Violence

April 26, 2017 - 9:56 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Billboard chart-topping rapper Kevin Gates has been sentenced to 30 months in an Illinois prison after pleading guilty to a gun charge. The 31-year-old Gates — whose legal name is Kevin Jerome Gilyard — of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was sentenced after pleading guilty to being a...
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FILE - In this May 1, 1992 file photo, Rodney King speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles pleading for the end to the rioting and looting that has plagued the city following the verdicts in the trial against four Los Angeles Police officers accused of beating him. It was King's first public appearance in a year. (AP Photo/David Longstreath)
April 26, 2017 - 6:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of the key players have died. Others have gone on quietly with their lives in the 25 years since a jury acquitted four white police officers in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King. Days of deadly rioting began almost immediately after jurors set the officers...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2011 file photo, Ann Coulter waves to the audience after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. The University of California, Berkeley says it's preparing for possible violence on campus whether Coulter comes to speak or not. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
April 26, 2017 - 3:23 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Ann Coulter said in an email Wednesday that her speaking event planned for this week at the University of California, Berkeley is "canceled" but implied she might still travel to the city or campus anyway. Amid growing concerns of violence on campus whether Coulter turns up...
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FILE - This combination of March 14, 1991 booking photos shows the four police officers indicted for brutalizing black motorist Rodney King in a videotaped attack. From left are Sgt. Stacey C. Koon, Officer Theodore J. Briseno, Officer Timothy E. Wind and Officer Laurence Powell. Two served time in prison and all four lost their careers. (LA County District Attorney via AP)
April 26, 2017 - 1:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of the key players have died. Others have gone on quietly with their lives in the 25 years since a jury acquitted four white police officers in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King. Days of deadly rioting began almost immediately after jurors set the officers...
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April 26, 2017 - 12:13 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo says at least 20 people have been killed as violence mounts in the country's center. The mission, known as MONUSCO, released a statement Wednesday detailing the attacks in the Kasai provinces. The region is where two U.N. experts — an...
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April 25, 2017 - 7:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator from Wyoming said Tuesday he regrets his poor choice of words after telling students a man who wears a tutu to a bar and gets into fights "kind of asks for it." Sen. Mike Enzi said in a statement that his comments at Greybull High School and Middle School last...
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FILE - This combination of undated file photos provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmates Jack Jones, left, and Marcel Williams. The two Arkansas inmates scheduled to be put to death Monday, April 24, 2017, in what could be the nation's first double execution in more than 16 years have asked an appeals court to halt their lethal injections because of poor health. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP, File)
April 24, 2017 - 10:37 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' attempt to carry out the nation's first double execution since 2000 (all times local): 9:30 p.m. A federal judge has lifted her court order that temporarily blocked Arkansas from executing two inmates in one night. Attorneys for Marcel Williams had...
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FILE - This combination of undated file photos provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmates Jack Jones, left, and Marcel Williams. The two Arkansas inmates scheduled to be put to death Monday, April 24, 2017, in what could be the nation's first double execution in more than 16 years have asked an appeals court to halt their lethal injections because of poor health. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP, File)
April 24, 2017 - 9:57 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' attempt to carry out the nation's first double execution since 2000 (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Arkansas' attorney general is disputing claims that inmate Jack Jones may have suffered during his execution Monday night. A federal judge issued a...
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Nandi Cain discusses the beating he received from a Sacramento Police officer two weeks ago during a news conference Monday, April 24, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Cain's attorney, John Burris, right, announced that a federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the city and county of Sacramento for allegations that Cain was beaten by Sacramento Police Officer Anthony Figueroa, who had stopped Cain for jaywalking. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
April 24, 2017 - 6:20 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A black man hurled to the ground and punched repeatedly in the face by a police officer this month has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and county of Sacramento, claiming Monday he was targeted because of his race and abused in jail after his arrest...
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People look at an exhibit as they tour the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Jerusalem, Sunday, April 23, 2017. Israel is marking the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day beginning at sunset Sunday. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
April 23, 2017 - 7:48 am
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Violent attacks on Jews dropped for a second straight year in 2016, but other forms of anti-Semitism are on the rise worldwide, particularly on U.S. university campuses, according to a report released Sunday. Researchers at Tel Aviv University said assaults specifically...
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