Stories tagged: Children
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
5 children die in trailer-home fire in suburban Anchorage
Five children, all believed to be girls between the ages of 3 and 12, died in a trailer fire in suburban Anchorage on Thursday morning, authorities said.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 4:44 p.m.
Trump says decision on ‘terrific’ immigrants coming soon
House Speaker Paul Ryan and another Republican are urging President Donald Trump not to rescind federal protections for immigrant children whose parents brought them to the country illegally.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
U.S. clears breakthrough gene therapy for childhood leukemia
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients’ own blood cells to seek and destroy childhood leukemia. The move opens a new era in …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
Child marriage increasing in civil war-torn South Sudan
“If I’d have refused, my father and brothers would have killed me,” Eliza says. Shifting uncomfortably in her plastic chair, the 17-year-old recoils when remembering her wedding day.
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Oregon officials challenge low vaccination rate ranking
Officials disagree with a federal report which says Oregon has some of the lowest vaccination rates in the U.S.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
Half of trapped Raqqa population are children, U.N. official says
Half of the estimated 20,000 people trapped in Syria’s northern city of Raqqa are children, an official with the U.N. children’s agency said Friday, describing the traumatizing experiences of 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 …