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Obama again sends U.S. tax dollars to countries with child soldiers

For the second year in a row, the Obama administration has waived financial penalties for countries that enslave children and turn them into soldiers, ensuring that tens of millions of U.S. tax dollars will continue to be used by those who support the brutish practice. In a Tuesday meeting described…

Roman Polanski on child sex case: 33 years of regret

ZURICH — Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski says he has regretted having sex with a teenage girl in 1977 ever since, in his first interview since spending months in a Swiss prison over the sensational case. “I have regretted it for 33 years, of course I regret it,” the Franco-Polish filmmaker…

Lawrence O’Donnell extends ban on deadbeat dad Joe Walsh

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell has doubled down on his ban of tea party Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), who allegedly owes over $100,000 in child support. O’Donnell, who had first banned Walsh from his show in July, noted Thursday that a Cook County judge had ruled against the congressman after he didn’t…

Casey Anthony released from jail after child murder acquittal

MIAMI — Casey Anthony, a young woman who spent nearly three years in jail on suspicion of killing her toddler daughter, was released early Sunday after a jury found her not guily of murder, authorities said. Anthony had been in jail since October 2008. She was acquitted of murdering her…

State should take obese children away from parents, say some docs

The government should have the right to remove severely obese children from their parents’ home and place them in foster care, two US doctors argued in a controversial editorial. “State intervention may serve the best interests of many children with life-threatening obesity, comprising the only realistic way to control harmful…

China province seeks to ease ‘one-child’ policy

China’s most populous province has asked for permission to ease the one-child policy after more than 30 years, an official said Tuesday, as concerns grow over gender imbalances and an ageing population. Guangdong in southern China wants Beijing to allow couples where just one parent is an only child to…

Ashton Kutcher’s crusade against sex ads rooted in prior anti-prostitution efforts

At the beginning of July, actor Ashton Kutcher brought heaps of publicity to his new anti-trafficking charity by updating his over seven million Twitter followers with the news that he convinced American Airlines to remove their ads from Village Voice Media publications. “Hey @AmericanAir are you aware that you are…

Michigan police hunt suspect after 7 shot dead

CHICAGO — Police in Michigan were on the hunt Thursday for a man suspected of shooting dead five women, a man and a child in two different houses in the Great Lakes city of Grand Rapids. The suspect, 34-year-old Rodrick Shonte Dantzler, who was armed with a handgun, had a…

Casey Anthony to be sentenced for lying about child’s death

ORLANDO, Fla (Reuters) – A Florida judge will decide on Thursday whether Casey Anthony remains behind bars or leaves jail a free woman. Casey was acquitted on Tuesday of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008 but faces possible jail time for lying to police during the investigation. Each of the four…

19 charged in gang-rapes of 11-year-old Texas girl

The repeated gang rape of an 11-year-old girl in Cleveland, Texas that dominated headlines this spring has returned to the spotlight once again, with the arrest of 14 men accused of assaulting the girl, the Associated Press reported. In addition to the 14 adult men who were arrested, five more…

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