Violence

FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the executive director of UN Women, speaks to reporters during a news conference at U.N. headquarters. The United Nations began campaigning to end violence against women decades ago, but its effort gained little traction, until the outpouring of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, the U.S. Congress and boardrooms put the issue on front pages and TV screens around the world. "This is the moment!" Mlambo-Ngcuka said in an interview ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Nov. 25. "It really has to come out of the woodwork." (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
November 22, 2017 - 3:28 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations began campaigning to end violence against women decades ago, but its effort gained little traction — until the outpouring of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, the U.S. Congress and boardrooms put the issue on front pages and...
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Brianna Brochu, accused of contaminating her black roommate's belongings at the University of Hartford, addresses the court during a hearing, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Hartford. She's charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief and breach of peace. Prosecutors say they're determining whether to add a hate crime charge. (Mark Mirko/The Courant via AP, Pool)
November 21, 2017 - 7:38 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The lawyer for a former Connecticut college student accused of smearing body fluids on her roommate's belongings said Tuesday that he doesn't expect authorities to file hate crime charges. Attorney Tom Stevens' comments came after former University of Hartford student Brianna...
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November 21, 2017 - 5:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of an international authority that oversees the North American power grid has resigned following his arrest on a domestic violence charge in Georgia. Gerry Cauley stepped down Monday as CEO of the North American Electric Reliability Corp., an international regulatory...
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Firefighters work at the scene of a factory fire in New Windsor, N.Y., Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. Authorities say two explosions and a fire at the Verla International cosmetics factory in the Hudson Valley about an hour north of New York City have left multiple people injured, including firefighters caught in the second blast. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 21, 2017 - 2:30 pm
NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) — As the number of people reporting injuries from deadly explosions at a cosmetics factory jumped to more than 125, investigators on Tuesday tried to determine what caused the blasts at a plant with a checkered history that includes fines for safety violations earlier this...
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November 20, 2017 - 1:11 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Ad campaigns by gun makers continue unabated after mass shootings at a Las Vegas country music concert and a Texas church. But the marketing tactics for the semi-automatic weapons known as AR rifles are under new scrutiny in the aftermath of recent attacks. The ads often show...
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In this Nov. 17, 2017, photo, the cover page of a FBI report on the rise of black “extremists” is photographed in Washington. The report is stirring fears of a return to practices of the Civil Rights era, when the agency notoriously spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former Alabama senator whose career has been dogged by questions about race and his commitment to civil rights, did not ease lawmakers’ concerns when he was unable to answer questions about the report or its origins during a congressional hearing on Nov. 14. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
November 20, 2017 - 3:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI report on the rise of black "extremists" is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws. The FBI said it doesn't target specific groups, and the report is...
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November 18, 2017 - 11:07 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court says two sections of the state's domestic violence law should stand as written. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the ruling declared the sections that made gender references unconstitutional "as applied." That avoids a situation...
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November 16, 2017 - 7:40 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Muslim student athlete who refused to observe the national anthem for religious reasons at a basketball game in Kansas has been kicked off the team following altercations with a team supporter, who accused him of disrespecting the American flag, and a coach. The case has...
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Lynda Patton, left, and Shawnee Flournoy, employees of the Corning Union Elementary School District, react as district superintendent, Rick Fitzpatrick, discusses the shooting rampage by Kevin Janson Neal, during a news conference Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Corning, Calif. Neal went on a shooting spree, Tuesday, which included an attack on the Rancho Tehama Elementary School, where one student was injured. Neal killed five people, including his wife, before being shot and killed by Tehama County Sheriff's deputies. Fitzpatrick cited quick action by teachers and employees for locking down the school which prevented Neal from entering any of the classrooms. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
November 16, 2017 - 2:03 pm
RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) — Teacher Jennifer Bauman threw herself against a classroom door that wouldn't lock right, terrified that the gunman shooting outside her small Northern California elementary school would barrel in and find the children huddled under desks. Shooter Kevin Neal, 44...
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Lynda Patton, left, and Shawnee Flournoy, employees of the Corning Union Elementary School District, react as district superintendent, Rick Fitzpatrick, discusses the shooting rampage by Kevin Janson Neal, during a news conference Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Corning, Calif. Neal went on a shooting spree, Tuesday, which included an attack on the Rancho Tehama Elementary School, where one student was injured. Neal killed five people, including his wife, before being shot and killed by Tehama County Sheriff's deputies. Fitzpatrick cited quick action by teachers and employees for locking down the school which prevented Neal from entering any of the classrooms. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
November 16, 2017 - 2:33 am
RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) — A school secretary at a tiny elementary school rushed out to shoo children inside. A custodian swooped in, yelling "get into the classrooms," at kids in the play yard. Inside Rancho Tehama Elementary School, children and some parents huddled under desks as...
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