Crime

In this photo taken Monday, June 5, 2017, a refugee pastor from the Yei area of South Sudan, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution from South Sudanese intelligence officials, covers his face with his Bible inscribed with the word "Redemption," promising revenge, as he is photographed in his hut in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in northern Uganda. When the region of Yei in South Sudan fell into ethnic cleansing in 2016, a handful of UN and US officials begged their leaders for help but the pleas fell on deaf ears, an AP investigation has found. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
October 18, 2017 - 4:27 am
YEI, South Sudan (AP) — Until the summer of 2016, South Sudan's Yei region was a leafy oasis in the midst of the country's civil war. But when a national peace deal broke down and government soldiers ransacked the area, a handful of U.N. and U.S. officials begged their leaders for help. The United...
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This combination of photos provided by the U.S. Army and the University of Maryland Police Department shows Richard Collins III, right, and Sean Urbanski. On Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, Urbanski was indicted on a hate crime charge for allegedly stabbing Collins to death “because of his race,” a Maryland prosecutor said. (U.S. Army, University of Maryland Police Department via AP)
October 17, 2017 - 8:09 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A white man was indicted Tuesday on a hate crime charge for allegedly stabbing a black college student to death "because of his race," a Maryland prosecutor said. Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks announced the grand jury indictment against Sean...
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October 17, 2017 - 6:17 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man has been sentenced to a 10-year federal term for sexual abuse of a 16-year-old in connection with sex parties arranged by a former Pennsylvania girls' basketball coach. Fifty-six-year-old Daniel Teed was also ordered Tuesday to spend 20 years on probation after completing...
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This undated photo provided by the Wilmington Police Department shows Kula Pelima. Police in Delaware's largest city have charged Pelima with drowning her infant son and the baby's 5-year-old half brother. Wilmington Police Chief Robert Tracy said at a news conference Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, that officers found the children drowned in a bathtub Monday morning. (Wilmington Police Department via AP)
October 17, 2017 - 6:15 pm
A woman drowned her infant son and his 5-year-old half brother in a bathtub hours after she called police and told them she was worried about being deported, a Delaware police chief said Tuesday. Kula Pelima, a native of Liberia who has lived in the U.S. for two decades, called 911 about 3:45 a.m...
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October 17, 2017 - 3:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jurors have begun deliberations in the Pennsylvania fraud trial of a Liberian man accused of committing war crimes and then lying about his past to enter the U.S. Fifty-one-year-old Mohammed Jabbateh is charged with hiding his role as a rebel commander called Jungle Jabbah while...
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Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Robert Patterson, center, accompanied by Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Joanne Grace Crampton, left, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, right, speaks at a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, to announce the indictments of two Chinese fentanyl trackers in the fight against opiate substances from entering the United States. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 17, 2017 - 3:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Chinese nationals have been indicted on charges they manufactured tons of fentanyl and other powerful narcotics that were then peddled in the United States, killing at least four people and seriously injuring five others, Justice Department officials announced Tuesday...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2014, file photo, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. speaks to the media during the inaugural National Prosecutorial Summit, in Atlanta. The Manhattan district attorney who declined to charge Harvey Weinstein in a 2015 sexual abuse case says he'll stop taking campaign cash pending the review of an outside ethics group. (AP Photo/Branden Camp, File)
October 17, 2017 - 3:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Manhattan district attorney who declined to charge Harvey Weinstein in a 2015 sexual abuse case says he will stop taking campaign contributions pending a review by an outside ethics group. Cyrus R. Vance Jr. has come under fire for accepting thousands of dollars from a lawyer...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2011 file photo, Rep. Thomas Marino, R-Pa., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is demanding that the White House withdraw the nomination of Marino to be the nation's drug czar. Manchin says Marino played a key role in passing a bill weakening the Drug Enforcement Administration's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 17, 2017 - 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Tom Marino, President Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's drug czar, has withdrawn from consideration following reports that he played a key role in weakening the federal government's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids. "He didn't want to have even...
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October 17, 2017 - 2:45 pm
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge is deliberating over a challenge to a criminal charge brought against a woman who authorities said overdosed while pregnant. Thirty-year-old Kasey Dischman was charged with aggravated assault on an unborn child. Authorities said her child was delivered by...
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October 17, 2017 - 2:45 pm
PARIS (AP) — French counterterrorism police have arrested 10 people allegedly linked to a far-right extremist who already was in custody on suspicion of planning attacks against mosques, politicians and migrants. A French judicial official told The Associated Press that officers investigating the...
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