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Couples Who Smoke Pot Together Stay ... Chill

Researchers say it's especially true when both spouses partake

(Newser) - It isn't called a peace pipe for nothing. New research backs up what most people would have probably guessed—that married couples who smoke pot tend to be less violent than those who don't, and that this is especially true when both partners toke up. In a study... More »

NFL: We Blew It on Domestic Violence

League toughens penalties after outcry over Ray Rice case

(Newser) - When the NFL issued a two-game suspension to a star player who assaulted his then-fiancee, the league took much flak for treating the offense so lightly. Now, in a letter to owners, league chief Roger Goodell has issued a mea culpa, reports ESPN . "I didn't get it right,... More »

Woman Sets Husband on Fire ... to Get His Attention

Toddi Bork mad that he sprayed poison on weeds

(Newser) - An Oregon woman accused of setting her husband on fire because of an argument over weed killer is in jail on an attempted murder charge. KPTV reports an officer on patrol Friday evening saw the couple outside their Mount Angel home and initially thought there had been an accident with... More »

We Shouldn't Have to Choose Between NFL and Fighting Abuse

Yet league is letting domestic violence slide: Chelsea Cristene

(Newser) - No one should have to choose between opposing domestic violence and enjoying the NFL—but the league's conduct is forcing us to confront such decisions, writes Chelsea Cristene at the Good Men Project , via Salon . In the latest disturbing incident, the Baltimore Ravens' Ray Rice has been caught on... More »

Cops: Dad Kills Daughter, 3, After Shootout, Chase

Frederick Roy Miller also shot girl's grandfather, great-grandmother

(Newser) - Frederick Roy Miller had been fighting for custody of 3-year-old daughter Laila since she was six months old. But the Maryland state medical examiner says he stabbed and shot the girl at some point during a police chase and gun battle with officers in Maryland on Saturday, the Washington Post... More »

'Dog' Joins Hunt for MMA Fighter

'War Machine' wanted for savage attack on ex-gf Christy Mack

(Newser) - "Dog the Bounty Hunter" has a message for the mixed martial arts fighter on the run after his ex-girlfriend was savagely beaten: "Time's up!" The reality TV star says he plans to help hunt down Jonathan Koppenhaver, whose ex-girlfriend, porn star Christy Mack, was left with... More »

Man Beats Girlfriend Who 'Cheated' in His Dreams

Carlos Gascon allegedly beat her all day Friday

(Newser) - A Florida man allegedly imprisoned his girlfriend in his house all day Friday and beat her savagely—because he dreamed she had cheated on him, CBS Local reports. She finally called for help when her boyfriend, Carlos Gascon, 27, passed out around 7pm at her Summerland Key home. The sheriff'... More »

Texas Shooter Demanded to Know Where Ex Was

Suspect Ron Haskell attacked own mother last week

(Newser) - Cassidy Stay, the 15-year-old girl who saved her grandparents from the gunman who massacred the rest of her family , is expected to make a full recovery from the gunshot wound that fractured her skull, her grandfather says. "We are in awe of her bravery and courage in calling 911,... More »

Cops: Texas Man Kills 4 Kids

Death toll at 6; suspect surrenders after 3-hour standoff

(Newser) - Police say a man killed six people—four of them children—at a suburban Houston home last night. He also critically wounded a 15-year-old girl, authorities say. She was apparently able to call 911 to tell police what kind of car he was driving, and where he was headed next,... More »

Cops: Man Late for Cruise Hits Wife With Car

Couple refused boarding in NYC tried to drive to Florida

(Newser) - After a flight, a desperate drive for hundreds of miles, and an alleged attempted murder, Michael Barber of South Carolina still missed his cruise and may now miss quite a few years of freedom. Police say that after Barber and his wife flew to New York to embark on a... More »

Hope Solo Ordered Away From Half-Sis, Nephew, Booze

She pleads not guilty to domestic assault

(Newser) - Soccer star Hope Solo has been ordered to stay away from alcohol—and the half-sister and nephew she is accused of assaulting —as a condition of release after her arrest on domestic violence charges. The 32-year-old US goalkeeper pleaded not guilty to two counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault... More »

Hope Solo Accused of Domestic Violence

Police say soccer star hit her sister and nephew

(Newser) - Soccer star Hope Solo is involved in another domestic violence case, but this time as the one facing charges. Police say the 32-year-old hit her sister and her nephew last night during an "out-of-control" party at Solo's home in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland, reports the Seattle Times... More »

Cops: Brother Hits Brother With ... Pot Plants

Things got a little heated in Florida

(Newser) - A Florida man has introduced the nation to a heretofore unrecognized danger of marijuana: its potential as a weapon. A 31-year-old in Polk County faces domestic assault charges after he allegedly pulled 3-foot-long pot plants out of the ground and bashed his brother in the face with them, reports WTSP... More »

Grayson's Wife Drops Domestic Complaint

Congressman's lawyer: 'It was all made up'

(Newser) - Last week, Florida Rep. Alan Grayson's estranged wife sought an injunction against him for domestic violence; now, she's dropping the effort, the Orlando Sentinel reports. She "will no longer pursue a restraining order against him," says a Grayson rep, per Politico . The Democrat "never did... More »

Wife Accuses Rep. Grayson of Domestic Violence

Florida Democrat denies he shoved Lolita Grayson during dispute

(Newser) - Things have gotten pretty ugly in Rep. Alan Grayson 's divorce from his wife of 24 years. Lolita Grayson has been granted a temporary protective order against the Florida Democrat, whom she accuses of shoving her against a door, and causing her to fall to the ground during a... More »

Cops: Mary J. Blige's Dad Stabbed by Ex-Girlfriend

It's the seventh domestic violence incident between the two

(Newser) - If you thought your relationship with your ex was rough, just be glad you're not Mary J. Blige's father. Thomas Blige, 63, was found at his home yesterday with three stab wounds, including one in his neck, following what police believe was an encounter with his former girlfriend.... More »

Hong Kong Arrests Woman Accused of Torturing Maid

Treatment of Erwiana Sulistyaningsih has sparked protests

(Newser) - Hong Kong police today arrested a woman accused of torturing her Indonesian maid, a day after thousands rallied in protest of the maid's treatment. Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, 23, returned to Indonesia last week, reportedly unable to walk thanks to her injuries. She's now being treated at a hospital there,... More »

Man's Sentence: Write 'Boys Do Not Hit Girls' 5K Times

Pacer Anthony Ferguson also gets 6 months in jail ... and 8 years for 2nd crime

(Newser) - It's a tale of two men out of Montana: One an infamous felon, one a rather infamous judge. Pacer Anthony Ferguson showed up twice in Yellowstone County District Court this week. One appearance was about an attempted robbery that took place at knife-point in a Walmart parking lot in... More »

Woman Stabs Fiance Over Wedding Colors

Krysta James charged with criminal domestic violence

(Newser) - Planning a wedding can be stressful. So stressful, in fact, you might feel the need to ... stab your fiance? Police say a South Carolina couple were discussing their upcoming wedding on Christmas Day when an argument broke out over the wedding's color scheme. When the groom-to-be tried to leave... More »

127 Hours Hiker Walks, Gal Charged With Assault

Aron Ralston won't face charge domestic assault charge

(Newser) - America's most famous one-armed hiker skirted an assault charge today but his girlfriend wasn't quite so lucky, the Denver Post reports. Ralston and girlfriend Vita Shannon, both 38, were arrested Saturday night in Denver and each charged with one count of assault and one count of wrongs to... More »

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