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FILE - In this June 18, 2007, file photo, Ed and Elaine Brown talk to reporters during a news conference at their home in Plainfield, N.H. Years after they were imprisoned for amassing an arsenal of weapons at their fortress-like home, and holding U.S. marshals at bay after a tax evasion conviction, Elaine Brown said she is ashamed of her actions and seeks a divorce while awaiting re-sentencing in 2020 in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Imprisoned New Hampshire tax evader ashamed, wants divorce

Jan. 17, 2020 1:05 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A lawyer for a woman awaiting re-sentencing with her husband for holding U.S. marshals at bay from their fortress-like home in 2007 says she is ashamed of her actions and is seeking a divorce. Elaine Brown, now 78, was sentenced to 35 years in prison after the standoff at the couple's...

FILE — In this Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018 file photo Zimbabwean Deputy President Constantino Chiwenga is seen with his wife Marry, right, upon arrival for the inauguration ceremony of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, at the National Sports Stadium in Harare.  Marry Chiwenga has been charged with attempting to kill her husband and has also been charged with money laundering and fraud. (AP Photo/Wonder Mashura, File)

Zimbabwe gripped by drama of vice president's nasty divorce

Jan. 17, 2020 7:16 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Black magic, drug addiction, attempted murder and a wrestling match over luxury cars and overseas properties. Zimbabwe is riveted by the explosive charges being made in the divorce of First Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and his wife Marry. A glimpse of the luxurious lives of...

This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows John Gardner. Gardner a Texas inmate with a history of violence against women faces execution for fatally shooting his wife, who had repeatedly told friends and family she would never get out of her marriage alive. Gardner is set to receive a lethal injection Wednesday Jan. 15, 2019 for the January 2005 slaying of Tammy Gardner.(Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)

Texas inmate executed for killing wife in 2005

Jan. 15, 2020 8:08 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate with a history of violence against women was executed Wednesday evening for fatally shooting his wife, who had feared she would never get out of her marriage alive. John Gardner, 64, received a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the...

This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows John Gardner. Gardner a Texas inmate with a history of violence against women faces execution for fatally shooting his wife, who had repeatedly told friends and family she would never get out of her marriage alive. Gardner is set to receive a lethal injection Wednesday Jan. 15, 2019 for the January 2005 slaying of Tammy Gardner.(Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)

Texas inmate faces execution for killing wife in 2005

Jan. 15, 2020 12:53 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas inmate with a history of violence against women is set to be executed Wednesday evening for fatally shooting his wife, who had feared she would never get out of her marriage alive. John Gardner, 64, is facing lethal injection for the January 2005 slaying of Tammy Gardner....

FILE - This undated file photo from a missing persons flier provided by the New Canaan Police Department shows Jennifer Dulos, mother of five who went missing in May 2019. Her estranged husband, Fotis Dulos, was arrested by state police Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Farmington, Conn., and faces murder charges. (New Canaan Police Department via AP, File)

Jennifer Dulos case highlights common scourge, advocates say

Jan. 10, 2020 5:04 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Long before she disappeared, Jennifer Dulos told the court handling her divorce case that her husband was verbally abusive and she feared for her life. And well before Fotis Dulos was arrested this week on murder and kidnapping charges, advocates noted the highly publicized case...

Police have a residential street cordoned off as detectives investigate the deaths of four people found Christmas Day inside a home in Rio Rancho, N.M., on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019.  All of the victims appeared to have suffered gunshot wounds, police said in a statement posted on Facebook. Police did not identify the victims or say whether a suspect or suspects have been identified. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

New Mexico couple in family found dead was getting divorce

Dec. 27, 2019 11:19 AM EST

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico couple found dead on Christmas Day in their home with their two dead sons in what authorities have called a murder-suicide was in the process of getting a divorce, police said in a search-warrant affidavit. The affidavit filed in court Thursday by Rio Rancho police also...

Woman sentenced to 25 years to life for killing husband

Dec. 18, 2019 6:12 PM EST

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A southwestern Oregon woman will serve 25 years to life in prison for shooting her estranged husband in the head. The Mail Tribune reports on Friday, a jury found 74-year-old Louise Richards guilty of second-degree murder in the Aug. 28, 2017, shooting death of her husband, 70-year-old...

European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde, center, speaks with Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, left, and French President Emmanuel Macron, right, during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. European Union leaders are gathering Friday to discuss Britain's departure from the bloc amid some relief that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has secured an election majority that should allow him to push the Brexit deal through parliament. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

EU relief as UK polls signal Brexit may soon be done

Dec. 13, 2019 10:07 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Friday congratulated British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his sweeping election victory amid optimism that his clear majority should finally allow him to push the long-stalled Brexit divorce deal through a reluctant parliament and end years of political...

Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks after the Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency count declaration at Brunel University in Uxbridge, London, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

UK's Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Tories secure majority

Dec. 13, 2019 2:23 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a thumping majority of seats in Britain's Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month. With 642 of...

British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn waits for the declaration of his seat in the 2019 general election in Islington, London, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. The first handful of results to be declared in Britain's election are showing a surge in support for to the Conservatives in northern England seats where Labour has long been dominant. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

The Latest: UK vote a disaster for left-wing Labour Party

Dec. 13, 2019 1:06 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Brexit general election (all times local): 6 a.m. Veteran Labour Party left-wing firebrand Dennis Skinner has lost his seat in the British election, one of many Labour lawmakers ousted by a Conservative challenger in Boris Johnson’s landslide victory. The...