- High court throws out conviction for Facebook threats Updated: Jun-01-15 4:27 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man prosecuted for making threats on Facebook, but dodged the free-speech issues that had made the case intriguing to First Amendment advocates.
- Bill allowing abuse victims to break lease passes committee Updated: Jun-01-15 2:58 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Victims of domestic violence could break a lease to escape an abuser and would also have other housing protections, under a bill moving closer to final legislative passage.
- Ohio police begin use of domestic violence screening system Updated: May-31-15 4:31 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - More than a dozen central Ohio law enforcement agencies are the first in the state to adopt a system requiring officers to assess whether domestic violence victims are in imminent danger of physical harm or death.
- Connecticut lawmakers reach tentative budget deal Updated: May-31-15 3:11 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut legislators and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy reached a tentative deal on a two-year, $40 billion budget early Sunday.
- Bears release Ray McDonald after arrest in California Updated: May-26-15 1:25 am
SAN FRANCISCO - The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from an assault on a woman who was holding a baby.
- Senate passes bill keeping domestic abusers from having guns Updated: May-21-15 9:25 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Senate approved a measure on Thursday aimed at making it harder for people convicted of domestic violence or under a restraining order to keep their firearms.
- Judge dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice Updated: May-21-15 12:10 pm
MAYS LANDING, New Jersey - A judge on Thursday dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice, who was captured by a surveillance camera knocking his then-fiancee unconscious in a hotel elevator last year.
- Hawaii Legislature chips away at reforming police forces Updated: May-21-15 12:37 am
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers had hopes for rebuilding public trust in the state's police departments, but a number of bills that aimed to initiate reforms died during the 2015 session.
- Batterers shown new ways to relate, but will they change? Updated: May-09-15 1:40 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - On a recent Wednesday night, Willis Manshell Miller climbed the stairs to the second floor of a Downtown office building and took a seat in the front row of a windowless room for the batterers class.
- Governor signs bill aiming to help domestic violence victims Updated: May-08-15 4:15 pm
HELENA, Montana - The governor signed legislation Friday to expand unemployment insurance benefits to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.
- Sandoval signs bipartisan domestic violence prevention bill Updated: May-07-15 8:26 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a bill aimed at educating the public about domestic violence protection.
- Branstad signs address confidentiality program for victims Updated: May-07-15 1:29 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Gov. Terry Branstad has signed a bill into law that will allow victims of domestic abuse and other crimes to keep their home address private through a mail-forwarding program.
- Domestic violence victim files federal civil rights lawsuit Updated: May-05-15 10:07 am
FRESNO, California - A domestic violence victim is suing her ex-boyfriend for federal civil rights violations.
- Maine getting $860,722 to help domestic violence victims Updated: May-05-15 4:31 am
PORTLAND, Maine - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families will award grants totaling $860,722 to help Maine domestic violence victims.