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Spokane man could get life sentence under three-strikes law

A spat over gang tattoos and ball caps could send a 21-year-old Spokane man to prison for the rest of his life. Cole M. Kendall, an ex-convict with a violent …


Riot police break up party in Wash. college town

Hundreds of college-age revelers in Washington state — thwarted in efforts to continue a large party — threw projectiles at police who responded with pepper spray to disperse them, authorities …


Florida riot police break up crowd seeking Nikes

ORLANDO, Fla. — More than 100 sheriff’s deputies in riot gear broke up an out-of-control crowd waiting outside a mall to buy a limited edition Nike basketball shoe.


UPDATED: Thu., June 16, 2011, 10:30 a.m.

Drunken fans riot in Vancouver following loss

Almost 150 people required hospital treatment overnight as rioters swept through downtown Vancouver following a Canucks loss to the Boston Bruins in the decisive Game 7 of the Stanley Cup …


Judge imposes stricter punishment

A Spokane County Superior Court judge rejected a sentencing proposal for a man who returned to jail just weeks after promising to “make better decisions.”


Inmates Go On Fiery Rampage At Orofino Guards Subdue Eight Prisoners Who Smashed Property, Set Blazes

Eight prisoners at the Idaho Correctional Institution at Orofino went on a rampage Thursday, destroying property and igniting fires in a day room of the close-custody block. Close to 100 …


Inmates Free Hostage As Jail Crisis Continues

Inmates released a prison secretary as a good faith gesture Monday to negotiators trying to end a standoff involving 12 other hostages. The prisoners released Hilda Rivero late Monday evening, …


Police Evacuated After Killing

Hundreds of people protesting a fatal police shooting burned down a courthouse and police station and trapped 12 officers inside a dormitory Tuesday before they were rescued by reinforcements. Police …


Guard Withdraws From St. Petersburg Minister Calls For End To Strife After Cop Shot Black Motorist

National Guard troops pulled out and a state of emergency was lifted Sunday, three days after a race riot ripped this city with fires and angry mobs. In the neighborhood …


Crowd Sets Fire To Businesses, Vehicles After Police Shoot, Kill Motorist

A rock- and bottle-throwing crowd of several hundred people set fire to businesses and vehicles after police fatally shot a man during a traffic stop Thursday evening. At least 11 …


Palestinian Police Open Fire, Prison Protest Turns Bloody One Killed As Crowd Storms Jail To Protest Beating Of Inmates

Palestinians carry the body of a slain protester in Tulkarem Friday. Photo by Associated Press


Angry Catholics Carry On Dusk-To-Dawn Protests

Burning cars litter Old Park Road in North Belfast as rioting continues in Northern Ireland. Photo by Associated Press


Off-Campus Street Party Turns Violent

An off-campus street party erupted in violence when members of a crowd pelted police with beer bottles and screamed “Gas us” as officers sprayed tear and pepper gas to break …


Argentina Inmates End Prison Uprising

Inmates freed a judge and 16 other hostages on Sunday, ending an eight-day prison uprising that sparked copycat rebellions at penitentiaries across Argentina. The hostages, including Criminal Court Judge Maria …


Inmates Flee With Hostages Under Police Escort, Prisoners Carry Guns, Cell Phones, Money

Inmates holding at least six hostages fled a top-security prison with a police escort, guns, ammunition, bulletproof vests, cellular phones and $100,000 the authorities agreed to give them Wednesday. Under …


Inmates Refuse To Resume Talks On Ending Uprising Officials, Reporters Were Seized; Next Contact Expected Today

Inmates holding 23 hostages at a maximum-security prison suspended talks Monday on ending their uprising after turning down a government offer of guns, money and getaway cars. “Now they want …


Australian Beach Party-Goers Unruly

Revelers at Sydney’s Bondi Beach injured police and damaged cars early today after a Christmas Day party on the popular beach. Police said a crowd of 3,000 converged Monday to …


North Carolina Inmates Go On Rampage

More than 100 inmates demanding to be returned home to North Carolina went on a rampage in a private prison, smashing toilets and sinks and knocking a hole in a …


Prisoners Confined To Their Cells

The federal authorities confined thousands of inmates to their cells at the country’s 70 low-, medium- and high-security penal institutions Saturday after prisoner uprisings at four institutions in different states …


Lockdown Follows Prison Melee

Prison guards locked down inmates at the Clallam Bay Corrections Center after fights involving 13 inmates broke out in two medium-security units. No one was seriously hurt in the Sunday …


Neo-Nazis, Leftists Clash In Munich

Leftists silently marched past a neo-Nazi rally Saturday, and 20 people were arrested in fighting that broke out between the groups. At least two people were injured. Both groups were …


May Day Now Just A Day Off In Soviet Days It Was Met In Moscow With Huge Fanfare And A Red Square Parade

Pro-Communist demonstrators march Monday in Athens with a protrait of Vladimir Lenin. Photo by Associated Press


Grief Turns To Anger In Wake Of Blast

Police blamed careless construction workers Saturday for the gas explosion here that killed at least 98 people. But South Koreans raged against the government for the latest in a string …