Crime

Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan speaks about the release of the 2017 country reports on human rights practices during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Friday, April 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 20, 2018 - 2:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is lashing out at China, Iran, Russia and North Korea for being "forces of instability" because of human rights abuses of their own citizens and others. In its annual global human rights reports released on Friday, the State Department singled out the four...
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April 20, 2018 - 1:15 pm
MILAN (AP) — A court in Palermo has convicted eight defendants, including a close associate of Silvio Berlusconi, on charges showing collusion between the Sicilian Mafia and the government during the early 1990s. Prosecutor Nino Di Matteo said Friday's verdicts demonstrated with "certainty that...
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Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial, Friday, April 20, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 20, 2018 - 12:12 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local): Noon Jurors are seeing Bill Cosby's travel records as his lawyers make the case that he never visited his suburban Philadelphia mansion in the month he's accused of drugging and molesting a woman there...
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April 20, 2018 - 12:11 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman who says her arrest during a 2015 vacation left her physically bruised and emotionally scarred has settled a lawsuit against the former police officer who detained her. The Charlotte Observer reports Julie Mall's 2017 lawsuit said ex-Bald Head Island...
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This photo provided by the South Padre Island Police Department shows Lois Riess, of Blooming Prairie, Minn., who was arrested by federal deputy marshals Thursday, April 19, 2018, at a restaurant in South Padre Island, Texas. Investigators believe she killed her husband in Minnesota then fled to Florida where she used the same gun to slay her doppelganger with the intention of assuming her identity. Riess had been on the run since at least late March. (South Padre Island Police Department via AP)
April 20, 2018 - 12:11 pm
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) — A tip-off in a Texas resort town led to the arrest of a woman who investigators believe killed her husband in Minnesota then fled to Florida, where she fatally shot her doppelganger with the intention of assuming her identity, police said Friday. Two federal deputy...
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April 20, 2018 - 11:02 am
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A 15-year-old South Carolina boy has been arrested after authorities say he yelled "snatch her up" at a young child getting off the school bus, causing the girl to run away. Greenville County Sheriff's Sgt. Ryan Flood said the teen yelled at someone he had just dropped off...
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April 20, 2018 - 10:59 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — In a story April 19 about an Illinois bill concerning school resource officers, The Associated Press misstated the name of a poverty advocacy group. It is the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, not the Sargent Shriver Center on Poverty Law. The AP also...
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A Palestinian woman hurls stones at Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Friday, April 20, 2018. Since weekly mass marches began in late March, 28 Palestinians have been killed and hundreds wounded by Israeli army fire from across the border fence.(AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
April 20, 2018 - 9:48 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on the crisis along the Israel-Gaza border (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Gaza's Health Ministry says 83 Palestinians have been injured in protests on the Gaza-Israel border, including 26 who were wounded by Israeli army fire. The ministry says 33 of those...
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April 20, 2018 - 8:27 am
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Police say DNA analysis has led to the arrest of a suspect in a 2016 robbery shooting death in South Carolina. Media outlets reported that Gary Brisbane of Charleston was arrested this week and charged with murder and armed robbery. Police say 39-year-old Edward Jones...
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This photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Walter Leroy Moody. A federal appeals court has rejected the death row inmate's argument that Moody must serve out his federal sentence before Alabama can put him to death for the 1989 killing of a federal judge. He is scheduled to be executed Thursday, April 19, 2018, for killing 11th Circuit Judge Robert Vance with a bomb mailed to his home. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)
April 20, 2018 - 7:25 am
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man convicted of sending mail bombs during a wave of Southern terror has been executed for killing a federal judge, becoming the oldest prisoner put to death in the U.S. in modern times. Walter Leroy Moody Jr., 83, was pronounced dead at 8:42 p.m. following an...
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