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Domestic Violence Action Month draws attention to underreported problem

The first time Aida Ortiz expressed concerns about her marriage, her mostly Catholic family encouraged her to keep it together. But her husband’s fits of rage became more frequent, and …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 4:57 p.m.

Attorney: ‘Staggering’ number of Boy Scouts were abused in Portland area

Three former Boy Scouts sued the Boy Scouts of America and its Portland-area chapter for $21 million Wednesday, alleging it hired a known pedophile who then sexually abused them in …

Spokane counselor behind fight against abuse and hunger

Healing from abuse is a lifelong process. Mable C. Dunbar knows about that personally. She grew up experiencing some physical and emotional abuse. However, Dunbar said she experienced God’s healing …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 7:34 p.m.

Pope admits church realized sex abuse problem ‘a bit late’

Pope Francis on Thursday acknowledged the Catholic Church was “a bit late” in realizing the damage done by priests who rape and molest children, and said that the decades-long practice …

Ex-Oregon nurse gets 8-plus years in prison for rape, abuse

An Oregon man was acquitted of rape and sexual abuse charges earlier this year, but now finds himself behind bars after being sentenced to eight years and four months for …

Lessons from the past: A Spokane teacher’s journey from trauma to mentorship

A classroom and a teacher gave Elizabeth Coyote respite from the violence and insecurity of her home, and ultimately put her on the path to becoming a teacher. Now, as …

Six disciplined after abuse allegations at home for disabled

Six employees at a treatment center for people with severe disabilities have lost their jobs after an investigation concluded that some staffers physically and psychologically abused residents, Idaho’s welfare agency …

Saudi prince arrested on King Salman’s order after video appears to show abusive behavior

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman ordered the arrest of a prince and his associates on Wednesday after videos emerged which appear to show the prince engaging in abusive behavior against citizens. …

UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 9:58 p.m.

Report: Lakeland Village among institutions criticized for ‘track record’ of neglect, abuse of disabled

Disabled people living in four Washington-state run communities have choked to death, been sexually assaulted, denied basic treatment and given the wrong medication, according to a report released Wednesday by …

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 …