Teen welfare

February 14, 2019 - 8:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When California voters legalized marijuana, they were promised that part of the tax revenue from pot sales and cultivation would be devoted to programs to teach youth how to avoid substance abuse. But more than a year after the start of sales, there's no money for those programs...
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In this Nov. 15, 2018 photo, students participate in a Youth Aware of Mental Health session at Uplift Hampton Preparatory School in Dallas. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center offers the program to schools to help educate students about mental health and suicide prevention. Part of the program includes the students participating in role-playing sessions to help them understand the issues being discussed. (AP Photo/Benny Snyder)
February 09, 2019 - 4:56 pm
DALLAS (AP) — In a scenario playing out in more and more classrooms around the world, a Dallas teenager recently asked her classmate if anything was wrong, noting that she hadn't been acting like herself. The brusque reply: "Just leave me alone." The ninth-graders at the Uplift Hampton Preparatory...
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In this photo provided on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2012 by the Brigade de Sapeurs-Pompiers de Paris (Paris Fire Brigade), a fire rages through the top floors of an apartment building in Paris, France. The fire that authorities suspect was an arson attack sent residents fleeing to the roof or climbing out their windows to escape. (Benoit Moser/BSPP via AP)
February 09, 2019 - 7:38 am
PARIS (AP) — Paris prosecutor's office says the suspect in the fire that killed 10 people in the French capital this week has been handed preliminary arson charges. The suspect, a woman who prosecutors say has been hospitalized at least 13 times in the past decade for mental health issues, was...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2017 file photo, Michelle Carter sits in Taunton District Court in Taunton, Mass. Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to prison for encouraging 18-year-old Conrad Roy, III to kill himself in July 2014. The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts is expected to release it's ruling in the case on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Her sentence was put on hold while the court reviewed the case and the defense argument that her actions were not criminal. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool, File)
February 06, 2019 - 1:28 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A young woman who as a teenager encouraged her boyfriend through dozens of text messages to kill himself is responsible for his suicide, Massachusetts' highest court ruled Wednesday in upholding her involuntary manslaughter conviction. The Supreme Judicial Court said in a unanimous...
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January 11, 2019 - 3:40 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson says the arrest last year that led to his 18-game suspension came when he started drinking again after 23 months of sobriety. Watson, who turns 27 on Sunday, said Friday in an Instagram post that he's been dealing with anxiety,...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018 file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass. Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes in 2018 compared with the previous year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. Findings were released on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
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December 17, 2018 - 6:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. It was the largest single-year increase in the survey's 44-year history, far...
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File - In this Aug. 28, 2018 file photo, Nevada state Attorney General Adam Laxalt speaks at the Southern Hills Republican Women's Club in Henderson, Nev. The Republican gubernatorial candidate said Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, he was a "reckless and foolish" teen when he was arrested for assaulting a police officer more than 20 years ago in Virginia. Records obtained by the Reno Gazette Journal from the city of Alexandria show the Nevada attorney general was taken into custody for underage drinking in 1996. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
October 01, 2018 - 8:47 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Democrats are calling on Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt to release his bar association application and full criminal record after the Republican gubernatorial nominee acknowledged he was a "reckless and foolish" teen when he was arrested for assaulting a police officer more...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2013, file photo, Andrew Garrison, 11, of Salt Lake City, looks over the Rockwell exhibition at the Mormon Church History Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Mormon church's new youth program it will roll out in 2020 when it cuts all ties with Boy Scouts of America will still include outdoor and adventure activities even as the initiative becomes more gospel-focused, the faith confirmed Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
September 21, 2018 - 3:33 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church's new youth program, which will roll out in 2020 when it cuts all ties with Boy Scouts of America, will still include outdoor and adventure activities even as the initiative becomes more gospel-focused, the faith confirmed Friday. The Church of Jesus Christ...
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This Aug. 29, 2018 photo shows an arrangement of prescription Oxycodone pills in New York. Figures from a 2017 survey released on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, show fewer people used heroin for the first time compared to the previous year, and fewer Americans misusing or addicted to prescription opioid painkillers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 14, 2018 - 2:19 pm
Figures from a U.S. government survey released Friday show some progress in the fight against the ongoing opioid addiction crisis with fewer people in 2017 using heroin for the first time compared to the previous year. The number of new users of heroin decreased from 170,000 in 2016 to 81,000 in...
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Fired Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver, who was convicted for the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, sits during the sentencing phase at the Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Oliver was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday night, after being convicted of murdering Edwards, an unarmed boy when he fired into a car packed with black teenagers leaving a house party in suburban Dallas. (Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
August 29, 2018 - 10:51 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A white former police officer was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday night, after being convicted of murdering an unarmed 15-year-old boy when he fired into a car packed with black teenagers leaving a house party in suburban Dallas. Roy Oliver, who faced up to life in prison,...
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