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FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to the media during an NFL football owners meeting in Key Biscayne, Fla. NFL owners gather for their winter meeting amid talk of labor negotiations, the future of pass interference review and another episode of the New England Patriots being investigated over questions of inappropriate filming of a future opponent's sideline. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Goodell’s stint atop NFL quite a roller-coaster ride

Jan. 21, 2020 3:42 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — During the fall of 2011, a couple of months after the NFL's lockout of the players ended and the regular season began as scheduled, a class of graduate students was asked to rate the pro sports commissioners. Roger Goodell stood first, far above his peers. A few years later, after such...

FILE - This undated file photo from a missing persons flier provided by the New Canaan Police Department shows Jennifer Dulos, mother of five who went missing in May 2019. Her estranged husband, Fotis Dulos, was arrested by state police Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Farmington, Conn., and faces murder charges. (New Canaan Police Department via AP, File)

Jennifer Dulos case highlights common scourge, advocates say

Jan. 10, 2020 5:04 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Long before she disappeared, Jennifer Dulos told the court handling her divorce case that her husband was verbally abusive and she feared for her life. And well before Fotis Dulos was arrested this week on murder and kidnapping charges, advocates noted the highly publicized case...

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees' Domingo German pitches during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, in Boston.  Yankees pitcher Domingo German will miss the first 63 games of the 2020 season as part of an 81-game ban for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. The league announced the suspension Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. German has agreed not to appeal. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Yankees' Germán suspended 81 games for domestic violence

Jan. 2, 2020 6:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán will miss the first 63 games of the 2020 season as part of an 81-game ban for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. The league announced the suspension Thursday. Germán has agreed not to appeal. Germán was put on...

Recent Missouri editorials

Dec. 30, 2019 12:24 PM EST

The Kansas City Star, Dec. 29 Mary Pickard is a a 71-year-old grandmother serving a life sentence for the 1999 murder of her husband, Michael. She has spent the last two decades in prison. For years, she has petitioned to be released — to no avail. A clinical psychologist said Pickard’s husband...

Domestic violence survivor helps women, and herself, rebuild

Dec. 30, 2019 12:01 AM EST

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Lynn Reilly moved to South Carolina in 2012, a few months after the state topped the national list of places where women were murdered by their husbands and boyfriends. “It’s kind of a contradiction, isn’t it? That we’re the friendliest city and have...

Connecticut had least 13 domestic violence deaths in 2019

Dec. 29, 2019 10:27 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is expected to receive additional federal funding to help law enforcement and domestic violence groups around the state, which had at least 13 intimate partner deaths in 2019. The state has averaged 14 domestic violence homicides each year over the past decade. ...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Polk County (Iowa) Jail shows Nicole Marie Poole, who also goes by the name Nicole Franklin. A trial has been scheduled for Franklin, accused of hate crimes in the Des Moines area, including intentionally running over a girl she thought was Mexican. She is charged with assault in violation of individual rights in connection with an incident at a convenience store and is scheduled to go on trial Feb. 3 in Des Moines. Court documents indicate she also goes by the name of Nicole Franklin. (Polk County Jail via AP, File)

Iowa hate crimes suspect got breaks after earlier arrests

Dec. 27, 2019 12:55 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — She was charged with stabbing one boyfriend in the chest in 2017 and, months later, with threatening another with a butcher’s knife. She allegedly told her ex-husband that she was going to kill him during a child custody dispute. Despite her violence and threats, chronic drug...

Russia lifts restrictions on sisters charged in dad's murder

Dec. 27, 2019 10:00 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police are lifting some bail restrictions on three young sisters charged with murdering their abusive father, their lawyer said Friday. The case elicited widespread outcry after reports emerged that the sisters — 17, 18 and 19 years old at the time — acted after years of...

Scope of missing, murdered indigenous women in Idaho unknown

Dec. 21, 2019 3:10 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A cascading tower of 75 red dresses suspends from the ceiling of a gallery in the Boise State Student Union Building. The exhibit, featuring dresses students collected from women at the university and in the community, “aims to bring to social consciousness those women who have...

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Independent women's groups say 2019 year of progress in Cuba

Dec. 16, 2019 10:34 AM EST

HAVANA (AP) — For 60 years, Cuba's communist government has monopolized virtually every aspect of life on the island, including dozens of state-controlled organizations that serve as official advocates for groups ranging from LGBT people to animal lovers. This year, one aspect of that state monopoly has...