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 ...

Oct 9, 2013

Center offers help to abused Filipinos

Filipinos residing in Japan, particularly in and around Nagoya, have for the past 13 years been turning to a nongovernmental organization operating from a six-mat room in the city’s Naka Ward for help in resolving problems ranging from domestic violence to the arrest of ...

Sep 14, 2013

Yemen probes 8-year-old child bride's death

Yemen is investigating the reported death of an 8-year-old girl from injuries suffered on the first night of her marriage to a man in his 40s. The government has formed a committee “to verify the reports about the death of the girl, named Rawan, ...

U.S. 'Facebook murderer' is held over slaying of wife

Aug 9, 2013

U.S. 'Facebook murderer' is held over slaying of wife

A man is being held in the United States after apparently gunning down his wife and posting a gruesome picture of her dead body on Facebook, authorities said Thursday. Derek Medina, 31, was being interviewed by detectives in Miami after turning himself in earlier ...