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Argentine prosecutor says colleague’s death was murder

An Argentine prosecutor is formally declaring for the first time that the man probing the country’s biggest terror attack was murdered rather than possibly committing suicide, a member of his …

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 9:42 p.m.

Slaying that haunted family for decades now linked to racism

When 23-year-old Timothy Coggins was found dead and disfigured beside a Georgia highway in 1983, the young black man’s family and neighbors whispered that his killing may be linked to …

Oregon police: Human remains found may link to 2012 murder

Authorities say hunters have found human remains on forest land northwest of Portland that detectives are investigating in connection with the 2012 murder of Theresa Fonsman.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 8:01 p.m.

Killing of Maltese journalist silences anti-corruption voice

A few hundred meters from the home of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, in the field where the flaming wreckage of her car landed after being blown off the …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 9:47 p.m.

Missing homeless man located in north Spokane

A 21-year-old homeless man who was kidnapped Saturday was located by Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies Wednesday afternoon.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 10:53 p.m.

Attorneys in death penalty case say Renfro suffers ‘neuro deficit’ that played part in killing Coeur d’Alene police officer

Defense attorneys are calling on experts to convince a jury that the man convicted of killing a Coeur d’Alene police officer should not receive the death penalty.

Malta offers $1.18 million to discover who killed reporter

Malta’s government on Saturday offered an “unprecedented” $1.18 million reward and full protection for anyone with information on who killed an investigative reporter with a car bomb.

Killer of Navajo Nation girl gets life prison sentence

A man who pleaded guilty to the murder and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl on the largest American Indian reservation was sentenced Friday to life in prison in a …

Pope sends rare condolence after Malta journalist is slain

Pope Francis on Friday joined the chorus of shock over the car bomb slaying of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, sending a note expressing his condolences Friday to the …

Idaho man arrested after release in murder case

Law enforcement officials say they have arrested an Idaho man who was recently freed from prison after experts said he was coerced into a false murder confession.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 3:27 p.m.

Slain Maltese reporter crusaded against corruption

Anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed when her car was blown up by a bomb, was fearless and formidable.

Did Yakima County miss a chance to hold man later charged in shooting death of missionary student?

Rios was booked into the Yakima County jail on suspicion of hit-and-run property damage, driving with a suspended license and concealing a weapon without a permit, all misdemeanor charges. He …

Boyle says Taliban-linked captors killed his daughter, allowed his wife to be raped

Taliban-linked captors who held American Caitlan Coleman and her family for five years killed her infant daughter and allowed Coleman to be raped by a guard, her husband said, introducing …

Police, family seek information on unsolved Idaho homicide

Police and family are still searching for answers after the people who robbed an Idaho convenience store and killed an employee have remained on the loose for nearly three years.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 10:34 p.m.

Two women killed by man with knife at French train station

A man with a knife attacked people at the main train station in the southeastern French city of Marseille on Sunday, killing two women before soldiers fatally shot the assailant, …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 10:43 a.m.

Wisconsin girl reaches plea deal in Slender Man case

One of two Wisconsin girls charged with stabbing a classmate to impress the fictitious horror character Slender Man will plead guilty in a deal that calls for her to avoid …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 1:26 p.m.

Man exonerated after 14 years on death row charged in case

A man who spent 20 years in an Idaho prison, including 14 years on death row, for murder before being exonerated is facing new charges.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 2:10 p.m.

Will Trump allow release of secret JFK assassination papers?

The anticipated release of thousands of never-seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination has scholars and armchair detectives buzzing. Now, they’re waiting to see whether President Donald …

Russian ‘cannibal couple’ may have drugged, killed and eaten as many as 30 people, police say

Investigators believe a Russian couple knocked their victims out with sedatives, then skinned them alive. Afterward, police say, they ate parts of their victims, froze the remains or packed them …

$100,000 reward for Tacoma fugitive accused of 2 murders

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a double murder suspect and gang member who has been on the run …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:09 p.m.

FBI numbers show national increase in murders; Spokane reports spike in rapes and assaults

Violent crime in America rose for the second straight year, largely driven by a spike in killings in some major cities, but the crime numbers released Monday by the FBI …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 10:10 p.m.

Joseph Davis sentenced to at least 15 years in prison for killing his 17-month-old stepson

Joseph J. Davis was sentenced to life in prison with a 15 year fixed term Thursday for the murder of his 17-month-old stepson, Maliki Wilburn.

Illinois court upholds murder conviction of Drew Peterson

The use of hearsay testimony to convict former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson in the death of his third wife was proper, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday in upholding …

Oregon man gets life in prison for meth-fueled killing

A 62-year-old Oregon man has been sentenced to life in prison for allegations that he opened fire on his former wife and her friend while drunk and high on methamphetamine, …

Convicted killer O’Rourke gets 23 years

Judge Scott D. Gallina sentenced a Clarkston man to more than 23 years in prison Monday after listening to a 40-minute statement from the convicted killer.

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:50 p.m.

Police think two Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated

Police believe the slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge were likely racially motivated and said Sunday they have a suspect – a 23-year-old white man – in custody.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

Spokane man arrested on suspicion of murder for West Central shooting

Spokane police have arrested 21-year-old Brettly E. Sanderson on suspicion of second-degree murder for the shooting of a man in West Central Friday afternoon.

Pregnant teacher found dead; boyfriend charged with murder

A pregnant Maryland teacher who was missing for more than a week has been found dead in a shallow grave, and her boyfriend is charged with her slaying, police said …

Mother gets 30 to 80 years in sons’ bathtub drownings

A Pennsylvania woman who drowned her two youngest sons in their bathtub because she felt that would enable her to be a better mother to their older brother was sentenced …

McDonald’s employee gives birth and tries to flush infant down toilet, DA says

A McDonald’s cashier is facing an attempted murder charge after giving birth to a boy while at work and then trying to flush the newborn down a toilet inside the …