Latest Divorce and separations News

Mom of 5 slain children sobs on stand at ex-husband's trial

May. 20, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Amber Kyzer dabbed tears from her eyes for most of her testimony Monday and sobbed at the death penalty trial of her ex-husband, charged with killing their five young children. But then a prosecutor asked her to read a letter she wrote the oldest child, trying to comfort her over the...

Cubs' Zobrist files for separation from wife

May. 15, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs' Ben Zobrist and his wife, Julianna Zobrist, have filed court documents in separate states seeking to end their marriage. Ben Zobrist filed a complaint for legal separation in Tennessee, according to The Tennesseean . The couple has a home in Williamson County. Julianna Zobrist...

Police: Video shows man moving wife's body from Texas hotel

May. 14, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A husband arrested in Arizona on suspicion of concealing his wife's dead body was seen earlier on security video moving a woman's naked body to his vehicle outside a Texas hotel, police said Tuesday. Previous footage showed the couple from Sand Springs, Oklahoma, walking into their room at...

Prosecutors: Divorcing Indiana couple left dog to starve

Apr. 25, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — Prosecutors say a suburban Indianapolis couple who vacated their home during divorce proceedings left their dog behind to starve to death. The emaciated dog, named Chuck, was found dead in January in the couple's Johnson County trailer home. A necropsy determined he starved to death....

United Methodists edge toward breakup over LGBT policies

Apr. 20, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There's at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America's largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors. The differences...

Russia demands US release mom convicted of taking her kids

Apr. 15, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Russia is demanding that the U.S. release a Russian citizen who was convicted of kidnapping for moving her children from the U.S. to Russia amid a divorce. Bogdana Alexandrovna Osipova, who is referred to by her married name of Mobley in court documents, was convicted in Kansas last...

UK plans to introduce 'no-fault' divorce for first time

Apr. 9, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain wants to end the divorce blame game. The government has announced plans to introduce "no-fault" divorces so separating couples no longer have to blame one another for the breakdown of a marriage. Justice Secretary David Gauke said Tuesday that the government will introduce legislation...

Amazon's Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie finalize divorce

Apr. 4, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Thursday that founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has finalized his divorce with wife MacKenzie, who will end up with a stake in the online shopping giant worth more than $35 billion. In a tweet, MacKenzie Bezos said she is giving Jeff Bezos all her interest in The Washington Post, the...

The Latest: EU Brexit official welcomes May's move

Apr. 2, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The European Parliament's chief Brexit official has welcomed British Prime Minister Theresa May's move to hold talks with the opposition Labour Party as "better late than never." Guy Verhofstadt welcomed May's move and said it was "good"...

The Latest: EU official: Hard Brexit 'nearly inevitable'

Apr. 1, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The European Parliament's top Brexit official says the U.K. has a "last chance" to break the deadlock on leaving the European Union. Guy Verhofstadt tweeted the comments soon after Britain's Parliament again...