July 1, 2016 |
MISS TEEN USA is dropping the swimsuit competition. The Miss Universe Organization announced Wednesday that gawking at teenage girls in swimsuits didn't fit with the pageant's mission to promote education and "active, purposeful lives. " So instead of wearing swimsuits, the young contestants will now wear athletic wear. But hopefully not those new Nike tennis dresses. The elimination of swimsuits is welcome news for 2015 Miss Teen USA Katherine Haik of Louisiana. The 16-year-old fought to have the swimsuit competition eliminated because it sexualized teenage girls.
July 7, 2015 |
ANITA COTTON snapped a selfie just before 3 p.m. Saturday, wearing an American-flag shawl and a smile. "Happy 4 of July," she tweeted with the photo. Normally, such a snapshot would be nothing more than a silly memory posted online by a 17-year-old heading to college in the fall. Instead, it's become a memorial image of the young mother, retweeted nearly 200 times by her friends and family. Twelve hours after the shutter on her smartphone closed, police say, Cotton was stabbed to death in a neighborhood spat that reached catastrophic proportions.
March 27, 2014 |
"I'D NEVER felt in fear for my life before this happened. " That's how a Temple University student described his encounter with a group of teenage girls who accosted him and his girlfriend Friday on Norris Street near 17th. He left the encounter shaken, but his girlfriend, 19, fared much worse: One girl, whom police are now questioning, slammed a brick into her face, causing serious damage to her mouth and teeth. "This was in broad daylight," the man, 20, said. "I'm familiar with the area and the reputation it has, but I never expected anything so senseless, or to be involved in anything so senseless.
March 7, 2014 |
WALTER Sasse spent two decades enforcing the law - but now, the 75-year-old former police officer is on the wrong side of it, accused of sexually preying on a teenage girl. Sasse, who was a cop on horseback for 18 years in the Philadelphia Police Department's elite Mounted Patrol Unit, was free on bail yesterday after detectives locked him up Wednesday night on a slew of charges including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, sexual assault, corruption of minors and aggravated indecent assault.
July 28, 2013
The number of teenage girls in the United States vaccinated against human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted infection that can cause cervical cancer, has not risen, though the shot can dramatically reduce the risk of the virus. Vaccinations among 13- to 17-year-old girls remained unchanged last year from 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fifty-four percent of the teenagers received one dose of HPV vaccine and 33 percent got all three prescribed doses, the CDC reported.
March 22, 2013 |
TWO HEARTLESS teenage girls carjacked an 89-year-old woman in a sleepy Delaware town, shoved her into the trunk and drove around for two days with the woman locked inside, police said Thursday. The harrowing ordeal started about 11 a.m. Monday, when Margaret E. Smith left her home in rural Lincoln to go get some lunch. Outside the Chicken Man eatery in nearby Milford, Del., the girls approached Smith and asked her for a ride to Lincoln, according to the Delaware State Police. Smith agreed, but back in Lincoln, the girls demanded her car keys, state police said.
March 11, 2013 |
LaKyisha, who will soon celebrate her 15th birthday, is polite and well-behaved, and shows caring for others. She enjoys baking and participates in an afterschool cooking club. Other favorite pastimes are singing, dancing, watching television, and listening to rap and country music. Like most teenage girls, she delights in going shopping and finding the latest fashions. In school, LaKyisha receives special-education services and benefits from the small class size and individual attention.
November 25, 2012 |
More than seven months since he was nearly killed by a hit-and-run driver, 17-year-old David Silva lay Wednesday in a hospital bed set up in his family's dining room in Tacony, where a nurse makes sure he doesn't rip out the tube that helps him breathe. He reached his left arm over his head and pulled open his right eyelid, watching as a reporter entered the room. At his mother's instruction, he waved. "I know my son's still there," Dorothy Robbins said. But "with brain injuries, there's really nothing they can tell you. " Though David is making progress, Robbins doesn't know how long it could take her son, who is semiconscious and cannot speak, to recover.
October 16, 2012 |
Six teenage girls accused of beating a mentally disabled woman in Chester and posting the video on Facebook were ordered Monday to stand trial on charges of conspiracy, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, harassment, burglary, and trespassing. At their preliminary hearing in District Court, five acknowledged their roles and four apologized to the victim and her family. One said she had only witnessed the beating. After a police officer testified about what he saw on Facebook, the victim took the stand to describe what happened Sept.
October 13, 2012 |
MINGORA, Pakistan - Pakistani police have arrested a number of suspects in the case of a 14-year-old girl shot and wounded by the Taliban for promoting education for girls and criticizing the fundamentalist Islamic movement, officials said Friday. The shooting of Malala Yousufzai along with two classmates while they were on their way home from school Tuesday horrified people in Pakistan and internationally. It has been followed by an outpouring of support for a girl who earned the enmity of the Taliban for publicizing their acts and speaking about the importance of education for girls.