Violent crime

November 27, 2019 - 1:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for a federal death row inmate convicted of rape and murder have asked a federal judge to halt his scheduled execution next month because the prisoner has Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia. Wesley Ira Purkey’s lawsuit was filed late Tuesday in Washington. His execution...
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In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks in a meeting with members of the Revolutionary Guard's all-volunteer Basij force in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Ayatollah Khamenei on Wednesday claimed without evidence that recent protests across the Islamic Republic over government-set gasoline prices rising were part of a "conspiracy" involving the U.S., as authorities began to acknowledge the scale of the demonstrations. A portrait of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini hangs in background. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
November 27, 2019 - 12:57 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Protesters angry over government-set gasoline prices spiking in Iran attacked hundreds of banks, police outposts and gas stations in the demonstrations, Tehran acknowledged Wednesday as its supreme leader alleged without evidence that a “conspiracy” involving the...
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In this undated image released by the Franklin County (Va.) Sheriff's Office, U. S. Marine Michael Alexander Brown is shown. Roanoke Police Chief Tim Jones has closed all the city schools in Roanoke, Va. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, and warned people to lock their doors after spotting a vehicle linked to Brown, a Marine deserter who is wanted for questioning in a murder case. (Franklin County (Va.) Sheriff's Office via AP)
November 27, 2019 - 12:05 pm
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Marine deserter wanted in the fatal shooting of his mother’s boyfriend was captured Wednesday after a weekslong, multistate manhunt that had schools and neighborhoods on alert in southwest Virginia. Michael Alexander Brown, 22, was arrested inside his mother’s home, the same...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 10, 2012 file photo, South Korea's pop girl group KARA's Goo Hara attends a press conference in Singapore. South Korean police say pop star Goo Hara has been found dead at her home in Seoul. Police say an acquaintance found the 28-year-old dead at her home in southern Seoul on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 and reported it to authorities. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
November 27, 2019 - 5:35 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The death of South Korean singer and actress Goo Hara, whose body was found at her home in Seoul this week, has again shone a spotlight on pressures that stars, especially females, face in the cutthroat K-pop industry and in deeply conservative South Korean society. Goo’s...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2016, file photo, candles and flowers, offered in memory of victims of the attack on Holey Artisan Bakery, are reflected in a rainwater puddle in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A special tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced seven members of a banned militant group to death for their involvement in an attack on a Dhaka cafe that more than 20 people. (AP Photo, File)
November 27, 2019 - 2:01 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special anti-terrorism tribunal in Bangladesh sentenced seven members of a banned militant group to death Wednesday for their involvement in an attack on a Dhaka cafe that killed more than 20 people. Judge Mojibur Rahman found the men from the Jumatul Mujahedeen...
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Lydell Grant, second from left, smiles in court after he was ordered to be released on bond on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Houston. Prosecutors and defense attorneys with the Innocence Project of Texas agreed that Grant should be released while the case is investigated further in the light of new DNA evidence. Grant had been convicted of capital murder in the 2010 stabbing death of Aaron Scheerhoorn outside of a Montrose bar. ( Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
November 26, 2019 - 5:10 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man serving a life sentence for a 2010 fatal stabbing can go free on bond while authorities reinvestigate the case, including new DNA evidence that his lawyers say exonerates him, a judge ruled Tuesday. Lydell Grant has been in prison for seven years for the killing of 28-...
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November 26, 2019 - 10:41 am
READING, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania law ending time limits for authorities to file charges in future child sexual abuse cases is now in effect with the signature of the state’s governor. The legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Tom Wolf also gives future victims more time to sue. A landmark grand jury...
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FILE - This Wednesday March 9, 2011 file photo, shows Jens Soering as he speaks during an interview at the Buckingham Correctional Center in Dillwyn, Va. Soering, a German diplomat’s son who was serving a life sentence for the 1985 killings of his girlfriend’s parents, was granted parole Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 and will be released to immigration officials for deportation to Germany. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
November 25, 2019 - 8:35 pm
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Virginia granted parole on Monday to a German diplomat’s son who was serving a life sentence for the 1985 killings of his girlfriend’s parents. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s office said the state parole board granted Jens Soering parole for the murders of Nancy and Derek...
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November 25, 2019 - 8:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty to sending false shooting and bomb threats to schools in the U.S. and Britain. The Department of Justice says Timothy Vaughn of Winston-Salem, North Carolina was a member of the Apophis Squad, a collective of hackers...
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William Johnson, suspect in fatal shooting of Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams, is escorted into the Lowndes County Courthouse in Hayneville, Ala., before his first hearing on Monday, November 25, 2019. (Mickey Welsh/Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
November 25, 2019 - 6:57 pm
HAYNEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A teenager accused of killing an Alabama sheriff is himself the son of a law enforcement officer and made his first court appearance Monday and was ordered held without bond. Shackled and wearing a black-and-white striped jail uniform, 18-year-old William Chase Johnson was...
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