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Gophers running back Brooks accused of domestic assault

Oct. 14, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gophers running back Shannon Brooks has been arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic assault. The Star Tribune reports the 22-year-old senior was arrested at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday in Minneapolis and was booked into the Hennepin County jail about an hour later. Police...

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'...

Watson's domestic abuse suspension reduced to 18 games

Oct. 11, 2018 7:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson's suspension for domestic abuse has been reduced from 27 to 18 games by an arbitrator. The NHL and the NHL Players' Association announced arbitrator Shyam Das' decision Thursday. Commissioner Gary Bettman handed down the suspension last month....

White has plenty weighing on him as Bills prepare for Texans

Oct. 10, 2018 6:01 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Tre'Davious White had personal reasons for not sticking around to address questions from the media on Wednesday. The second-year cornerback, understandably, has plenty weighing on his mind. On Sunday, White faces the challenge of defending DeAndre Hopkins, the NFL's leading...

Police seek judge candidate accused of punching husband

Oct. 9, 2018 11:04 AM EDT

YORK, S.C. (AP) — Police in South Carolina are searching for a probate court judge candidate accused of punching her husband in the eye. The Herald of Rock Hill reported Monday that Diondra Chianta Love is charged with second-degree domestic violence in an August attack on Steven Love. York Police Chief...

Police: Domestic battery suspect shot dead in traffic stop

Sep. 27, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

PALATKA, Fla. (AP) — A newspaper is reporting that police in Florida fatally shot an armed domestic-battery suspect during a confrontation. The Florida Times-Union reports a woman called Palatka police early Thursday to report she'd been battered. She met officers at a nearby store and told them what...

Police kill man who held gun to bus driver's head

Sep. 27, 2018 7:51 AM EDT

EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say police shot and killed a man who held a gun to a bus driver's head and ordered her to drive through red lights. Essex County prosecutors say 37-year-old Allen Travers had been involved in a domestic dispute at his East Orange home shortly before he...

The Latest: Lawyer surprised by pick of Kavanaugh questioner

Sep. 26, 2018 4:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on an Arizona prosecutor tapped to question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh over sexual assault allegations (all times local): 1 p.m. A Phoenix area attorney who specializes in sex abuse cases and once worked for prosecutor Rachel Mitchell says he is surprised she was picked...

Assault charge against pitcher Roberto Osuna dropped

Sep. 25, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian prosecutors dropped a domestic assault charge on Tuesday against Houston Astros closer Roberto Osuna, who agreed to stay away from the alleged victim for one year and continue counseling. Osuna, formerly with the Toronto Blue Jays, was charged with assault in May. The 23-year-old...

Authorities: Woman chained to bed to keep prevent testimony

Sep. 25, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

MARION, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff's department is looking for a man who they say chained a woman to a bed for days to keep her from testifying against him in a domestic violence case. In a Facebook post, the McDowell County Sheriff's Office says 48-year-old Spencer O'Connor Elliott of Marion is...