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Thai court grants custody to Japanese father of 13 surrogate children

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai court on Tuesday said it ruled in favor of a wealthy Japanese man who had fathered 13 surrogate children in Thailand, naming him their legal parent and sole guardian.

Teens hold 'lie-in' at White House to demand gun reform

A group of teens and more than a hundred supporters staged a "lie-in" outside the White House on Presidents Day to pressure lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws.


Serious knee injuries increasing in kids and teens

(Reuters Health) - Injuries to a critical ligament in the knee are becoming more common in children and teens, researchers warn.


Driver of van slated to be in Trump motorcade detained for having gun

PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - The driver of a van carrying journalists covering President Donald Trump was detained on Monday after Secret Service officials found a gun in his bag during a security sweep before the vehicle was to drive onto the president's Florida property.

News and News Media

Dzongsar Monastery Journal: A Dance for Tibetan New Year, Then 17 Hours in Custody

When a uniformed police officer showed up at the monastery, a reporting trip to write about Tibetan traditions turned into something else.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

For Parents of Shooting Victims, a Support Network That Keeps Growing

Those who have lost children in earlier tragedies will reach out to the newest grieving parents to console, advise and often recruit them to the gun control cause.

Teenagers and Adolescence

Big City: Cool-Looking and Sweet, Juul Is a Vice Teens Can’t Resist

The e-cigarettes, in flavors like Mango and Fruit Medley, offer rebellion in a sharply designed package that appeals to a driven generation.

CNN to hold town hall with Parkland students and parents

The school shooting in Florida this week has sparked a renewed call for lawmakers to take action, and some of the loudest voices demanding change are not even old enough to vote.

Families and Family Life

The New Old Age: America at Home: Grandparents in the Attic, Children in the Basement

Multigenerational and shared housing arrangements are on the rise, reversing a decades-long trend.

Teens raised on lockdown drills feel the weight of the Florida shooting

Teens are not staying silent about what happened at a high school in Florida this week.

Grandparents given custody of Ohio transgender teen

A Hamilton County, Ohio, judge on Friday gave custody of a transgender teen to his grandparents rather than his parents, allowing them to make medical decisions regarding his transition.

Even as a young teen, shooter's behavior brought police to his home

For years before Nikolas Cruz gunned down classmates and teachers at his former high school, his mother had repeatedly called police to the home to help deal with his violent outbursts, threats and self-destructive behavior, according to police documents obtained by CNN on Friday.


South Carolina teen who fatally shot two charged as adult

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A 15-year-old accused of killing his father and driving to a South Carolina elementary school playground in 2016 where he opened fire and fatally wounded a 6-year-old student, will be tried as an adult, a South Carolina judge ruled on Friday.

Parents struggle with the unfathomable as they prepare to bury loved ones

Holding candles and each other, community members in Parkland, Florida, gathered Thursday night to honor the 17 people who were gunned down at the local high school.


U.S. groups sue Trump administration over teen pregnancy grant cuts

(Reuters) - Planned Parenthood, other organizations and a Washington state county filed lawsuits on Thursday challenging a decision by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to defund more than $200 million in teen pregnancy prevention programs.


Transgender Woman Breast-Feeds Baby After Hospital Induces Lactation

A journal says it’s first documented case of successful inducement of breast-milk production in a transgender woman.

'Everything Sucks!' puts fresh face on teen angst

"Everything Sucks!" is an unfortunate title for a show that clearly doesn't -- one that takes place in 1996, around the time "My So-Called Life" aired on ABC. The parallel is worth mentioning not only because the Netflix series invokes that time, but also in the way it discovers truly natural new talent, and addresses the issues faced by a gay teen.

Suspect in custody, Florida sheriff says. School official says there are fatalities.


Travel and Vacations

Other Rooms: A (Teenager’s) Caravan in Tuscany

On a secluded beach in Punta Ala, a Fornasetti-outfitted mobile home is parked for good.

Teenagers and Adolescence

Adolescence: How to Talk With Teenagers About Vaping

It’s often useful for parents to articulate high expectations in one breath and acknowledge the limits of their power in the next.


Three shot near U.S. National Security Agency, one in custody: media

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three people were shot and wounded near the U.S. National Security Agency's headquarters in Maryland, and one person was in custody, local media reported on Wednesday.

Olympic Games

Olympic Parents Share In the Glory and the Spotlight

They’re not hard to spot, often standing on the sidelines grinning from ear to ear.

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Op-Ed Contributors: Treat Teenage Moms Like Moms, Not Children

In 11 states, adolescent mothers still need their own parents’ consent to receive contraceptives.


Teens face trial for alleged plot to kill Austrian police

VIENNA (Reuters) - Two Austrian teenagers have been charged with planning to kill as many police officers as they could in a jihadist attack on a provincial police station ordered by a Chechen member of Islamic State, according to court documents.

Parents want custody to stop transgender teen having hormone treatment

An Ohio court will decide the fate of a transgender teen who is in what the judge describes as a "gut-wrenching situation."


Snowboarding: Mission Kim-possible as teenager soars to gold

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Chloe Kim blew away the competition to win the women's snowboard halfpipe gold at Pyeongchang's Phoenix Snow Park on Tuesday, the American teenager finishing well clear of China's Liu Jiayu and compatriot Arielle Gold.

Education Dept. no longer investigating transgender bathroom complaints

A spokeswoman for the Department of Education confirmed on Monday that the department is no longer investigating civil rights complaints from transgender students banned from using bathrooms conforming with their gender identity.

Why parents are boycotting 'Peter Rabbit'

Some parents are boycotting the "Peter Rabbit" movie for a scene that they say depicts "food allergy bullying." Sony has issued an apology in response to parents' concerns, stating that "food allergies are a serious issue."


BRIEF-Terreno Realty Says May Issue And Sell Shares Of Its Common Stock Having Offering Price Of Up To $200 Mln


Youth movement: 6 teens run for KS governor

There are no age requirements to run for office in Kansas.


‘I’m Not a Career Politician’: 6 Teenagers Run for Kansas Governor

Six young men, ages 16, 17 and 18, are running for governor in Kansas, and they want to be taken seriously.


Chengdu Journal: At Chinese Fight Club, One Boxer’s First Rule: Don’t Tell His Parents

In Chengdu, the owners of the “Monster Private War Club” want to make fighting cool. But to stay open, they also need to keep it respectable.


Dollars, data support record number of transgender U.S. election candidates

(Reuters) - Alexandra Chandler was a U.S. Navy intelligence analyst when she came out as a transgender woman in 2006. She could have been fired, but instead she said the conservative Republicans in her chain of command promoted her to division chief.

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Evangelicals, Having Backed Trump, Find White House ‘Front Door Is Open’

As President Trump prepares to speak at the National Prayer Breakfast, conservative religious leaders have hailed the president’s first-year agenda as their own.


Feature: What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

American adolescents watch much more pornography than their parents know — and it’s shaping their ideas about pleasure, power and intimacy. Can they be taught to see it more critically?

Alabama man in custody after viral child pornography video

An Alabama man is in custody Tuesday as a suspect in a child pornography video that was shared worldwide on social media, authorities said.

More American teens are rejecting 'boy' or 'girl' gender identities

More teenagers are identifying themselves with nontraditional gender labels such as transgender or gender-fluid, according to a new study.


Transgender parade star opens doors to diversity in Rio Carnival

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - When he paraded during Carnival at age 14 for the first time with a Rio de Janeiro samba group, Wagner Carvalho did not recognize himself in the mirror.


Transgender people sue Alabama over driver's license policy

(Reuters) - Three transgender people sued an Alabama state agency on Tuesday, alleging its policy requiring proof of gender surgery to change the gender indicator on driver's licenses was discriminatory.


Kids with food allergies often put at risk by their parents

(Reuters Health) - Parents of kids with food allergies often engage in behaviors that could trigger an allergic reaction in their child, a survey found.


Cash or custody: Israel kicks off deportation of African migrants

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel has started handing out notices to 20,000 male African migrants giving them two months to leave the country or risk being thrown in jail.


Trans teens may not get care they need

(Reuters Health) - Transgender teens may be more likely to miss preventive health checkups and have untreated medical problems than their non-transgender peers, a U.S. study suggests.

Meet the teen who got a selfie with Timberlake

This 13-year-old explains how he scrambled to take a selfie with Justin Timberlake during the Super Bowl halftime show.


Palestinian teen dies in Israeli West Bank arrest raid: officials

BURQIN, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian teenager during an arrest raid in the village of Burqin in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said on Saturday.

Four students wounded at LA school. Girl, 12, is in custody for 'unintentional' shooting

A 12-year-old girl remains in juvenile hall and was booked for negligent discharge of a firearm after Thursday's shooting at a Los Angeles middle school.

Geyser, Morgan

Teenager in ‘Slender Man’ Stabbing Gets 40 Years in Mental Hospital

The teenager, Morgan Geyser, and another girl stabbed a friend 19 times in 2014 in an effort to please the fictional character Slender Man.

Salmonella (Bacteria)

Lactalis’s Salmonella-Tainted Baby Formula: What Parents Should Know

The French dairy giant Lactalis has recalled more than 7,000 tons of infant formula potentially contaminated with bacteria that can have serious health consequences for small children.

2nd teen in 'Slenderman' stabbing gets 40 years in mental institution

A Wisconsin teenager accused of stabbing a classmate in 2014 to win favor with a fictional internet character named "Slenderman" has been ordered to spend 40 years in a mental institution instead of serving jail time.

Teen makes an anti-bullying video -- and is suspended from school

A high school student who posted an anti-bullying video attacking her school's administration was given a two-day suspension, but the school is saying it had nothing to do with her video's message.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Los Angeles School Shooting Leaves 2 Injured, 1 in Custody

Video from the scene showed a victim being taken away and a woman being taken into custody.

Teen suspended over anti-bullying video

High school student Emily Gipson was suspended after she posted a spoken word anti-bullying viral video following a classmate's suicide.

Teen delivers solar lamps to Puerto Ricans

Jennifer Garner: Home visiting programs for new parents are worth it

Congress has once again shortchanged kids. Lawmakers finally authorized the Children's Health Insurance Program in a short-term budget deal passed by Congress, but they failed to act on another key program for poor kids -- the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV).


Tennis: Russian teen Rybakina stuns Garcia to reach St Petersburg quarters

(Reuters) - Russian qualifier Elena Rybakina saved a match point on her way to a stunning 4-6 7-6(6) 7-6(5) victory over third seed Caroline Garcia in the second round at the St Petersburg Ladies' Trophy on Wednesday.

Virginia Tech student accused of having assault rifle and trying to buy ammo

A Virginia Tech student was arrested Monday after police said he had an assault rifle and was trying to buy 5,000 rounds of ammunition.

Dying teen marries high school sweetheart

19-year-old Dustin Synder only has a few weeks to live, and his dying wish was to marry his girlfriend.

Eating Disorders

Binge Eating at Night? Your Hormones May Be to Blame

Overweight binge eaters may be particularly susceptible to the influence of fluctuations in appetite-regulating hormones.


Woman sues Japanese government over forced sterilization as a teen

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese woman who was forcibly sterilized as a teenager due to intellectual disabilities sued the government on Tuesday in the first case of its kind, seeking compensation because her basic human rights had been trampled on.

Doctors can end baby's life support without parents' consent, court rules

A UK judge has ruled that doctors can withdraw life support for a severely disabled 11-month-old boy without the consent of his parents.

10 mistakes parents make with newborns

Bringing a new baby home can be nerve-wracking for any parent. If it's your first, the fear of making a mistake can be overwhelming. It's inevitable you won't do everything just right, but read on and you can cross these common mistakes off your list.


A Teenager’s Basketball Dream Is Size XXXXXL

What’s life like at 7 feet 7 inches? Robert Bobroczkyi, a 17-year-old basketball prospect, gives us a view of his world.

Kentucky victim's parents: He's in a better place

"It was just senseless," said Brian Cope. His son, Preston, was killed in a school shooting in west Kentucky.

When internet trolls told this teen explorer to 'make a sandwich,' she did just that

She's only 16 but, Jade Hameister has accomplished way more than people twice her age.


Shooter in custody, two others sought after Colorado deputy killed

DENVER (Reuters) - A man who police believe shot and killed a deputy sheriff near Denver was in custody on Thursday while authorities sought two other men for questioning about what led up to the incident, officials said.


Illinois judge denies transgender student unrestricted locker room access

CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Illinois judge on Thursday denied a Chicago-area transgender student's demand to use the girls' locker room at a local high school without being restricted to a private changing area inside the locker room.


Former teen model accuses magician Copperfield of sexual assault

(Reuters) - A former teen model has accused illusionist David Copperfield of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 1988 after he judged a modeling competition in Japan that she took part in.


Shooter in custody, manhunt on for two in Colorado deputy killing

DENVER (Reuters) - A manhunt was underway on Thursday near Denver after a deputy sheriff was shot and killed while officers responded to an assault in progress, officials said.


Judge bars parents in California abuse case from contacting 13 children

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Reuters) - A judge on Wednesday barred a Southern California husband and wife from contacting the 13 children they are charged with beating, shackling and starving in their suburban home, a ruling the couple's attorney did not oppose.

Child Abuse and Neglect

At Larry Nassar’s Sentencing, Parents Ask: ‘How Did I Miss the Red Flags?’

Over day after day of victim statements in a Michigan court, some parents have wondered how they could have missed signs that the sports doctor was molesting their children.

Prosecutors want to keep parents in torture case from contacting their 13 children

The Riverside County District Attorney's Office in Southern California will go to court Wednesday to seek a judge's order that would bar David and Louise Turpin from contacting their 13 children before their torture case goes to trial.


Kentucky school shooting kills 2, wounds 13, teen arrested

BENTON, Ky. (Reuters) - A 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun just before classes started at his high school in rural western Kentucky on Tuesday, killing two fellow students and wounding 13 other youths before he was arrested, the state's governor and police said.


Teen arrested in Kentucky school shooting that leaves 2 dead, 12 wounded

BENTON, Ky. (Reuters) - A 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun just before classes started at his high school in rural western Kentucky on Tuesday, killing two fellow students and wounding a dozen other youths before he was arrested, the state's governor and police said.


Alpine skiing: Hong Kong teenager set for snowy first at Olympics

(Reuters) - Hong Kong will have an athlete competing on snow for the first time at a Winter Olympics after 16-year-old Alpine Skier Arabella Ng secured her place for next month's Pyeongchang Games.

Smoking and Tobacco

Vaping Can Be Addictive and May Lure Teenagers to Smoking, Science Panel Concludes

A report from the National Academy of Sciences said that e-cigarettes are safer than smoking, but not quite safe, and may cause teens to take up tobacco.


Scientists reconstruct face of 9,000 year-old Greek teenager

ATHENS (Reuters) - The last time anyone looked on Dawn's face was 9,000 years ago.


Starving California children taunted with pie, beaten by parents - prosecutor

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Reuters) - The 13 children imprisoned for years by their parents in their squalid California home were beaten, shackled, starved and even taunted with food that they were forbidden to eat, a prosecutor said on Thursday.

Child Abuse and Neglect

California Parents of 13 Children Charged With Torture and Abuse

David A. Turpin and Louise A. Turpin, whose children were found in squalid conditions, some shackled, could face up to 94 years to life in prison.


California parents starved 13 children, taunted them with pie: prosecutor

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Reuters) - The California parents accused of imprisoning their 13 children in the family's squalid home beat, starved and chained them to their beds for years, taunting them with apple pie, according to a prosecutor on Thursday who called it a case of "human depravity."

Child Abuse and Neglect

California Parents of 13 Charged With Torture and Abuse

David A. Turpin, 56, and his wife, Louise A. Turpin, 49, could face up to 94 years to life in prison.


Prosecutors accuse parents of torturing California siblings

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California couple accused of keeping their 13 children captive in the family's squalid home were charged on Thursday with torture, child abuse and false imprisonment, as prosecutors said the victims were beaten, starved and chained.


Parents of captive California siblings to appear in court

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California couple accused of keeping their 13 children captive and malnourished in the family's squalid suburban home will appear in court on Thursday to face charges of torture and child endangerment charges.


On Stage Was Springsteen, in the Audience, Chris Christie

In his first night out as a private citizen, Chris Christie, the former governor of New Jersey, headed into New York City to catch a show by his idol, Bruce Springsteen.


Parents of captive siblings to make court appearance in California

PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - A Southern California couple accused of keeping their 13 children captive and malnourished in the family's squalid suburban home were scheduled to make a first court appearance on Thursday.

Study links cigarettes and pot to teen psychosis

For teens, using either marijuana or cigarettes is associated with higher odds of psychotic-like experiences, a new study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry found. Psychosis describes the mental condition of losing touch with reality, such as experiencing hallucinations or delusions.

Teen killed in courtroom shooting

A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot Wednesday in an Ohio courtroom after a deputy and some spectators were involved in a scuffle, a sheriff's department official said.

Ebikes are having a moment

More ebikes are hitting U.S. roads as cheaper options surface.

Six teen suicides in six months in one school district

Late last week, Hayden Porter, a 15-year-old freshman at a high school in Ohio, took his life. He was the sixth current or former teenage student from the school district to kill themselves within the past six months.


Childhood bullying linked to suicide risk for teens

(Reuters Health) - Adolescents who experienced severe bullying by their peers earlier in childhood may be more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts than teens who weren’t routinely victimized by other kids, a Canadian study suggests.


Ditching Spike in Favor of Kevin Costner and Some Mean Teens

Paramount Network replaces the former home of “Baywatch” reruns with shows that have cinematic roots, like “Heathers” and “Yellowstone.”


Parents charged after 13 siblings found starved, chained in California

PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - The 13 California siblings who police say were starved and chained to beds by their parents rarely left their disheveled house and, when they did, they appeared small and pale and acted strangely, neighbors said.

With CHIP funds running low, doctors and parents scramble to cover kids' needs


Thirteen siblings found chained in California home; parents charged

PERRY, Calif. (Reuters) - A California couple has been charged with torture after police rescued their 13 malnourished children from a home where some of them had been chained to beds, and neighbors on Monday described the family as shut-ins who shunned social contact.


Thirteen siblings found chained, starving in California home; parents charged

(Reuters) - Thirteen malnourished siblings, ranging in age from 2 to 29, were rescued by police in California from a house where some of them had been chained to beds, and their parents have been charged with torture, officials said on Monday.

Riverside County (Calif)

13 Siblings, Some Shackled to Beds, Were Held Captive by Parents, Police Say

A 17-year-old girl escaped from her home in Riverside County, Calif., to report that her parents were holding their children against their will.


Thirteen siblings rescued from California house; parents charged

(Reuters) - Thirteen siblings, ranging in age from 2 to 29, were rescued by police in California from a house where some of them had been chained to beds, and their parents have been charged with torture, officials said on Monday.

Child Pornography

1,000 Danes Accused of Child Pornography for Sharing Video of Teens

The video, spread through Facebook Messenger, was legal to make, but illegal to distribute. Many of those charged are teenagers themselves.


Transgender U.S. military recruits enlist amid uncertainty

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Transgender Americans are openly enlisting in the U.S. military for the first time, saying they feel confident that court rulings blocking Republican President Donald Trump's ban on their service will stand.

Teacher reprimand after telling black teen that other students might lynch him

The mother of an African-American teenager who was told by his teacher that other students would lynch him if he didn't do better in class said a reprimand of the Ohio educator is not sufficient.

Pastor who admitted sex encounter with teen is put on leave

A Memphis, Tennessee, megachurch pastor who confessed to a sexual encounter with a teenager has been put on leave.


Time with grandparents may impact how kids view the elderly

(Reuters Health) - - Children and teens who spend a lot of time with their grandparents may be less likely than peers who don’t to have negative and stereotypical ideas about the elderly, a recent study suggests.


Teens get probation for livestreaming of Chicago sex assault

(Reuters) - Two teenage boys who pleaded guilty in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that was streamed live on Facebook have been sentenced to five years of probation, Chicago prosecutors said on Thursday.

Congregation applauds after pastor admits sexual incident with teen

The Memphis, Tennessee, congregants broke into 25 seconds of applause after the pastor confessed to a 1998 "sexual incident" with a teenager and asked for their forgiveness.


Fifteen dead, up to two dozen missing, after California mudslides

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rescue crews with dogs and thermal-imaging equipment searched the hills around wealthy Santa Barbara, California, on Wednesday for up to two dozen people missing after rain-driven mudslides swept through the coastal community, killing at least 15.


Fifteen confirmed dead in California mudslide, search for survivors

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rescue crews using helicopters and dogs searched the hills around wealthy Santa Barbara, California, on Wednesday for people trapped or killed by rain-driven mudslides that left at least 15 people dead in the coastal community.


Fifteen confirmed dead in California mudslide, more casualties feared

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rescue crews using helicopters and dogs searched the hills around wealthy Santa Barbara, California, on Wednesday for people trapped or killed by rain-driven mudslides that left at least 15 people dead in the coastal community.


Injury robs Pyeongchang of teen slopestyle phenom Sildaru

LONDON (Reuters) - The devastating knee injury suffered by teenager Kelly Sildaru just five months before the 2018 Winter Games has not only dented Estonia's medal hopes for Pyeongchang but it has robbed the Olympics of a freestyle skiing superstar.


BRIEF-Apple Says "Effectively Anything" A Child Could Access Online On iOS Devices Can Be Blocked By Parents


Rollins, Tim

Tim Rollins Dies at 62; Turned Bronx Teenagers Into Art Stars

Mr. Rollins devoted almost all of his career to an unusual combination of art-making and teaching, and to the group known as Tim Rollins + K.O.S.

Iranian protester dies in police custody

A 22-year-old man who was arrested during the recent anti-government protests in Iran has died in police custody, according to a report on state-run media on Monday.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: Teaching Teens the Financial Ropes

Monday: A nonprofit offers financial literacy lessons to young people, an end to the cold spell, and The Times and PBS start a book club.

Children and Childhood

The Checkup: Do Parents Make Kids Fat?

There is an underlying assumption that children can be controlled if only their parents would take the trouble.


Cameroon separatist leader taken into custody in Nigeria: sources

ABUJA/DAKAR (Reuters) - A leading member of a separatist movement in Cameroon has been taken into custody in the capital of neighboring Nigeria with his aides, sources and secessionists said on Saturday.

Teen burned while roasting marshmallows fights for her life

Family and friends describe 14-year-old Layne Chesney as an avid softball player already in the sights of college scouts. Now, the South Florida teen is in critical condition after a fire on New Year's Eve.


Use of non-cigarette tobacco products tied to teen smoking

(Reuters Health) - - Teens who try e-cigarettes, hookah pipes and other non-cigarette tobacco products are more likely to take up cigarette smoking than their peers who never sample these products, a U.S. study suggests.

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Teenagers De Minaur and Mmoh score upset wins in Brisbane

(Reuters) - Australian teenager Alex De Minaur delighted his home fans with an inspired performance to stun fourth seed Milos Raonic and move into the Brisbane Open quarter-finals on Wednesday.


Singapore bans film focused on indicted Palestinian teen activist

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has banned a film festival from screening a documentary later this week that features a teenage Palestinian female activist whose arrest last month has made her a symbol of resistance to Israeli military occupation in the West Bank.

Teen charged with slapping soldier

Israeli military prosecutors have charged a Palestinian teenager with assault and 4 other charges on Monday after she was seen on video slapping an Israeli soldier. CNN's Oren Liebermann reports.

NJ teen kills parents and sister on New Year's Eve, prosecutor says

A New Jersey teenager is facing murder charges after allegedly using a semiautomatic rifle to kill his parents, sister and a family friend in the waning minutes of New Year's Eve, a prosecutor said.

Teenagers and Adolescence

Adolescence: Teenagers, Stop Asking for Nude Photos

A new study of girls’ experiences with sexting found that over two-thirds had been asked to send explicit images.


Israel indicts Palestinian teenage girl who punched soldier: army

OFER PRISON, West Bank (Reuters) - Israel indicted a 16-year-old Palestinian girl on Monday on charges including assault for punching an Israeli soldier in the face two weeks ago, an incident which made her into a hero for Palestinians and was seen as humiliating by right-wing Israelis.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

New Jersey Teenager in Custody After 4 Are Found Shot to Death in Home

The boy, 16, was held by the police after they discovered his mother, father and sister and a family acquaintance shot dead in their home.

Teen in custody after 4 found dead in New Jersey home

A 16-year-old boy is in custody after four people, including his parents and sister, were shot to death in a Long Branch, New Jersey, home on New Year's Eve, authorities said Monday.

Transgender man cautiously hopeful as the date he can join US military nears

Nicolas Talbott, a transgender man, is just days away from his dream: trying to join the military.


U.S. military to accept transgender recruits on Monday: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Transgender people will be allowed for the first time to enlist in the U.S. military starting on Monday as ordered by federal courts, the Pentagon said on Friday, after President Donald Trump's administration decided not to appeal rulings that blocked his transgender ban.


Barring late legal twist, U.S. military to accept transgender recruits

(Reuters) - Transgender people will be allowed to enlist in the U.S. armed forces starting on Monday as ordered by federal courts, unless President Donald Trump's administration seeks last-minute Supreme Court intervention to try to enforce his blocked transgender ban.

Teen hospitalized after arrest. Parents want dashcam video.

Two parents want to see police body camera and dashcam footage of their son's arrest after a Christmas Eve encounter with Troy, Alabama, police left the 17-year-old badly beaten and hospitalized.


Palestinian teenager who slapped Israeli soldier to face charges - army

OFER PRISON, West Bank (Reuters) - A 16-year-old Palestinian girl who slapped an Israeli officer two weeks ago will face assault charges in an Israeli military court, prosecutors said on Thursday.

Police: Parents locked daughter in room for 15 years until she died

A couple in Japan have been arrested after their emaciated adult daughter was found dead in a windowless room where she had apparently been locked for at least 15 years.


Transgender woman sues Wal-Mart over alleged bias in North Carolina

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc was sued on Wednesday by a transgender woman who said she was wrongfully fired after complaining about harassment at the Sam's Club warehouse store in North Carolina where she had worked for 11 years.


Transgender woman sues Wal-Mart over alleged bias in N. Carolina

Dec 27 (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc was sued on Wednesday by a transgender woman who said she was wrongfully fired after complaining about harassment at the Sam's Club warehouse store in North Carolina where she had worked for 11 years.

Teens charged with murder after sandbag thrown from overpass

Authorities in Toledo, Ohio, have charged four boys with murder after a sandbag they allegedly dropped from an interstate overpass killed a passenger in a car.


Ohio teens face murder charges after tossed sandbag kills man on highway

(Reuters) - Four Ohio teenagers were charged with murder on Wednesday, accused of tossing a sandbag from a highway overpass in Toledo that killed a passenger in a car last week, prosecutors said.


Japanese woman, confined by parents for years, found frozen to death: police

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese police said on Wednesday they have arrested a couple whose 33-year-old daughter froze to death in a tiny room where they had confined her for years because they believed she had a form of mental illness that made her violent.

Divorced parents' surprise goes viral

Ohio parents who divorced in 2014 get engaged in an emotional Christmas proposal that went viral.


6 Tales of Parents Who Did What It Took to Snag Must-Have Toys at Christmas

We asked readers to tell us how far they (or a parent) had gone to get a popular toy. Tales of determination, ingenuity and luck poured in.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Parents Killed After Warning Daughter About Boyfriend’s Racist Views, Family Says

The 17-year-old gunman, who was dating the couple’s daughter, had posted white supremacist and Nazi content on social media, according to the family and news reports.

Pilot surprises parents on plane

Pilot Juan Paulo Fermin surprises his parents aboard a Philippines Airlines flight after being apart from them for 17 Christmases in a row.


Second court rejects Trump bid to stop transgender military recruits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday rejected a bid by President Donald Trump's administration to prevent the U.S. military from accepting transgender recruits starting Jan. 1, the second court to issue such a ruling this week.

'Slenderman' stabbing teen sentenced

Anissa Weier, one of two Wisconsin teens charged in the 2014 "Slenderman" stabbing of a classmate, will be committed to a state mental care facility for 25 years, a judge ordered.

Teen charged in 'Slenderman' stabbing committed to mental institution

Anissa Weier, one of two Wisconsin teens charged in the 2014 "Slenderman" stabbing of a classmate, will be committed to state mental care for 25 years, a judge ordered Thursday.


U.S. court rejects Trump bid to stop transgender military recruits on Jan. 1

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court in Virginia on Thursday rejected a bid by President Donald Trump's administration to prevent the U.S. military from accepting transgender recruits starting Jan. 1.

Why Zac Efron's having a musical comeback

After nearly a decade break from movie musicals, Zac Efron is making his return to the genre a meaningful one.


Myanmar says two Reuters journalists remanded in custody

YANGON (Reuters) - The two Reuters journalists who were detained in Myanmar on Dec. 12 have appeared in court and been remanded in custody, a police spokesman said on Thursday.


Canada's Aeterna gets FDA approval for growth hormone deficiency test

(Reuters) - Canada's Aeterna Zentaris Inc said on Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its oral test to diagnose adult growth hormone deficiency.

Net Neutrality

In Protests of Net Neutrality Repeal, Teenage Voices Stood Out

Young people who have grown up knowing only an open internet organized rallies, streamed the F.C.C. vote in class — and say they plan to keep fighting.

Transgender recruits must be 'stable' in their new gender for 18 months, Pentagon says

The US military has issued new guidance on how transgender individuals will be admitted to the armed services in the new year.


Turkey orders arrest of former police investigator's parents: Hurriyet

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An Istanbul prosecutor has issued arrest warrants for the parents of a former police investigator who gave evidence at the trial of a Turkish banker in the United States last week, the Hurriyet newspaper reported on Wednesday.

United States Politics and Government

With Children’s Health Program Running Dry, Parents Beg Congress: ‘Do the Right Thing’

Congress is looking to leave Washington for the year, but the Children’s Health Insurance Program is out of money, and parents are pleading for help.


One in four gay, lesbian, bisexual teens attempt suicide

(Reuters Health) - - Lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning (LGBQ) teens are more than three times as likely to attempt suicide as their heterosexual peers, a U.S. study suggests.

Parents upset over Ivanka Trump's school visit

Some parents of a Connecticut high school were upset when first daughter Ivanka Trump made an unannounced visit to the school. HLN's Robin Meade has the story.

ACLU opposes Trump admin on access to abortions for 2 undocumented teens

The American Civil Liberties Union is working to block the Trump administration from restricting access to abortions for two undocumented immigrants.


BRIEF-P&G Says Board Increased Size To Thirteen From Eleven



Man with knife shot at Schiphol airport, taken into custody - police

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A man wielding a knife was shot by military police on Friday at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport and taken into custody, an official said.

Murdoch, Rupert

Rupert Murdoch Is Having His King Lear Moment

As he prepares to sell off much of 21st Century Fox, the 86-year-old magnate is testing the ties that bind the family-run fief.

Overall teen drug use low, but marijuana edging up

Teen drinking, smoking and drug use overall are stable, but the percentage of teens using marijuana is increasing, according to a new report from the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research.


Transgender women may get small breasts with hormones

(Reuters Health) - Transgender women who take sex hormones to feminize their bodies may not experience as much breast development as they expect, a new European study suggests.

Smoking and Tobacco

Marijuana and Vaping Are More Popular Than Cigarettes Among Teenagers

The latest national survey of adolescent drug use found declining use of most substances, including alcohol, tobacco, prescription opioids and stimulants.


Older women should not take hormones to prevent chronic diseases

(Reuters Health) - Postmenopausal women should not use hormone therapy to prevent chronic medical conditions, because the risk of significant side effects outweighs the unclear evidence of a benefit, according to a government-backed panel of experts.

'The Rock' and his girlfriend are having a girl

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's life is about to get a lot more pink.

Denied teen has blunt message for Aetna

Having older brothers increases men's likelihood of being gay, study says

If you're a guy with an older brother, there's an increased chance you're gay.

Boy reads 100 books in 1 day, parents stream it

CNN's Anderson Cooper reports on 4-year-old Caleb who read 100 books in one night and celebrated each set of ten with a dance .


U.S. military must accept transgender recruits by Jan. 1, judge rules

(Reuters) - Transgender recruits will be able to join the U.S. military as of Jan. 1 after a federal judge on Monday denied a request by President Donald Trump's administration to enforce his ban on transgender troops while the government appeals an order blocking it.


U.S. government calls for teens' climate change lawsuit to be halted

(Reuters) - The U.S. government on Monday urged a federal appeals court to issue an order blocking a lawsuit over climate change brought by a group of Oregon teenagers, warning that allowing it to go forward could lead to a constitutional crisis.

Transgender people can enlist in military in 2018

A federal judge on Monday declined the US government's request to put on hold an order allowing transgender individuals to join the military beginning in January. The decision means transgender people will be free to enlist in the new year.

United States Defense and Military Forces

Transgender People Will Be Allowed to Enlist in Military as Court Case Advances

President Trump had announced on Twitter in July that he was barring transgender people from serving in the military, though a ban was never fully implemented.


Explosion rocks New York commuter hub, suspect in custody

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Bangladeshi man with a homemade bomb strapped to his body set off an explosion at a New York commuter hub during rush hour on Monday, wounding himself and three others in what New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called an attempted terrorist attack.


One person in custody, several injured, in New York explosion

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An explosion rocked New York's Port Authority, one of the city's busiest commuter hubs in midtown Manhattan, during Monday morning's rush hour, injuring several people.


Peru's Kuczynski acknowledges having advised Odebrecht project

LIMA, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski acknowledged that he worked as a financial adviser for an irrigation project owned by the Brazilian builder Odebrecht on Saturday, contradicting his previous denials of having any links to the company.


Depression in late teens linked to high school drop out

(Reuters Health) - Older teens struggling with depression are more than twice as likely to drop out of high school as peers without that mental illness or those who recovered from a bout of depression earlier in life, Canadian researchers say.

Aldrin, Buzz

Why Is Fashion Having an Astral Moment?

Buzz Aldrin has attached his name to a line of street wear — just one sign that space is exerting an outsize influence on pop culture.


Fourteen peacekeepers, five Congo soldiers, killed in Congo attack: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS/ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Suspected militiamen killed at least 14 U.N. peacekeepers and five Congolese soldiers in an attack on a United Nations base in eastern Congo on Thursday night, the U.N. mission said on Friday.

Teen forced into prostitution

17-year-old Becky left Nigeria in search of the European dream. Instead, she was forced into prostitution in Italy.


Alpine skiing: German teenager dies after Lake Louise crash

(Reuters) - German teenager Max Burkhart has died of injuries sustained in a crash during a Nor Am Cup race in Lake Louise, Alpine Canada said in statement.


Weightlifting: New Zealand transgender wins medal, Talakhadze breaks records

ANAHEIM (Reuters) - A transgender weightlifter from New Zealand and an Iranian returning from an eight-year doping ban both won silver medals at the World Championships on the final day, which also witnessed two world records for Georgian Lasha Talakhadze.

Teen Vogue

‘Where My Activists At?’ Inside the First Teen Vogue Summit

Who needs a fusty old print magazine when you have Elaine Welteroth and Hillary Clinton in the flesh — am I right, ladies?


Weightlifting: New Zealand transgender lifter bids for gold at worlds

ANAHEIM (Reuters) - A New Zealand transgender lifter will go for gold against an American Olympic medalist when the super-heavyweight classes bring the weightlifting World Championships to a close on Tuesday.


California teen admits to molesting 50 children: police

(Reuters) - A California teenager charged with sexually assaulting two young boys, admitted to molesting as many as 50 children over the past eight years in the state, according to police.

Missing teen found safe with soccer coach

A Florida teenager who was reported missing Sunday was found safe about 1,000 miles away in New York with a 27-year-old soccer coach, who was taken into custody, according to the Columbia County, Florida Sheriff's Office.

Kutin, Naomi

Character Study: Meet ‘Supergirl,’ the World’s Strongest Teenager

Naomi Kutin, 16, is an Orthodox Jewish girl from New Jersey with a knack for setting powerlifting records.


BRIEF-Covenant Transportation Says Co And Units Entered Into Fourteenth Amendment To Credit Agreement Dated Sept 23, 2008



How parents of adopted children foiled a U.S. Republican tax proposal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Charles "Chuck" Johnson is not the kind of foot soldier in the army of lobbyists that House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan warned would descend on Washington to fight the biggest overhaul of the tax code since the 1980s.


BRIEF-Ecolab Inc - ‍Announced Addition Of Six Weeks Of 100-Percent- Paid Parental Leave For All U.S. Parents


Parents made up claims about child abuse at Beijing kindergarten, police say

A child abuse scandal that has rocked China took a shocking turn Tuesday, as police accused two parents for fabricating tales of their children being drugged and molested at a Beijing kindergarten.


Suspect in police custody after reports of active shooter in Nevada

(Reuters) - Police on Tuesday took a suspect into custody in downtown Reno, Nevada after responding to reports of an active shooter, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

California Today

California Today: California Today: Transgender Surgery Comes to Major Southern California Hospital

Tuesday: Transgender surgery at Cedars-Sinai, an assemblyman accused of sexual harassment resigns and the rebel state of Jefferson.


Bruce Springsteen’s Tenure on Broadway Has Been Extended

The singer’s sold-out solo show, “Springsteen on Broadway,” was extended from Feb. 28 through June 30, 2018.


Former Zimbabwe finance minister Chombo to be held in custody until trial

HARARE (Reuters) - Ousted Zimbabwe finance minister Ignatius Chombo, charged with three counts of corruption for offences that allegedly took place two decades ago, was denied bail on Monday and will be detained in custody until his case is heard on Dec. 8.


Bullied teens twice as likely to bring weapons to school

(Reuters Health) - One in five teens are victims of bullying, and these adolescents are about twice as likely to bring guns and knives to school than peers who aren’t bullied, a U.S. study suggests.


British teen is Formula One's first eSport champion

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - British teenage gamer Brendon Leigh became Formula One's first eSports champion after winning the finale in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.


Florida teen held at Canadian border after body found

(Reuters) - A Florida teen was detained in western New York after he tried to cross the U.S.-Canada border late on Friday, as police sought to question him after they discovered what they believe is the body of his grandmother, U.S. border patrol agents said on Saturday.


Stressed out parents less likely to cook homemade meals

(Reuters Health) - On days when parents feel stressed or depressed, kids are less likely to get homemade food for dinner, a U.S. study suggests.

Behind the scenes of a transgender beauty contest

Camille poses for her official photo for the Miss International Queen competition, the world's most prestigious transgender beauty pageant. "This is Life with Lisa Ling" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Transgender woman's husband: 'People are talking ... I don't care'

What does it mean to love someone who was born a biological male but is a woman? Lisa Ling explores what it really means to be transgender on "This is Life," Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Where these transgender women find work

In one Thailand city, 75% of transgender women work in the sex trade and one woman explains that it's not always by choice. "This is Life with Lisa Ling" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.


David Cassidy, teen heartthrob of 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67

(Reuters) - David Cassidy, a singer and actor whose androgynous features and jaunty voice made him a 1970s teen heartthrob on the "The Partridge Family" television show, died on Tuesday at age 67, his publicist said.

United States Defense and Military Forces

Second Judge Blocks Trump’s Transgender Ban in the Military

The ruling went further than a similar one last month by blocking a policy that prohibited gender-reassignment surgery at the government’s expense.


Second U.S. judge halts Trump ban on transgender troops

(Reuters) - A second federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, ruling that the prohibition likely amounted to unconstitutional discrimination.


Second U.S. judge halts Trump's ban on transgender troops

(Reuters) - A second federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, ruling that the prohibition likely amounts to unconstitutional discrimination.