11-year-old stabs man with scissors to stop him beating mom

U.S. 08/21/19, 10:58

Florida deputies said an 11-year-old girl stabbed a 44-year-old man with scissors to stop him from attacking her mother, on Saturday, Aug. 17. Panagiotis Karamanlis pulled the mom's hair, holding her to the ground and punching her in the face multiple ...

Florida woman charged after giving husband’s guns to police

U.S. 06/24/19, 10:58

A Florida woman's effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims' safety. Courtney Irby gave her estranged husband's guns to police after he was charged with domestic violence-aggravated battery, only ...

O.J. Simpson case helped bring spousal abuse out of shadows

U.S. 06/12/19, 13:27

In a letter that surfaced after her 1994 murder, Nicole Brown Simpson detailed the fear and violence that framed her marriage to O.J. Simpson, the charismatic football star who became a TV pitchman.Simpson gave her "disgusted" looks with each pound ...

Amid #MeToo, states debate teaching consent to kids

U.S. 05/19/19, 23:05

Inside a Catholic school in Portland, Oregon, high school sophomores break into groups to discuss some once-taboo topics: abusive relationships and consent.At one desk, a girl with banana-colored fingernails begins jotting down some of the hallmarks of abuse: Physically hurting ...

Domestic violence expert: Wait and see with Addison Russell

Sports 05/07/19, 18:37

In the aftermath of Addison Russell's suspension for violating baseball's domestic violence policy, the Chicago Cubs decided to put their staff through enhanced training.Family Rescue, an organization that works to curb domestic violence by supporting victims and advocating for change, ...

House approves domestic violence law amid dispute over guns

Politics 04/04/19, 12:12

The House voted Thursday to reauthorize a 25-year-old law that helps victims of domestic and sexual violence, despite complaints by Republicans that Democrats were politicizing the popular law by expanding gun control. The bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act ...

Suspended shortstop Russell offered 2019 contract by Cubs

Sports 11/30/18, 17:25

The Cubs offered suspended shortstop Addison Russell a 2019 contract while maintaining Friday his future with the team is not certain.Russell is serving a 40-game domestic violence suspension following allegations by his ex-wife.President of president of baseball operations Theo Epstein ...

Pet-friendly domestic violence shelter is built in NYC

New York 10/30/18, 15:15

A domestic violence shelter custom-designed for people and pets has been built in New York City.Domestic violence survivors, officials, advocates and some pets gathered Tuesday for a ribbon-cutting. Organizers say it's the first shelter of its size custom-built for domestic ...

Assault charge against pitcher Roberto Osuna dropped

Baseball 09/25/18, 15:17

Canadian prosecutors dropped a domestic assault charge on Tuesday against Houston Astros closer Roberto Osuna, who agreed to stay away from the alleged victim for one year and continue counseling.Osuna, formerly with the Toronto Blue Jays, was charged with assault ...

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