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WASHINGTON | 81 migrant children separated from families since June

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since the June executive order that stopped the general practice amid a crackdown on illegal crossings, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. Despite the order and a federal judge’s later ruling, immigration officials are allowed to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | 81 migrant children separated from families since June

BEIRUT | Families of Lebanon’s war missing choose to forgive past

BEIRUT— Families of people who went missing during Lebanon’s civil war called on the government Wednesday to expedite the formation of a commission to look into the fate of relatives and urged those who know what happened to come forward nearly three decades after the conflict ended. The families say they are not seeking punishment … Continue reading BEIRUT | Families of Lebanon’s war missing choose to forgive past

MILAN | 5-Star leader Di Maio cancels campaign stop in Corleone

MILAN  — The leader of the 5-Star Movement has canceled a visit to the long-time Mafia stronghold of Corleone after his party’s mayoral candidate said he wanted to open a dialogue with the families of Mafiosi. Deputy Premier Luigi di Maio said Friday that “the state needs to be careful not to ever get close … Continue reading MILAN | 5-Star leader Di Maio cancels campaign stop in Corleone

The Latest: Rams OL donates to shooting victims’ families

The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST): 2:40 p.m. Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth is donating a game check to the families of the victims of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks. Whitworth will give his check from Los Angeles’ game against Seattle to the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Conejo Valley … Continue reading The Latest: Rams OL donates to shooting victims’ families

WASHINGTON | Families take step toward suing EPA for toxic paint stripper

WASHINGTON  — The mothers of two men killed by a toxic paint stripper have taken a first step toward suing the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to take quick action to remove the product from the market. EPA pledged in May to act quickly on a final rule on methylene chloride after then-Administrator Scott Pruitt … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Families take step toward suing EPA for toxic paint stripper

California News: Governor Brown Signs Bills to Protect, Support Women, Children, Working Families

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed a package of bills to protect and support women, children and working families across California. AB 929 by Assemblymember Blanca Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) – Spousal support factors: domestic violence. AB 1619 by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) – Sexual assault: … Continue reading California News: Governor Brown Signs Bills to Protect, Support Women, Children, Working Families

MEMPHIS, Tenn. | Jury finds Tennessee cemetery mostly to blame

MEMPHIS, Tenn.— A jury on Monday found a Tennessee cemetery mostly responsible for failing to meet obligations to families whose loved ones’ bodies were mishandled, but hasn’t yet determined how much it should pay relatives. With Monday’s ruling, the jury found several funeral homes that also were sued didn’t have a responsibility to make sure … Continue reading MEMPHIS, Tenn. | Jury finds Tennessee cemetery mostly to blame

PARIS | Far-right shuts French rapper out of Bataclan attack site

PARIS— A popular French Muslim rapper said Friday he is canceling sold-out October concerts at the Bataclan music hall in Paris, a target of the deadly 2015 terror attacks, due to pressure from far-right groups who claim he promotes a radical ideology and is desecrating a now-sacred site. The statement by Medine came as far-right … Continue reading PARIS | Far-right shuts French rapper out of Bataclan attack site

DUBLIN | Priest urges Vatican family conference to welcome gays

DUBLIN  — One of the Catholic Church’s leading advocates for gays told a Vatican-sponsored conference Thursday that LGBT Catholics deserve to be loved, listened to and welcomed by the church and not ostracized and condemned. The Rev. James Martin received a standing ovation after his presentation on welcoming LGBT Catholics at the church’s World Meeting … Continue reading DUBLIN | Priest urges Vatican family conference to welcome gays

HONOLULU | With no place to run, people in Hawaii brace for hurricane

HONOLULU — Hawaii residents emptied store shelves Wednesday, claimed the last sheets of plywood to board up windows and drained gas pumps as Hurricane Lane churned toward the state. The category 4 storm could slam into the islands Thursday with winds exceeding 100 mph (161 kph), making it the most powerful storm to hit Hawaii … Continue reading HONOLULU | With no place to run, people in Hawaii brace for hurricane

MAE SAI, Thailand | Thailand’s rescued cave boys end stay at Buddhist temple

MAE SAI, Thailand  — The members of the boys’ soccer team rescued from a cave in northern Thailand have completed their time as novice Buddhist monks. They ordained 10 days ago to give thanks for their three-week ordeal and show gratitude to all those who helped them. About 300 people gathered for the ceremony on … Continue reading MAE SAI, Thailand | Thailand’s rescued cave boys end stay at Buddhist temple

SAN DIEGO | US, ACLU divide on how to reunify separated families

SAN DIEGO  — 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 administration puts the onus on the ACLU, asking that the organization … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | US, ACLU divide on how to reunify separated families

SAN DIEGO | US moves to unite migrant children with parents by deadline

SAN DIEGO — Immigrant children around the U.S. left shelters with their backpacks and a tender goodbye hug from staff members as the Trump administration began reuniting dozens of youngsters with their parents Tuesday under a court-ordered deadline. It was the largest single effort to date to undo the effects of President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | US moves to unite migrant children with parents by deadline

SAN DIEGO | ACLU says US will miss deadline to reunite migrant families

SAN DIEGO — The American Civil Liberties Union said it appears the Trump administration will miss Tuesday’s court-ordered deadline to reunite scores of young migrant children with their parents. The ACLU said late Sunday that the administration provided it with a list of 102 children under 5 and that it “appears likely that less than … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | ACLU says US will miss deadline to reunite migrant families

McALLEN, Texas  | Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families

McALLEN, Texas  — Immigration enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border was plunged deeper into chaos over President Donald Trump’s reversal of a policy separating immigrant children from parents, causing uncertainty for both migrant families and the federal agencies in charge of prosecuting and detaining them. A senior Trump administration official said that about 500 of the … Continue reading McALLEN, Texas  | Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families

McALLEN, Texas | Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families

McALLEN, Texas — Immigration enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border was plunged deeper into chaos over President Donald Trump’s reversal of a policy separating immigrant children from parents, causing uncertainty for both migrant families and the federal agencies in charge of prosecuting and detaining them. A senior Trump administration official said that about 500 of the … Continue reading McALLEN, Texas | Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families

WASHINGTON  | DHS: About 2,000 minors separated from families

WASHINGTON  — Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries. That’s according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The figures show that 1,995 minors were separated from 1,940 adults from April 19 through May … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | DHS: About 2,000 minors separated from families

Families sue Chiquita over deaths of Americans in Colombia

MIAMI/February 03, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The families of six Americans kidnapped and killed in Colombia during the 1990s by the terrorist organization known as FARC are seeking potentially tens of millions of dollars in damages from banana giant Chiquita Brands International because of payments the company made to the group. Trial is scheduled to begin with jury … Continue reading Families sue Chiquita over deaths of Americans in Colombia

Families of Islamist prisoners in Lebanon rally for amnesty

BEIRUT/January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Hundreds of protesters have rallied in the Lebanese capital demanding that Islamist prisoners be part of a discussed general amnesty. The rally in central Beirut Sunday was attended by hundreds of families of Islamist prisoners. They were pressing the government to include their relatives in a general amnesty expected to come ahead … Continue reading Families of Islamist prisoners in Lebanon rally for amnesty

Families of captive French jihadis sue to bring them home

PARIS/January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The families of French Islamic State group supporters being held by Kurdish forces want their government to bring them home, saying they have no hope of fair treatment in a place where their captors have no legal or international recognition. Wednesday’s complaint by six families against France involves women and children held … Continue reading Families of captive French jihadis sue to bring them home

Tips for Keeping Your Busy, Adventurous Family Safe

MISSION, Kan./ Jan. 15, 2018 (STL.NEWS) — (Family Features) Families are seemingly always on the go. From soccer games and school trips to excursions with friends and vacations with the family, people are constantly on the move, exploring new places and experiencing new things. In fact, a study by Sfara Guardian shows that kids today are … Continue reading Tips for Keeping Your Busy, Adventurous Family Safe