Posts Tagged Human welfare

Bills DT Dareus to enter substance abuse program

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) is tended to by trainer Bud Carpenter during their NFL football training camp in Pittsford, N.Y., Monday, July 21, 2014. Watkins returned to the field. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus agreed to enter an NFL substance abuse program in a bid to have felony drug charges in Alabama dismissed, his attorney said Monday.

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Plans to rebuild Haiti capital displace families

In this July 10, 2014, photo, men search for items to recover in the rubble of houses razed by bulldozers in downtown of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Demolitions began in June for construction of the "administrative city” in downtown Port-au-Prince. But the plan hailed as a sign of post-quake rebirth by some residents has also set off a firestorm of criticism for creating a new wave of homelessness after many poor renters were given just minutes to vacate their dwellings before bulldozers arrived.  ( AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The broad avenues in the Haitian government’s promotional material are clean and unbroken, dotted with palm trees, parks and manicured expanses of grass. The new ministry buildings are sleek and modern but retain some of the neo-classical architecture of the former structures lost to natural disaster.

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Bourbonnais prepares to feed hungry Bears and fans

In this July 16, 2014 photo, Steve Long, owner of the Warehouse Wood Grill in Bourbonnais, Ill., cuts steaks in preparation for the weekend. Restaurants and other businesses in Bourbonnais are getting ready for arrival of football fans when the Chicago Bears begin their training camp July 25 at Olivet Nazarene University. (AP Photo/ The Daily Journal, Tiffany Blanchette)

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — You might not think local businesses would be happy about the prospect of hulking Bears roaming town, but when those bears are the kind that wear helmets and play at Soldier Field it is a different story.

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New alcohol charge against John Mellencamp’s son

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The 20-year-old son of rock star John Mellencamp faces an underage drinking charge while awaiting resolution of charges that he and his brother seriously injured a man in a fight.

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Experts: Social media can feed Munchausen by proxy

FILE -This undated file photo provided by the Westchester County District Attorney’s office shows Lacey Spears, who was indicted June 17, 2014, in White Plains, N.Y., on charges of depraved murder and manslaughter in the death of her son, 5-year-old Garnett-Paul Spears, whose sodium levels rose to dangerous levels with no medical explanation. Experts say the case of Spears appears to be an example of how social media feed into the disorder known as Munchausen by proxy, in which caretakers harm children and then bask in the attention. (AP Photo/Westchester County District Attorney, File)

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Experts say the case of a mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son to death with salt appears be an example of how social media feeds into Munchausen by proxy, a disorder in which caretakers purposely harm children and then bask in the attention and sympathy.

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