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Gunman upset by divorce is found dead after manhunt

Sep. 20, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

EAST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who was apparently upset that his ex-wife had been awarded their home in their divorce was found dead early Thursday, several hours after he shot at her and later killed his own parents. Bruce Rogal, 59, died after a manhunt and a police chase that ended...

India bans instant divorce by Muslim men

Sep. 19, 2018 12:52 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce. The government decision came after it failed to get approval from Parliament a year after the court ruled that the practice of...

No fault: UK proposes major easing of divorce procedures

Sep. 15, 2018 6:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government is proposing to introduce "no-fault" divorces and make other changes to make it much easier for married couples to divorce. Justice Secretary David Gauke Saturday began a consultation process to revise laws he said were "out of touch with modern life." New legislation...

Gunman kills ex-wife, 4 others and himself in California

Sep. 13, 2018 9:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gunman in Southern California fatally shot his ex-wife and a man at a trucking company before chasing after another man, killing him, and then driving to a home where he killed a father and daughter during a nearly 40-minute rampage, authorities said Thursday. Kern County Sheriff Donny...

Latest: California rampage gunman thought wife had cheated

Sep. 13, 2018 9:30 PM EDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting rampage in Bakersfield, California (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The California gunman who shot and killed his ex-wife and four others before turning the weapon on himself had filed for divorce last year because he believed she had cheated on him....

UK says Brexit could mean less warning of falling space junk

Sep. 13, 2018 12:52 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It turns out the consequences of Brexit may not be confined to Earth. The British government said Thursday that the U.K. may get less warning of falling space debris if the country leaves the bloc without a divorce agreement. The news was one of the more eye-catching items in a government...

Tennessee GOP donor off college board until divorce resolved

Sep. 12, 2018 5:05 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A well-known Tennessee businessman and major Republican donor has left Belmont University's board until his contentious divorce is resolved. Belmont told The Tennessean in a statement Tuesday that Lee Beaman requested the temporary leave "until his family dispute is resolved."...

UK looks at easing divorce law after high-profile court case

Sep. 8, 2018 6:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government wants to make it easier for couples to divorce, spurred by the case of a woman ordered to stay in what she called a loveless marriage. The Supreme Court ruled in July that Tini Owens must remain married to her husband of 40 years despite her wish to leave him. The...

Olympic skater Michelle Kwan sells her Rhode Island estate

Aug. 30, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan has sold her Rhode Island estate. The Providence Journal reports that the Newport estate, named Casa del Sole, sold for nearly $4 million. Kwan took sole ownership after filing for divorce from Clay Pell last year. Kwan and Pell both listed...

UK Brexit chief says October deadline for deal may slip

Aug. 29, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. and the European Union may not meet their self-imposed October deadline for a divorce deal, Britain's Brexit minister said Wednesday. But Dominic Raab said he remained "stubbornly optimistic" that there would be agreement before Britain leaves the bloc in March. Separately, his EU...