• Susan Contreras stands next to her bed in a Phoenix-area shelter for victims of domestic violence on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. Contreras is part of a unique program at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix that aims to assist abuse survivors who have suffered head trauma. (AP Photo/Beatriz Costa-Lima)

    Fists not football: Brain injuries seen in domestic assaults

    CHICAGO (AP) — There are no bomb blasts or collisions with burly linemen in Susan Contreras’ past. Her headaches, memory loss and bouts of confused thinking were a mystery until doctors suggested a probable cause: domestic violence.

  • In a May 25, 2016 file photo, emergency personnel carrying a volunteer with simulated injuries is carried during a training exercise for an active shooter at Hopewell Elementary School, in West Chester, Ohio.  Violent or disruptive threats are increasing nationwide, according to police, school employees, security consultants and others, blamed sometimes on local students and sometimes on outsiders seeking to cause disruptions or a big emergency response. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

    When schools are threatened, untold learning time is lost

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The prosecutor calls it “bomb week,” his shorthand for eight school threats — many written in school bathrooms or on notes — over a few days in May that set off evacuations and investigations, parental panic, and the rumor mill of students linked by cellphones and social media in his Ohio county.

  • In this Aug. 18, 2016, file photo, New York Giants' Josh Brown speaks with reporters at NFL football training camp in East Rutherford, N.J. The NFL says the former wife of suspended placekicker Brown turned down multiple requests to speak to the league about her allegations of being the victim of repeated domestic violence. (AP Photo/Tom Canavan, File)

    NFL: Former wife for Josh Brown would not talk to league

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The NFL says the former wife of suspended New York Giants placekicker Josh Brown turned down multiple requests to speak to the league about her allegations of being the victim of repeated domestic violence.

  • Investigation: High school team had ‘culture of hazing’

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — An investigation finds a Tennessee high school basketball program had a “culture of hazing” even before three of its players were charged with the rape of a freshman teammate.

  • In this April 13, 2016, file photo, Eddie Johnson, left, speaks after being sworn in as the new Chicago police superintendent in Chicago. Superintendent Johnson says he will recommend the firing of seven officers involved in the Oct. 20, 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Thursday Aug. 18, 2016 he was accepting the recommendations of the city's inspector general who concluded that the officers filed false police reports. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

    Chicago police recommend firing of 7 cops for false reports

    CHICAGO (AP) — Seven Chicago police officers should be fired for filing false reports in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014, the police superintendent said Thursday, in a move aimed at repairing the reputation of a department dogged by decades of cover-ups and scandal.