Grace about the fire that killed her nephews.
Is child obesity a form of child neglect?
While Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly says that her office won't file charges against Joe Paterno for not reporting the alleged child sexual abuse by former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, the 84-year-old coach could eventually face criminal charges for perjury, obstruction of justice and violating the state's Child Protective Services Law. Paterno could also become a defendant in civil lawsuits filed by Sandusky's alleged victims. Those lawsuits could allege that Paterno negligently failed to prevent a third party with whom he had a supervisory relationship (Sandusky) from committing abuse.
The California state auditor has found that more than 1,000 state-licensed facilities -- including more than 600 for kids -- matched addresses in the sex-offender registry, saying oversight mechanisms lag behind state requirements.
The neediest residents in Minnesota could lose their lifelines if there is a state government shutdown.
New mother Mariah Carey got a hospital visit from a social worker this week, according to her husband, after someone complained that Carey was abusing her newborn twins by consuming alcohol and drugs while breastfeeding.
Nick Cannon addresses the recent story about his wife, Mariah Carey, drinking Guinness in the hospital.
A Massachusetts woman convicted of attempted murder after failing to properly care for her cancer-stricken son was sentenced Friday to spend eight to 10 years in prison, prosecutors said.
The attorney for the Massachusetts mother found guilty of attempted murder for withholding medications from her cancer-stricken son said Tuesday the system failed his client.
Marijuana State University teaches people how to grow and distribute medical marijuana. WCSH has more.
College majors are a funny thing. Some students know exactly what they want to major in before they even start the school year. Others don't declare until a year or so down the road.
When a majority of the Supreme Court wonders at oral argument what one of the attorneys is doing there -- and, indeed, what they are doing there -- you know someone's in trouble.
Many jobs have similar-sounding names, which can lead to confusion. Type in "ornithologist" when you meant to search the Web for an orthodontist and you'll find someone who can identify the bird in your yard, but not help with an overbite. Here are some other occupational mix-ups:
Like many of the nation's new governors, in capitals from Sacramento to Albany, New York's Andrew Cuomo has shunned the usual inaugural pomp because of the state's dire circumstances of soaring budget deficits and sinking public confidence.
CNN's Amber Lyon investigates underage girls being sex trafficked online in America.
Craigslist has "no plans" to resume running adult services ads that contribute to child sex trafficking in the United States, an official with the online advertising site told a House panel Wednesday.
Behind every adult service ad on the internet is a story.
Embattled online classified service Craigslist made a change to its website, censoring its adult services section.
Online classified service Craigslist's decision to censor its adult services section is a "good step but a continuing battle has to be fought," a leader in the fight against prostitution ads said on Sunday.
Online classified service Craigslist's decision to censor its adult services section could be a model for other websites, a leader in the fight against prostitution ads said Saturday.
Attorneys general in 17 states have banded together to call on Craigslist, the online classified ad website, to discontinue its adult services section.
CNN's Amber Lyon confronts Craiglist and speaks with people who sell sex on the site.
As all people of conscience will agree, human trafficking and child exploitation are utterly despicable and horrendous crimes.
Craigslist sex ads are a huge part of the site's revenue, despite the company's insistence that it will help stop them.
On a late afternoon in early June, undercover police officers circled a one-story highway motel north of Washington. Inside was a 12-year-old girl who told her mother she was being forced to work as a prostitute.
A former bodyguard's claims that the pop star hit her sons are untrue, a source tells PEOPLE
Children and Family Services officials also pay a routine visit to Sheen and Brooke Mueller's kids
CNN's Jill Dougherty explains why adoptions from Haiti by U.S. families are stalled.
Haiti's orphanages have become targets for people desperate for food, water and medical supplies in the aftermath of the devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake.
Reps for social services find Mueller to be "an excellent mother," a source tells PEOPLE
As far back as John could remember, he was on his own.
He fled a "nightmare" childhood for the uncertainty of foster care, maneuvered through several years behind bars and a jail break that turned him into a fugitive, and steeped much of his free time in alcohol.
Hard times in Hong Kong force some to live in cages, but even those accommodations aren't cheap. Eunice Yoon reports.
If you have ever complained that your apartment is the size of a shoebox, consider the living space of Hong Kong resident Chung For Lau.
Authorities are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a teenage girl who mysteriously turned up in Manhattan two weeks ago, claiming to have no memory of her family, her home -- or even her own name.
Some young girls in Hong Kong spend time with older men for a fee. CNN's Pauline Chiou reports
She doesn't want to be identified, except by her nickname "Sze," and she has a secret past. Her father doesn't know what she did as a 16-year-old, and she hopes he never finds out. But Sze, now 19, wants young girls to hear her story so they never make the same mistake.
With four Phoenix, Arizona, boys ages 9 to 14 charged with sexual assault on an 8-year-old girl, a prosecutor vowed Thursday his office will "seek justice for the young victim in this heartrending situation."
A British woman and her boyfriend were sentenced to prison Friday in the violent death of the woman's 17-month-old son, who came to be known as "Baby P" in a case that sparked a furor in Britain.
A British woman and her boyfriend have been sentenced for the death of a 17-month old baby. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.
The British mother of a child who died after being brutally abused has been jailed indefinitely.
An official report on Baby P's death shows it could have been prevented. ITN's Jane Deith reports.
South Carolina authorities have located a 555-pound teenager and his mother, who faces a charge of violating a custody order, police said Thursday.
A Sheriff's Deputy comments on finding an overweight teen who was apparently taken from his home by his mother.
Nebraska lawmakers, meeting in emergency session this week, are set to change a controversial safe-haven law by sharply limiting the age at which a child can be dropped off with local authorities.
Nebraska lawmakers convene to make critical changes to the state's safe haven law. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.
Like many voters on Election Day, Nurul Aman and his family dutifully rose before sunrise and headed to the polls in Andover, Massachusetts, to cast their votes.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2006 American Community Survey, approximately 80 percent -- or 223.2 million people -- of Americans use only English at home.
A 14-year-old girl believed to have married jailed polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs was ordered to foster care by a Texas judge on Tuesday.
Texas child welfare officials on Tuesday asked a court to order foster care for eight children at a polygamous compound, saying their mothers have refused to limit the children's contact with men suspected of being involved in underage marriages.
CNN's David Mattingly reveals polygamy sect's plan to vote out Texas adversaries
Texas authorities say they collected DNA swabs from jailed polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs in connection with a criminal investigation involving "spiritual marriages" to four girls ages 12 to 15.
A member of a polygamist sect calls for the return of children siezed by the state of Texas.
Two children of jailed "prophet" Warren Steed Jeffs are among the hundreds of children removed from a polygamist ranch by child welfare authorities, court officials said Monday.
CNN's Gary Tuchman reports on preparations for the trial ofjailed polygamist leader Warren Jeffs.
About 100 of the 437 children taken from a polygamist sect's Texas ranch amid allegations of sexual abuse were moved Tuesday to foster homes, the Texas Department of Health and Family Services said.
Some of the children that were taken from a Texas compound wave as they are taken away from the San Angelo Coliseum.
Panelists discuss challenges women and children raised in a polygamist society face when they enter the secular world.
A man guarding a gate at the polygamist compound in west Texas speaks briefly with reporters.
A woman who escaped a FLDS compound describes the strict lifestyle.
Tipped that girls as young as 13 were being forced to enter "spiritual marriages," have sex and bear children, Texas officials raided an isolated polygamist retreat in West Texas, according to court documents released Tuesday.
Texas authorities are investigating "the safety of children" at a ranch occupied by about 400 followers of polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs, officials said Friday.
Washington's mayor plays a recording of a social worker's call after visiting a house where four girls were found dead.
The mayor of Washington and other officials said Friday that city government failed four children whose decomposing bodies were found this week in their mother's home.
Some 46,000 Iraqi refugees returned to their war-torn country last month, a sign of hope that the massive population flight since the 2003 U.S. invasion could be reversed, an Iraqi commander said Wednesday.
Nine of 46 babies taken into custody by Guatemalan authorities after police raided an adoption home catering to Americans have been hospitalized with respiratory problems, officials said Tuesday.
You're rushing to drop the kids at school, fumbling with coats and lunch boxes, when you get the call. Mom's had a fall, and she's in the E.R. Your dad is panicked and asking you to come home, now.
Growing up in a struggling family where he was shuttled among relatives for years, Ted Smith, now 24, says he spent much of his teens and early 20s abusing drugs and alcohol. Then, in December 2003...
A Kentucky couple suspected of abducting a 9-month-old boy after beating to death the child's social worker were apprehended Thursday near Godfrey, Illinois, according to police and FBI officials.
A search is under way for a mother and her boyfriend who are believed to be on the lam with her nine-month-old baby after a social worker was beaten to death.
In Virginia, age 16 is old enough to drive a car, work a 40-hour week, stand trial in adult court, and marry.
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I decided to focus on 14-year-old Hussein precisely because he looked more like a thug than a poor homeless child.
It was four o'clock on a Saturday afternoon in Mumbai, and I was off to a slum to talk to a eunuch.
This is a story about an idea, and because ideas are elusive, feather-light things that sometimes flutter beyond our grasp, try to consider this: The idea is situated on a mountain ridge at 10,000 ...
This is a story about an idea, and because ideas are elusive, feather-light things that sometimes flutter beyond our grasp, try to consider this: The idea is situated on a mountain ridge at 10,000 feet in north-central Colorado, smack in the middle of the Rocky Mountains.
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This account of rage and frustration after a disaster comes from senior writer Joanna L. Krotz, who joined MONEY last fall shortly after she, husband Wayne E. Kuhn and three-year-old daughter Eva w...
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On New Year's Day three years ago, Seymour Fenichel, a Manhattan lawyer, called Judy and Michael Vezzuto of Wantagh, N.Y. with fantastic news: the childless couple were about to get a baby. The law...
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