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French panel: Seize guns to reduce domestic violence

Oct. 29, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French government panel on domestic violence is urging authorities to begin confiscating guns from people following the first complaint of family violence levied against them. That proposal was one of 65 recommendations released Tuesday to tackle the intractable problem of domestic violence...

Column: Astros have shown disdain for media over and over

Oct. 23, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

There's no cheering — or jeering — in the press box. Impartiality should be the guiding tenet of any journalist. Yet, the Houston Astros are making it really, really tough to abide by that principle. This is an organization that clearly has no respect for the media — female sports writers, in...

A year after Michael, Florida community still in crisis

Oct. 9, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A year after Hurricane Michael , the Florida county hardest hit by the Category 5 storm is still in crisis: Thousands in Bay County are homeless, medical care and housing are at a premium, domestic violence has become a problem and severely diminished mental health services are...

Millennial Money: Don't ignore the signs of financial abuse

Oct. 8, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

Nearly 70% of millennial women have experienced financial abuse by a romantic partner. Let that sink in for a second. That means, for every 10 women you know in that age group, odds are that seven of them have had a partner use money to control or manipulate them, according to a 2017 survey of 2,000 people ages...

Without oversight, scores of accused priests commit crimes

Oct. 5, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

Nearly 1,700 priests and other clergy members that the Roman Catholic Church considers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are living under the radar with little to no oversight from religious authorities or law enforcement, decades after the first wave of the church abuse scandal roiled U.S. dioceses, an...

NFL VP, former player Troy Vincent honored for advocate work

Sep. 27, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

NFL executive vice president and former Buffalo Bills safety Troy Vincent was honored by the Niagara Frontier YWCA for his extensive work advocating against domestic violence and sexual assault. Vincent was presented with the association's 2019 Hero Award at a banquet in Niagara Falls, New York, on Tuesday. In...