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UPDATED: Thu., July 2, 2020

More arrests early Thursday after police clear protest zone

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UPDATED: Tue., June 30, 2020

Golden State Killer admits murders, rapes for life in prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Gay Hardwick stood arm-in-arm with her husband to face a criminal dubbed the Golden State Killer and couldn’t recognize the elderly man hunched in a wheelchair as …


UPDATED: Mon., June 29, 2020

Shooting at Seattle’s protest site kills 16-year-old boy, leaves 14-year-old critically injured

SEATTLE – A 16-year-old boy was killed and a 14-year-old boy was wounded early Monday morning when they were shot in the protest area known as CHOP, in Seattle’s Capitol …


UPDATED: Sun., June 28, 2020

Gunman at Walmart distribution center in Northern California was former employee

A man who drove into a Walmart distribution center in Northern California and went on a shooting rampage that left him and another man dead, and four others wounded, was …


UPDATED: Sun., June 28, 2020

California’s alleged Golden State Killer set to plead guilty

Forty years after a sadistic suburban rapist terrorized California in what investigators later realized were a series of linked assaults and slayings, a 74-year-old former police officer is expected to …


UPDATED: Sat., June 27, 2020

Critics question `less lethal’ force used during protests

AUSTIN, Texas – When a participant at a rally in Austin to protest police brutality threw a rock at a line of officers in the Texas capital, officers responded by …


UPDATED: Fri., June 26, 2020

Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleads not guilty to 3 rapes

LOS ANGELES — Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of raping three women and sexually assaulting a fourth.


UPDATED: Wed., June 24, 2020

Kosovo president, 9 others indicted on war crimes charges

Kosovo’s president and nine other former separatist fighters were indicted on a range of crimes against humanity and war crimes charges, including murder, by a court investigating crimes against ethnic …


UPDATED: Tue., June 23, 2020

Police officer involved in Breonna Taylor shooting fired

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Louisville Metro police department has fired one of the police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, more than three months after the 26-year-old …


UPDATED: Sun., June 21, 2020

Minority officers allege discrimination over Derek Chauvin booking in George Floyd’s death

Eight minority corrections officers who work at the jail holding a former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd allege that they were barred from …


UPDATED: Sun., June 21, 2020

‘Tragic and senseless’ late-night gunfire in Minneapolis kills 1, wounds 11

Police said the 11 survivors were scattered at area hospitals with “various severity levels of injuries.” They said the victim who died was a man, but gave no other identifying …


UPDATED: Sat., June 20, 2020

Shooting in Seattle protest zone leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

A pre-dawn shooting in a park in Seattle’s protest zone killed a 19-year-old man and critically injured another person, authorities said Saturday.


UPDATED: Thu., June 18, 2020

Klobuchar urges Biden to pick nonwhite woman as running mate

CHICAGO – Amy Klobuchar says she is dropping out of the running to be vice president and urging Democrat Joe Biden to select a woman of color instead.


UPDATED: Mon., June 15, 2020

‘When does it stop?’ Slain man’s family makes tearful plea

ATLANTA – Pleading through tears Monday, the family of a Black man killed by Atlanta police outside a drive-thru demanded changes in the criminal justice system and called on protesters …


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

Mexican town buries US teenager killed by police shotgun

ACATLAN DE PEREZ FIGUEROA, Mexico — In grief and anger, hundreds of people bid farewell Thursday to a 16-year-old Mexican-American boy shot dead by local police in this town in …


UPDATED: Tue., June 9, 2020

`He is going to change the world’: Funeral held for Floyd

The black man whose death has inspired a worldwide reckoning over racial injustice will be buried in Houston Tuesday, carried home in a horse-drawn carriage.


UPDATED: Tue., June 9, 2020

Video evidence increasingly disproves police narratives

Minneapolis police initially told the public that George Floyd died after a “medical incident during a police interaction.” The Buffalo, New York, department said a protester “tripped and fell.” Philadelphia …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019

Divided Supreme Court strikes down gun law provision, rules against newspaper

The Supreme Court on Monday struck a section of a 1980s law that allows prosecutors to seek stiffer penalties for certain violent crimes involving firearms, finding that the provision does …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017

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: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017

Violent crime increased in 2016 for a second consecutive year, FBI says

Violent crime in America rose for the second straight year 2016, driven by a spike in killings in some major cities, but remained near historically low levels, according to FBI …


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 …


One dead in apparent stabbing

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


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 …


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 …


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 — …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …