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O.J. Simpson case helped bring spousal abuse out of shadows

Jun. 12, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

In a letter that surfaced after her 1994 murder, Nicole Brown Simpson detailed the fear and violence that framed her marriage to O.J. Simpson, the charismatic football star who became a TV pitchman. Simpson gave her "disgusted" looks with each pound she gained in her first pregnancy in 1988 and "beat the holy...

Argentines protest violence against women in large marches

Jun. 3, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Thousands of Argentines took to the streets nationwide Monday to protest violence against women. The marches coincided with the fourth anniversary of the founding of the activist group Ni Una Menos, or Not One Less. The Argentine grassroots movement has mobilized to fight...

Trudeau: Violence against indigenous women often ignored

Jun. 3, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday the disappearances and deaths of indigenous women in Canada have too often been treated as a low priority or ignored and he promised a national action plan to end the problem. Trudeau was responding to an official inquiry report issued...

The Latest: Barr in Alaska to talk about Native violence

May. 29, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Attorney General William Barr's visit to Alaska (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Tribal representatives told U.S. Attorney General William Barr that rural Alaska Natives suffer from multiple public safety problems, including no law enforcement presence in multiple...

Bolivian women fight gender-based violence through theater

May. 27, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — On stage, amid the hubbub of a Bolivian street market, women recount their stories of abuse at the hands of men. But the violence depicted in the play isn't just make-believe for the 22 indigenous actresses: It's based on their own real-life experiences. "Kusisita," a work that seeks...

Democrats slam McConnell for delay on domestic violence bill

May. 22, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated Democrats ramped up their rhetoric Wednesday as they pressured the Senate's Republican leader to allow a vote on a bill that helps victims of domestic and sexual violence. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said the bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act was the...

Rights expert calls out Hungary on refugees, NGOs, judiciary

May. 21, 2019 5:25 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary needs to urgently address human rights violations such as the detention of asylum-seekers and the intimidation of civic groups, as well as concerns about judicial independence, according to a report released Tuesday by the Council of Europe's human rights commissioner....

Cop kills ex, then himself in Brazil government building

May. 20, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A police officer shot his ex-girlfriend to death at her office at the municipal education department in Brazil's capital and then killed himself Monday, authorities said. Debora Tereza Correia, 43, was shot three times and died immediately. The officer's body was found next to hers,...

Coach Dan Mullen responds to Florida's recent legal troubles

May. 15, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen's strong, personal beliefs about violence toward women haven't resulted in a zero-tolerance policy for his program. Although Mullen expressed disappointment in having two players and a staff member accused of violence toward women in the past month, he...

Correction: Death and Disappearance-Congress story

May. 15, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a story May 14 about legislation in Congress known as Savanna's Act, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Urban Indian Health Institute, which is the research division of the Seattle Indian Health Board, had endorsed the bill. It was the Seattle Indian Health Board...