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NASCAR Suspends Top Driver Over Domestic Abuse

That means no Daytona 500 for Kurt Busch

(Newser) - One of NASCAR's biggest races runs tomorrow, but one of NASCAR's biggest names will not be there when the Daytona 500 begins. The sport suspended Kurt Busch indefinitely yesterday over allegations that he beat and choked his then-girlfriend last fall, reports ESPN . The move came after a Family... More »

1 Year Later, Ray Rice Apologizes to Ravens Fans

He's sorry for 'horrible mistake'

(Newser) - Ray Rice is coming upon an awful anniversary this weekend—it was Feb. 15 of last year when the NFL star was arrested after knocking his then-fiancee unconscious. This morning, Rice issued a statement to the Baltimore Sun in which he apologizes to the city and to Baltimore Ravens... More »

Hope Solo's Assault Case Dropped

Domestic violence charges dismissed after her family refuses to talk

(Newser) - The domestic violence charges against Hope Solo have been dismissed after her attorney told a judge that the alleged victims refused to allow defense attorneys to depose them. Solo's attorney said the soccer star's nephew and half-sister, who say Solo assaulted them at a June party , avoided their... More »

George Zimmerman Charged With Assault

He is back in jail after domestic dispute in Florida

(Newser) - George Zimmerman is starting off 2015 in a familiar place: behind bars. Police in Lake Mary, Fla., arrested the 31-year-old about 10 last night when answering a call about a domestic dispute, reports News13 in Orlando and CNN . It's not entirely clear what happened, but Zimmerman is charged with... More »

2 Girls Charged in Shooting Death of Big Brother, 16

Misty "Ariel" Renee Kornegay, 15, tells police he beat her

(Newser) - In a case Florida officials call "deeply disturbing," two sisters allegedly colluded to shoot and kill their 16-year-old brother while their parents were away, reports WFOX . Misty "Ariel" Renee Kornegay, 15, and her 11-year-old sister, Nicole, were arrested Monday and charged with premeditated murder. "Anytime you... More »

Ga. Police Chief's Wife: He Shot Me by Accident

Margaret McCollom interviewed in hospital

(Newser) - Margaret McCollom, who was shot by her police chief husband on New Year's Day, is standing by her man, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation says in a press release. Chief William McCollom has insisted that he shot his wife by accident in the middle of the night, and Margaret... More »

In Ray Rice Clip, Couple Kisses While Cuffed

Rice fought to prevent release of latest footage

(Newser) - A third video has emerged from the night Ray Rice punched his now-wife, Janay Palmer (now Rice), in Atlantic City. Some 45 minutes of footage obtained by ABC News —unveiled after an unsuccessful legal attempt by Rice to bar its release—show shifting emotions between the pair. At first,... More »

Cops: Man Shot Alaska Prosecutor in Jealous Rage

Assistant DA was dating suspect's former partner

(Newser) - The shooting of a prosecutor in America's northernmost community appears to have been more connected to the victim's love life than his work, police say—although Assistant District Attorney Brian Sullivan had arraigned suspect Ronald Fischer on at least one of several domestic violence charges he faced this... More »

Ray Rice: 'Horrendous' Flub Not Saying Sorry to Janay

'The only thing I can hope for ... is a 2nd chance," ex-Ravens player says

(Newser) - Janay Rice told Matt Lauer yesterday that "I can't say [NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell] is telling the truth" about the elevator incident that derailed husband Ray's career . Ray Rice joined the conversation this morning on Today , along with Janay's parents. Highlights:
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Janay Rice: 'I Can't Say' Goodell Is 'Telling the Truth'

Says Ray Rice told NFL truth from the get-go

(Newser) - Janay Rice continues her steadfast defense of husband Ray in an interview with NBC set to air tomorrow and Tuesday, telling Matt Lauer that Ray Rice told the NFL the truth and nothing but the truth about the domestic violence incident that has sidelined his career. Referring to NFL Commissioner... More »

Ray Rice's NFL Suspension Thrown Out

Ex-Ravens running back wins appeal, eligible to sign with any NFL team immediately

(Newser) - Ex-Ravens running back Ray Rice won his appeal against the NFL after a US district judge judge overturned his suspension from the league, the NFL Players Association announced today. Rice—who was suspended indefinitely after video showed him allegedly physically assaulting his then-fiancee (now his wife)—is now eligible to... More »

Adrian Peterson Out for Season With No Pay

Vikings running back can't be reinstated till April 2015, will appeal NFL decision

(Newser) - Just two days ago, Adrian Peterson complained about his paid leave from the Minnesota Vikings, but now he's got other worries: He's been suspended from the NFL without pay for the rest of the season, NFL.com reports. The running back—who pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless... More »

One in 30 US Kids Is Homeless

Figure up 8% from 2012 to 2013

(Newser) - The number of homeless children in the US has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, according to a comprehensive state-by-state report that blames the nation's high poverty rate, the lack of affordable housing, and the impact of pervasive domestic violence.... More »

Into the Wild Story Driven by Domestic Abuse: Sisters

Chris McCandless fled abusive father, sisters say

(Newser) - Chris McCandless' journey into the Alaskan wild wasn't only about his love for nature, his sisters say. It was also inspired by his desire to escape a brutal home life in which his father lashed out verbally and physically, they tell ABC News . Chris' sister Carine says she only... More »

Lawyer: Slain Mayor Abused His Wife for Years

Pics, voicemail show Levette Crespo endured violent marriage: lawyer

(Newser) - The wife accused of murdering the mayor of an LA County town last month is beginning to fill in some of the blanks in the fatal shooting of Daniel Crespo: Levette Crespo's attorney has given NBC4 photos that show Levette "about two years ago" with lacerated lips and... More »

Husband Raped Her Son, but Mom Got More Jail Time

Victim Collin Grant misses his mother, wishes he had never come forward

(Newser) - A 12-year-old Oklahoma boy just wanted to escape from the repeated rapes he suffered at the hands of his stepfather, so 10 years ago he turned the man in. But Collin Grant now says he wishes he had never told anyone about Jimmy Don Mackey's reign of terror—which... More »

Cardinals' Dwyer Pleads Not Guilty to Hitting Wife

Running back is among spate of NFLers in trouble

(Newser) - Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer pleaded not guilty to charges that he assaulted his wife during two arguments in July at their Phoenix apartment. Dwyer appeared at an arraignment hearing today in Maricopa County Superior Court. He is charged with felony aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors, including assault. More »

Cops: Wife Kills LA-Area Mayor

Daniel Crespo's wife released after questioning

(Newser) - The town of Bell Gardens in Los Angeles County has been stunned by the murder of its mayor, who police say was shot dead by his wife during a domestic dispute that also involved their 19-year-old son. Daniel Crespo, 45, was shot several times by his wife, Levette, after the... More »

Ravens Owner: 'Nobody's Losing Their Job Here'

Steve Bisciotti gives his team's version of the Ray Rice scandal

(Newser) - Now for the Baltimore Ravens' side of the story: Team owner Steve Bisciotti gave a press conference today criticizing an ESPN report on the team's handling of the Ray Rice scandal, DeadSpin reports. "Nobody's losing a job here," said Bisciotti. "I'm very confident about... More »

Ray Rice Jersey Swap 'Overwhelms' Ravens

Exchange costs team 'six figures,' spokesman says

(Newser) - The Baltimore Ravens apparently underestimated the anger level among fans. Allowed to turn in Ray Rice jerseys this weekend, over 7,000 people showed up at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore to exchange jerseys bearing the name of the running back who knocked out his then-fiancee in an elevator,... More »

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