Sexual assault

A lab technician analyzes the contents of a rape test kit. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Signs Legislation Ending Rape Kit Backlog

Many women in California who have been traumatized by sexual assault may feel a sense of relief, knowing that law enforcement agencies will act much sooner to test rape kits after legislation was signed Tuesday by Gov. Brown.

8 hours ago

Audrie Pott (Audrie Pott Foundation)

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs ‘Audrie’s Law’ Toughening Juvenile Sex Crime Statutes

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation known as Audrie’s Law reforming juvenile sex crime laws and named after 15-year-old sexual assault victim Audrie Pott, according to a state senator’s spokesman.

22 hours ago

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Adopts ‘Yes Means Yes’ Law, Defines Sexual Consent

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed groundbreaking legislation that defines “yes means yes” when it comes to investigating college sexual assaults. California is now the first state in the nation to adopt such requirements for campuses.

09/29/2014

Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC Berkeley Students To Be Blocked From Enrolling Because Of Incomplete Sexual Assault Training

An Obama administration effort to combat violence against women, especially on college campuses, could keep some students at UC Berkeley from enrolling for the spring semester.

09/22/2014

Sketches of two men suspected of sexually assaulting a girl near Saratoga Avenue and Campbell Avenue in San Jose on September 16, 2014. The suspects are described as two men in their 30s seen driving in a white or silver van. (San Jose Police Department)

Police Seek 2 Men Suspected Of Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting Girl Sitting At San Jose Bus Stop

Authorities in San Jose are searching for two men suspected of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a girl who was sitting at a bus stop earlier this week.

09/19/2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talks during a press conference at the Hilton Hotel on September 19, 2014 in New York City. (Elsa/Getty Images)

GameDay: NFL Commissioner Goodell’s Appeals, Assertions Met With Plenty Of Skepticism

Roger Goodell wasn’t holding just a press conference. He was appealing to the public, to the fans, and to the owners to give him a second chance.

09/19/2014

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell gives a statement to reporters on the league's domestic violence issues during a press conference in New York, September 19, 2014. (CBS)

NFL Commissioner Goodell: ‘We Will Get Our House In Order’ On Player Domestic Violence Issues

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell pledged to overhaul the league’s approach to player conduct issues and once again faulted himself for failures to adequately address repeated instances of players involved in domestic violence cases.

09/19/2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City.  (Elsa/Getty Images)

NFL Commissioner Goodell To Speak On Domestic Violence; League Partners With Victims’ Support Groups

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell will make his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence when he holds a news conference Friday. The […]

09/19/2014

A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

NFL Sponsors Chime In With Criticism Of League Over Handling Of Domestic Violence, Child Abuse Issues

The chorus of criticism of the National Football League over its handling of domestic violence and child abuse issues is beginning spread to the league’s corporate sponsors.

09/16/2014

A Photoshopped Covergirl advertisement being used in Twitter protest against the NFL.

Photoshopped Covergirl NFL Ad Turns Into Viral Protest Against NFL, Commissioner Goodell

An advertisement for beauty products has been hijacked into a viral protest against the National Football League over its handling of domestic violence issues.

09/15/2014

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