Stories tagged: Children
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
35 children die in north Indian hospital in 3 days
Parents of at least 35 children who have died in a state-run hospital in northern India over the past three days have alleged that the fatalities were due to the …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Back-to-school events offer help for families gearing up for classes
School days are right around the corner, triggering several events focused on helping parents outfit their children with appropriate supplies, clothes and community resources.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Jury convicts pair for sex trafficking of children in Ohio
CLEVELAND – A man in prison for child rape and an Ohio woman were convicted Friday in Cleveland of dozens of counts related to the sex trafficking of children as …
Mon., July 31, 2017, 6 a.m.
Mermaid school: Learning to swim with a tail
Playing mermaid can get so realistic that girls can buy a tail. But – water being unforgiving – kids (and adults, there are adult-size tails) have to know what they’re …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 12:08 p.m.
U.N. says 80 percent of Yemeni children need humanitarian aid
Three U.N agencies say nearly 80 percent of Yemeni children need immediate humanitarian assistance amid the collapse of the country’s health system in the face of the two-year-long civil war.
Mon., July 17, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
Britain to make porn sites check that users are at least 18
The British government says that starting next year pornography websites will have to verify that their users are at least 18.
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
9th Circuit panel: Minors who enter U.S. illegally may not be confined without hearing
Minors who enter the U.S. without permission must be given a court hearing to determine whether they can be released, a federal appeals court panel decided unanimously Wednesday.
Wed., July 5, 2017, 6:02 a.m.
School districts rethink meal debt policies that shame kids
Teaching assistant Kelvin Holt watched as a preschool student fell to the back of a cafeteria line during breakfast in Killeen, Texas, as if trying to hide.
UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 7:20 a.m.
Vatican hospital calls AP investigation into care a ‘hoax’
When doctors and nurses at the Vatican’s showcase children’s hospital complained in 2014 that corners were being cut and medical protocols ignored, the Vatican responded by ordering up a secret …
Thu., June 29, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
20,000 children in Somalia risk starvation, aid group says
An aid group is warning that more than 20,000 children in drought-hit Somalia could starve to death in the coming months without continued international assistance.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 12:45 a.m.
Parents balancing medical needs against current laws
Ryan Day has never used cannabis in his life.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 3:54 p.m.
4-year-old girl dies after falling out bedroom window
LACEY, Wash. – Authorities say a 4-year-old girl died after falling from a second-floor window southwest of Tacoma in Lacey. The Olympian reported firefighters were called to a duplex in …
UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 8:32 p.m.
U.N. says aid to 9 million Syrian children is in peril
The U.N. children’s agency warned Friday that a critical funding shortfall is threatening aid to 9 million Syrian children, both in their country and among the refugees in neighboring states.
Sun., June 11, 2017
Sigrah: Adaptive ball field gets more kids into the game
This ability field, the first of its kind in the Spokane area, is designed to be a “literal game changer” for athletes with disabilities.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
UNICEF: More than 40,000 children at risk in Syria’s Raqqa
The United Nation’s children agency warned Friday that the fight for the Islamic State group’s stronghold of Raqqa in northern Syria is threatening the lives of more than 40,000 children, …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
Man convicted of sexually assaulting 6 girls from one family
A man has been convicted of sexually assaulting six girls in the same Pennsylvania family, fathering two children by one of them.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
Lewiston home for troubled youngsters gets good marks from state
The state of Idaho has lifted an admissions ban at the Northwest Children’s Home in Lewiston after it showed sufficient progress in correcting problems revealed in an investigation last year.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 7:17 a.m.
Graco recalls car seats; webbing may not hold child in crash
Graco Children’s Products is recalling more than 25,000 car seats because the harness webbing can break in a crash and may not keep children restrained.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Unaccompanied minors among stranded migrants in Serbia
A report by the U.N. children’s agency published on Wednesday warned that more than 300,000 children have been migrating alone worldwide over a two-year period, in a dramatic escalation of …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
Idaho city officials examine legality of floating playground
A floating playground in an Idaho lake has city officials questioning its legality.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Amazon refreshes lineup of low-cost tablets, new kids model
Amazon is offering a thinner and lighter version of its cheapest, 7-inch tablet, while shaving $10 off the price of an 8-inch model.
Sun., May 14, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Group proposing retreat for kids with cancer to appeal after permit denied
A nonprofit group says it plans to appeal after it was denied a permit to build a retreat for children with cancer in central Idaho.
Sun., May 14, 2017
Rex Huppke: This is for moms and their endless powers
This is for the lumps in throats at every milestone. First steps. First day of kindergarten. Last day of elementary school. First day of middle school. Probably the second day …
Wed., May 10, 2017
Dr. Mike Barsotti: AHCA a threat to Washington state’s children
In Washington state, half of all children are covered by Medicaid. In U.S. Rep. McMorris Rodgers’ district, it’s 57 percent. Under the AHCA, Medicaid would lose $880 billion over 10 …
Sun., April 23, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
NYC house fire kills 5, including 3 children
Investigators are scouring for clues about what sparked a deadly, fast-moving house fire in New York City that killed five people, including three children, on a sunny spring afternoon.
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Lawmakers don’t want pot billboards to be appealing to kids
Washington state lawmakers have passed a variety of tweaks to state marijuana laws, including new rules for what can appear on pot billboards.
Mon., April 17, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
Kids find syringes at Portland Easter egg hunt
Children searching for Easter eggs at a southeast Portland playground found a water bottle that contained syringes.
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
Nancy Kerrigan discusses pain of six miscarriages in eight years
Nancy Kerrigan is opening up about her personal struggles after having six miscarriages in an eight-year span.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Idaho police officer accused of sexually abusing minors
Officials say an Idaho police officer has been accused of sexually abusing two girls within the last 11 years.
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
43 babies given up under Washington’s safe haven law
Records show dozens of babies were surrendered to Child Protective Services from 2009 to 2016 under a Washington state law that allows parents to turn their newborns over to protective …