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French sexual abuse victims denounce police mistreatment

PARIS (AP) — One rape victim was asked by Paris police what she wore that day, and why she didn’t struggle more. Another woman was forced to fondle herself to demonstrate a sexual assault to a skeptic...

Activist Shawn Lang, former leader at AIDS Connecticut, dies

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Shawn Lang, a longtime Connecticut activist for people living with HIV and AIDS, as well as those impacted by opioid addiction and domestic abuse, has died. She was 65. ...

Man who beat wife while kids hid in closet gets 10 years

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A man who admitted beating his estranged wife while their three children hid in a closet has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The oldest child, a 10-year...

2 men charged in St. Paul bar shootout that left 1 dead

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two men were charged Monday in connection with a weekend shootout at a busy St. Paul bar that left one woman dead and 14 people injured. Police say Marquisha ...

With windfall, city tries to reach kids trapped in violence

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The teenagers were arrested so many times that Deputy Chief Kurt Whisenand knew them by name. Accused of shootings, carjackings and armed robberies, they had become some of the m...

Ex-Trump aide files defamation suit over abuse allegations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Trump aide and congressional candidate in Ohio has filed a defamation lawsuit over allegations of physical abuse that his former girlfriend and White House colleague is ...

Tennis tour investigating abuse accusations against Zverev

LONDON (AP) — The men’s professional tennis tour has opened an investigation into a former girlfriend’s accusations of domestic abuse by Olympic gold medalist and 2020 U.S Open runner-up Alexander Zve...

Republicans say charges against refugees raise concerns

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans on Thursday reiterated their concerns about the vetting of Afghan refugees being housed at an Army post in the state, after two Afghan men were charged with ...

China dismisses high-profile #MeToo case as women continue to suffer assault

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Beijing Haidian Court dismissed a sexual harassment case against China Central Television (CCTV) host Zhu Jun (朱軍) on Tuesday (Sept. 14) due to “lack of evidence...

Russian feminist runs for Duma to take on domestic violence

MOSCOW (AP) — Alyona Popova’s campaign rhetoric is blunt: Unless she is elected to parliament, there won’t be much hope for a law against domestic violence in Russia. One of the coun...

Legislators urge review of Taiwan’s animal protection policies following death of pet cat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislator Chen Ting-fei (陳亭妃) and New Taipei City Councilor Lee Kun-cheng (李坤城) held a joint press conference on Thursday (Sept. 9) calling for revisions to animal protec...

Court details Ryan Giggs' alleged pattern of domestic abuse

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Former Manchester United player Ryan Giggs allegedly kicked a former girlfriend and threw her naked out of their hotel room as part of a pattern of abusive behavior, it was ...

Minnesota Dem who rose after Castile death is under pressure

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Black Minnesota state lawmaker who rose to prominence after the fatal shooting of his friend Philando Castile came under increasing pressure to resign Monday, after old domestic a...

Nats' Starlin Castro placed on administrative leave by MLB

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals infielder Starlin Castro was placed on administrative leave Friday by Major League Baseball under its domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy. ...

Jason Kidd, GM Nico Harrison begin Mavericks' 'new chapter'

DALLAS (AP) — New Mavericks coach Jason Kidd and general manager Nico Harrison were introduced Thursday by their new boss, who called it “a new chapter” for a franchise that had not changed GMs under ...