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August 23, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
A British charity has called for a burning of the book "50 Shades of Grey" by E.L. James. Wearside Women in Need, which focuses on domestic violence, has asked readers to drop off books for a planned bonfire on Nov. 5. "I do not think I can put into words how vile I think this book is," Wearside Women's Clare Phillipson told the BBC , "and how dangerous I think the idea is that you get a sophisticated but naive, young women and a much richer,...
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2012 | By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - After 10 hours of emotional public testimony and difficult deliberation, the city Ethics Commission on Thursday found that Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi had engaged in official misconduct by inflicting "physical violence" on his wife during an argument and pleading guilty to falsely imprisoning her. But at the end of the day, his fate was no clearer. The commission did not explicitly vote on whether Mirkarimi - who has been suspended by Mayor Ed Lee - should be permanently removed from his job. John St. Croix, executive director of the panel, said that action was unnecessary because the "City Charter says he's automatically removed" if the charges against him are upheld.
NEWS
August 14, 2012 | By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times
Women who were screened for partner violence and given a list of resources to help didn't have better health or less partner violence a year later than women who were not screened, researchers found. The research follows a call from numerous public health agencies, including the Institute of Medicine, for such screening, the researchers wrote in Tuesday's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Assn. They note that several other agencies including the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force have concluded there's not enough evidence to support the screening.
SPORTS
August 14, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Evelyn Lozada released a statement Tuesday, three days after her husband, NFL star Chad Johnson, was arrested for allegedly head-butting her during an argument. Johnson, who was arrested on domestic battery charges and released on bail Sunday, has said that it was Lozada who head-butted him. "It is with great sadness and much trepidation that I release this statement addressing the domestic violence incident that happened this past Saturday," Lozada said in an email via her publicist.
SPORTS
August 12, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Chad Johnson, who was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of domestic violence, has been released from a Broward County, Fla., jail Sunday after posting a bond for $2,500. The Miami Dolphins receiver was taken into custody by police after his wife, Evelyn Lozada, said Johnson head-butted her during an argument in front of their house in Davie, Fla. According to police, Lozada confronted Johnson after finding a receipt for condoms as she was bringing groceries into their home and a "heated argument" ensued.
SPORTS
August 11, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence Saturday night after allegedly head-butting his wife in front of their house. Johnson was arrested after police arrived on the scene and found Evelyn Lozada with lacerations on her forehead. He told police the two of them had accidentally bumped heads. According to police, Lozada confronted her husband after finding a receipt for condoms, which started a "heated argument. " Since entering the NFL in 2001, Johnson been known for both his big plays and his big personality.
NATIONAL
June 15, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Timothy Jorden was well-known in the Buffalo, N.Y., area. His career began with a position as a weapons expert in the Army's Special Forces, included a stint as medic and eventually settled into  civilian life as a respected physician and surgeon. But the former military man also had his demons, ones that chased him through a series of incidents -- including cases of domestic violence, police said. On Friday, Jorden's body was found in a heavily wooded area in Lake View, N.Y., part of the town of Hamburg outside of Buffalo.
SPORTS
May 4, 2012 | By John Cherwa
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Jockey Robby Albarado was arrested Friday morning and charged with assault in an apparent domestic violence case. He was immediately taken off his mounts for the day, including Hard Not to Like in the Kentucky Oaks, the fillies-only version of the Kentucky Derby. It hasn't been decided if he will ride on Derby day. He does not have a mount in the Kentucky Derby. According to a complaint filed by a woman who claimed to have lived with Albarado for the last year, she and Albarado wrestled over a telephone.
NEWS
May 2, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
NFL great Junior Seau was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in his home in Oceanside on Wednesday morning, according to multiple reports. Seau, 43, among the best linebackers in NFL history, was found by his housekeeper with a gunshot wound to his chest, the North County Times reported, citing an unnamed source. A former USC star, Seau was selected fifth overall in the 1990 draft by San Diego. He played for the Chargers from 1990-2002, then spent three years with the Miami Dolphins before finishing his career with New England.
SPORTS
May 1, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS — The volatility that defines Floyd Mayweather Jr. is rooted partly in the complex relationship with his father. Floyd Mayweather Sr.'s boxing lessons helped propel his son to unimaginable riches. The younger Mayweather gets another huge payday Saturday for his title bout against 154-pound champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. But there's tragedy in the familial connection, too, of lessons outside the ring that were left for the son to learn painfully on his own. On June 1, Mayweather Jr., 35, is scheduled to report to Clark County (Nev.)
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