Homicide

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019 file photo, Pope Francis attends a feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology, at the Vatican. Pope Francis will mark the fifth anniversary of his ecological manifesto by visiting a southern Italian region where decades of toxic-waste dumping by the mob have polluted the environment and sickened its people. The diocese of Acerra announced Francis’ May 24 visit on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
February 10, 2020 - 8:54 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will visit the Mediterranean island nation of Malta on May 31, the Vatican said Monday, confirming the Pope's first foreign trip for the year. Maltese Archbishop Charles Scicluna said he expected the visit would highlight the need for Malta to welcome migrants,...
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In this image taken from video provided by the New York Police Department a man, who the NYPD is seeking the public's assistance in identifying in connection to a police involved shooting, walks down a street on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in New York. Two New York City police officers narrowly escaped with their lives when a gunman fired into their patrol van Saturday night, wounding one of them in an attack officials called an attempted assassination. (New York Police Department via AP)
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February 09, 2020 - 8:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman was arrested after he ambushed police officers in the Bronx twice in 12 hours, authorities said, wounding two in attacks that brought outrage from officials who blamed the violence on an atmosphere of anti-police rhetoric. Robert Williams, 45, of the Bronx, was captured...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2019, file photo, Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw poses for a photo in Portland, Ore. Outlaw was named Philadelphia's new police commissioner and will start work on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
February 09, 2020 - 3:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The new commissioner of the nation's fourth-largest city police force will start work Monday amid a surge in homicides and calls for action to address ongoing allegations of racism and gender discrimination. Danielle Outlaw, the former police chief of Portland, Oregon, was...
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February 09, 2020 - 1:45 pm
CORONA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man who made it his mission to track down the hit-and-run driver who killed his wife and mother of their eight children led police to an 85-year-old suspect, who was arrested, authorities said. Brenda Richardson died after a white Lexus struck her...
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A mural features the faces of the young soccer players who died one year ago in a fire at the Flamengo club training center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. The fire killed 10 academy players and injured three others, all aged between 14 and 16 years-old at the time. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
February 08, 2020 - 11:38 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Marília de Barros Silva heard reports that the popular Brazilian soccer club Flamengo was signing a player for almost 17 million euros ($18.6 million), she felt sadness — but also resentment. For a year, she has been trying in vain to reach a settlement with the Rio de...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2019 file photo, a Douglas County, Colo., Sheriff's deputy walks past the doors of the STEM Highlands Ranch school in Highlands Ranch, Colo. The younger of two students charged in a school shooting in suburban Denver that killed a classmate has pleaded guilty. Prosecutors say 16-year-old Alec McKinney pleaded guilty on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 to 17 felonies, including a first-degree murder charge. In December, a judge ruled that McKinney would be prosecuted as an adult in the May 7 shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch that killed 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo. Devon Erickson has pleaded not guilty to the same charges McKinney faced in the shooting.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
February 07, 2020 - 6:29 pm
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — The younger of two students charged in a school shooting in suburban Denver that killed a classmate pleaded guilty on Friday. Alec McKinney, 16, pleaded guilty to 17 felonies, including a first-degree murder charge, under a plea deal, the 18th Judicial District Attorney's...
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FILE - In the is Oct. 10, 2019 file photo, El Paso Walmart shooting suspect Patrick Crusius pleads not guilty during his arraignment in El Paso, Texas. The government has filed hate crime charges against Crusius, who said he was targeting Mexicans and shot to death 22 people at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, last summer, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. (Briana Sanchez / El Paso Times via AP, Pool, File)
February 06, 2020 - 9:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The man accused of killing 22 people and wounding two dozen more in a shooting that targeted Mexicans in the border city of El Paso, Texas, has been charged with federal hate crimes. Patrick Crusius, 21, has been charged with 90 counts under federal hate crime and firearms laws...
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FILE - This undated file photo shows Rachael Hilyard of Wichita, Kansas. Hilyard is charged with first-degree murder in the April 2017 killing of 63-year-old Micki Davis. Prosecutors say Hilyard demanded that Davis collect her son's belongings from her home. Davis and her 9-year-old grandson went to Hilyard's home, and that's when Hilyard attacked. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP, File)
February 06, 2020 - 5:25 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita woman was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder in the decapitation death of her ex-boyfriend's mother, whose head she left in the kitchen sink. Prosecutors said Rachael Hilyard cut off the head of 63-year-old Micki Davis using two steak knives on April 9, 2017...
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Tuskegee airman Charles McGee, 100, and his great grandson Iain Lanphier react as President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
February 06, 2020 - 12:09 am
DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump brought African American guests to his State of the Union speech, ran a Super Bowl ad boasting how he’s making the criminal justice system more equitable for black people and portrayed himself as the champion of education and job opportunities for people of...
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FILE - In this file photo released July 24, 2018, by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office shows John Lee Cowell.The trial is beginning for Cowell, charged with the slaying of an 18-year-old woman on a California subway platform and wounding her sister. Opening statements are expected Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in the trial against Cowell in a case that drew national attention. (Alameda County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
February 05, 2020 - 9:23 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — More than a year after a young woman was stabbed to death by a stranger on a California subway platform, jurors deciding the fate of the accused killer saw on Wednesday video of the horrific attack. The surveillance video showed a man pull a kitchen knife from his shirt and...
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