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{FD} A look at 11 victims of suspected gang violence

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Eleven mostly young people have been found dead in two New York suburbs since the start of the school year. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Man stockpiled massive amounts of explosives

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Authorities say a Connecticut man is under arrest after massive amounts of explosive black powder were found in nearly every room of his home, enough to potentially blow up his entire block. Continue reading

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{FD} Family sues after school janitor charged with raping boy

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The family of a 16-year-old Tennessee high school student has filed a lawsuit against Roane County Schools and the contractor who employed a female janitor accused of raping the boy during school hours. Continue reading

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{FD} Family sues after school janitor charged with raping boy

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The family of a 16-year-old Tennessee high school student has filed a lawsuit against Roane County Schools and the contractor who employed a female janitor accused of raping the boy during school hours. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman reported man was abused at home for mentally disabled

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The former guardian for a central Missouri man who police believe was recently found dead in a concrete-encased container said she once called an abuse hotline because she believed he was being mistreated at a home for the mentally disabled. Continue reading

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{FD} Inmates put to death in Arkansas during the past week

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Arkansas planned Thursday to execute a fourth inmate in eight days. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota appeals court rejects bid to move officer’s trial

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The Minnesota Court of Appeals has rejected moving the manslaughter trial of a police officer charged in the fatal shooting of a black motorist. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman convicted in mom’s death; case tied to found remains

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A jury has returned a guilty verdict in the New York murder trial of the sister of a sex worker whose disappearance led to the discovery of 10 sets of human remains along a highway near a beach. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: California police say woman died helping friend

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The Latest on the apparent random beating death of an elderly California woman (all times local): 2 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Mother of Hawaii boy missing for 20 years released from jail

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The mother of a Hawaii boy who disappeared 20 years ago is being released from jail after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the 6-year-old’s death. Continue reading

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{FD} Parents await answers after son shoots himself in police car

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The parents of a Texas teenager who fatally shot himself while handcuffed in the back of an Austin patrol car say they’re still awaiting answers from investigators as to why their son wasn’t properly searched. Continue reading

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{FD} Atlanta attorney indicted on murder charge in wife’s death

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A prominent Atlanta attorney has been indicted on charges including murder in the fatal shooting of his wife last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Not-guilty plea for doc in Detroit genital mutilation case

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A not-guilty plea has been entered for a Detroit-area doctor charged with performing genital mutilation on two Minnesota girls in a first-of-its-kind case in the United States. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump Hotel fires: No political motive to arson, police say

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Officials say one person is injured and a suspect is in custody after two separate fires were discovered at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. Continue reading

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{FD} Cause of blaze that killed 6 children remains undetermined

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Baltimore fire officials say the cause of a January blaze that killed six children remains undetermined. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Police ambush killer back in court for sentence

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The Latest on the trial of a gunman who shot two Pennsylvania troopers at their barracks (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged in Fresno rampage to undergo mental evaluation

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A judge ordered a mental evaluation of a black man charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of white men randomly targeted on the street of Fresno. Continue reading

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{FD} APNewsBreak: Witness says he lied about casino gang killing

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The star witness who helped convict the man who shot and killed a Hells Angels’ boss at a Nevada casino in 2011 has recanted his testimony. Continue reading

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{FD} 8 more Jamaican lottery scam suspects appear in US court

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Eight more people have been extradited from Jamaica to face charges in the U.S. in what authorities say is a multimillion-dollar lottery scam that victimized dozens of Americans. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutors say Ohio man planned to join Islamic State group

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Federal prosecutors are accusing a Jordanian citizen living in Ohio of attempting to travel to Syria and fight with the Islamic State group against the Syrian leadership. Continue reading

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{FD} Insurance agent pleads guilty in $8.2M promissory note scam

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A Pittsburgh-area insurance agent has pleaded guilty in a promissory note scam that federal prosecutors say defrauded customers out of $8.2 million since 2002. Continue reading

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{FD} Document filed for death penalty in Oklahoma deputy slaying

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An Oklahoma prosecutor has filed formal notice that the state will seek the death penalty for a man charged in the killing of a deputy sheriff. Continue reading

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{FD} SC firefighter sending for sending fake bomb-threat texts

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A volunteer firefighter in South Carolina has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for sending messages about a fake bomb threat to try to get his station called in the event of a real emergency. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisiana elementary teachers charged with bullying student

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Two elementary school teachers are under arrest in Louisiana after being accused of bullying a child. Continue reading

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{FD} North Carolina prison guard dies after inmate attack

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Authorities in North Carolina say a prison guard has died after she was attacked by an inmate. Continue reading

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{FD} Uncle accused of chaining boy to weight pleads not guilty

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An eastern Iowa man accused of padlocking a weighted chain around his 14-year-old nephew’s waist has pleaded not guilty. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Penn St officials to be sentenced in June over Sandusky

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Sentencing has been scheduled for three former top officials at Penn State University who were convicted of child endangerment in the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Store where trooper was shot remains closed

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The Latest on the shooting of a Delaware state trooper (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Man faces life in prison for Indianapolis officer’s killing

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A man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting an Indianapolis police officer is facing life in prison for that killing. Continue reading

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{FD} Search is on for man accused of shooting Georgia deputy

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Authorities are searching for a gunman who they say shot and wounded a sheriff’s deputy in northeast Georgia. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect barricaded in home after Delaware officer killed

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Authorities say a man suspected of shooting and killing a Delaware state trooper outside a convenience store remains barricaded early Thursday inside his house, where he fired shots at officers as they tried to negotiate a peaceful surrender. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio man charged with kidnapping neighbor to be in court

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Police say an Ohio man accused of kidnapping a neighbor and keeping her trapped in a small pit is to appear in court on a charge of kidnapping. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspected arsonist in custody after 2 fires in Trump Hotel

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Officials say one person is injured and a suspect is in custody after two separate fires were discovered at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. Continue reading

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{FD} Dad reveals Hawaii site where he says he dumped dead son

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The father of a Hawaii boy who went missing 20 years ago rode in a van with police and prosecutors last weekend, leading them to the site where he says he dumped his dead son’s remains. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Fresno suspect may not be mentally competent

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The Latest on the case against suspect in Fresno murder rampage (all times local): 6:00 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} North Carolina DA says police justified in 2016 shooting

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A North Carolina district attorney says two police officers involved in the shooting death of a man last August acted in self-defense. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect charged with 3 counts of murder in Fresno rampage

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The black suspect in a racially motivated shooting in Fresno has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of white men targeted randomly on the street. Continue reading

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{FD} Somali pirate gets life in prison for attack on US Navy ship

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A Somali pirate has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in attacking a U.S. Navy ship. Continue reading

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{FD} Two Detroit-area doctors among three indicted in genital mutilation case

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A grand jury has indicted two doctors and a third person in an alleged scheme to perform genital mutilation on two girls from Minnesota at a Detroit-area clinic. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Woman accused of spraying teacher with lighter fluid

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A North Carolina woman has been arrested and accused by police of spraying a teacher with lighter fluid and threatening to burn her. Continue reading

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{FD} Adviser gets 5 years in prison for defrauding NFL players

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A North Carolina financial adviser has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for stealing about $3 million from his clients, including at least two pro football players. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia officers charged; police say video showed assault

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Charges have been filed against two fired Georgia police officers who authorities say were captured on video kicking and hitting a man during a traffic stop. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Delaware trooper shot at convenience store dies

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The Latest on the shooting of a Delaware state trooper (all times local): 5 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Man accused of holding woman to appear in court

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The Latest on a woman found in a pit in her neighbor’s shed (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Jury to weigh life, death for ambush killer

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The Latest on the trial of a survivalist who ambushed two troopers at a state police barracks (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: No charges for officers who shot man 19 times

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The Latest on a prosecutor not charging officers in a South Carolina police shooting (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} 15-year sentence for shooter at Black Lives Matter protest

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A Minnesota man convicted in the shootings of five black men who were demonstrating against the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia sets execution for man convicted of killing doctor

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A Georgia death-row inmate convicted of killing a 73-year-old doctor is set for execution next month. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Delaware trooper shot, gunman got away

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The Latest on the shooting of a Delaware state trooper (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Doctors indicted in Detroit-area genital mutilation probe

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A grand jury has indicted two doctors and a third person in an alleged scheme to perform genital mutilation on two girls from Minnesota at a Detroit-area clinic. Continue reading

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