Stories tagged: abuse
Wed., July 12, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
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.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 11:06 a.m.
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 …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
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.
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.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 3:15 p.m.
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 …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 7:23 a.m.
Twitter is adding more tools to curb abuse on its service as part of its ongoing effort to protect users from hate and harassment.
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 6:48 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 8:40 a.m.
A man has been arrested for allegedly starving and psychologically abusing his two young sons.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 8:17 a.m.
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.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 10:21 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
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.
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 11:30 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 1 p.m.
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.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 9:48 a.m.
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.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
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 …
Thu., April 7, 2016, 4:14 p.m.
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.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
A Yakima man whose fight with a jail guard was captured on video is scheduled to be arraigned April 7.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 8:55 a.m.
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 …
Mon., March 7, 2016
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 …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 7:20 a.m.
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.
Tue., Aug. 25, 2015
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, …
Thu., June 4, 2015
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 …
Tue., Feb. 4, 2014, 1:24 p.m.
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.
Fri., Jan. 31, 2014, 8:18 a.m.
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 …
Wed., March 27, 2013, 9:12 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that the federal government can be sued for abuse claims against prison guards.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2012
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. …
Fri., June 22, 2012, 11:48 a.m.
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.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2011, 2:13 p.m.
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 …