Feature

Divorcing Dad

The week's news at a glance.

Quincy, Mass.

A Massachusetts judge last week granted a 14-year-old boy the chance to sever legal ties to his father, who is serving life in prison for killing the boy’s mother. “He’s not my father anymore,” said Patrick Holland, who at age 8 found his mother, Elizabeth, dead on her bedroom floor. Three years ago, his father, Daniel, requested copies of Patrick’s school and counseling records, and asked to know how he was doing in Little League. Patrick, now living with family friends in New Hampshire, was outraged, and petitioned the court to terminate Daniel Holland’s parental rights. The judge turned him down in February, but reversed the ruling at the urging of child-welfare officials. A trial on the boy’s petition is scheduled for July 26.

Recommended

Jamal Khashoggi's Saudi killers got paramilitary training in U.S.
Jamal Khashoggi
Jamal Khashoggi Murder

Jamal Khashoggi's Saudi killers got paramilitary training in U.S.

10 things you need to know today: June 22, 2021
Ebrahim Raisi
Daily briefing

10 things you need to know today: June 22, 2021

Philippines' Duterte warns he'll jail people who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on a visit to China.
that's one idea

Philippines' Duterte warns he'll jail people who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine

Iran's president-elect says he won't meet with Biden
Ebrahim Raisi.
all eyes on iran

Iran's president-elect says he won't meet with Biden

Most Popular

7 toons about the Dems' Joe Manchin problem
Political Cartoon.
Feature

7 toons about the Dems' Joe Manchin problem

Bernie Sanders wants to know if cannabis reporter is 'stoned' right now
Bernie Sanders.
Sounds dope

Bernie Sanders wants to know if cannabis reporter is 'stoned' right now

Covering for Trump?
Merrick Garland and Donald Trump.
Picture of Ryan CooperRyan Cooper

Covering for Trump?