Stories tagged: abuse
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 …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 8:40 a.m.
Lacey man arrested for allegedly starving sons
A man has been arrested for allegedly starving and psychologically abusing his two young sons.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 8:17 a.m.
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.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 10:21 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
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.
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 11:30 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 1 p.m.
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.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 9:48 a.m.
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.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
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 …
Thu., April 7, 2016, 4:14 p.m.
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.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
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.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 8:55 a.m.
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 …
Mon., March 7, 2016, midnight
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 …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 7:20 a.m.
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.
Tue., Aug. 25, 2015, midnight
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, …
Thu., June 4, 2015, midnight
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 …
Tue., Feb. 4, 2014, 1:24 p.m.
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.
Fri., Jan. 31, 2014, 8:18 a.m.
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 …
Wed., March 27, 2013, 9:12 a.m.
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.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2012, midnight
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. …
Fri., June 22, 2012, 11:48 a.m.
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.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2011, 2:13 p.m.
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 …
Wed., June 15, 2011, 4:27 p.m.
Spokane bishop says church’s abuse-prevention policy is sound
The Spokane bishop who heads the child protection committee for U.S. Roman Catholic bishops insisted today that no significant changes were needed in the church’s abuse prevention policy despite recent …
Thu., April 28, 2011, 5:19 p.m.
Catholic religious order files for bankruptcy
SEATTLE (AP) — The Christian Brothers, a Catholic religious order that runs schools in Seattle and across the country, has filed for bankruptcy. It is the second Catholic order in …
Thu., Oct. 7, 2010, midnight
Woman shot by officer faces charges
An unarmed pregnant woman shot during a drug raid in Spokane nearly two weeks ago faces felony crack cocaine charges under a police recommendation announced Wednesday. Keamia D. Powell, 24, …
Mon., Feb. 8, 2010, 5:32 p.m.
Accuser takes the stand again in Morning Star trial
Attorneys defending Morning Star Boys’ Ranch rested their case on Monday after bringing the ranch’s accuser, Kenneth Putnam, to the stand in the civil trial’s last day of testimony.