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Former NY attorney general won't face abuse charges

Nov. 8, 2018 1:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The special prosecutor investigating former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday that she couldn't bring criminal charges over allegations he physically abused women he dated, in part, because current state law doesn't explicitly outlaw such behavior. In closing the...

The Latest: Schneiderman accuser wants donation, apology

Nov. 8, 2018 11:44 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a prosecutor's decision not to charge former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman with abusing women (all times local): 11:30 a.m. One of the women who accused former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's of physical abuse is demanding that he donate millions of...

Embattled Ellison launches counterattack on GOP opponent

Oct. 25, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Days after a poll showed Keith Ellison trailing in the race for attorney general following allegations of domestic abuse against him, the Democrat went on the offensive against Republican Doug Wardlow on Thursday, saying his opponent's work for a conservative Christian legal advocacy...

MacArthur Foundation awards millions to cut jail populations

Oct. 24, 2018 11:47 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia has received a $4 million grant to continue lowering its jail population, and city officials said they will focus some of the funding on reducing racial and ethnic disparities in its criminal justice system. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced the...

Heitkamp: Staffer out after ad that named victims

Oct. 17, 2018 2:22 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says a staff member who helped gather names for a newspaper ad that identified some victims of sexual abuse without their permission is no longer with her campaign. Heitkamp tells KFYR-TV that she is still investigating how her campaign obtained the names. She...

Heitkamp apologizes for ad misidentifying victims of abuse

Oct. 16, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp apologized Tuesday for misidentifying victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and rape who were listed in a recent North Dakota newspaper ad aimed at her opponent. The Democrat, who is facing a tough race for re-election, said in a statement that she had...

The Latest: Heitkamp contacting women named in abuse ad

Oct. 16, 2018 1:54 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Heitkamp's apology for misidentifying victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and rape (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says she is reaching out to women she mistakenly identified in a campaign ad as victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and...

NHL criticizes reduction of suspension for Predators' Watson

Oct. 12, 2018 9:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL is criticizing an arbitrator's decision to reduce the suspension of Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson, who pleaded no contest in July to a domestic assault charge. Watson received a 27-game suspension from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman last month. The NHL and NHL Players'...

Sexual history survey sent to fifth-graders draws complaints

Oct. 12, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

WINDSOR, Vt. (AP) — A survey that asked fifth-grade students in Vermont about their sexual history, preference and gender identity has drawn complaints from parents. The survey sent to Windsor Elementary School students was conducted by WISE, a nonprofit domestic violence prevention and advocacy group,...

Pennsylvania to toughen gun laws in domestic violence cases

Oct. 3, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers on Wednesday passed the first anti-violence legislation in more than a decade that deals directly with firearms, after years of lobbying by violence-prevention groups to persuade a Legislature historically protective of gun rights. The bill would force people...