Stories tagged: abuse
Wed., May 30, 2018, 9:47 a.m.
Emmett school officials release video of alleged abuse of student by bus driver
Emmett school officials have released video of an April 12 incident on a school bus, during which a school bus driver verbally and physically confronted a 9-year-old student.
Mon., May 14, 2018, 10:33 p.m.
During tense meeting, Stratton says allegations of a ‘sexual predator’ are not within City Council’s purview
Spokane City Councilwoman Karen Stratton capped Monday evening’s council meeting with a blunt message, saying she is “tired and increasingly resentful” of accusations that some council members don’t support women …
UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 11:01 p.m.
Justices: Teachers not required to report own child’s abuse
Teachers in Washington are supposed to tell authorities when they believe a student has suffered abuse or neglect, but the state’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday the requirement doesn’t necessarily apply …
Sun., April 8, 2018, 1:01 p.m.
Who were the Harts, really? Mystery surrounds family that plunged off California cliff
Washington, now living in Arkansas, is one of many people trying to make sense of the tragedy that befell the Harts last month when an SUV carrying the mothers and …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Parents spooked by abuse in youth sports set more limits
With Olympic prodigies having just dazzled audiences worldwide, parents in the U.S. are reconciling the thrill of the gold with their fears from recent sexual abuse scandals in elite youth …
Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 9:03 a.m.
U.S. gymnasts say sport rife with verbal, emotional abuse
Ex-athletes say Bela and Martha Karolyi, the husband-wife team who coached America’s top female gymnasts for three decades, institutionalized an abusive culture in the sport. Former gymnasts and coaches interviewed …
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 8:47 a.m.
GOP women frustrated by Trump’s approach to abuse charges
The Trump White House’s handling of abuse charges against men in its midst is frustrating prominent Republican women as the party’s yearslong struggle to attract female voters stretches into the …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 5:43 p.m.
FDA wants to curb abuse of Imodium, ‘the poor man’s methadone’
The Food and Drug Administration is asking manufacturers of over-the-counter anti-diarrhea treatments to change the way they package their products in an effort to curb abuse by people with drug …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 2:12 p.m.
Prosecutor: Parents chained children for months at a time
The parents of 13 siblings who were allegedly held in captivity in their family’s Southern California home were charged Thursday with committing years of torture and abuse that left their …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
Ex-Miss Americas shamed by pageant CEO call for his ouster
Dozens of former Miss Americas called on leaders of the pageant organization to step down in the wake of an email scandal in which the CEO and other officials used …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
Chinese authorities investigate kindergarten abuse claims
Chinese authorities said Friday they’re investigating allegations that children were abused and molested at a kindergarten in Beijing run by a U.S.-listed company.
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
Twitter bans ads from Kremlin-funded RT and Sputnik, but they can still tweet
Twitter Inc. said Thursday that it will no longer accept advertising from Sputnik and Russia Today, pointing to the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that the two Kremlin-funded news organizations were …
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Twitter toughens abuse rules – and now has to enforce them
Twitter is enacting new policies around hate, abuse and advertisements, but having rules is only half the battle – the easy half.
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
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 …
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 7 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 5 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 6:23 a.m.
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 …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
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 …
Wed., July 12, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
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.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 11:06 a.m.
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 …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
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.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 3:15 p.m.
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 …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 7:23 a.m.
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.
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 6:48 p.m.
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 …