Violent crime

May 21, 2018 - 9:34 pm
NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — An Australian archbishop who was the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world charged with covering up child sex abuse was convicted Tuesday and faces a potential two years in prison. Magistrate Robert Stone handed down the verdict against Archbishop of Adelaide...
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Tactical police stage in a Safeway parking lot on Belair Road near Chapel Road in response to the death of a Baltimore County police officer in Perry Hall, Md., May 21, 2018. Rifle-toting police swarmed into the Baltimore suburb where a female officer was fatally injured Monday, searching for suspects believed to be armed after witnesses reported hearing a pop and seeing the officer run over by a Jeep. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
May 21, 2018 - 9:31 pm
PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — Rifle-toting police swarmed into a Baltimore suburb where a female officer was fatally injured Monday, searching for suspects believed to be armed after witnesses reported hearing a pop and seeing the officer run over by a Jeep. Residents in a leafy community of suburban...
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Television newscasters prepare to give updates near a memorial in front of Santa Fe High School on Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 21, 2018 - 9:00 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has more than 1.2 million licensed handgun owners who can openly carry their weapons in public. The state hosted the National Rifle Association's annual meeting two weeks ago. And until Monday, the governor's re-election website was raffling off a shotgun. Guns are so...
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FILE - These undated file booking photos made available by the Shreveport Police Department show Corey Williams. A Louisiana judge has ordered the release of Williams, an inmate whose attorneys have accused prosecutors of withholding "staggering" evidence of his innocence in a pizza deliveryman's killing two decades earlier. One of Williams' attorneys says a plea deal with Caddo Parish prosecutors will allow Williams to be freed as soon as Tuesday, May 22, 2018, from Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. (Shreveport Police Department via AP, File)
May 21, 2018 - 8:34 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana judge on Monday ordered the release of an inmate whose attorneys have accused prosecutors of withholding "staggering" evidence of the man's innocence in a pizza deliveryman's killing two decades ago. A plea deal with Caddo Parish prosecutors will allow Corey...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2018 photo, Gov. Bruce Rauner, center, addresses reporters outside his state Capitol office in Springfield, Ill. Rauner, a Republican, wants to reinstate the death penalty in the state. He added the provision Monday, May 14, into gun legislation favored by Democrats. The bill now goes back to the Democratic-controlled Legislature for approval. (AP Photo by John O'Connor File)
May 21, 2018 - 7:29 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Democratic legislators grilled a top aide to Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner Monday over a compromise plan to reinstate the death penalty in exchange for even stricter gun restrictions than the ones the Legislature approved. Rauner used his veto powers last week to...
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May 21, 2018 - 6:21 pm
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A white former Atlanta-area police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked, mentally ill black veteran said Monday that he was being attacked and acted in self-defense when he fired on the man about a second after ordering him to stop running at him. Robert Olsen, 56, faces...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2017, file photo, Esteban Santiago, center, is led from the Broward County jail for an arraignment in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Federal prosecutors on Monday, May 21, 2018, filed court documents in which agrees to plead guilty to a Florida airport shooting rampage that killed five people and wounded six last year. The agreement filed Monday says that 28-year-old Santiago will plead guilty to 11 of the 22 counts against him. Prosecutors reached a deal with Santiago’s defense lawyers not to seek the death penalty in exchange for the guilty plea. Instead, Santiago would serve a life prison sentence. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
May 21, 2018 - 6:15 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have filed court documents in which an Alaska man agrees to plead guilty to a Florida airport shooting rampage that killed five people and wounded six last year. The agreement filed Monday says that 28-year-old Esteban Santiago will plead guilty to...
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May 21, 2018 - 6:08 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Bishops for six Catholic dioceses have agreed to "make public" the findings of a grand jury investigation into widespread sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said bishops in the Harrisburg and Greensburg dioceses reversed their...
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May 21, 2018 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee hired an FBI executive as senior director of athlete safety, marking its latest effort to strengthen sex-abuse policies that are being rewritten in the wake of cases involving Olympic athletes. Wendy Guthrie comes to the USOC after spending the past six...
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Abdul Aziz Sheikh, center, father of Sabika Sheikh, a victim of a shooting at a Texas high school, shows a picture of his daughter in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, May 19, 2018. The Pakistani foreign exchange student is among those killed in the shooting, according to a leader at a program for foreign exchange students and the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, D.C. Megan Lysaght, manager of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study Abroad program (YES), sent a letter to students in the program confirming that Sabika Sheikh was killed in the shooting. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
May 21, 2018 - 4:24 pm
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — At least two of the student victims of a mass shooting at a Texas high school tried to block the advance of a gunman and were killed when he shot through the doors. A classmate of one of the 10 people killed at a Texas high school says Chris Stone and other students tried to...
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