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Alabama Shakes drummer Steven Johnson arrested on child abuse charges

Alabama Shakes drummer Steven Johnson arrested on child abuse charges

Entertainment
Getty ImagesSteven Johnson, the drummer for Grammy award-winning US rock band Alabama Shakes, has been arrested on child abuse charges.Johnson was taken into custody at Alabama's Limestone County Jail on Wednesday, news outlets report.A grand jury indicted him on charges of wilful torture, abuse and cruelly beating or otherwise wilfully maltreating a child.Bond is set at $ 21,500 (£15,580) with an arraignment date set for 7 April.Johnson, 35, previously pleaded guilty in March last year to violating a domestic violence protection order in Limestone County. He received a suspended sentence of a year in jail, with 24 months on probation.Alabama Shakes have been on hiatus since 2018. The roots-rock revivalists won a host of Grammys for their 2012 debut album, Boys & Girls, and its 2015 fo...
Biden pressed on child migration at first news conference

Biden pressed on child migration at first news conference

World
US President Joe Biden was pressed on how he would address the surge in migrants at the southern border at his first official press conference.More than 17,000 children are being kept in government detention centres and Mr Biden was challenged on whether his policies could be contributing to the increase in child arrivals.The president defended his record and vowed to be transparent.The hour-long event also covered subjects from guns to foreign policy.He also doubled his administration's vaccine rollout goal, saying that he now aims to have 200 million jabs be given before his 100th day in office.But questions about the situation at the US-Mexico border dominated the event.What did Biden say about the surge?During the White House news conference, Mr Biden blamed his predecessor Donald Trum...
Peloton: Child killed in ‘tragic’ treadmill accident

Peloton: Child killed in ‘tragic’ treadmill accident

Business
Getty ImagesPeloton has warned parents to keep children away from its treadmills after the death of a child.Boss John Foley called it "tragic accident" - one of a "small handful" of incidents in which children have been hurt on the firm's exercise equipment.He did not disclose further details about what happened.In February, a 3-year-old suffered severe head injuries after getting trapped under a Peloton treadmill, but will make a full recovery.The latest incident report into that accident, disclosed on Wednesday, said the child "was found to have tread marks on his back matching the slats of the treadmill".Mr Foley, Peloton's founder, said children should stay away from the firm's machines, which have surged in popularity during the pandemic."We design and build all of our products with s...
Football’s child sex abuse scandal: Survivors say game ‘must learn from mistakes’

Football’s child sex abuse scandal: Survivors say game ‘must learn from mistakes’

Sports
Last updated on 1 minute ago1 minute ago.From the section FootballSurvivors of childhood sexual abuse say football must not be complacent after the release of an independent review into historical abuse in the sport.The review found the Football Association "did not do enough to keep children safe" between 1970 and 2005.Former England international Paul Stewart said football had to ensure "this doesn't happen again".Ex-youth player Ian Ackley said it was "incredibly naive" to think childhood sexual abuse is only in the past.The long-awaited 710-page review, led by Clive Sheldon QC and commissioned by the FA in 2016, found there were "significant institutional failings" by the English game's governing body, which was "too slow" to have sufficient measures put in place to protect children.FA...

New child tax credit proposals could give families more money than the $1,400 stimulus checks

Finance
Getty ImagesMany Americans are eager to see more money from the federal government in the form of $ 1,400 stimulus checks.But another part of Democrats' $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, changes to the child tax credit, could actually give qualifying families more money than the direct payments."The child tax credit is going to be more important to many families than the economic impact payments," said Howard Gleckman, senior fellow at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, a non-partisan think tank.The child tax credit works to provide financial support to help parents care for children. Because it's a credit, it lets parents subtract a certain amount from their federal tax liability.More from Personal Finance:Long-term unemployment is close to a Great Recession recordHow Biden...