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Sarah Palin's husband appears to be seeking a divorce

Sep. 9, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin's husband, commonly referred to as "Alaska's first dude" when she was governor, appears to be seeking a divorce from his wife of 31 years. Paperwork believed to be from Todd Palin cited "incompatibility of temperament" in seeking to end his marriage to the 2008...

South Dakota priest also is a father _ of 2

Sep. 9, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — The Rev. Tom Hartman's first call was as a father. His second was as a Catholic priest. Hartman's path to the cloth is one he loosely calls his resurrection story. It's not a resurrection of mortal death, but the ending of one path and beginning of another he'd always felt called to....

Political commentator reaches divorce deal, freed from jail

Aug. 30, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A conservative political commentator jailed last week for not paying $170,000 in child support to his ex-wife is now free. News outlets report Steve Gill was ordered released Thursday, just minutes after reaching a divorce agreement with his current estranged wife. The woman...

Wife of man killed by police wanted divorce before her death

Aug. 20, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — An affidavit released in a case against a man whose estranged wife was found dead after he was fatally shot by police says he broke a mirror last year during an argument in which she said she wanted a divorce. Johnson County Court officials released the affidavit Tuesday in the October...

'black-ish' creator Kenya Barris divorcing wife of 20 years

Aug. 12, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenya Barris, creator of the sitcom "black-ish," has filed for divorce from his wife of 20 years, Dr. Rania "Rainbow" Barris. Los Angeles Superior Court documents show that Kenya Barris filed to end the marriage on Friday, his 45th birthday. Kenya Barris, who also produced the...

Sheriff's office: Man spiked wife's rum with methamphetamine

Aug. 12, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff's office has charged a man with spiking his wife's rum with methamphetamine after she told him she wanted a divorce. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office tells news outlets that the woman went to a local hospital after drinking the rum and going a day...

60 days in jail for Michigan man who spiked wife's coffee

Aug. 1, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit man convicted of poisoning his wife by spiking her coffee with an antihistamine has been sentenced to 60 days in jail on weekends. Therese Kozlowski was suspicious of Brian Kozlowski and put cameras in the kitchen of their Macomb Township, Michigan, home. The...

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos divvy up Amazon stake after divorce

Aug. 1, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos have completed their divorce and are divvying up their stake in Amazon, leaving both with a piece of the online shopping giant worth billions. In government filings late Wednesday, Amazon disclosed that Jeff Bezos' stake in the...

Christian couples guru, now divorcing, is sorry for bigotry

Jul. 30, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

A former relationship guru and megachurch pastor who advocated premarital purity in his million-selling 1997 book "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" now says he's "not a Christian" — and he hopes gay people will forgive him for contributing "to a culture of exclusion and bigotry." "I have undergone a massive shift...

India's Parliament OKs ending instant divorce for Muslims

Jul. 30, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian lawmakers on Tuesday approved a bill to end the Muslim practice of instant divorce two years after the Supreme Court ruled that it violated the constitutional rights of Muslim women. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the bill's approval by the upper house of Parliament reflects...