MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court dismissed a defamation claim against an organization that helps victims of domestic violence on Wednesday, saying the group had no reason to doubt a...
W. Va. Supreme Court aids domestic violence victims
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court released a series of videos aimed at helping domestic violence victims obtain protective paperwork.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman's effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims' safety.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Sacramento police officer (all times local):
The Sacramento Police Department has confirmed that a female officer...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court says law enforcement officers can't arrest someone for a misdemeanor unless they have a warrant or actually saw the crime being committed.
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...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Proponents of a Vermont bill that would have imposed a 24-hour waiting period to buy handguns say the veto by the Republican governor was a political move that will cost the...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee district attorney is under investigation after posting anti-Islamic social media comments and saying gay people shouldn't receive domestic violence...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee district attorney is facing calls for an investigation after saying gay people shouldn't receive domestic violence protections, arguing that such laws are...
DEXTER, Maine (AP) — Most funds earmarked for a Maine domestic violence program went to day-to-day jail operations instead.
The Bangor Daily News reports just $10,000 of $36,000 raised...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is going to be participating in a program to help communities prevent deaths and injuries caused by firearms used in domestic abuse cases.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera was placed on administrative leave Tuesday by Major League Baseball, a day after his arrest in a domestic violence case...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York government news, lawmakers gave support this week to domestic violence victims.
On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation allowing judges to reduce...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation allowing judges to reduce prison sentences for victims of domestic abuse who committed crimes while defending themselves against their...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina probation officer has been fired over allegations that he had offenders on house arrest pay for additional time outside, saying they had to "pay to...
CHICAGO (AP) — 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...
HELSINKI (AP) — An Estonian government minister resigned Tuesday after just a day in the job when authorities launched a domestic violence investigation into him.
Data: Many drop out of Kansas domestic violence programs
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Roughly half of the participants in Kansas' certified intervention programs designed to break cycles of domestic violence dropped out last year, according to the state attorney...
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Utah County prosecutors are looking into partnering with area justice courts to create a specialized court for domestic violence cases — a first of its kind in the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...
NYPD targets domestic violence in its ranks
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is strengthening penalties for officers who commit domestic violence, including termination for repeat offenders.
MIAMI (AP) — 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...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — When the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence joined the state's pension system in the early 2000s, it had to set aside roughly 6 percent of each employee's salary...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Parents and people with disabilities joined students and survivors of domestic violence Monday in urging New Hampshire House budget writers to support programs that have...
Croatians demand more action against domestic violence
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Thousands of people have rallied in Croatia demanding government action against domestic violence after a man threw his four small children from a balcony, seriously...
New gun control bill advances to governor in New Mexico
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Legislature has passed a gun control bill aimed at ensuring that people under protective orders for domestic violence relinquish their firearms.
MMA fighter pleads no contest to assaulting fighter wife
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii mixed martial arts fighter pleaded no contest Thursday to assaulting his wife, a fellow fighter who said he left her with a fractured eye socket.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has settled a federal lawsuit against the city of Woonsocket over the withholding of grants from a nonprofit that helps domestic violence...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico measure to keep people from possessing a firearm if they are under permanent protective orders for domestic violence is headed to the House floor.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's Cabinet has gone out into the street to observe a minute of silence as part of a day of national mourning it decreed for victims of domestic violence.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities in Saudi Arabia have suspended a new television talk show that tackled sensitive issues and aired critical views after just two weeks, according to a...
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A Clallam County Sheriff's Office deputy who pursued sex with an alleged domestic violence victim was suspended in January for 30 days without pay.
Michigan woman ready for clemency after 30 years in prison
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan woman who was granted clemency after serving more than 30 years of a life sentence is preparing for life outside prison.
Domestic assault activists to detail priorities to lawmakers
BOSTON (AP) — Domestic assault activists are planning to gather at the Massachusetts Statehouse this week to talk to lawmakers about their legislative priorities.
Idaho officer killed in Utah in fight over ex-girlfriend
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An off-duty Idaho Falls police officer was fatally shot Thursday night after he entered a Utah home uninvited and confronted a man who he believed was dating his...
‘American Pie’ singer objects to coverage of ex’s exhibit
CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — Don McLean's former wife has launched a photo exhibition about domestic abuse that includes a copy of the protection order issued against him, and the "American Pie" singer is...
House committee advances domestic violence gun seizure bill
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A proposal that would require police to seize guns from people subject to some protective orders was approved by a state House committee.
Theo Epstein: Joe Ricketts emails don’t reflect Cubs’ values
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein criticized emails from the patriarch of the family that owns the team and said Addison Russell won't play for Chicago again unless he meets the team's high expectations while completing his domestic violence suspension.
University of Utah outlines changes after campus shooting
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — On what would have been slain University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey's 22nd birthday, college officials provided a progress report Tuesday about changes being made to correct deficiencies exposed in the lead-up to last year's fatal shooting of McCluskey on campus by her ex-boyfriend.
South Carolina still near bottom in violence against women
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina continues to rank near the bottom in the nation when it comes to protecting female victims of domestic violence, according to a report that has led state lawmakers to call for more action.
New law expands protections for pets of abuse survivors
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A new bipartisan legislation signed into law last month is expanding existing federal protections for the pets of domestic violence survivors.
City council votes to end jailing uncooperative victims
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — City Council members in New Orleans unanimously approved a resolution Thursday calling for an end to the jailing of sexual assault or domestic violence victims who resist testifying against their suspected assailants.
The vote put the council directly at odds with District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro, who had opposed the resolution.
The Latest: Council calls for end to jailing of victims
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a New Orleans City Council resolution calling for an end to the jailing of sexual assault or domestic violence victims who resist testifying against their suspected assailants. (all times local):
The New Orleans City Council has unanimously approved a resolution calling for an end to the jailing of sexual assault or domestic violence victims who resist testifying against their suspected assailants.
Funds approved for new homeless, domestic violence shelter
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The city of Missoula soon will have a new, $10.9 million YWCA homeless and domestic violence shelter.
The Missoulian reports the Missoula Redevelopment Agency's board approved up to $144,404 in Tax Increment Financing to assist in the building of the emergency shelter.
Man fatally shot by police trying to serve order at his home
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer fatally shot an 80-year-old man while trying to serve a domestic violence protective order at his home in West Virginia.
News outlets report Robert Matz was killed Monday morning when Clarksburg police attempted to serve the order. Police Chief Robbie Hilliard says Matz was armed when two officers and one probationary officer arrived at his home. He did not say what prompted the shooting.
Governor’s order updates workplace domestic violence policy
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine has signed an executive order expanding Ohio's policy on workplace domestic violence to offer more protection to state employees who are victims of such violence.
The Republican governor signed the order Wednesday. It adds new protections and expands the definition of domestic violence to include dating violence.
About 40 people died due to domestic violence in Colorado
DENVER (AP) — Cameras from news stations across the country packed into the halls of the Weld County Court House on a chilly November day to record the sentencing of a Frederick man convicted of killing his wife, Shanann Watts, and their two young daughters. Onlookers lined up early before the hearing in hopes of getting a seat in the packed courtroom. Thousands joined online discussion groups to debate every minute detail of the case.
Arizona gives up challenge to immigrant driver’s licenses
PHOENIX (AP) — The state of Arizona says it will no longer fight giving driver's licenses to certain immigrants who have work permits and protections from deportation.
The state announced Wednesday that it had settled with the plaintiffs in a lawsuit originally filed in September 2016 after the state stopped granting licenses to immigrants who have deferred action, such as victims of domestic violence or those who are awaiting humanitarian visas.