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Senate OKs landmark gun violence bill, House passage is next

Jun. 23, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate easily approved a bipartisan gun violence bill Thursday that seemed unthinkable a month ago, setting up final approval of what will be Congress' most far-reaching response in decades to the nation's run of brutal mass shootings. After years futile...

Alabama officer nearly killed in 2019 shooting arrested

Jun. 23, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer who was critically injured after being shot repeatedly while on duty in 2019 has been arrested on a domestic violence charge, news outlets reported Thursday. Samuel Yoh, 45, of Ozark was arrested on Wednesday afternoon after Ozark police...

Police: Suburban Atlanta man killed 3 relatives after fight

Jun. 22, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man is accused of killing his mother, stepfather and cousin at a suburban Atlanta home. Cobb County police say a domestic dispute on Tuesday led Marcus Smith, 37, to shoot and kill his 60-year-old mother, Janice Peaks; his 63-year-old stepfather,...

Senators reach bipartisan compromise on gun violence bill

Jun. 22, 2022 06:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate bargainers reached agreement Tuesday on a bipartisan gun violence bill, potentially teeing up final passage by week's end on an incremental but landmark package that would stand as Congress’ response to mass shootings in Texas and New York that shook the nation. ...

6 officers open fire, kill armed man in New Hampshire

Jun. 19, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police responding to a domestic violence 911 call early Sunday shot and killed an armed man who refused to surrender, state Attorney General John M. Formella said in a statement. Local police responded around 12:20 a.m. to a parking lot near a...

Jury sides with Issaquah officers in neck-injury death

Jun. 17, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — A jury has sided with two Issaquah police officers who were sued by the wife of a 66-year-old man who died after suffering a neck injury when he was detained by police investigating a 2018 domestic dispute. A unanimous jury in U.S. District Court in Seattle...

Pelicans' Jaxson Hayes sentenced for scuffle with LA police

Jun. 14, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes was sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation, 450 hours of community service and a year of weekly domestic violence classes for a scuffle with officers responding to a domestic violence call last summer in Los Angeles. ...

Detroit man charged in torture, sexual assault of girlfriend

Jun. 13, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man has been arrested after his 22-year-old girlfriend was strangled with an extension cord, sexually assaulted and burned with a metal spatula. He was arraigned Sunday on torture, criminal sexual conduct, home invasion, felonious assault and other charges,...

Ex-Alabama QB Barker enters plea in domestic violence case

Jun. 10, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Alabama quarterback Jay Barker, who is married to country music singer Sara Evans, has entered what Tennessee prosecutors called a “best interest” plea to a misdemeanor charge of reckless endangerment after a January arrest on a felony domestic violence charge....

Longtime partner suing former Washington QB Mark Rypien

May. 31, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The former longtime partner of ex-NFL quarterback Mark Rypien has filed a personal injury lawsuit against him alleging years of physical and emotional abuse. The Spokesman-Review reported that Danielle Wade filed the lawsuit in Spokane County Superior Court. ...