Violent crime

FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. A police official says "Empire" actor is now considered a suspect "for filing a false police report" and that detectives are presenting the case against him to a grand jury. Smollett told police he was attacked by two masked men while walking home from a Subway sandwich shop at around 2 a.m. on Jan. 29. He says they beat him, hurled racist and homophobic insults at him and looped a rope around his neck before fleeing. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
February 20, 2019 - 8:59 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday with making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said prosecutors...
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Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer speaks during a news conference at the OCDA's office in Santa Ana, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Cold case detectives have arrested suspects in the separate Southern California murders of a girl in 1973 and a boy in 1990, authorities said Wednesday. Both victims disappeared while walking home from school. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 7:23 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators searched for decades for the killer of an 11-year-old girl who disappeared while walking home from summer school in a case that gripped a California seaside community. A photo of a smiling Linda O'Keefe has hung for years on the wall of the police department...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives to court in New York. A judge who ruled that an aspiring actress can use sex trafficking laws to sue Weinstein will hear lawyers argue whether his decision can be appealed before trial. U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Weinstein denies wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
February 20, 2019 - 5:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge who ruled an aspiring actress can use sex trafficking laws to sue Harvey Weinstein seemed reluctant at a hearing Wednesday to let his decision be appealed before trial. U.S. District Judge Robert W. Sweet noted that no other judge has disagreed with his August ruling. Two...
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Sex abuse survivors and members of the ECA (Ending Clergy Abuse) hold their organization banner as they talk to journalists, as some of their representatives are meeting with organizers of the summit on preventing sexual abuse at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. A dozen survivors of clergy sexual abuse met with organizers of Pope Francis' landmark summit on preventing abuse and protecting children. Chilean survivor Juan Carlos Cruz, who was asked by the Vatican to invite survivors to the meeting, told reporters Wednesday that Francis would not be attending, as had been rumored. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
February 20, 2019 - 1:50 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the Vatican summit on dealing with sex abuse of minors (all times local): 7:00 p.m. The lead organizer of the Vatican's sex abuse summit has met with an Irish activist who is working to draw attention to a related issue the Vatican has tried to keep quiet: priests...
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BishopAccountability.org group director Phil Saviano, left, and co-director Anne Barrett Doyle, attend a press conference at the foreign press association in Rome, Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
February 20, 2019 - 1:00 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — If Pope Francis needed a concrete example to justify summoning church leaders from around the globe to Rome for a tutorial on clergy sex abuse, Sister Bernardine Pemii has it. The nun, who recently completed a course on child protection at Rome's Jesuit university, has been...
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Sex abuse survivors, Denise Buchanan, left, and Peter Isely, both founding members of the ECA (Ending Clergy Abuse) make their way through a crowd of journalists on the occasion of their meeting with organizers of the summit on preventing sexual abuse at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. A dozen survivors of clergy sexual abuse met with organizers of Pope Francis' landmark summit on preventing abuse and protecting children. Chilean survivor Juan Carlos Cruz, who was asked by the Vatican to invite survivors to the meeting, told reporters Wednesday that Francis would not be attending, as had been rumored. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
February 20, 2019 - 12:59 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Survivors of clergy sexual abuse met with organizers of a Vatican prevention summit Wednesday and demanded transparency, zero tolerance for abuse and for religious superiors to be held accountable when they protect priests who rape and molest children. The survivors met for more...
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In this Jan. 18, 2019 photo, Nouman Raja leaves the courtroom with his legal team after a pre-trial hearing in West Palm Beach, Fla. The fired Palm Beach Gardens police officer's trial begins with jury selection Thursday, Feb. 21. He is charged with manslaughter for the 2015 shooting of Corey Jones, a 31-year-old black musician. It is the first time in 26 years, a Florida police officer is standing trial for an on-duty killing — and one of his defenses will be the state's controversial "stand your ground" law. (Lanes Waters/Palm Beach Post via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 12:58 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For the first time in 26 years, a Florida police officer is standing trial for an on-duty killing — and one of his defenses will be the state's controversial "stand your ground" law. The trial of fired Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja begins with jury selection...
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Patrick Frazee is escorted to an awaiting SUV after a hearing at the Teller County Courthouse in Cripple Creek, Colo., on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Following the daylong hearing, Teller County Judge Scott Sells found there is enough evidence for Frazee to stand trial for murder and other charges. He was arrested in Dec. 2018, about a month after Kelsey Berreth, 29, was last seen alive on Thanksgiving Day. Frazee and the victim, Berreth, have an infant daughter together. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 12:06 pm
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the criminal cases tied to a Colorado woman's death (all times local): 10 a.m. Police investigating the disappearance of a Colorado woman found blood on a bottle of bleach and a mop during a mid-December search of her fiance's property. The information is contained in...
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February 20, 2019 - 10:38 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Croatian court on Wednesday ordered one month's detention for a woman suspected of killing her younger sister, whose body was found in a freezer more than 18 years after she went missing. The news came as hundreds of people attended the funeral Wednesday for the missing...
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February 20, 2019 - 10:38 am
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a man was found dead at an unlicensed personal care home in Georgia and that a woman accused of operating the home has been indicted on murder and neglect charges. News outlets report that 58-year-old Beverly Webb was indicted Tuesday by a Richmond County grand...
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