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Former Students Claim Physical And Verbal Abuse By Schools

AP | By JENNIFER DOBNER | Posted 11.09.2011 | Education

SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah company that ran a network of domestic and international schools for troubled teens is being sued by more than 350 former stu...

Elementary School Principal Arrested For Molesting 7 Students

AP | SHEILA V KUMAR | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The principal of a small private school in the suburbs of the state capital was arrested Wednesday on charges that he fondl...

Cops: Family Left 70-Year-Old Woman To Die After A Fall, Went Out For Pizza

Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago

After her 70-year-old sister fell, police allege that a Madison woman and her son left her on the floor without aid. When she died two days later as a...

Abuse Charges For Man Who Forced Grandsons On Brutal Grand Canyon Hikes

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 11.01.2011 | Crime

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — An Indiana man forced his three young grandsons to hike 18 miles in triple-digit heat at the Grand Canyon and denied them foo...

Did Jaycee Dugard "Do Survival Right"? Did I? Did You?

Jane Devin | Posted 10.29.2011 | Women
Jane Devin

When it comes to survival and recovery, not even the popular saying, "Don't judge a person until you've walked a mile in their shoes" goes far enough.

Lawsuit Alleging 'Bad Mothering' For Insufficient Homecoming Dress Budget, Curfew Dismissed

Posted 10.29.2011 | Chicago

The dismissal of a lawsuit brought against a Barrington Hills mother by her two grown children who accused her of “bad mothering” was unanimously ...

Abused Daughters In Austrian Incest Case Bore No Children

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 10.26.2011 | World

VIENNA — Austrian prosecutors investigating suspicions that an 80-year-old man sexually abused his two mentally disabled daughters for 41 years ...

10-Year-Old Suffocated Because She Took A Popsicle, Police Allege

Ben Muessig | Posted 09.28.2011 | Crime

The family of a 10-year-old found dead in a trunk outside an Arizona home initially claimed the child died while playing hide-and-seek. But investigat...

Senate Probes Small Business Administration on Billions in Fraud and Abuse

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

In 2008, President Obama recognized the magnitude of the issue stating, "It is time to end the diversion of small business contracts to corporate giants."

No, Rep. West, That's Not How We Speak in the Military

Richard Allen Smith | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics
Richard Allen Smith

It shouldn't be any surprise to anyone that Rep. Allen West (R-FL) went on an unhinged tirade against Representative Debbie Wasserman Shultz this week. The Congressman has a history of being little more than a bully.

School Sex Abuse Allegations At Primary School Shock Parents

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 09.18.2011 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The principal of a private school in Northern California remained out of sight Tuesday as additional details emerged about ...

Why One District Has No Instances Of Bullying, But Another Has 4,000

Posted 09.18.2011 | Education

New anti-bullying legislation popping up around the country may need retooling, new reports show. The nationwide crackdown on bullying in the wake ...

Why Are We So Quick To Believe Nasty Claims Against Men?

Vicki Larson | Posted 09.11.2011 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Gabriel Aubry is being a bad dad. Well, we don't know that for a fact; all we know is that actress Halle Berry, with whom the model had a daughter, no...

Caring For Our Caylees: A Call To Help Struggling Families

Christine James-Brown | Posted 09.06.2011 | Impact
Christine James-Brown

The real lesson is that more emphasis and spending must be put into child abuse prevention programs -- such as parenting education and home visiting efforts that support and teach parents.

How The Meat Industry Turned Abuse Into A Business Model

Mother Jones | Tom Philpott | Posted 08.30.2011 | Home

As a long-time student of the meat industry, I read Ted Genoways' extraordinary article on conditions at the "head table" of a factory-scale pig-proce...

World's Most Dangerous Nations For Women

Posted 08.16.2011 | World

Afghanistan has the dubious distinction of being named the world's most dangerous country for women by an international poll of 213 gender experts fro...

The Parental Divorce Reduction Act - - Comments from a Divorce Practioner

Henry Gornbein | Posted 08.15.2011 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

I have been reading with interest some of the blogs regarding the Parental Divorce Reduction Act. Many of the ideas seem excellent; some of them I disagree with.

Alleged Pakistan Shooting Caught On Tape Sparks Probe

AP | ASHRAF KHAN and CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 08.09.2011 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — Video of Pakistani security forces fatally shooting an unarmed teenager and then looking on as he cries for help in a pool o...

Department of Interior Sued for Refusing to Release Names of Individuals Involved in Contracting Abuses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 06.21.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The ASBL maintains that contracting officers who intentionally misrepresent large businesses as small should be prosecuted, and held accountable for their actions.

Should You Get a Divorce?

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.14.2011 | Divorce
Natalie Pace

"You need trust in any relationship, much less a marriage," Eva Longoria, discussing her divorce from Tony Parker on the Piers Morgan Show, on April 7...

Top 11 Reasons Why Your Marriage May Fail in 2011

Henry Gornbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

Over my many years specializing in family law, I have seen people marry and divorce for every possible logic...

Unearthly Voices: Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 06.08.2011 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

One of the persistent motifs of Beyond Black is the triviality that pervades the spirit world: the idea that the dead are just as preoccupied with the temporal as they were in life.

Is Abuse in 'Upscale' Marriages Really That Different?

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 05.30.2011 | Divorce
Sharon Zarozny

Never in a million years did I imagine I'd receive so many responses to my article about upscale abuse. I agree with everyone who pointed out abuse is...

Dark Days for Dating Violence Victims in Kentucky

Becky Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Becky Lee

For the second straight legislative term, a bill that would amend state statutes to extend the right for domestic violence victims to seek protective orders has once again been declined a hearing.

Are You Brave Enough to Leave an Abusive Marriage?

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Sharon Zarozny

It's hard to admit, and take action, when abuse happens in your marriage. My therapist was a saint, patiently listening to my story session after sess...