Mother accused of setting newborn on fire in a road

Jan 18, 2015

Mother accused of setting newborn on fire in a road

A New Jersey woman who authorities say put her newborn girl in the middle of a road and set her on fire was charged Saturday with murder. Burlington County prosecutors said Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, 22, of Pemberton Township, was jailed on $500,000 bail. Police responded ...

Toddler-abusing Uganda maid gets four-year term

Dec 15, 2014

Toddler-abusing Uganda maid gets four-year term

by Amy Fallon

A Ugandan maid was jailed for four years Monday for abusing a toddler in a case that shocked the country after a graphic video of the assault was made public. The 22-year-old maid, Jolly Tumuhiirwe, originally pleaded guilty last week to torture, but later ...

Nov 30, 2014

Up to 13,000 enslaved in Britain: official estimate

Up to 13,000 people are estimated to be kept in conditions of slavery in Britain, four times higher than previously thought, officials said Saturday. The Home Office figure for 2013 includes women forced into prostitution and people forced to work in factories and fields, ...

Nov 21, 2014

Niigata Mom admits throwing daughter from bridge to her death

A 24-year-old mother in Tsubame, Niigata Prefecture, has been arrested on suspicion of killing her 3-year-old daughter by throwing her into a river. Ayumi Sato, an office worker, allegedly dropped her daughter, Miyu, from a bridge in Tsubame on Wednesday night. She has admitted ...

Peterson reaches agreement in abuse case, avoids jail

Nov 5, 2014

Peterson reaches agreement in abuse case, avoids jail

Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson avoided jail Tuesday by reaching a deal with Texas prosecutors to resolve a child abuse case that revived a national debate about corporal punishment. Peterson was sentenced to a form of probation after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor ...