Violence

July 15, 2017 - 2:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Out of the spotlight, a House panel has taken steps to help victims of gun violence, allow robust politicking from the pulpit, and prevent doctors in the District of Columbia from helping terminally ill people commit suicide. The Republican-led House Appropriations Committee...
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In this recent undated handout photo, Chinese dissident and Nobel Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, left, is attended to by his wife Liu Xia in a hospital in China. The judicial bureau in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang says jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has died of multiple organ failure Thursday, July 13, 2017, at age 61. (Photo via AP, File)
July 13, 2017 - 8:29 pm
SHENYANG, China (AP) — The Latest on the death of imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died Thursday night in the northeastern city of Shenyang following a battle with liver cancer (all times local): 6 a.m. The White House says President Donald Trump was deeply saddened to...
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July 13, 2017 - 4:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department's top civil rights official's "flippant" remarks are raising questions about the government's commitment to fighting campus sexual violence, even as she issued her second apology in as many days for attributing 90 percent of sexual assault claims to both...
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July 13, 2017 - 4:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department's civil rights chief says she's sorry for making "flippant" remarks attributing 90 percent of campus sexual assault claims to both parties being drunk. Wednesday's apology by Candice Jackson, acting assistant secretary for civil rights, came on the eve of...
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In this Tuesday, July 11, 2017 photo, a sign hangs in the Music City Central bus station in Nashville, Tenn., that says weapons, line No. 4, aren't allowed. Under a new state law that took effect July 1, Nashville and other cities must let handgun permit holders carry their guns around their bus stations and on city buses. Officials said signs at the bus station will be revised soon with the changes. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)
July 12, 2017 - 4:13 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The city of Nashville fought a losing battle this spring as a state law passed that lets people with gun permits enter city buses and its main bus terminal with their guns. Nashville is now among several cities in Tennessee to tweak its bus system rules just enough to follow...
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July 12, 2017 - 1:58 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The city of Nashville fought a losing battle this spring as a state law passed that lets people with gun permits enter city buses and its main bus terminal with their guns. Nashville is now among several cities in Tennessee to tweak its bus system rules just enough to follow...
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FILE - This Aug. 3, 2009, file photo shows a GPS locater worn on the ankle of a parolee in Rio Linda, Calif. Legal scholars say stringent rules in California for juvenile offenders who are required to wear GPS monitoring bracelets are cycling children back behind bars for minor infractions. A report being released Wednesday, July 12, 2017, by the University of California, Berkeley, and the East Bay Law Center found "unrealistically onerous" policies after an examination of 58 counties. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
July 12, 2017 - 5:07 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Counties' overly stringent and varied GPS tracking policies are cycling California juvenile offenders back behind bars for minor infractions, according to a new report. Rules for juveniles who wear GPS monitors were "unrealistically onerous," and "undermine the rehabilitative...
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This undated photo provided by State Correctional Institution-Dallas via The Citizens' Voice shows Jessie Con-Ui. Jurors who convicted Con-ui last month of first-degree murder and murder of a correction officer failed to reach agreement Monday, July 10, 2017, on whether he should face death or a life term, meaning he receives an automatic sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. (State Correctional Institution-Dallas/The Citizens' Voice via AP)
July 11, 2017 - 4:27 pm
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A juror says she and 10 other members of a federal panel favored sentencing an inmate to death for the murder of a Pennsylvania prison guard but one member dissented, saying her son was in jail. Jurors who convicted 40-year-old Jessie Con-ui last month of first-degree murder...
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Policemen stand behind a burning barricade in the so-called 'Schanzenviertel' area, on the sidelines of the G-20 summit, early Sunday, July 9, 2017, in Hamburg. Rioters set up street barricades, looted supermarkets and attacked police with slingshots and firebombs. (Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa via AP)
July 10, 2017 - 4:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's justice minister is calling for a better exchange of information on violent extremists in the European Union following the riots that accompanied the Group of 20 summit. Hamburg saw three nights of violence amid anti-globalization protests as leaders of the world's biggest...
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Shannon Kepler walks with his wife, Gina, while his attorney, Richard O'Carroll, puts his arm around him after a hung jury verdict was announced at the Tulsa Country Courthouse, Friday, July 7, 2017, in Tulsa, Okla. A third mistrial was declared Friday in the murder case of Kepler, a white former Oklahoma police officer accused in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)
July 08, 2017 - 11:30 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — For the third time in less than a year a jury deadlocked on Friday and forced a mistrial in the murder case of a white former Oklahoma police officer accused of killing his daughter's black boyfriend, astonishing prosecutors and frustrating the boyfriend's family. Judge Sharon...
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