Crime

January 18, 2018 - 4:40 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's deputy president is urging state prosecutors to target suspects in corruption scandals, some of whom have been linked to a business family with close ties to President Jacob Zuma. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said in Johannesburg on Thursday that he wants...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 file photo, Aziz Ansari arrives at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman’s vivid account of the sexual advances of the comedian. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
January 18, 2018 - 1:30 am
What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman's vivid account of comedian Aziz Ansari's sexual advances while the two were on a date. The story on Babe.net threw a wrench into the #MeToo movement, with some...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Anthony Allen Shore. Shore, a Houston-area sex offender who was convicted of killing a young woman and confessed to three more strangling deaths, is set for lethal injection in Texas on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in what would be the first U.S. execution of 2018. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP, File)
January 18, 2018 - 1:16 am
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique on four female victims more than two decades ago is set to become the nation's first prisoner executed in 2018. Texas prison officials Thursday evening are scheduled to give...
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In this Wednesday, June 7, 2017 photo, Atlanta Dream guard Layshia Clarendon (23) looks to pass during an WNBA basketball game against the New York Liberty in New York. Former California women’s basketball player and current WNBA guard Layshia Clarendon has filed a lawsuit against Cal claiming she was sexually assaulted by a longtime member of the athletic department. The school acknowledged the lawsuit Wednesday night, Jan. 17, 2018 and said the staff member, Mohamed Muqtar, had recently been placed on paid leave. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
January 17, 2018 - 10:38 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Former California women's basketball player and current WNBA All-Star guard Layshia Clarendon has filed a lawsuit against Cal claiming she was sexually assaulted by a longtime member of the athletic department. The school acknowledged the lawsuit Wednesday night and said the...
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In this Oct. 29, 2011, image made from a video provided by A Elvis Chapel, David Allen Turpin, left, and his wife, Louise Anna Turpin, center, celebrate a renewal of their wedding vows with Elvis impersonator Kent Ripley in Las Vegas. The couple was arrested Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, after authorities found their malnourished children in their home in suburban Perris, Calif., 60 miles (96 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles. The couples' children were so emaciated the older ones still looked like children. (A Elvis Chapel via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 10:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a 17-year-old girl jumped out a window from the house where her parents allegedly starved and tortured their 13 children, she broke a silence that had likely lasted years. It's not clear why the teenager waited so long to act, but psychiatrists say such behavior is not...
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January 17, 2018 - 8:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A security guard who was arrested after a prostitute fell out of his car is suspected of raping more than a dozen women or girls as young as 15 at gunpoint in Los Angeles County, police said Wednesday. Ferdinand Ervin Flowers, 35, of Long Beach, pleaded not guilty Wednesday with...
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January 17, 2018 - 8:49 pm
YORK, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff says one of the four law enforcement officers shot while trying to find and arrest a domestic violence suspect has died. York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson announced on the office's Facebook page that Detective Mike Doty died Wednesday. Authorities say York...
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January 17, 2018 - 5:32 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A deputy fatally shot a 16-year-old boy in an Ohio courtroom when a fight broke out involving the boy, his family and the officer on Wednesday, a sheriff's office investigator said. Joseph Haynes was struck once in the abdomen during the fight that began as an early afternoon...
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FILE--This undated file photo provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Department shows Blaze Bernstein. A suspect has been arrested in the death of 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student Bernstein,whose body was found this week at a Southern California park. (Orange County Sheriff's Department via AP, file)
January 17, 2018 - 5:28 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former high school classmate of a University of Pennsylvania student found stabbed and buried in a California park was charged Wednesday with murder and investigators were looking for evidence of a hate crime, a prosecutor said. Samuel Woodward, 20, killed 19-year-old...
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January 17, 2018 - 5:22 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An inmate who escaped from a Connecticut state prison is in custody. The state Department of Correction said Wednesday that 25-year-old Jerry Mercado was arrested in Georgia. It says an investigation by multiple public safety agencies led to his capture by the Canton Police...
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