- Protective order bill clears House unanimously Updated: Mar-06-14 5:34 pm
- Biden promotes $35M proposal to test rape kits Updated: Mar-05-14 6:45 pm
- SD panel endorses broadening domestic abuse law Updated: Mar-03-14 4:30 pm
- Pistorius trial: The main players Updated: Mar-03-14 12:36 am
- Bond flap in attack brings focus on legal tools Updated: Feb-28-14 4:47 pm
- Ky. House passes temp concealed carry for victims Updated: Feb-28-14 3:19 pm
- Wisconsin GOP moves gun bills but ignores checks Updated: Feb-27-14 6:38 pm
- North Vegas man found guilty in machete attack Updated: Feb-27-14 1:10 am
- Ann Rule lawsuit against Seattle Weekly tossed Updated: Feb-26-14 4:26 pm
- Iowa Senate OKs adding pets to protective orders Updated: Feb-24-14 5:19 pm
- Man pleads guilty to fatally shooting girlfriend Updated: Feb-24-14 4:33 pm
- Judge takes hands-on approach to domestic violence Updated: Feb-17-14 1:23 pm
- NH bill advances, named after boy killed by father Updated: Feb-13-14 12:47 pm
- Abuse group urges Wis. lawmakers to OK gun bill Updated: Feb-12-14 3:13 pm
- Correction: Violence Against Women-Tribes story Updated: Feb-07-14 11:16 am
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - A bill that would make it easier for abuse victims to obtain protective orders cleared the House of Delegates with a unanimous vote on Thursday.
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday promoted President Barack Obama's request for $35 million to help test more rape kits, saying it will help fight crime.
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota should join the majority of other states by expanding its domestic abuse laws to cover couples who are dating but don't live together, a legislative panel decided Monday.
PRETORIA, South Africa - A female judge will ultimately decide Oscar Pistorius' fate and pronounce him innocent or guilty of murder in his girlfriend's shooting death on Valentine's Day last year. South Africa has no trial by jury meaning Judge Thokozile Masipa will have the final say in the blockbuster court case. A look at the judge and some other main players in the Pistorius trial:
INDIANAPOLIS - A judge is defending his decision to reduce the bond for an Indianapolis man who police say shot his ex-wife 13 times outside a day care amid an outcry from domestic violence groups who say states need stronger legal tools to keep violent men behind bars.
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Domestic violence victims in Kentucky could gain quick access to temporary concealed weapons permits under a bill that passed the House after emotional debate Friday.
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Republicans moved ahead with narrow bills to streamline gun seizures in domestic abuse cases Thursday. Minority Democrats, though, demanded the GOP go bigger and impose universal background checks.
LAS VEGAS - A North Las Vegas man who used a drunken blackout as his defense was found guilty of attempted murder and two other felony charges Wednesday in a machete attack that nearly hacked off his ex-girlfriend's arms.
SEATTLE - A judge has thrown out true-crime author Ann Rule's defamation lawsuit against a weekly Seattle newspaper, finding that an article accusing her of "sloppy storytelling" constitutes protected free speech.
DES MOINES, Iowa - Pets would be better protected in domestic abuse cases under a bill approved Monday by the Iowa Senate.
MOBILE, Alabama - A 24-year-old man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend in Mobile and fleeing to Georgia has pleaded guilty to felony murder.
DALLAS - The five men who appear in Rick Magnis' Dallas courtroom each Friday afternoon were convicted of hitting or battering women, one even punching a pregnant woman in the stomach.
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's Senate voted unanimously Thursday to pass legislation to establish a separate crime of domestic violence and name it after a 9-year-old boy killed during a supervised visit with his father in August.
MADISON, Wisconsin - An anti-domestic abuse group is urging legislators to pass a bill that would establish a legal process for seizing firearms from people under restraining orders.
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - In a story Feb. 7 about tribal prosecutions, The Associated Press misidentified the deputy director of the Justice Department's Office on Violence Against Women. The correct name is Bea Hanson, not Bea Thompson.