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Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jun. 27, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. June 26, 2022. Editorial: Domestic violence ruins too many lives in Iowa to shrug it off without acting Legislation doesn’t need to have definitive answers for every tragedy, but policies can effect change cumulatively to avert one tragedy here...

Judge makes jury's $10.3M award official in Depp-Heard trial

Jun. 24, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The judge in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial made a jury's award official Friday with a written order for Heard to pay Depp $10.35 million for damaging his reputation by describing herself as a domestic abuse victim in an op-ed piece she wrote. ...

Detroit man charged in torture, sexual assault of girlfriend

Jun. 13, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man has been arrested after his 22-year-old girlfriend was strangled with an extension cord, sexually assaulted and burned with a metal spatula. He was arraigned Sunday on torture, criminal sexual conduct, home invasion, felonious assault and other charges,...

Yakima formalizes team to improve domestic violence response

Jun. 09, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A team created to improve the response to domestic violence incidents in Yakima was made official Tuesday by the Yakima City Council. Over the last year, the Domestic Violence Coordinated Community Response Team has developed a more cohesive and complete...

Depp-Heard trial: Advocates fear chilling effect on accusers

Jun. 03, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

The call came Thursday, only a day after the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard verdict, to a free legal clinic for domestic violence victims in Athens, Georgia. The woman wanted to pursue her abuse claims, but she was worried. “The fear was that she’d be seen to be a liar like Amber...

No verdict yet in Depp-Heard trial; jury to return Wednesday

Jun. 01, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A jury finished a second day of deliberations Tuesday without reaching a verdict in the defamation claims of Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard over their volatile and unhappy marriage. The seven-person civil jury heard closing arguments Friday and deliberated...

Review: Crime thriller debut well executed in 'The Favor'

May. 31, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

“The Favor” by Nora Murphy (Minotaur) Leah and Liam Dawson are lawyers. McKenna and Zack Hawkins are doctors. Or at least, Leah was a lawyer. And McKenna was a doctor. Now, they’re wives. They don’t know each other, but their similarities are uncanny. The two...

Jury's duty in Depp-Heard trial doesn't track public debate

May. 31, 2022 04:20 AM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A seven-person civil jury in Virginia will resume deliberations Tuesday in Johnny Depp's libel trial against Amber Heard. What the jury considers will be very different from the public debate that has engulfed the high-profile proceedings. For six weeks,...

At long last, Depp jurors hear closings, begin deliberations

May. 27, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — After a six-week trial in which Johnny Depp and Amber Heard tore into each other over the nasty details of their short marriage, both sides told a jury the exact same thing Friday — they want their lives back. Heard “ruined his life by falsely telling...

Virtual reality brings portable Taser training to police

May. 24, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A combative man approaches, moving quickly toward a police officer who pulls out a Taser. The man is wearing a heavy jacket, which could mean the prongs that would generate an electronic current and send him to the ground might not work. It’s a scenario that’s...