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  • SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2016, 6 P.M.

    U.S. cities see unexplained rise in violent crimes this year

    Violent crimes – from homicides and rapes to robberies – have been on the rise in many major U.S. cities, yet experts can’t point to a single reason why and …


  • MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015, 7:21 A.M.

    One dead in apparent stabbing

    A man is dead following an apparent knife attack early today in Spokane, authorities said.


  • FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015, 7:16 A.M.

    Omar Sharif, of “Doctor Zhivago,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” dies

    CAIRO — Omar Sharif, the Egyptian-born actor with the dark, soulful eyes who soared to international stardom in movie epics, “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Doctor Zhivago,” died Friday. He was …


  • MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015, 5:15 A.M.

    NY Gov. Cuomo: Captured convict ‘critical but stable’

    MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — The escaped murderer who was shot by a state trooper near the Canadian border is in “critical but stable” condition at an Albany hospital, New York …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015, 1:12 P.M.

    Dozens killed in attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France

    SOUSSE, Tunisia (AP) — A young man pulled a Kalashnikov from a beach umbrella and sprayed gunfire at European sunbathers at a Tunisian resort, killing at least 37 people — …


  • SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2015, 1:06 P.M.

    Sniper kills suspect after attack on Dallas police headquarters

    DALLAS — A man planted pipe bombs outside of Dallas’ police headquarters early Saturday before opening fire on the building and officers who tried to stop him, spraying the building …


  • MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015, 8:14 A.M.

    Ex-SC officer indicted for murder in shooting of black man

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white former North Charleston police officer has been indicted on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man who was …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015

    Sex offender charged in Colville assault

    A 42-year-old convicted sex offender is back behind bars after allegedly attacking a woman outside a Colville coffee stand Monday. Jason R. Foster was booked into Stevens County Jail earlier …


  • MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015, 1:49 P.M.

    Police: Couple planned baseball bat attack on employer

    A married couple is accused of planning the February attack on the owner of an Italian restaurant after a fight over employment.


  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015, 2:04 P.M.

    Suspect arrested in Phoenix-area shooting that killed 1

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A gunman killed one person and wounded five others Wednesday in a rampage that included a motel shooting, a carjacking and a home invasion and ended …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 25, 2014, 12:08 P.M.

    Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting

    TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria of a …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 25, 2014, 2:50 A.M.

    Number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number fleeing by boat since communal violence broke …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 25, 2014, 10:10 A.M.

    Pope removes divisive bishop in Paraguay

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday forcibly removed a conservative Paraguayan bishop who had clashed with his fellow bishops on ideological grounds and promoted a priest accused of …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 13, 2014, 9:31 A.M.

    Vikings’ Peterson booked and released on child abuse charge

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was booked and released from a Texas jail on a child abuse charge early Saturday, capping a tumultuous week for the …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 12, 2014, 8:39 A.M.

    Escaped school shooter captured near Ohio prison

    LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with two other prisoners and …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2014

    Guilty pleas entered in Pedersen murder

    Two men who strangled another man, beat him with rocks and dumped his body in the Spokane River in June 2013 have pleaded guilty to murder. The pleas are part …


  • MONDAY, AUG. 25, 2014, 1:26 P.M.

    Mourners urge black Americans to take action

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown — a “gentle giant,” aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a …


  • SATURDAY, AUG. 16, 2014, 1:40 P.M.

    Governor declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 15, 2014, 7:04 A.M.

    Missouri police name officer who shot teen

    FERGUSON, Mo. — A suburban St. Louis police chief on Friday identified the officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager ignited days of heated protests, and released documents …


  • SATURDAY, AUG. 2, 2014, 3:57 A.M.

    Hate crime case resurrects racial wounds in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Yitzhak Shuchat, a white member of a civilian patrol group, and Andrew Charles, the black son of a police officer, came face to face in 2008 …


  • THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014, 9:54 A.M.

    Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — A demoted worker shot and critically wounded his company’s CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a downtown high-rise office building in Chicago’s bustling financial district, police …


  • MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014, 9:44 A.M.

    Pope to sex abuse victims: I beg your forgiveness

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday from the victims of clergy sex abuse as he held his first meeting with several abuse survivors. He also promised to …


  • SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014, 4 A.M.

    Egypt court confirms death sentences for over 180

    MINYA, Egypt (AP) — The Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader and over 180 others were sentenced to death Saturday by an Egyptian court in the latest mass trial following last year’s …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014, 9:44 A.M.

    Knox defense turns to Italy’s last-resort court

    ROME (AP) — Amanda Knox’s lawyers have formally asked Italy’s court of last resort to review the U.S. student’s appeals court conviction for the 2007 stabbing murder of her British …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014

    STA stabbing suspect released on earlier charges

    The homicide suspect in a fatal downtown stabbing on Saturday left jail last month after Spokane police did not file paperwork needed to hold him on a separate incident. Donald …


  • MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014, 1:48 P.M.

    Man dies after being shot at federal courthouse

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A defendant died after being shot by a U.S. marshal on Monday during an attack on a witness during a trial in a new federal …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014, 8:45 A.M.

    Suspect in Kansas shootings faces murder charges

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas prosecutors filed state-level murder charges Tuesday against the white supremacist accused in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014, 6:01 A.M.

    A blank look, followed by bloodshed at high school

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — It was just before the start of class and the hallways were packed with students at their lockers or chatting with friends. Nate Moore was walking …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014, 4:12 A.M.

    Suspect in deadly South By Southwest crash charged

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The drunken-driving suspect who police say killed two people after he smashed his car through a street barricade at the South By Southwest festival did not …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014

    No charges filed yet in January assault by Steam Plant

    Prosecutors have not yet filed charges in the January assault of a man leaving a downtown restaurant with his wife who said they were attacked by a group of teenagers. …


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