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Florida woman who took husband's guns faces misdemeanor

Jul. 3, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who took her estranged husband's guns after his arrest and turned them over to the police will be charged with misdemeanor trespassing instead of theft and burglary, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Courtney Irby originally had faced the more serious charges after her...

Judge ordered to trial for alleged crimes in divorce case

Jun. 26, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) — A Livingston County judge has been ordered to trial on criminal charges related to her divorce. The decision Wednesday came a week after the Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments about removing Theresa Brennan from the bench in a separate matter . Brennan is accused of perjury and...

Man who won lottery millions during divorce case must share

Jun. 19, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who was in the middle of a divorce when he won more than $30 million must share the lottery windfall with his ex-wife. The Michigan appeals court says a marriage isn't over until it's over. It means Mary Beth Zelasko can keep $15 million awarded by an...

Review: Novel dissects divorce with sharp, funny scalpel

Jun. 18, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

"Fleishman Is in Trouble" (Random House), by Taffy Brodesser-Akner There was once a time when becoming a doctor or marrying one was an ideal measure of success. But "Fleishman Is in Trouble," the new novel by Taffy Brodesser-Akner, rejects that antiquated notion and several other tired societal tropes, shining a...

Rep. Omar filed joint tax returns before she married husband

Jun. 12, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota campaign finance officials said last week that Democratic U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar misused campaign funds in violation of state rules. They also revealed that she had filed joint tax returns with her husband years before they were legally married and at a time when she was married...

Grandmother seeks custody of missing woman's 5 children

Jun. 4, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police and cadaver dogs were combing through a Hartford trash-to-energy plant Tuesday for signs of a missing Connecticut mother of five, while the children's 85-year-old grandmother moved to seek custody. Gloria Farber, of New York City, filed her custody motion Monday in Connecticut...

Police: Blood found in missing Connecticut mom's home

Jun. 3, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — The blood of a missing mother of five was found on clothing and other items dumped in several locations where two people matching the description of her estranged husband and his girlfriend were recorded on video disposing of trash bags, according to arrest warrants released Monday....

Missing mom's estranged husband and his girlfriend arrested

Jun. 2, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police investigating the disappearance of a Connecticut mother of five have arrested her estranged husband and his girlfriend on charges of evidence tampering and hindering prosecution, authorities announced Sunday. Police in the wealthy New York City suburb of New Canaan said Fotis...

Ireland votes by large margin to liberalize divorce laws

May. 26, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Irish voters have overwhelmingly endorsed a plan to liberalize the country's constitution to make it easier for couples to divorce, election officials said Sunday. Just over 82% of voters endorsed removing a requirement that couples be separated for four of the previous five years before they...

Mom of 5 slain children sobs on stand at ex-husband's trial

May. 20, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Amber Kyzer dabbed tears from her eyes for most of her testimony Monday and sobbed at the death penalty trial of her ex-husband, charged with killing their five young children. But then a prosecutor asked her to read a letter she wrote the oldest child, trying to comfort her over the...