Violent crime

FILE - This photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen. The former University of Illinois doctoral student on trial in the killing of a visiting scholar from China bought Drano and garbage bags three days after the slaying, according to testimony Thursday, June 13, 2019. (Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
June 19, 2019 - 11:44 pm
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The former girlfriend of an ex-doctoral student charged with slaying a scholar from China who was visiting the University of Illinois testified Wednesday in federal court that she was scared and conflicted about wearing an FBI wire to record him. Terra Bullis said she truly...
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Director of the National Police, General Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte, gives a press conference about the intellectual authors of the attack on former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, in front of an image of a man identified by authorities as Victor Hugo Gomez in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Wednesday June 19, 2019. According to Bautista Almonte, Ortiz was shot by a gunman who mistook him for the real target, Sixto David Fernández, who was seated at the same table with the former baseball star on the night of June 9, and the attempted murder was ordered from the United States by Victor Hugo Gomez, Fernández's cousin and an associate of Mexico's Gulf Cartel. (AP Photo/Roberto Guzman)
June 19, 2019 - 9:45 pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in the back by a gunman who mistook him for the real target, another man who was seated at the same table at an outdoor cafe, Dominican officials said Wednesday. The Dominican Republic's attorney general and...
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Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, right, walks with his wife, Andrea Gallagher as they arrive to military court on Naval Base San Diego, Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in San Diego. Jury selection continued Tuesday morning in the court-martial of the decorated Navy SEAL, who is accused of stabbing to death a wounded teenage Islamic State prisoner and wounding two civilians in Iraq in 2017. He has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder, charges that carry a potential life sentence. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)
June 19, 2019 - 7:22 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy SEAL charged with killing a captive teenage militant in his care had told fellow troops that if they encountered a wounded enemy, he wanted medics to know how "to nurse him to death," a former comrade testified Wednesday. When a radio call announced an Islamic State prisoner...
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Musician R. Kelly departs the Leighton Criminal Court building after pleading not guilty to 11 additional sex-related charges, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)
June 19, 2019 - 6:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for R. Kelly have one week to respond to a lawsuit alleging sex abuse or face losing the case. Kelly's attorneys sought to put the lawsuit on hold while the singer fights sex-related felony charges. Associate Judge Moira Johnson on Wednesday agreed with lawyers for the...
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The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office investigates the scene in Metarie Tuesday, June 18, 2019 after two men were shot to death inside a Cadillac Escalade near the intersection of West Metairie Avenue and North Upland Street. Police say 22-year-old Sean Barrette shot the two to death after apparently choosing them at random on Tuesday. (Michael DeMocker/The Times-Picayune via AP)
June 19, 2019 - 5:42 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with three apparently random shooting deaths in a New Orleans suburb, and ballistics evidence connects him to a fourth death inside the city limits, a Louisiana sheriff said Wednesday. Sean Barrette of Metairie was arrested late...
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In this Sunday, June 9, 2019 photo, Denali Brehmer, 18, stands at her arraignment in the Anchorage Correctional Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Brehmer has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Cynthia Hoffman. . (Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
June 19, 2019 - 5:22 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two Alaska teens hoping to cash in on a $9 million offer from a Midwest millionaire brutally killed a developmentally disabled woman on a popular trail outside Anchorage, shooting her in the back of the head and dumping her body in a river, authorities allege. The...
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June 19, 2019 - 5:02 pm
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — In a story June 18 about a 5-year-old Wisconsin boy who was left at a hospital with a fatal gunshot wound, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the child's grandfather said one of the two men who dropped off the boy was the child's father. Curtis Cannon said the men...
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June 19, 2019 - 2:53 pm
OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) — In a story June 18 about a hospital being largely cleared for its handling of a Chicago woman accused of cutting a baby from a mother's womb, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Chicago Sun-Times, misattributed a quote to Jassen Strokosch, a Department of...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2019, file photo, a runner passes the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles. A cancer patient is the latest woman to accuse a retired University of California, Los Angeles gynecologist of sexually abusing her during treatment. The Los Angeles Times reports the 44-year-old unnamed woman has sued UCLA and Dr. James Heaps, alleging he touched her inappropriately under the guise of medical examination. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
June 19, 2019 - 12:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cancer patient is the latest woman to accuse a retired University of California, Los Angeles gynecologist of sexually abusing her during treatment. The Los Angeles Times reports the 44-year-old unnamed woman has sued UCLA and Dr. James Heaps, alleging he touched her...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 file photo, a man walks amongst the debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine. An international team of investigators building a criminal case against those responsible in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is set to announce progress in the probe on Wednesday June 19, 2019, nearly five years after the plane was blown out of the sky above conflict-torn eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)
June 19, 2019 - 7:57 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the probe into the downing of flight MH17 (all times local): 1:55 p.m. A former rebel leader in eastern Ukraine is denying that the separatists are to blame for downing Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Russian national Alexander Borodai, who was rebel leader...
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