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Johnny Depp arrives at the High Court in London, Thursday, July 9, 2020. Johnny Depp is back in the witness box for a third day at the trial of his libel suit against a tabloid newspaper that called him a “wife-beater.” Depp is suing News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and the paper’s executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that said he’d physically abused ex-wife Amber Heard.  He strongly denies ever hitting Heard. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

In court, Depp denies violence during 'tailspin' marriage

Jul. 9, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp said Thursday that his relationship with Amber Heard was “a crime scene waiting to happen,” but denied assaulting her during a drug-fueled rampage in Australia while he was filming a “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie. The Hollywood star was giving...

Mississippi man charged with kidnapping girlfriend, 2 kids

Jul. 8, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man accused of assaulting his girlfriend and holding her and two of her children captive has been taken into custody, authorities said. Brandon Christopher Dawson, 22, was charged Tuesday with one count of aggravated domestic violence and three counts of kidnapping,...

Actor Johnny Depp leaves the High Court in London, Tuesday, July 7, 2020.  The libel case by Depp against a British tabloid newspaper started Tuesday over a 2018 article that branded him violent and abusive to then-wife Amber Heard. Depp strongly denies the claim. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)

At libel trial, Depp blasts Amber Heard's 'sick' abuse claim

Jul. 7, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp said Tuesday that ex-wife Amber Heard had made “sick” claims of abuse and falsely branded him a monster, as the actor testified in a U.K. libel case that hinges on who was the aggressor in the celebrity couple’s violent, toxic relationship Depp is suing...

Waukesha shootout ends when man takes own life, police say

Jul. 6, 2020 7:57 AM EDT

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A shootout with a domestic assault suspect in Waukesha ended when the man took his own life, according to police. Officers were called to a home shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday where the man armed with a handgun attempted to strangle a woman and threatened to shoot family members and...

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...

Johnson City police kill man during domestic dispute call

Jul. 1, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Johnston City Police shot and killed a man Tuesday night while responding to a domestic dispute call, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. After a preliminary investigation, the TBI released the following account of events. Police were called to a Johnson City home...

Iowa man accused of stabbing 2 Davenport police officers

Jun. 30, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man is being held without bond after allegedly stabbing two Davenport police officers. Rick Timothy Sullivan, 36, of Davenport is being held on two felony counts of assault on a police officer, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported. Sullivan also faces an aggravated...

Spring Creek man shot, killed by trooper had criminal record

Jun. 29, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say the man who was killed by a Nevada state trooper after he fired at the patrolman during a foot chase in Elko over the weekend had a criminal record that included burglary and domestic battery. The Elko County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 30-year-old...

Man released from Omaha hospital, is charged with murder

Jun. 22, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police on Monday arrested a man in connection with the shooting death of a man in downtown Omaha. Police booked Marlon Miranda Jr., 27, into the Douglas County Jail on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Jose Santos Parra Juarez, 26. Miranda also was charged with use of a...

Deputies kill half-brother of black man found hanged in park

Jun. 18, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

ROSAMOND, Calif. (AP) — The half-brother of a black man found hanged in a California park was killed in a gunbattle with Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies seeking him as kidnap and assault suspect, according to authorities and a family lawyer. A woman with him was wounded and a child was uninjured. ...