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Police caution tape surrounds a playground in Lake Oswego, Ore., on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the day after Gov. Kate Brown issued a statewide stay-at-home order that closed many businesses, as well as all playgrounds, basketball courts and sport courts.  As families across the country and the globe hunker down at home, it's another danger, equally insidious if less immediately obvious, that has advocates deeply concerned: A potential spike in domestic violence, as victims spend day after day trapped at home with their abusers. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

With isolation, abuse activists fear an 'explosive cocktail'

Mar. 24, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

“Safer at Home.” It's a slogan of choice for the mandatory confinement measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. But it's not true for everyone. As the world's families hunker down, there's another danger, less obvious but just as insidious, that worries advocates and officials: a...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2019, booking file photo, provided by the Kent County Michigan Sheriff's office is Cedric Marks. Marks, a former MMA fighter accused in two Texas slayings is one of two people charged in the death of April Pease, who was the mother of one of his children, and was abducted from a Minnesota domestic violence shelter 11 years ago, authorities said Monday, March 16, 2020, in Minneapolis. Kellee Sorensen, 34, of Lynden, Washington, faces a similar charge. (Kent County Michigan Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Pair charged in '09 cold case that left Minnesota mom dead

Mar. 17, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former MMA fighter accused in two Texas slayings is one of two people charged in the death of a woman who was abducted from a Minnesota domestic violence shelter 11 years ago, authorities said Monday. Cedric Marks, 45, of Killeen, Texas, has been charged in Hennepin County with...

Pakistani Islamists accused of defacing pro-woman mural

Mar. 5, 2020 2:48 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Dozens of seminary students linked to a radical pro-Taliban cleric defaced a mural depicting two women painted by rights activists to commemorate International Women's Day in the capital Islamabad, police and activists said. The women's rights-themed mural painted on the wall of a house...

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan 17, 2016 file photo, Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, the wife of the Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attends a press conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A British court has found that the ruler of Dubai conducted a campaign of fear and intimidation against his estranged wife and ordered the abduction of two of his daughters, documents unsealed Thursday, March 5, 2020 show. (AP Photo/Martin Dokoupil, file)

Judge: Dubai ruler threatened wife, had daughters abducted

Mar. 5, 2020 1:13 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The ruler of Dubai conducted a campaign of fear and intimidation against his estranged wife and ordered the abduction of two of his daughters, a British judge ruled in documents that were unsealed Thursday. A judge at the High Court in London found that Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,...

This undated photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows Willie Mae Harris. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Wednesday, March 4, 2020, he plans to commute the life sentence of Harris, making her immediately eligible for parole. Harris was convicted of first degree murder in the shooting death of her husband, who she said abused her. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP)

Arkansas woman convicted of killing husband getting clemency

Mar. 4, 2020 6:46 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A woman convicted more than three decades ago of fatally shooting her husband, who had physically abused her, will have her life sentence commuted, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday. Hutchinson announced his intent to make Willie Mae Harris, 72, immediately eligible for...

From left, Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and former Vice President Joe Biden participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's viral spin; Sanders' delegates flip

Mar. 2, 2020 1:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has not proved to be the bearer of reliable information when calamity threatens and people want straight answers about it. That's happening again as he addresses the prospect of a coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. With numbers still low, but the first death in the...

From left, Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and businessman Tom Steyer, greet on another on stage at the end of the Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's viral spin on virus; Dem oversteps

Feb. 29, 2020 7:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has not proved to be the bearer of reliable information when calamity threatens and people want straight answers about it. That's happening again as he addresses the prospect of a coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. With numbers still low, but the first death in the...

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses his statement, during the opening of the High-Level Segment of the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

UN chief: Growing inequality for women should shame world

Feb. 27, 2020 10:04 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday that inequality for women is growing and it “should shame us all in the 21st century because it is not only unacceptable, it is stupid.” The U.N. chief said in a speech at the New School in New York that gender...

From left, Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and businessman Tom Steyer, greet on another on stage at the end of the Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

AP FACT CHECK: Dems implore fact checkers to back them up

Feb. 26, 2020 12:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — They flailed their arms, talked over each other and at one point called for backup, asking fact checkers to come to their rescue. The last debate before a crucial stage of the primaries was an often unruly affair as the Democratic presidential contenders powered past the moderators in a...

Korri Loader, a friend of the victims of a car fire, sits at a makeshift memorial, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, near the scene of a car fire which claimed the lives of a mother and her three young children in Brisbane, Australia. Hannah Baxter, 31, and her children Aaliyah, 6, Lainah, 4, and Trey, 3, died after their car was set alight on a street in suburban Brisbane on Wednesday morning. (Dan Peled/AAP Image via AP)

PM says Australians 'devastated' by domestic violence attack

Feb. 20, 2020 12:43 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Thursday that Australians were “shocked, saddened and devastated” by the deaths of five people including three children after a car fire in apparent domestic violence. Hannah Baxter, 31, and her children Aaliyah, 6, Lainah, 4, and Trey, 3, died...