Children

Sham cancer charities bilked donors for $187 mil, spent money on luxury

Sham cancer charities bilked donors for $187 mil, spent money on luxury

Government regulators have cracked down on four cancer charities, accusing the Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, the Children’s Cancer Fund of America, and the Breast Cancer Society of cheating donors out of $187 million. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), all 50 states, and the District of Columbia claim that the four foundations fraudulently […]

Rabbi, cop, nurse among 70 arrested in child porn bust

Rabbi, cop, nurse among 70 arrested in child porn bust

New York City Police and federal authorities have arrested at least 70 people in what’s being billed as one of the largest online child pornography busts ever. According to the Associated Press, among those arrested are a rabbi, a Boy Scout leader, a little league baseball coach, a nurse, and a police officer, with most […]

‘Golden press:’ Teenage mental illness soars in wealthy US, UK families

‘Golden press:’ Teenage mental illness soars in wealthy US, UK families

Mental health problems in children from wealthy US and UK families soar, new research reveals. The richer sectors of society are facing a crisis of eating disorders, drug abuse and self-harm, mostly due to “unrealistic” expectations pinned on kids. Wealthy parents expect their off-springs to excel in all fields, including sports and music, as well […]

Pakistani schoolgirl shot by Taliban receives human rights Politkovskaya Award

Pakistani schoolgirl shot by Taliban receives human rights Politkovskaya Award

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen shot by the Taliban in 2012 for campaigning for girls’ schooling, received a human rights award named after the slain Russian journalist, Anna Politkovskaya. The group RAW (Reach All Women) in War said Yousafzai had been chosen for the Anna Politkovskaya Award “for her courage to speak out when nobody else […]

Shocker: Eighty percent of NYC graduates unable to read

Shocker: Eighty percent of NYC graduates unable to read

New York City’s literacy rates are on the decline: nearly 80 percent of high school graduates lack basic skills like reading, writing and math and are required to relearn them before qualifying for community college. During his most recent State of the City address, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hyped about the large investment […]

Blacks and Whites both accuse Disneyland of racism

Blacks and Whites both accuse Disneyland of racism

Mickey and his pals have some explaining to do. After going public last week with a discrimination lawsuit he’s waging against Disneyland, a California attorney says he’s hearing all sorts of allegations about employees of the amusement park. Since announcing earlier this month that he’d be representing a case that’s accusing Disney staffers of racism, […]

Senator Menendez accused of soliciting underage prostitutes

Senator Menendez accused of soliciting underage prostitutes

A letter allegedly written by a Dominican woman claims that Sen. Bob Menendez had sexual relations with prostitutes, attended sex parties, and may have even slept with minors. In an e-mail written nine months ago but published Jan. 31 by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a young Dominican woman claims she […]

Los Angeles cardinal stripped of duties over sex abuse accusations

Los Angeles cardinal stripped of duties over sex abuse accusations

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez has relieved his predecessor, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, from any and all public duties as a result of his mishandling of the decades-long clergy sex abuse that victimized 10,000 children since the early 1950s. Mahony served as the LA Archbishop from 1985-2011, after which he reached the mandatory retirement age […]

Salinger and Harper to be replaced by Invasive Plant Inventory in US school curriculum

Salinger and Harper to be replaced by Invasive Plant Inventory in US school curriculum

A new curriculum for public schools across the United States will soon make it mandatory for at least 70 percent of all assigned books to be works of non-fiction, eliminating classic works that have influenced great thinkers for centuries. By 2014, schools in 46 out of 50 states will have adopted this new curriculum, which […]

Firearms instructor leaves gun in school bathroom

Firearms instructor leaves gun in school bathroom

In response to last month’s massacre in Newtown, a Michigan charter school hired a firearms instructor as a security guard – only to find that the armed guard forgot his gun in the school bathroom. The school took the National Rifle Association’s advice in hiring an armed guard, but the retired Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. […]