Violent crime

March 20, 2019 - 12:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas is asking his first questions at Supreme Court arguments in more than three years. Arguments were almost over Wednesday in a case about racial discrimination in the South when the court's only African-American member and lone Southerner piped up. The case...
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This Aug. 3, 2017 photo provided by Mississippi Department of Corrections shows Curtis Flowers, who's murder case has gone to trial six times. Supreme Court justices are again considering how to keep prosecutors from removing African-Americans from criminal juries for racially biased reasons, this time in a case involving a Mississippi death row inmate who has been tried six times for murder. (Mississippi Department of Corrections via AP)
March 20, 2019 - 11:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing arguments over a Mississippi prosecutor's decision to keep African-Americans off a black death row inmate's jury in a murder trial. The appeal before the court Wednesday comes from inmate Curtis Flowers, who has been tried six times for the same crime...
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Former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, charged with homicide in the shooting death of Antwon Rose II, walks to the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 20, 2019 - 10:55 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A white Pennsylvania police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager last year is headed to trial in a case that could put him behind bars for life. Lawyers for 30-year-old former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld are expected to argue that the June...
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Zaed Mustafa, in wheelchair, brother of Hamza and son of Khalid Mustafa killed in the Friday March 15 mosque shootings reacts during the burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
March 20, 2019 - 10:54 am
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for "the safest country in the world" were buried before hundreds of mourners Wednesday, the first funerals for victims of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that horrified a nation known for being welcoming and...
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Mourners carry the body of a victim of the Friday, March 15, mosque shootings for burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush says he believes police officers stopped the gunman who killed 50 people at two mosques on his way to another attack. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
March 20, 2019 - 3:36 am
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the gunman who killed 50 people at two New Zealand mosques is no different from the militants of the Islamic State group. In an opinion piece...
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Zaed Mustafa, in wheelchair, brother of Hamza and son of Khalid Mustafa killed in the Friday March 15 mosque shootings reacts during their burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
March 19, 2019 - 11:14 pm
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local): 4 p.m. Australia's prime minister says he has asked the Turkish president to withdraw his accusation of an anti-Islam motive behind Australia and New Zealand sending troops to Turkey in the World...
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March 19, 2019 - 10:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who spent more than six years in prison after police framed him for murder received a $13.1 million settlement from the city of San Francisco on Tuesday. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to settle a civil rights lawsuit filed by Jamal Trulove. The settlement was...
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This combination of images from a 1999 flyer released by the Ozark (Ala.) Police Department, shows J.B. Beasley, left, and Tracie Hawlett, who were both murdered in July 1999. Alabama authorities say a DNA match found through a genealogy website has led to an arrest in the killings of the two teen girls nearly 20 years ago. Coley McCraney, of Dothan, was arrested Saturday, March 16, 2019, on rape and capital murder charges in the deaths of Hawlett and Beasley, according to Dale County jail records. (Ozark Police Department via AP)
March 19, 2019 - 8:26 pm
OZARK, Ala. (AP) — The type of DNA analysis that led to the arrest of an Alabama truck driver and part-time preacher in two slayings nearly 20 years has become the latest trend in police work in many parts of the country, despite concerns over privacy and fairness. Ozark Police last week arrested...
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March 19, 2019 - 2:31 pm
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — A former University of South Dakota football player from Texas who was accused of raping a woman in a dorm room has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of aggravated assault and been sentenced to 10 years of probation. Twenty-three-year-old Dale Williamson Jr., of...
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Dutch counter terrorism police prepare to enter a house after a shooting incident in Utrecht, Netherlands, Monday, March 18, 2019. A gunman killed three people and wounded nine others on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht, sparking a manhunt that saw heavily armed officers with sniffer dogs zero in on an apartment building close to the shooting. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
March 19, 2019 - 1:08 pm
UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police and prosecutors pressed on Tuesday with their investigation into the motive of a suspect who they believe shot and killed three people and injured five more in an attack on a tram in the central city of Utrecht. The main suspect is Gokmen Tanis, a 37-year-...
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