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Police uncertain if girl killed in shootout was abducted

Sep. 28, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man suspected of killing his estranged wife and abducting their 15-year-old daughter had been living with the teenager out of his pickup truck and hotels for weeks before the violence, authorities said Wednesday. Anthony John Graziano and...

Kentucky receiving $23M in funding for crime victim aid

Sep. 23, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal program that supports crime victims is awarding almost $23 million in grants to Kentucky programs. Funds totaling $22.8 million will go to assist 120 programs and projects, Gov. Andy Beshear's office said in announcing the funding Thursday. The...

3 Iranian citizens charged in broad hacking campaign in US

Sep. 14, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Wednesday that three Iranian citizens have been charged in the United States with ransomware attacks that targeted power companies, local governments and small businesses and nonprofits, including a domestic violence shelter. The...

Legal debate in Greece after woman set on fire, dies

Sep. 12, 2022 07:24 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A 55-year-old woman has died in northern Greece after her husband allegedly doused her in gasoline and set her on fire ‒ the latest in a series of killings that have revived a debate on whether stronger legal measures are needed to protect women from violence. ...

In new gun law, a quiet breakthrough for victims of abuse

Sep. 06, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nikiesha Thomas was on her way to work one day when she told her sister that she was thinking about getting involved with domestic violence prevention. The idea gave Keeda Simpson pause. Her younger sister had never mentioned anything like that before, and she...

Officials: NC deputy shot while serving protection order

Aug. 10, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

SEMORA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s deputy was shot multiple times Wednesday while serving a domestic violence protection order, officials said. Sgt. Greg Ingram with the Caswell County Sheriff's Office said the deputy was one of two deputies who went to a home in...

Gabby Petito's family files claim alleging police failed her

Aug. 08, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nicole Schmidt vividly remembers the pain she felt watching body camera footage of her daughter Gabby Petito sobbing while Utah police officers questioned her about a fight with her boyfriend. The video was released last summer after Petito had gone missing...

Gabby Petito's legacy: $100K for domestic violence hotline

Aug. 04, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even in hindsight, Nichole Schmidt can't be sure if anything could have been done to save her daughter Gabby Petito from a messy and violent relationship that ended in murder nearly a year ago in the western wilderness. But there is work to do, she said, to keep...

Man executed despite calls from victim’s family to spare him

Jul. 28, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate convicted of killing his former girlfriend decades ago was executed Thursday night despite pleas from the victim’s family to spare his life. Joe Nathan James Jr. received a lethal injection at a south Alabama prison after the U.S. Supreme...

Amnesty: Taliban crackdown on rights is 'suffocating' women

Jul. 27, 2022 02:38 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The lives of Afghan women and girls are being destroyed by a “suffocating” crackdown by the Taliban since they took power nearly a year ago, Amnesty International said in a report released Wednesday. After they captured the capital, Kabul, in August 2021 and...