Goodell announces harsher penalty for domestic violence

Aug 29, 2014

Goodell announces harsher penalty for domestic violence

Acknowledging he “didn’t get it right” with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a first offense and at least a year for a second. ...

Ravens running back Rice says actions 'totally inexcusable'

Aug 1, 2014

Ravens running back Rice says actions 'totally inexcusable'

Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called “the biggest mistake of his life.” His arrest for domestic violence against his then-fiancee last February is something Rice figures will haunt him long after ...

Jun 25, 2014

China rejects death penalty, orders retrial for killer of abusive husband

China’s highest court overturned a death sentence and ordered a retrial for a woman who killed and dismembered her abusive husband, a ruling welcomed Tuesday by advocates of the country’s often-silent victims of domestic violence. The woman’s attorney, Guo Jianmei, said she received confirmation ...

Soccer fans at risk from World Cup mania

May 31, 2014

Soccer fans at risk from World Cup mania

If the television commercials piggybacking on the World Cup are to be believed, watching a soccer match is fun, healthy and sociable. Slim young men and women spring up from the sofa like gazelles to celebrate a goal. If they lose, they commiserate peacefully ...

Jan 16, 2014

Swallows' Balentien released on bail

Tokyo Yakult Swallows slugger Wladimir Balentien, who last year broke the Japanese home runs record, was released on bail on Wednesday following his arrest on charges of domestic violence. Balentien paid $50,000 bail and must stay away from his wife, Karla. The 29-year-old is ...

Zimmerman arrested after girlfriend says he pointed shotgun at her

Nov 19, 2013

Zimmerman arrested after girlfriend says he pointed shotgun at her

A former neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager earlier this year was charged with assault Monday after his girlfriend called deputies to the home where they were living and claimed he pointed a shotgun at her during an argument, ...

Singer Chris Brown arrested on felony assault charge

Oct 28, 2013

Singer Chris Brown arrested on felony assault charge

Chris Brown was arrested early Sunday in Washington, D.C., after a fight broke out near the W Hotel, police said, complicating an already snarled legal history for the Grammy Award-winning R&B singer. Brown, 24, was charged with felony assault in an incident that started ...