First-year Kansas lawmaker arrested on alleged domestic violence

U.S. 11/01/21, 20:13

Democratic Kansas state Rep. Aaron Coleman has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, according to Johnson County Jail records. Coleman, known as a first-year Kansas lawmaker, was taken into custody on Saturday, Oct. 30, by Overland Park police, The Associated Press reported. The 21-year-old congressman was rebuked for abusive conduct by ...

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 times after an argument began over text messages. The attack happened ...

Texas man targets unborn child while stabbing pregnant wife at least 20 times

U.S. 08/05/19, 18:14

A 21-year-old Pasadena, Texas man is facing murder charges after authorities said he stabbed his pregnant wife to death late Saturday afternoon, Aug. 3. Reports say Alex Guajardo admitted to stabbing his wife Caitlynne Guajardo, 20, in the stomach because he didn't want another man to raise his child. Court documents say ...

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 to find herself arrested for theft. Now a Florida lawmaker and ...

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 she gained in her first pregnancy in 1988 and "beat ...

Democrats slam McConnell for delay on domestic violence bill

Politics 05/22/19, 19:54

Frustrated Democrats are ramping up their rhetoric as they pressure the Senate's Republican leader to allow a vote on a bill that helps victims of domestic and sexual violence. At a news conference on Wednesday, Rep. Jackie Speier of California took aim at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's self-proclaimed nickname as ...

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 you, verbally abusive, can be one-sided. She pauses to seek ...

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, conducted wide-ranging sessions with the club's front and back office ...

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 includes a provision making it easier to take away guns ...

Florida labor bill could aid victims of domestic violence

U.S. 03/31/19, 12:20

Reflecting on her assault 12 years ago, 41-year-old Wanda Gomez said she did not know if she was going to make it out alive. She had been stabbed multiple times by an angry ex-boyfriend, she said.Her attacker, who was also a co-worker, had been kicked out from her home after ...

‘American Pie’ singer objects to coverage of ex’s exhibit

Entertainment 02/22/19, 16:36

Don McLean has threatened to sue a weekly newspaper that wrote about his former wife's photo exhibition about domestic abuse, which includes a copy of the protection order issued against him.The "American Pie" singer and Patrisha McLean divorced after a domestic incident in their home in 2016. McLean pleaded guilty ...

Ray Rice: ‘I’m done with football,’ talks domestic violence

Football 12/18/18, 10:31

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice says he's not speaking out against domestic violence as a way to rejoin the NFL.Appearing Tuesday in a "CBS This Morning" interview with his wife, Janay, Rice said he sees similarities with himself after a video showed Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem ...

Michigan dismisses RB Samuels after domestic violence charge

Football 12/12/18, 16:18

Michigan dismissed running back O'Maury Samuels from its football program on the same day he was arraigned on two charges, including one for domestic violence.The school did not say why the move was made Wednesday, when Samuels was charged with domestic violence and malicious destruction of personal property. The date ...

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 called the decision a "procedural step" and said it "does ...

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 violence victims to keep their pets in their apartments.President and ...

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 in May. The 23-year-old player was suspended without pay for ...

Despite strong laws, domestic violence in Brazil is rampant

World 09/21/18, 00:07

Rogeria Cardeal had spent most of the day in a muggy waiting room at the public defenders' office. She wanted to report that a former partner, who had beaten her for years, had violated a restraining order by approaching her and the kids at church.The response was discouraging."It's not like ...

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