Violent crime

Well-wishing messages and candles for an injured employee are shown outside a grocery store in Estacada, Ore., Monday, May 15, 2017. Police say a man carrying what appeared to be a human head stabbed an employee at the grocery store. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
May 15, 2017 - 9:11 pm
ESTACADA, Ore. (AP) — A man killed his mother on Mother's Day at a rural Oregon home, then showed up at a grocery store in a nearby town carrying what appeared to be a human head and began stabbing a checkout clerk before being subdued, authorities said Monday. Sheriff's deputies would not say if...
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In this photo released by Riodoce, journalist Javier Valdez poses for a photo an unknown location in Mexico. Valdez, a veteran reporter who specialized in covering drug trafficking and organized crime, was slain Monday, May 15 2017, in the northern Mexico state of Sinaloa, the latest in a wave of journalist killings in one of the world's most dangerous countries for media workers. A Sinaloa state government official said Valdez was shot dead in the early afternoon in the state capital, Culiacan, near the offices of the publication he co-founded, Riodoce. (Riodoce via AP)
May 15, 2017 - 7:59 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Javier Valdez, an award-winning reporter who specialized in covering drug trafficking and organized crime, was slain Monday in the northern state of Sinaloa, the latest in a wave of journalist killings in Mexico. Valdez is at least the sixth journalist to be murdered in Mexico...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Oct. 1965, Ian Brady, right, is escorted as he arrives at the courthouse in Hyde, Cheshire, England, to be convicted of the Moors murders of five children together with accomplice Myra Hindley in the Greater Manchester area of England. Brady has died Monday May 15, 2017, at a high security psychiatric hospital in Merseyside, England, according to Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust. Myra Hindley died in prison in 2002. (AP Photo/FILE)
May 15, 2017 - 6:30 pm
LONDON (AP) — Ian Brady, a killer of five children whose role in the 1960s "Moors Murders" made him one of Britain's most reviled criminals, died Monday. He was 79. Health officials said Brady died at a high-security psychiatric hospital in northwestern England. No cause of death was immediately...
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May 15, 2017 - 12:54 pm
TAYLORS, S.C. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in South Carolina are investigating the shooting death of a teen at a park. Seventeen-year-old Makiya Hawkins was shot early Sunday at a Greenville County park. The coroner's office told local media outlets that she died Sunday afternoon at Greenville...
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May 15, 2017 - 10:44 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A man has been arrested in the shooting death of a South Carolina man last week. Charleston police told local media outlets that 23-year-old K'Sone Campbell was arrested Saturday and charged with murder and possession of a gun during a violent crime. Campbell is charged in...
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May 15, 2017 - 7:01 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan soldiers in Central African Republic have sexually exploited or abused at least 13 women and girls since 2015, including at least one rape, Human Rights Watch said Monday. The rights group said in a report Monday that two of the women were girls when the abuse...
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May 15, 2017 - 6:48 am
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia say they've arrested a Macon man in connection with a double shooting that killed his daughter and wounded his wife. The Macon Telegraph reports ( http://bit.ly/2rhsPuL ) Bibb County Sheriff's Deputy Clay Williams says 67-year-old Benny Bell Jr. was arrested...
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May 15, 2017 - 6:40 am
WEDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman has been arrested after authorities say she set her house on fire and barricaded her family inside. The State reports ( http://bit.ly/2r7GBTm ) 67-year-old Willie Mae McQuilla was arrested Saturday and charged with one count of arson and three counts...
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May 15, 2017 - 4:01 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — For the first time in the U.S., a person will be sentenced on federal hate crimes charges for killing a transgender person. Joshua Vallum is scheduled to appear before a federal judge Monday in Gulfport, Mississippi, after pleading guilty in December to hate crimes charges in...
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May 15, 2017 - 12:26 am
A timeline of court rulings and evolving regulations that have affected how schools respond to student sex assault allegations: — 1967: The Office for Civil Rights is created as a federal agency to enforce school desegregation, three years after passage of the Civil Rights Act. OCR eventually...
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