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Myriam Roncancio, 35, who is living with her parents after breaking up with her husband of 10 years, sits in a chair during an interview in the Soacha borough of Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. After she lost her job as a restaurant administrator at the start of the new coronavirus outbreak and her husband lost his as a baggage handler at Bogota’s airport, they were unable to pay their rent and their quarreling became more frequent. That’s when he left, she says. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Colombia's long virus lockdown fuels anxiety and depression

Aug. 5, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Like much of the world, Colombia shut down in March as coronavirus cases surged in Europe and began trickling into the South American country. But while restrictions have been lifted in many places elsewhere, a nationwide stay-at-home order remains in effect in Colombia more than...

Members of Poland's women's rights organizations, with obituaries of women who fell victim to violence, protest against plans by the right-wing government to withdraw from Europe's Istanbul Convention on prevention of violence against women and children, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday,  July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Poland's top court to probe Europe's domestic violence pact

Jul. 30, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Thursday he is asking his country's top constitutional court to study Europe’s Istanbul Convention against domestic violence before his right-wing government decides whether to exit the pact. Poland's government has...

Dental benefit, protective order, catch-all bills vetoed

Jul. 28, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed three more bills Tuesday, including a catch-all measure that had combined nearly 40 separate pieces of legislation. The stand-alone bills he vetoed would have added a dental benefit to the state’s Medicaid program and would have created a new...

Members of Poland's women's rights organizations, with obituaries of women who fell victim to violence, protest against plans by the right-wing government to withdraw from Europe's Istanbul Convention on prevention of violence against women and children, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday,  July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Poles split over govt plan to exit domestic violence treaty

Jul. 27, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles are bitterly divided over steps being taken by the right-wing government to leave a European treaty against domestic violence, claiming it promotes gender “ideology” and links violence to religion. Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro said Monday he has formally asked...

Activist amplifies voices of Louisville's Latinx community

Jul. 25, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — “Somos un circulo.” We are a circle. Karina Barillas’ mantra fills nearly every space she occupies. Whether she’s in a board room, standing amid a protest or leading a community meeting, Barillas often encourages crowds of people to align their bodies to...

American actress Amber Heard smiles at the media as she arrives at the High Court in London, Thursday, July 23, 2020. Actor Johnny Depp is suing News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and the paper's executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that called him a

Amber Heard says she 'did not want to expose' Johnny Depp

Jul. 23, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Amber Heard insisted Thursday that she never wanted the world to know the details of her years of alleged abuse by Johnny Depp, as she concluded her evidence in her ex-husband's libel case against a British tabloid. Taking the witness stand for a fourth straight day, Heard testified that...

Police say man had fake gun during California hotel standoff

Jul. 12, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man brandished what police later learned was a fake gun during a standoff that resulted in the evacuation of a hotel, authorities said. Guests were evacuated from a Comfort Inn in Red Bluff early Saturday during a standoff between police and a domestic violence suspect, The...

Victims of Montana triple homicide include 3-year-old girl

Jul. 1, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man suspected of killing his estranged wife, their daughter and another man before killing himself previously told his wife he was “going to murder" her this summer, according to an order of protection the woman sought in late May. Kameron Barge, 39, of Whitefish...

Senate committee in New Hampshire passes red-flag bill

Jun. 24, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

A New Hampshire Senate committee passed a bill Wednesday to allow police or relatives to petition a court to temporarily remove guns from people who pose a danger to themselves or others. The bill, which was approved by the House on the opening day of the new legislative session, passed the Judiciary Committee...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers upon her arrival at the premiere of the film 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald', in London. JK Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
The “Harry Potter” author said Tuesday May 26, 2020, that she wrote the fairy tale for her children as a bedtime story over a decade ago. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

Sun says JK Rowling article did not glorify domestic abuse

Jun. 12, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Sun newspaper said Friday it did not intend to “glorify’’ domestic violence by giving a platform to Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s ex-husband just days after she revealed she had been a victim of domestic abuse. Following a story headlined “I slapped...