Latest Death of Baby P Stories

2009-04-16 15:50:00

US hospitals are reporting a spike in child abuse during a recession that has driven some families to the brink and overwhelmed cash-strapped child-protection agencies.

2008-07-08 12:01:16

By Jonathan Martin, Seattle Times Jul.

2008-07-02 18:00:33

By Shawntaye Hopkins, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Jul. 2--Lexington police are investigating after a newborn was found Wednesday morning on the front porch of a home off Richmond Road.

2007-10-26 03:00:00

NAPLES, Fla. - A woman who had her 13-year-old daughter's genitalia pierced to make it uncomfortable for her to have sex was acquitted of aggravated child abuse on Thursday.

2007-10-25 18:00:00

NAPLES, Fla. - A 39-year-old woman forcefully had her 13-year-old daughter's genitalia pierced to make it uncomfortable for her to have sex, the girl told jurors in her mother's child abuse trial.

2007-10-15 18:00:38

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Public Welfare Secretary Estelle B.

2007-08-21 12:14:01

By Brian Evans, The Lima News, Ohio Aug. 21--OTTAWA -- Sometimes, little infant "Jane Doe" cried for 24 to 48 hours and when her parents tried to move her or pick her up, she screamed violently for hours.

2007-05-11 18:00:00

A mother who claimed the family dog tore off her baby son's genitals was arrested Friday and accused of mutilating the boy herself with a sharp instrument.

2006-06-27 07:21:06

TOKYO (Reuters) - The number of child abuse cases reported in Japan shot up nearly 26 percent in the year to March 2005, topping 30,000 for the first time, with almost half the cases involving preschool children.

2005-12-06 19:26:54

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - A man facing a possible murder charge for beating his stepdaughter so badly she is in a permanent vegetative state asked Massachussetts' top court on Tuesday to keep her alive in a case that highlights the divisive "right to die" issue in America.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.