Violent crime

Parents of murdered British backpacker Grace Millane, Dave and Gillian react as they speak to the media outside the High Court, in Auckland, New Zealand, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. A New Zealand jury found a man guilty of murder in the death of the 22-year-old British backpacker. (Jason Oxenham/New Zealand Herald via AP)
November 22, 2019 - 1:44 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand jury on Friday found a man guilty of murder in the death of 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane. Millane died last December on her birthday after meeting the man through the dating app Tinder, going out for drinks with him, and then returning to...
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FILE - This Nov. 14, 2019 file photo shows students being escorted out of Saugus High School after a shooting on the campus in Santa Clarita, Calif. Authorities say the teenager who shot five classmates, killing two, at a Southern California high school used an unregistered "ghost gun." Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva Villanueva told media outlets Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 that Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow's semi-automatic handgun had been assembled and did not have a serial number. Authorities are still working to determine how Berhow got the handgun. Berhow died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after the shooting. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
November 21, 2019 - 7:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 16-year-old boy who fatally shot two fellow students and wounded three others last week at a Southern California high school used an unregistered, untraceable “ghost gun,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Thursday. Villanueva told media outlets that Nathaniel...
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Detroit Police Chief James Craig shows a photograph of an "assault-type weapon" used by the suspect as he speaks to the media at Detroit Public Safety Headquarters Thursday, November 21, 2019, about two officers who were shot Wednesday evening while responding to a home invasion on Detroit's west side. Officer Rasheen McLain was killed during the incident and another officer was wounded. (David Guralnick/Detroit News via AP)
November 21, 2019 - 6:02 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A gunman who fatally shot one Detroit officer and wounded another was trying “to bait” them as they searched a home for him, police Chief James Craig said Thursday. The 28-year-old man waited at the bottom of basement stairs, fired two shots from an assault-type rifle and ran past...
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This image provided by the Cleveland Police Department shows Meredith Lowell. Lowell, a woman with a history of attacks on people wearing fur has been charged with attempted murder for stabbing a woman she believed was wearing the material at a church outside Cleveland, police said. (Cleveland Police Department via AP)
November 21, 2019 - 6:02 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman with a history of attacks on people wearing fur has been charged with attempted murder for stabbing a woman she believed was wearing the material at a church outside Cleveland, police said. Meredith Lowell, 35, is being held on a $1 million bond after the attack Wednesday...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 2, 2019, file photo, Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher leaves a military court on Naval Base San Diego. The attorney for Gallagher, convicted of posing with a dead captive in Iraq, says the Navy is trying to remove the special operations chief from the elite fighting force in retaliation for President Donald Trump restoring his rank. Defense attorney Timothy Parlatore said the Navy is holding a review board proceeding to remove Edward Gallagher's Trident pin and summoned him to meet with the SEAL leadership on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
November 21, 2019 - 5:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that the Navy “will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher’s Trident Pin,” inserting himself into an ongoing legal review of the sailor’s ability to hold onto the pin that designates him a SEAL. The Navy on Wednesday...
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FILE- In this Jan. 15, 2019, file photo an America flag flies at the Pennsylvania Capitol building in Harrisburg, Pa. Pennsylvania lawmakers are expected to make the final vote on a bill to provide more time to file charges or lawsuits over cases of sexual abuse after a debate roiled by last year’s grand jury report into child molestation by Roman Catholic priests. A state House Republican spokesman says the chamber will vote Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, likely sending it to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
November 21, 2019 - 3:29 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The state where a grand jury’s groundbreaking report set off a new wave of reckoning over sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church passed legislation Thursday giving victims more time to sue and police more time to file charges. The Pennsylvania House sent the statute-of-...
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Lara, center, the wife of Alaa Abou Fakher, a man killed by a Lebanese soldier on Tuesday night protests in southern of Beirut, mourns with other relatives as they wave Lebanese flags over his body, during his funeral in Choueifat neighborhood, Lebanon, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. For nearly a month, the popular protests engulfing Lebanon have been startlingly peaceful. But the death of the 38-year-old father by a soldier, the first such fatality in the unrest, points to the dangerous, dark turn the country could be heading into. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
November 21, 2019 - 2:08 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese soldier who shot and killed a protester in Beirut last week was charged Thursday by a military prosecutor with murder, state-run National News Agency said. The agency said a colonel who was on the scene with the soldier at the time was also charged. The soldier could get a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2019 file photo, a view of the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse in Washington. A federal judge in the District of Columbia has temporarily halted the first federal execution in 16 years as a lawsuit on how the government intends to carry it out continues. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 21, 2019 - 1:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge has temporarily halted the first federal executions in 16 years, saying death row inmates scheduled to be executed are likely to win their legal challenge. U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan said in a Wednesday evening ruling that the public is not served by “short-...
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Former Scottish leader Alex Salmond speaks to the media after leaving the High Court in Edinburgh, Thursday Nov. 21, 2019. Salmond, one of the country's best-known politicians, appeared in court faces a total of 14 charges of attempted rape, sexual assault and indecent assault against 10 women. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)
November 21, 2019 - 6:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Former Scottish leader Alex Salmond, one of the country's best-known politicians, has appeared in court accused of sex crimes including attempting to rape a woman at the leader’s official residence. Salmond faces a total of 14 charges of attempted rape, sexual assault and indecent...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, Britain's Prince Andrew, puts on his glasses prior to his speech to business leaders during a reception at the sideline of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Britain's Prince Andrew said Wednesday Nov. 20, 2019, that he is stepping back from public duties with the queen's permission, saying that recent disclosures regarding his association with the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein have become a “major distraction” to the royal family’s work. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, FILE)
November 21, 2019 - 5:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Lawyers for victims of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein say Britain’s Prince Andrew should speak to U.S. investigators immediately, after the prince withdrew from royal duties over what he called his “ill-judged association” with the convicted pedophile U.S. attorney Gloria Allred said...
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