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Father gets 25 years for killing baby despite mother's plea: 'He still has other kids to raise'

Father gets 25 years for killing baby despite mother's plea: 'He still has other kids to raise'

This year, the number of abused children receiving care in Texas has increased, he said. In fiscal 2017, more than 63,000 were confirmed to have been abused or neglected, according to data from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. There were 172 fatalities caused by abuse and neglect during that time.  Children younger than […]

The Latest: UN seeks way to address chemical arms in Syria

The Latest: UN seeks way to address chemical arms in Syria

BEIRUT — The latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 3:05 a.m. The U.N. Security Council president says experts are working on a resolution on the continuing use of chemical weapons in Syria. Peruvian Ambassador Gustavo Mesa-Cuadra told reporters late Monday that council members are also consulting on an impartial investigation of the suspected […]

Israel strikes Gaza after explosive devices found on border

Israel strikes Gaza after explosive devices found on border

Israeli police officers stand guard at the scene where they say a Palestinian tried to stab an Israeli with a long screwdriver and was shot by another Israeli civilian, near the Israeli settlement of Mishor Adumim, in the West Bank, Sunday, April 8, 2018. The incident follows at least 31 Palestinians being shot dead in […]

The Latest: Muenster van driver well known to German police

The Latest: Muenster van driver well known to German police

Flowers and candles are pictured at the place in Muenster, Germany, Sunday, April 8, 2018 where a vehicle crashed into a crowd yesterday. A van crashed into people drinking outside a popular bar Saturday in the German city of Muenster, killing two people and injuring 20 others before the driver of the vehicle shot and […]

Spain Catalonia: Clashes after separatist leaders detained

Spain Catalonia: Clashes after separatist leaders detained

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPolice clashed with protesters in Barcelona Crowds of protesters in Spain’s Catalonia region have clashed with police after the Supreme Court stepped up legal action against separatists. Spain’s Supreme Court ruled 25 Catalan leaders should be tried for rebellion, embezzlement or disobeying the state. Convictions could result […]

Reports of hostage situation after French cop shot

Reports of hostage situation after French cop shot

Police surrounded a supermarket in southern France on Friday as a possible hostage-taking situation played out after the shooting of a police officer. At least one witnesses told French media that a man holding people in the shop claimed he was loyal to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), but police have not […]

Emmanuel Macron Becomes France's Answer to Strongman Populism

Emmanuel Macron Becomes France's Answer to Strongman Populism

The symbiotic relationship between Mr. Macron and a legislature made in his image is a hopeful sign to his many supporters that the sclerotic French politics of the past few decades have given way to an era of renewal in a country that has long embraced the principle of a strong presidency. But there is […]

Trump's remark to Putin that they could meet soon caught White House advisers by surprise

Trump's remark to Putin that they could meet soon caught White House advisers by surprise

President Trump’s senior advisers were thrown when he told Russian President Vladi­mir Putin on Tuesday that he expected to meet with him soon, as briefings before the call to Moscow included no mention of a possible meeting, and aides have not been instructed to prepare for one, senior administration officials said. Although Trump told reporters […]

Emails show FEMA silent amid chaos after Hurricane Maria

Emails show FEMA silent amid chaos after Hurricane Maria

WASHINGTON — As hundreds of people stood in line for food and many went hungry during the days and weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Walmart Inc. and local supermarkets threw out tons of spoiled meat, dairy and produce. Emails and text messages made public Tuesday in a letter sent by the top Democrat […]

International Day of Happiness: India's diversity makes its millennials happy

International Day of Happiness: India's diversity makes its millennials happy

According to the recently released World Happiness Survey 2018, “Happiness can change, and does change, according to the quality of the society in which people live.” India which ranks 133 out of 156 countries in this report is a nation which will by year 2020 become the youngest country. In order to understand what is […]