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FILE - In this April 4, 2019, photo Tara Reade poses for a photo during an interview with The Associated Press in Nevada City, Calif. (AP Photo/Donald Thompson)

Biden accuser's credentials, expert testimony under scrutiny

May. 27, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — State prosecutors in California are investigating the credentials that Tara Reade, the former Senate staffer who has accused Joe Biden of assaulting her in 1993, attested to in as many as 20 criminal trials, including an attempted murder case where her testimony was deemed...

FILE - This Feb. 6, 2020 file photo shows Michelle Troconis appearance for a pre-trial hearing with an interpreter and her attorney Jon L. Schoenhorn, right, at the Stamford Superior Court in Stamford, Conn. Troconis, accused of helping to cover up the disappearance and presumed killing of a Connecticut mother of five, has asked a judge to block a variety of evidence, alleging police made false statements in several search warrant applications and didn't show there was probable cause for the searches. (Erik Trautmann/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)

Missing mother's family haunted by 'inhumanity' of death

May. 22, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — Relatives of a mother of five who disappeared nearly a year ago said Friday that they are haunted by the “brutality and inhumanity” of her death and urged support for victims of intimate partner violence. Jennifer Dulos, of Connecticut, disappeared May 24, 2019,...

This photo provided by Tara Reade, shows Tara Reade out with friends in Washington, in 1992 or 1993, during the time she worked for then- Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del. (Tara Reade via AP)

Biden accuser's life marred by abuse and financial hardship

May. 22, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — One thing is clear in the complicated, sometimes contradictory and often chaotic story of Tara Reade: Her life has not been easy. Her earliest childhood memory was of being abused by her father, she told her former husband, a man she would later leave after saying he abused...

MLB, union award grants to aid domestic violence victims

May. 7, 2020 11:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Six organizations that aid survivors of domestic violence are among groups that will receive $50,000 each from Major League Baseball and the players’ association as part of a Healthy Relationships Community Grant initiative. MLB and the union committed to donating $3 million from...

An electronic screen, installed on the facade of a business centre, shows an image of a doctor wearing a medical mask and calling to be careful not to become infected with coronavirus in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, April 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

Russia: Domestic violence reports spike amid virus lockdown

May. 5, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Reported domestic violence cases in Russia more than doubled during the country's coronavirus lockdown, the human rights ombudswoman said Tuesday, painting a completely different picture than that provided by police data. Complaints and reports made to Russian non-governmental organizations...

People gather for a barbecue at a scenic area in Fangshan district in Beijing, Monday, May 4, 2020, after authorities loosened up nationwide restrictions following months of lockdown over the new coronavirus outbreak. China reported three new coronavirus cases Monday, all brought from overseas, and no additional deaths. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: China reports 1 new virus case, no deaths

May. 5, 2020 2:09 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — China reports 1 new case of coronavirus, no deaths....

A station passageway is crowded with commuters wearing face mask during a rush hour in Tokyo Monday, April 27, 2020. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expanded a state of emergency to all of Japan from just Tokyo and other urban areas as the virus continues to spread. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Tokyo Olympics unrealistic without a vaccine?

Apr. 27, 2020 11:51 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Head of Japan’s medical association: Olympics...

FILE - This Feb. 9, 2020 file photo shows actress Charlize Theron at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Theron and her foundation are committing $1 million to coronavirus relief efforts, with half dedicated to fighting gender-based violence resulting from the outbreak. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Charlize Theron launches initiative to fight gender violence

Apr. 22, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Charlize Theron and her foundation are committing $1 million to coronavirus relief efforts, with half of that dedicated to fighting gender-based violence resulting from the outbreak. The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project announced Wednesday that under an initiative called...

A woman takes images of decorated bicycles, or flower bikes, as sign warns for the risk of spreading the coronavirus in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sunday, April 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

The Latest: Bucks' Hill details family experience with virus

Apr. 21, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Milwaukee Bucks guard George Hill says his wife’s 85-year-old grandmother recently battled the coronavirus. “By the grace of God, she beat it,” Hill said. Hill has been in San Antonio during the NBA’s...

FILE - In this April 10, 2020 file photo, Adams Elementary School third-grade teacher Lisel Corneil, left, and fifth-grade teacher Allie Campbell are among educators who constructed from plastic drinking cups a

With no school, calls drop but child abuse hasn't amid virus

Apr. 18, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — With schools closed and teachers unable to report suspected cases of abuse and neglect, child welfare agencies have lost some of their best eyes and ears during a stressful time for families who have lost jobs and are locked down together during the coronavirus pandemic. April is Child...