domestic violence

Houston police chief slams GOP over gun laws

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republican lawmakers for not reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act and taking action against gun violence, asking them in emotional remarks to choose between the nation's foremost gun lobby and "the children that are getting gunned down in this country every single day."

Woman calls 911, uses 'pizza' to report abuse

Tim TenEyck, a 911 dispatcher in Oregon, Ohio, has answered a lot of 911 calls in his 14 years on the job. When he first got a call on the evening of November 13 asking to order a pizza, he figured someone dialed the wrong number. But he soon realized the woman on the phone was asking for help in this suburb east of Toledo.

Student accused of goading boyfriend to kill himself releases texts

A former Boston College student accused of encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself appears to have pleaded with him to "stop," according to text messages released by a public relations firm representing her.

Kam Moore wants return to NFL

Former New York Giants safety Kamrin Moore is asking to be reinstated to the NFL after a grand jury cleared him of the assault allegation that prompted his suspension, his agent said Wednesday.

Astros deny exec taunted women reporters

The Houston Astros' front office ought to be talking about World Series preparations after a thrilling win brought them the American League crown. Instead, the team is dealing with one of its executives verbally accosting women journalists.

Deported man reentered US, now charged with murder

A man who was deported to the Dominican Republic in 2016 after several criminal convictions was arrested this week and charged with fatally stabbing his girlfriend in New York this summer, according to court documents and officials.

Stacey Dash arrested for domestic battery

Stacey Dash was arrested for domestic battery after an incident Sunday night in New Port Richey, Florida, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

4 girls raped every hour in Brazil, study finds

In Brazil, four girls under 13 are raped every hour and every two minutes police receive a report of violence against women.

WNBA suspends LA Sparks' Riquna Williams

The WNBA suspended a Los Angeles Sparks player without pay on Tuesday because of a domestic violence allegation stemming from an incident in December, the league said.

Parents of slain Utah student sue university for $56 million

A $56 million lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that the University of Utah failed to protect a student who was killed by an ex-boyfriend she had complained about to police more than 20 times.