May 22, 2009 10:37 EDT
Texas must hire hundreds of new workers, improve living conditions and medical care, and more quickly investigate claims of abuse at the state's large institutions for the mentally disabled, under a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department.
May 22, 2009 10:37 EDT
Texas agrees to pump $112 million into troubled state program for mentally disabled. Texas must hire hundreds of new workers, improve living conditions and medical care, and more quickly investigate claims of abuse at the state's large institutions for the mentally disabled, under a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department.
May 13, 2009 03:03 EDT
Employee videos show disturbing fights among mentally disabled students at Texas school. Cell phone videos allegedly taken by an employee at a Texas school show disturbing scenes of mentally disabled students fighting each other in bouts that prosecutors say were organized by the employees.
May 12, 2009 11:39 EDT
A brief history of the Sobibor camp, where Demjanjuk is accused of working as a guard. The Sobibor extermination camp, where retired autoworker John Demjanjuk is alleged to have served as a guard, was built by Nazi officers in occupied Poland in 1942 and razed 18 months later.
May 11, 2009 11:01 EDT
Surfboards play a key role in the finale of CBS' 14th edition of `Amazing Race'. Some quick thinking at the end won $1 million for a brother-sister team of Harvard-educated lawyers on the CBS game of "Amazing Race."
May 08, 2009 20:00 EDT
Police in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka have launched a crackdown on organised gangs who force physically disabled people to beg on the streets before stealing their earnings, an officer said Saturday.
May 03, 2009 20:00 EDT
Authorities in Tanzania, under fire for failure to stem a tide of witchcraft-related murders of albinos, on Monday pledged more protection of people with albinism.
Apr 30, 2009 20:00 EDT
An organization that lets people with disabilities virtually climb mountains and hike trails shared top honors in a first-ever Second Life prize for in-world projects improving real-world lives.
Apr 30, 2009 19:17 EDT
Suit contends NYC failed to protect disabled children who were put in abusive home. A federal lawsuit claims New York City failed to properly screen a woman who used fictitious identities to adopt 10 disabled children and later repeatedly abused, starved and imprisoned them in a "house of horrors."
Apr 30, 2009 17:08 EDT
A federal lawsuit claims New York City failed to properly screen a woman who used fictitious identities to adopt 10 disabled children and later repeatedly abused, starved and imprisoned them in a "house of horrors."
Apr 27, 2009 15:40 EDT
Police arrest 91 protesters outside White House calling for better care for disabled people. U.S. Park Police say they have arrested 91 protesters in front of the White House, including some in wheelchairs who chained themselves to a fence.
Apr 23, 2009 18:17 EDT
Wisconsin could become the first state requiring private insurance companies to cover cochlear implants for children with severe hearing problems.
Apr 23, 2009 18:17 EDT
Wisconsin passes bill requiring insurers to cover cochlear implants; gov. promises to sign. Wisconsin could become the first state requiring private insurance companies to cover cochlear implants for children with severe hearing problems.
Apr 22, 2009 09:42 EDT
Corrective: Today in History-April 15. In Today in History for April 15, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the first American school for the deaf opened in Hartford, Conn., in 1817. The first such school operated in Virginia from 1812 to 1815. Hartford's is the first permanent school for the deaf in the United States.
Apr 07, 2009 19:18 EDT
Group protests limits to read-aloud feature on Amazon's latest Kindle e-reader. A group representing the blind and other people with disabilities protested limitations to the new read-aloud feature on Amazon.com Inc.'s latest Kindle electronic reader Tuesday, arguing that the restrictions unfairly limit their access to e-books.
Apr 06, 2009 20:00 EDT
Very loud, repeated blasts of sonar can cause a dolphin to temporarily lose its hearing, according to an investigation into a suspected link between naval operations and cetacean strandings.
Apr 03, 2009 18:35 EDT
Joan Lunden hosts good news show `Hometown Heroes,' highlighting community volunteers. Joan Lunden says she's glad to bring upbeat news to television with "Hometown Heroes," beginning its second season this weekend.
Apr 03, 2009 17:12 EDT
Man accused with 5 others of organizing fights at Texas facility for disabled arrested in SC. One of six people accused of organizing fights at a state-run facility for the mentally and physically disabled in Texas has been arrested in South Carolina.
Apr 02, 2009 20:04 EDT
Obama continues remaking federal judiciary, makes 2 more selections to appeals courts. President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated a federal judge from Maryland and another from New York to serve on U.S. appeals courts, moving to change the political balance of both courts.
Mar 31, 2009 19:26 EDT
WASHINGTON ? The Special Olympics launched a campaign Tuesday to banish the word "retard," a casual insult that derives from an out-of-favor medical term and has long been considered inappropriate.