Violent crime

FILE - This undated file photo released by police in Auburn, Ala., shows Aniah Blanchard. Human remains discovered in a wooded area have been confirmed as belonging to Blanchard, a missing college student who was the stepdaughter of well-known UFC fighter Walt Harris, Alabama authorities announced Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (Auburn Police Division via AP, File)
December 03, 2019 - 2:54 am
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against a man being charged with capital murder in the shooting death of the stepdaughter of a well-known UFC fighter, authorities announced Monday. Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes said at a news conference that the capital...
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John Bellocchio, a survivor of abuse, speaks to reporters during a news conference in Newark, N.J., Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. Lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy are taking center stage in New Jersey as the state's relaxation of statute of limitations rules takes effect. Bellocchio's lawsuit accuses defrocked former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the former Archbishop of the Newark diocese. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 02, 2019 - 9:05 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Former Roman Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick abused a teenage boy in the 1990s when he was leader of the Archdiocese of Newark, according to a lawsuit filed under a newly enacted New Jersey law that gives accusers more time to make legal claims. Another lawsuit filed by two...
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The family of Jack Merritt take part in a vigil at The Guildhall to honour him and Saskia Jones who were both killed in Friday's attack on London Bridge, in Cambridge, England, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. London Bridge reopened to cars and pedestrians Monday, three days after a man previously convicted of terrorism offenses stabbed two people to death and injured three others before being shot dead by police. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
December 02, 2019 - 9:04 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn paused Monday to honor the two people killed in the London Bridge attack, then went back to trading blame for the security failings that allowed a man who had been jailed for terrorist crimes to...
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Becky Galvan, center, consoles her daughter, Ashley Galvan, a 15-year-old sophomore, with her father Jose Chavez outside Waukesha South High School in Waukesha on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. Gunshots were exchanged between a student and a school resource officer inside Waukesha South High School, according to school officials. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
December 02, 2019 - 6:49 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A police officer shot an armed male student in a classroom at a suburban Milwaukee high school Monday morning after the teenager pointed a gun at officers, a police chief said. Officers performed life-saving measures on the 17-year-old Waukesha South High School student, who is in...
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot announces the firing Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 of Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
December 02, 2019 - 4:49 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired the city’s retiring police superintendent Monday, citing “ethical lapses” that included telling lies about a recent incident in which Eddie Johnson was found asleep at the wheel of his car after having drinks. Named to the job in the wake of a...
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Opera star Placido Domingo performs during a concert at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany, on Wednesday, No. 27, 2019. (Christian Charisius/dpa via AP)
December 02, 2019 - 2:48 pm
MILAN (AP) — Opera legend Placido Domingo was quoted by a leading Italian daily Monday as saying he did not abuse his power in casting, part of allegations against him in two reports by The Associated Press. Domingo, 78, told Milanese daily Corriere della Sera that while he was general director in...
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December 02, 2019 - 9:18 am
LONDON (AP) — A neighborhood watch group that protects largely Jewish neighborhoods in London says a visiting rabbi has been badly beaten by men shouting anti-Semitic abuse. The security group Shomrim said Monday that the rabbi was left “bleeding and dazed” after an assault by men who shouted “Kill...
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New Orleans police investigate the scene of a shooting Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, on the edge of the city's famed French Quarter. (Max Becherer/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)
December 02, 2019 - 1:56 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ten people were shot and wounded early Sunday near the French Quarter in New Orleans, a popular spot for tourists. Hours later in another part of town, another shooting killed two men and wounded two others. Police said both shootings remain under investigation, and authorities...
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December 01, 2019 - 9:46 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A measles outbreak in Samoa has killed 50 children as authorities race to vaccinate the entire population. The government of the South Pacific nation on Monday said that another five children had died within the past day as the epidemic continues to spread. In all, 53...
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People stage a protest in La Valletta, Malta, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. Malta's embattled prime minister has received a pledge of confidence from Labor Party lawmakers amid demands for his resignation by citizens angry over alleged links of his former top aide to the car bomb killing of a Maltese anti-corruption journalist. Hours later, thousands of Maltese protested outside a courthouse demanding that Joseph Muscat step down. (AP Photo)
December 01, 2019 - 2:40 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Sunday night that he would resign in January following pressure from citizens for the truth about the 2017 car bombing that killed a journalist. In a televised message, Muscat said he has informed Malta’s president that he will quit...
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