Domestic violence

The Supreme Court is seen after a dusting of snow in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

High court bolsters domestic violence gun ban law

WASHINGTON (AP) — People convicted of minor domestic violence offenses can be barred from possessing guns even in states where no proof of physical violence is required to support the domestic violence charge, the Supreme […]

03/26/2014

This image provided by the Seminole County Sheriff`s Office shows former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman after he was arrested Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Apopka, Fla. (AP Photo/Seminole County Sheriff's Office)

Prosecutor: no domestic charges against Zimmerman

MIAMI (AP) — George Zimmerman will not face domestic violence charges because his girlfriend did not wish to pursue the case and there was scant evidence of a crime, a state prosecutor said Wednesday. Samantha […]

12/11/2013

George Zimmerman leaves court Tuesday, Nov. 19,  2013, in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

Girlfriend wants charges dropped against Zimmerman

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors are considering whether to move forward with domestic violence charges against George Zimmerman even though his girlfriend is asking them not to do so. Without a witness willing to testify, […]

12/10/2013

Aron Ralston booking photo.  (AP Photo/Denver Police)

Domestic case dropped against ’127 Hours’ figure

DENVER (AP) — A domestic violence case has been dismissed against Aron Ralston, a Colorado adventurer whose self-amputation ordeal was made into the movie “127 Hours.” A court spokeswoman said Monday the case was dropped […]

12/09/2013

Riverside Co. deputies shoot, kill man with rifle

FRENCH VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The Riverside County Sheriff’s department says deputies shot and killed a domestic violence suspect after he raised a rifle at them. A department statement said 35-year-old Otavis Hall died early […]

11/24/2013

George Zimmerman leaves court Tuesday, Nov. 19,  2013, in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

New allegation made against Zimmerman in court

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s girlfriend said he tried to choke her about a week ago during an altercation that was not initially reported to police, a prosecutor told a judge Tuesday during Zimmerman’s […]

11/19/2013

This image provided by the Seminole County Sheriff`s Office shows former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman after he was arrested Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Apopka, Fla. (AP Photo/Seminole County Sheriff's Office)

Judge to decide if Zimmerman is released on bail

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s arrest following a domestic dispute with his girlfriend marks the latest in a series of brushes with the law he has had since his acquittal in a murder case […]

11/19/2013

Rob Morrison

Ex-NYC TV anchor pleads guilty in threats to wife

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) – Former New York TV news anchor Rob Morrison has pleaded guilty to threatening and breach of peace charges stemming from accusations he choked his wife in their Connecticut home in February. […]

07/04/2013

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Third of women suffer domestic violence

LONDON (AP) — About a third of women worldwide have been physically or sexually assaulted by a former or current partner, according to the first major review of violence against women. In a series of […]

06/20/2013

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Bill would add responsibility for some gun owners

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Senate has approved legislation requiring gun owners to lock up their weapons if they live with a person who is legally prohibited from owning a firearm. Democratic Sen. Rod […]

05/16/2013

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Governor signs bill to speed up gun seizures

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation expanding the ability of state agents to seize firearms from nearly 20,000 Californians who are not allowed to have them. They collectively own more than […]

05/01/2013

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Highlights of federal spending cuts in California

(AP) – Here is a list of estimated cuts facing California as a result of the automatic spending cuts scheduled to kick in on Friday.

02/27/2013

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