Violent crime

October 19, 2017 - 6:42 pm
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a 70-year-old man wearing a rubbery Halloween mask and brandishing a rusty hatchet attacked his neighbor while he mowed the lawn. Penn Township police Cpl. Jack Ripper tells WPXI-TV that Ronald Postreich attacked his 70-year-old neighbor Wednesday night...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2013 file photo, producer Harvey Weinstein attends a screening of "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" in New York. Los Angeles police said Thursday Oct. 19, 2017, that it is investigating a possible sexual assault case involving Harvey Weinstein that involves alleged conduct from 2013. The department released few details about the inquiry other than to say it has interviewed a potential victim and its inquiry is ongoing. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
October 19, 2017 - 6:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say they are investigating a possible sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein — the first involving the producer in the city. Police spokesman Sal Ramirez says the department has interviewed a possible sexual assault victim who reported an incident that...
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October 19, 2017 - 6:04 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A businessman who pleaded guilty in an Ohio crash that killed a priest who was a passenger in his car has been sentenced to three months in jail. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Savor Seasonings LLC president Jeffrey Higgins was sentenced Thursday in Hamilton County. Higgins...
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October 19, 2017 - 4:39 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After being asked detailed questions about their views on Latinos, immigration and guns, a jury has been selected for the murder trial of the man who fatally shot Kate Steinle. Six women and six men were seated as jurors Wednesday after answering a 14-page questionnaire and...
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October 19, 2017 - 3:40 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A white former Oklahoma reserve deputy who fatally shot an unarmed black man in 2015 when he mistook his firearm for a stun gun was released from prison Thursday after serving less than half of his four-year sentence. Family members of the slain man, Eric Harris, said they hope...
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Former Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler walks out of the courtroom as the jury leaves to deliberate on his fourth court case and fourth murder charge at the Tulsa County Courthouse on Wednesday Oct. 18, 2017. Kepler, on trial for the fourth time in the 2014 killing of his daughter's black boyfriend, told jurors he had no choice but to shoot the young man. (Jessie Wardarski/Tulsa World via AP)
October 19, 2017 - 12:16 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor said Thursday that he isn't surprised or disappointed that a jury convicted a white former police officer of manslaughter instead of murder in his fourth trial for killing his daughter's black boyfriend. Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2017 file photo, ex-Tulsa police officer Shannon Kepler, left, arrives with his legal team for afternoon testimony in his third trial in Tulsa, Okla. Jurors in the fourth murder trial for Kepler, a white former Oklahoma police officer, heard a 911 call Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 where his daughter screams to dispatchers that her father had shot her 19-year-old black boyfriend. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
October 19, 2017 - 9:33 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of a white former Oklahoma police officer in the fatal shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend (all times local): 8:30 a.m. An Oklahoma prosecutor says he is not surprised or disappointed that a jury convicted a white former police officer of...
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The defendant, sits in a court room in Bonn, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. The 31-year-old rejected asylum seeker from Ghana has been convicted of raping a camper in Germany. The dpa news agency reported Thursday the man, whose name wasn’t release in line with privacy laws, received 11 1/2 years in prison. The man had denied the rape, but the Bonn state court found that DNA evidence clearly linked him to the attack. (Henning Kaiser/dpa via AP)
October 19, 2017 - 7:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — A rejected asylum seeker from Ghana has been convicted of raping a camper in Germany. The dpa news agency reported Thursday the 31-year-old man, whose name wasn't released in line with privacy laws, received 11 ½ years in prison. The man had denied the rape, but the Bonn state court...
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Candles, notes and paper cuttings lie next to the Love Monument in St. Julian, Malta, Tuesday Oct. 17, 2017 the day after the killing of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. The Maltese investigative journalist who exposed the island nation's links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers was killed Monday when a bomb exploded in her car. (AP Photo/ Rene Rossignaud)
October 19, 2017 - 6:09 am
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The sons of slain investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia have called on the Maltese prime minister to resign. In a Facebook post Thursday, they said Joseph Muscat should take political responsibility for "failing to uphold our fundamental freedoms." The sons said...
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October 19, 2017 - 3:31 am
PARIS (AP) — A French ex-intelligence chief is expected to addresses failures in tracking Islamic extremists, at the trial over deadly 2012 attacks on a Jewish school and French soldiers. Bernard Squarcini was heading the French police counterterrorism agency when Mohamed Merah went on a shooting...
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