Latest Domestic violence News

UFC obliging troubled Greg Hardy's desire for 2nd chance

Jan. 17, 2019 6:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Greg Hardy's eyes popped as he saw his name in bold print on the oversized placard that identified him as a UFC fighter. "That's dope! It's got my Twitter thing on it," Hardy said with a laugh. Yes, his Twitter handle @greghardyjr was printed underneath his name to let fans know how to find...

Saudi women runaways rebel against system of male control

Jan. 17, 2019 9:15 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Another Saudi woman has turned to social media for protection from her father, just days after Canada granted refuge to Rahaf al-Qunun, the 18-year-old Saudi who fled her family. Identified only as Nojoud al-Mandeel on Twitter, her case differs from that of al-Qunun. She...

Kansas RB Pooka Williams granted diversion in battery case

Jan. 9, 2019 1:43 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Star Kansas running back Pooka Williams has been granted diversion in a domestic battery case, meaning he has a chance to keep the allegation off his record. Williams, who appeared in court Wednesday, is accused of punching an 18-year-old woman in the stomach and grabbing her by the...

Missouri man fatally shoots girlfriend, her kids, her mother

Dec. 30, 2018 10:30 AM EST

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis-area man shot to death his girlfriend, her two young children and her mother in the home they all shared, authorities said Saturday. He exchanged gunfire with officers as he fled and was captured several hours later in a convenience store, covered in blood and wounded....

Big assist: Oladipo gifts car to domestic violence survivor

Dec. 23, 2018 8:14 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo got an early jump on the giving season. The Indiana Pacers star has gifted the Kia car he won as the 2017-18 NBA Most Improved Player to a domestic violence survivor who works with the Julian Center, an Indianapolis organization supporting domestic violence survivors....

Ray Rice: 'I'm done with football,' talks domestic violence

Dec. 18, 2018 2:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice says he's not speaking out against domestic violence as a way to rejoin the NFL. Appearing Tuesday in a "CBS This Morning" interview with his wife, Janay, Rice said he sees similarities with himself after a video showed Kansas City Chiefs...

Brazilian couple get light sentences in grandson's abduction

Dec. 12, 2018 7:52 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A wealthy Brazilian couple were sentenced Wednesday to minimal U.S. prison terms for helping their daughter keep her son in Brazil for the past five years in violation of the terms of her divorce to the boy's American father. Carlos Guimaraes, 68, was sentenced in Houston federal court to...

The Latest: Woman decries Brazilian parents' prison terms

Dec. 12, 2018 7:10 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a Brazilian couple sentenced in Texas for helping their daughter kidnap their grandson. (all times local): 6:10 p.m. A Brazilian woman who remains a fugitive from U.S. authorities over charges she abducted her son says she's shocked and saddened by a judge's decision to send...

Michigan dismisses RB Samuels after domestic violence charge

Dec. 12, 2018 4:18 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan dismissed running back O'Maury Samuels from its football program on the same day he was arraigned on two charges, including one for domestic violence. The school did not say why the move was made Wednesday, when Samuels was charged with domestic violence and malicious...

Judge stops former Colorado coach from entering assault plea

Dec. 12, 2018 1:51 PM EST

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) — A judge stopped a former University of Colorado assistant football coach from entering a guilty plea in a domestic violence case on Wednesday after the alleged victim objected to a plea deal he reached with prosecutors. Judge Michael Goodbee said he wants the lawyer for Joe Tumpkin...