Lawyer: Stabbing suspect like 'deer in headlights'

Apr 11, 2014

Lawyer: Stabbing suspect like 'deer in headlights'

A 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing 22 people at his high school was dazed “like a deer in the headlights” hours later and doesn’t fully grasp what he did, his attorney said Thursday as he sketched out the beginnings of a possible mental health ...

Driver in deadly Florida day care crash in custody

Apr 11, 2014

Driver in deadly Florida day care crash in custody

A manhunt across Florida ended Thursday with the surrender of a driver blamed in a deadly crash at a day care facility that injured 14 and killed a 4-year-old girl who was sitting in a classroom awaiting her afternoon snack. Robert Alex Corchado turned ...

Pakistani baby accused of attempted murder

Apr 10, 2014

Pakistani baby accused of attempted murder

While many children his age are still learning how to crawl, a 9-month-old boy in Pakistan has been accused of attempted murder in a case observers say highlights endemic flaws in the country’s legal system. Baby Mohammad Musa along with his father and other ...

Massive racial gap among U.S. children detailed in report

Apr 1, 2014

Massive racial gap among U.S. children detailed in report

In every region of America, white and Asian children are far better positioned for success than black, Latino and Native American children, according to a new report appealing for urgent action to bridge this racial gap. Titled “Race for Results,” the report was to ...

Autism begins in the womb: study

Mar 27, 2014

Autism begins in the womb: study

Autism may begin when certain brain cells fail to properly mature within the womb, according to new research by U.S. scientists. The scientists, studying postmortem brain tissue taken from children, found that those diagnosed with autism lacked key genetic markers for brain cells that ...

U.S. first lady touts equality, education on China tour

Mar 25, 2014

U.S. first lady touts equality, education on China tour

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama promoted ethnic equality, the civil rights movement and religious freedom in China on Tuesday, raising the sensitive issues on a tour meant to avoid politics. “In America, we believe that no matter where you live or how much money ...

Mar 24, 2014

TB strikes down million children each year: study

About a million children, double the previous estimate, fall ill with tuberculosis every year, according to a study that also gave the first tally of drug-resistant TB among the young. “Many cases of tuberculosis and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis disease are not being detected in children,” ...

Mar 23, 2014

Vatican chooses victims, women for abuse panel

Pope Francis named the initial members of a commission to advise him on sex abuse policy Saturday, signaling an openness to reach beyond church officials to plot the commission’s course and priorities. Half of the members are women, and one was assaulted by a ...