Gangs

In this Dec. 27, 2018, photo, video blogger Shawn Cotton, left, poses for a portrait with rapper Wayne Walker, who performs under the stage name 30 Rich, after Cotton interviewed Walker for his YouTube channel “Say Cheese TV,” in Fort Worth, Texas. The killing of Zack Stoner, a pioneer in a new genre of news in which videographers interview street gangs and rappers in high-crime areas, has unnerved other gangland reporters nationwide, including Cotton. (AP Photo/John L. Mone)
March 04, 2019 - 5:50 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Shawn Cotton no longer drives his $55,000, bright pink Corvette to work because he's afraid it could get him killed like his friend. But there are two things he won't leave home without: his bulletproof vest and the 9 mm pistol he slips into his pocket. Cotton, 28, quit his $7-an-...
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February 23, 2019 - 11:09 pm
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 11:05 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is calling on Venezuelan security forces to "do the right thing" by allowing humanitarian assistance into the country. In a statement Saturday night, Pompeo also...
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An election volunteer helps a woman in a wheelchair reach her voting table during the presidential election in San Salvador, El Salvador, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. Salvadorans are choosing from among a handful of presidential candidates all promising to end corruption, stamp out gang violence and create more jobs in the Central American nation. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
February 03, 2019 - 6:04 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A former mayor of El Salvador's capital was making a strong run Sunday to end a quarter century of two-party dominance in the crime-plagued Central American nation. Polls ahead of Sunday's vote put Nayib Bukele ahead of the Nationalist Republican Alliance's Carlos...
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Tanker trucks stand at the exit of a Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, fuel depot and distribution center in the port city of Veracruz, Mexico, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, as tankers exit under police escort to carry fuel to parts of the country affected by a shortage. The fuel scarcity arose because of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's decision to close government pipelines riddled with illegal fuel taps drilled by thieves. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
January 09, 2019 - 1:57 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's new president issued an emotional appeal to his countrymen to help battle against fuel thefts on Wednesday, as long lines spread to gas stations in Mexico City. The multi-state fuel scarcity arose after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador decided to close government...
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December 24, 2018 - 6:44 am
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A Durham, North Carolina, funeral home director says he and the other local undertakers are tired of burying young people. The News & Observer reports Franklin O. Hanes opened a small funeral home in Durham in 1994. Since then, the home has seen many untimely deaths related...
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In this Dec. 18, 2018 photo, Honduran asylum seekers enter the U.S. at San Diego's Otay Mesa port of entry, as seen from Tijuana, Mexico. A federal judge has blocked restrictive Trump administration policies that prevented some immigrants from seeking asylum due to domestic and gang violence in their home countries. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
December 19, 2018 - 7:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday blocked Trump administration policies that prevented immigrants who suffered gang violence or domestic abuse in their home countries from seeking asylum. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan declared that some of the guidance that then-Attorney...
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Migrants, who are part of a Central American migrant caravan, leave Mexicali for Tijuana, Mexico, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Tensions have built as nearly 3,000 migrants from the caravan poured into Tijuana in recent days after more than a month on the road, and with many more months likely ahead of them while they seek asylum in the U.S. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 20, 2018 - 7:11 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Migrants camped in Tijuana after traveling in a caravan to reach the U.S were weighing their options Tuesday after a California court blocked President Donald Trump's asylum ban for illegal border crossers. Many said they have no intention of breaking the law, but were...
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Jeffrey Sallet, special agent in charge of the Chicago FBI bureau, at podium, is joined by local, state and federal officials during the announcement of charges against alleged gang members who they say are responsible for the murders of 11 men between 2014 and 2016 in Chicago on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (Nader Issa/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 26, 2018 - 6:09 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Members of a Chicago street gang suspected of killing at least 11 people and terrorizing a South Side neighborhood for years have been charged as part of a joint federal and state investigation announced Friday. The Goonie Boss faction, under purported leader, 22-year-old Romeo "O-...
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In this Oct. 23, 2018 photo, Nicaraguan Lester Javier Velasquez Gonzalez, left, his 14-year-old son Axel, 9-year-old daughter Alexa Michelle and wife Idania Molina Rocha, rest on a sidewalk beneath a Nicaraguan national they proudly hung on the wall, while travelling with a migrant caravan to the U.S., in Huixtla, Mexico. While most people joined spontaneously as word of the caravan spread, their long, terrible journey began in early July when the Nicaraguan government launched a crackdown on opposition protests demanding President Daniel Ortega leave office. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
October 25, 2018 - 2:59 pm
HUIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — Amid thousands of mostly Honduran migrants hoping to make it to the United States, the Velasquez Gonzalez family from Nicaragua is something of an outlier. While most joined spontaneously as word of the caravan spread in the last 12 days or so, the long, terrible journey for...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for a picture in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Kanye West will visit the White House on Thursday to meet with President Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner talk about manufacturing in America, gang violence, prison reform and Chicago violence. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 09, 2018 - 9:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rapper Kanye West has been invited to the White House. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says West is scheduled to have lunch with President Donald Trump on Thursday and meet with Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Sanders said on Tuesday they'll talk about...
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