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Idaho investigating abuse allegations at state-run home for disabled

Idaho’s welfare agency is investigating allegations that staffers physically and psychologically abused and neglected some residents at a state-run treatment center for people with severe disabilities.


Supreme Court won’t hear appeal over FBI abuse claims

The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from a U.S. citizen who tried to sue a group of FBI agents over claims they falsely imprisoned and tortured him for several …


Senators ask military to review Yemen abuse reported by AP

Two senior U.S. senators are asking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to investigate reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates accused of torturing detainees in …


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 5:38 p.m.

Archbishop: Church of England ‘colluded’ to hide sex abuse

The Church of England “colluded” with and helped to hide the long-term sexual abuse of young men by one of its former bishops, the head of the church said Thursday.


Abuse survivor quits pope’s panel, cites stonewall by Vatican

Frustrated by what she described as Vatican stonewalling, an Irish woman who was sexually abused by clergy quit her post Wednesday on a panel advising Pope Francis about how to …


Twitter adds more safety tools, will curb abusive accounts

Twitter is adding more tools to curb abuse on its service as part of its ongoing effort to protect users from hate and harassment.


U.K. shuts down contentious probe into Iraq War abuse claims

The British government announced Friday that it is shutting down a contentious seven-year-old inquiry into allegations of abuse by U.K. troops in Iraq. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said the Iraq …


Moscow woman moves past abuse, addiction and self-sabotage

At 19 years old, Paradise Creek Regional High School student Daizy Fletcher has a lot to look forward to – and more lessons to look back on than many twice …


Lacey man arrested for allegedly starving sons

A man has been arrested for allegedly starving and psychologically abusing his two young sons.


Twitter adds new options to curb abuse, harassment

Twitter, long criticized as a hotbed for online harassment, is expanding ways to curb the amount of abuse users see and making it easier to report such conduct.


Prince Harry condemns media ‘abuse’ of American girlfriend

Prince Harry condemned the media for subjecting girlfriend Meghan Markle to “a wave of abuse and harassment,” issuing a highly unusual statement Tuesday that confirmed his relationship with the American …


Clinton, Kaine criticize Trump’s Gettysburg pledge to sue his accusers

Hillary Clinton criticized Donald Trump’s use of his speech in Gettysburg on Saturday to promise that he would sue the women who have come forward to accuse him of sexual …


Online ‘sextortion’ against children growing

Federal officials and advocates say online sex-related extortion against children is growing, and they are urging educators and parents to help raise awareness at back-to-school events.


USA Gymnastics declined to look into potential abuse, reports says

An investigation into USA Gymnastics published Thursday determined the organization collected complaints of improper conduct by over 50 coaches between 1996 and 2006 and regularly declined to forward them on …


Elite prep school agrees to settle up to 30 sex abuse claims

A Rhode Island boarding school has agreed to a settlement that would provide compensation for up to 30 former students who say they were sexually abused, the school announced Wednesday.


Men taped themselves throwing firecrackers at dogs, police say

Police say detectives monitoring social media over the holiday weekend watched a live video of two men throwing fireworks at dogs chained in a backyard in South Carolina.


Four of 30-plus men wanted in teen’s gang rape ID’d

Police said Friday that they have identified and are searching for four of the more than 30 men suspected in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl, a case that …


Montana Supreme Court declines to intervene in Boy Scout rape case

The Montana Supreme Court has declined to rule in a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America by women who were raped by a scout leader as children.


Video shows Yakima County Jail guards kicking, punching combative prisoner

A Yakima man whose fight with a jail guard was captured on video is scheduled to be arraigned April 7.


Michigan couple sentenced to life in 5-year-old’s death

A Michigan couple has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in the death of 5-year-old Mackenzie Maison who had pneumonia and weighed just 25 pounds when an emergency …


Study links kindergartners’ stumbles with rocky home lives

Very young children who endure neglect, abuse and dysfunctional home lives go on to struggle as kindergartners, leaving them at risk for more difficult years as adolescents and adults, a …


U.K. man gets 50 years for sex abuse of Oregon girl, 10

A man from Wales who pleaded guilty to sex crimes against a 10-year-old Eugene girl has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.


Priest formerly in Yakima ordered to pay $5 million in abuse case

A federal judge in Spokane awarded an Oregon man $5 million in damages stemming from sexual abuse by a Catholic priest in Yakima more than 30 years ago. The priest, …


Lakeland Village provider’s license revoked after abuse

A care provider at Lakeland Village Nursing Facility had his credentials suspended after officials determined he put his foot on a resident’s forehead, pushed him down twice, rubbed hand sanitizer …


SCRAPS seeks tips in suspected dog neglect case

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is asking the public to help identify those responsible for a four-year-old pit bull found Saturday weighing just 31 pounds.


Montana diocese will file for bankruptcy after scandals

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena planned to file for bankruptcy protection Friday in advance of proposed settlements for two lawsuits that claim clergy members sexually abused 362 people over …


Court says gov’t can be sued over guards’ actions

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that the federal government can be sued for abuse claims against prison guards.


Affidavit: Suspect Arteaga formerly dated victim

A former scuba diving instructor accused of murder dated the victim for years and was described by her friends as violent and controlling, according to information released Wednesday. Daniel R. …


Video of bus monitor’s misery strikes a nerve

ALBANY, N.Y. - The pebble was tossed when a middle-school student in upstate New York posted a 10-minute video on his Facebook page.


Survey: 1 in 4 US women victims of sexual assault

It’s a startling number: 1 in 4 women surveyed by the government say they were violently attacked by their husbands or boyfriends. Experts in domestic violence don’t find it too …