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Croatians demand more action against domestic violence

Mar. 16, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Thousands of people have rallied in Croatia demanding government action against domestic violence after a man threw his four small children from a balcony, seriously injuring them. The attack last month on the Adriatic Sea island of Pag has sent shock waves through the Balkan nation,...

MMA fighter pleads no contest to assaulting fighter wife

Mar. 14, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii mixed martial arts fighter pleaded no contest Thursday to assaulting his wife, a fellow fighter who said he left her with a fractured eye socket. Arnold Berdon is expected to be sentenced to probation. His wife, Rachael Ostovich Berdon, filed for a temporary restraining order in...

International Women's Day: Strikes, protests and holidays

Mar. 8, 2019 10:34 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Marches and protests were held Friday across the globe to mark International Women's Day under the slogan #BalanceforBetter, with calls for a more gender-balanced world. The day, sponsored by the United Nations since 1975, celebrates women's achievements and aims to further...

Report: Saudi talk show suspended after critical views aired

Mar. 4, 2019 9:51 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities in Saudi Arabia have suspended a new television talk show that tackled sensitive issues and aired critical views after just two weeks, according to a report in state-linked media. The suspension comes amid a wide-ranging crackdown on government critics. The...

Brother of man killed by police wants Calif. to prosecute

Mar. 3, 2019 10:13 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The brother of a black man shot to death by police said Sunday he wants to see the officers who fired the fatal bullets held accountable Stevante Clark called on California's attorney general to prosecute them after the local district attorney declined to do so. He told reporters...

'American Pie' singer objects to coverage of ex's exhibit

Feb. 22, 2019 4:47 PM EST

CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — Don McLean's former wife has launched a photo exhibition about domestic abuse that includes a copy of the protection order issued against him, and the "American Pie" singer is threatening to sue a weekly newspaper that wrote about it. Don and Patrisha McLean divorced after a domestic...

Theo Epstein: Joe Ricketts emails don't reflect Cubs' values

Feb. 12, 2019 7:09 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein criticized emails from the patriarch of the family that owns the team and said Addison Russell won't play for Chicago again unless he meets the team's high expectations while completing his domestic violence suspension. Splinter News...

City council votes to end jailing uncooperative victims

Feb. 7, 2019 3:10 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — City Council members in New Orleans unanimously approved a resolution Thursday calling for an end to the jailing of sexual assault or domestic violence victims who resist testifying against their suspected assailants. The vote put the council directly at odds with District Attorney Leon...

The Latest: Council calls for end to jailing of victims

Feb. 7, 2019 2:14 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a New Orleans City Council resolution calling for an end to the jailing of sexual assault or domestic violence victims who resist testifying against their suspected assailants. (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The New Orleans City Council has unanimously approved a resolution...

Campaign cash paid Trump foe's legal bills after #MeToo fall

Jan. 29, 2019 7:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman used nearly $340,000 in political campaign funds to pay the law firm that represented him during an investigation of allegations that he physically abused several women, according to campaign finance reports reviewed by The Associated...