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Charlie Hebdo, market attacks turned widow into fugitive

PARIS – The fugitive widow of the Islamic State killer who plotted attacks against the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper and a kosher market calls home to France once a year to catch up, her sisters testified, offering new details about one of the world’s most wanted women.

Venezuela forces take down fugitive group in deadly shootout

Venezuelan special forces on Monday captured five members of a band led by a rebellious police officer who has been on the run since stealing a helicopter and launching grenades at government buildings in the nation’s capital last year, officials said.

Three Lewiston fugitives recaptured

With the arrest of Michael L. Parkins on Friday in Asotin County, three Lewiston fugitives are back in custody. Parkins, who was on the lam since failing to appear at his October sentencing for a drug trafficking charge in Lewiston’s 2nd District Court, was arrested on a $100,000 bond and jailed in Asotin County before being returned Saturday to the Lewiston jail.

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 in a neighborhood with a history of racial strife — that much is certain. But six years later, the circumstances of the encounter in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn remain murky, even as prosecutors pursue charges against 28-year-old Shuchat alleging he attacked Charles because of his race. Shuchat's supporters in the neighborhood's Orthodox Jewish community have reacted with dismay over what they call a hate crime investigation gone awry.

SWAT sniper identified in Tuesday’s deputy-involved shooting

A 13-year veteran of the Spokane County Sheriff's Office and longtime marksman with the agency's SWAT team was identified as the shooter who struck Bonnie Ulrick, 37, following an hours-long standoff at a Spokane Valley motel early Tuesday.

Man accused of killing grandparents in Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — A man released from a Washington state prison Friday after serving time for robbery is suspected of killing his grandparents in the Seattle area and stealing their car, according to authorities who said the man is considered armed and dangerous. Police are looking for Michael "Chad" Boysen, 26, calling him a suspect in the deaths of the 82-year-old man and 80-year-old woman Friday night or early Saturday at their home in the Fairwood area of Renton.

Clear sky aids mountain hunt for fugitive ex-cop

Searchers took advantage today of a break from recent stormy weather in their hunt for a former Los Angeles police officer suspected in three killings, patrolling a mountain resort town in heat-sensing copters and fanning out on foot in fresh snow even as vacationing families and weekend skiers frolicked nearby.

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest fugitives

Crime Stoppers is offering rewards on several Inland Northwest fugitives. Law enforcement considers repeat offenders the most active in the community and Crime Stoppers offers a double reward for information leading to their arrest. Confidential tips regarding a fugitive's whereabouts can be submitted by calling the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or visit www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.

Crime Stoppers fugitives

Authorities are offering rewards for information on these these five fugitives. Persons with information regarding their whereabouts should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or visit www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org. Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward.

Criminal freed over Mass. lab scandal now fugitive

BOSTON (AP) — A career criminal and convicted rapist whose bail was reduced after a chemist was accused of mishandling drug samples at a state lab failed to show up for a court date and is now a fugitive, authorities said Thursday. Marcus Pixley was awaiting trial in a 2011 arrest on charges of possession and distribution of crack cocaine and resisting arrest. His lawyer successfully argued this month that his bail should be lowered because the drugs in his case were tested by Annie Dookhan, a chemist charged with obstruction of justice and accused of faking test results, skipping protocols and mixing drug samples at a now-closed state lab.

Authorities: Fatal police shooting justified

Two Post Falls police officers and an Idaho State Police corporal were justified when they shot a fugitive to death in March during a chase that ended in a cul-de-sac in Hayden, authorities concluded this week. Video from a police cruiser’s dashboard camera released Friday shows Justin Earl Nicholas Todd, 33, strike ISP Cpl. Michael Thomas Keys with a car before Keys and Post Falls police Officers Aaron Ogle and Bradley Johnson opened fire.