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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Mexico farm town buries 3 of 9 slain Americans

As Mexican soldiers stood guard, a mother and two sons were laid to rest in hand-hewn pine coffins in a single grave dug out of the rocky soil Thursday at …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

Salvadoran accused of 4 Nevada killings worked for 2 victims

A 19-year-old Salvadoran man suspected of being in the country illegally was charged Monday with killing four people in Nevada, including a couple who employed him as a landscaper and …

Sheriff: Man admitted 2 slayings; gun used in 4

A 19-year-old from El Salvador admitted killing a married couple in Nevada and used a handgun that he said he stole earlier from their Reno home to do it, according …

Serial cat mutilations leave Olympia-area residents angry, scared and suspicious

The cat mutilations/killings attributed to the same person or persons in Thurston County now total 11, including one found Friday morning. The investigation has so far come up empty despite …

UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018

Courts finds suspect in neo-Nazi trial guilty of 10 killings

A German court on Wednesday found the main defendant in a high-profile neo-Nazi trial guilty over the killing of 10 people – most of them migrants – who were gunned …

Oregon boy charged in killings of foster mother, 2 others

A 16-year-old boy shot and killed his foster mother and two siblings at a home in southwest Oregon, authorities said Wednesday.

Kenya opposition suspends reform protests after killings

Opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday suspended protests intended to press for reforms to Kenya’s electoral commission ahead of the second attempt at a presidential election being held Oct. 26.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017

Florida executes man convicted of 2 killings decades ago

Florida executed an inmate Thursday who was convicted of killing two people after a night of drinking decades ago.

Retrial planned for man accused of 1983 North Idaho killings

Prosecutors plan to retry a man previously convicted of murder in the 1983 beating deaths of a Texas couple, after the Idaho Supreme Court ruled he is entitled to a …

Mexico now world’s deadliest conflict zone after Syria, survey finds

Mexico has surpassed Iraq and Afghanistan to become the world’s second-most deadly conflict zone after Syria, according to a study of wars around the globe.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017

6 dead, at least 6 wounded in Chicago shootings

Six people, including a 2-year-old boy and his uncle, were killed and at least six other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago during an 18-hour period from Tuesday morning …

Officer shooting probe gives Alaska police break in five homicide cases

The horrific shooting of an Anchorage police officer has led to an unexpected break in a series of outdoor deaths that have gone unsolved for months and left people uneasy …

U.N. reports civilian killings, other atrocities in Mosul

New reports emerged Friday of public killings and other atrocities committed against Mosul residents by Islamic State militants, including dozens of civilians whose bullet-riddled bodies were hung from telephone polls …

16 killed in fighting between rival Tuareg groups in Mali

At least 16 people were killed and 17 wounded in northern Mali in fighting that ended Friday morning between rival Tuareg groups, according to an officer in the U.N. peacekeeping …

Screams lead police to suspect in San Diego homeless attacks

SAN DIEGO – Screams from a homeless man being attacked as he slept Friday led officers to capture the man responsible for a string of assaults that have terrorized San …

Cape Verde Official: Police nab suspect in slaying of 11

An official at Cape Verde’s Defense Ministry says police have captured a soldier suspected of killing 11 people at a military barracks in the West African island nation.

UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2013

Soldier accused in killings pleads guilty

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians pleads guilty to multiple murder charges.

Suspected strangler told stepfather of killing, documents show

A suspected strangler sought by police told his stepfather he killed a woman before fleeing the Spokane area in a stolen car, according to court documents filed Wednesday. Tony T. …

L.A. man upset over job kills wife, 5 kids, himself

A medical technician fatally shot his wife, five young children and himself Monday after claiming in a note to a TV station that he and his wife both had just …