Criminal investigations

FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein. France opened an investigation on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 into the rape of minors and a raft of other charges linked to the Jeffrey Epstein case, the chief Paris prosecutor announced. A statement by prosecutor Remy Heitz said the decision to open a preliminary investigation was based on “elements transmitted” to his office and “exchanges with American authorities, competent in the so-called Epstein affair.” (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)
August 23, 2019 - 8:08 am
PARIS (AP) — France opened an investigation on Friday into the alleged rape of minors and a raft of other charges linked to the Jeffrey Epstein case, the chief Paris prosecutor announced. A statement by prosecutor Remy Heitz said the decision to open a preliminary investigation was based on "...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder announces that 39-year-old Zachary David O'Neill has pleaded guilty to the brutal 1998 killing of 18-year-old Miranda Fenner, during a news conference in Billings, Mont. The case garnered national attention at the time of the killing but frustrated law enforcement when it remained unsolved. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
August 22, 2019 - 1:37 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — More than 17 years after he slashed the throat of a teenage clerk while robbing a Montana video rental store, Zachary O'Neill says guilt overcame him and he tried to tell authorities he was the culprit. But it was another three years after he first confessed in a psychiatric...
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August 22, 2019 - 7:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A key cooperator in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has begun testifying in the foreign lobbying trial of prominent Washington attorney Greg Craig. Rick Gates was on the witness stand Thursday morning in Washington's federal court. Gates is a former campaign...
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August 21, 2019 - 9:10 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Police in Bulgaria are investigating several bomb threats sent by email to media outlets in the capital, Sofia, and to major airports in the country. Special police teams on Wednesday searched the airports in Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna and Burgas, as well as the offices of...
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam listens to reporters questions at a press conference in Hong Kong Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Lam said she’s setting up a “communication platform” to resolve differences in the Chinese city, which has been wracked by months of chaotic anti-government protests. She also said a fact-finding study will look at the causes of the protests and the police response to them. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 19, 2019 - 10:12 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday she's immediately setting up a "communication platform" to narrow differences in the city after months of anti-government protests. Chief Executive Carrie Lam also said the city's police watchdog will carry out a fact-finding study of the protests...
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August 16, 2019 - 4:13 am
LONDON (AP) — Thames Valley police say a British police officer investigating a reported burglary has been killed. Ten males have been arrested and are in custody, including a 13-year-old. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he is "deeply shocked and appalled" by the death of Thames Valley police...
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Darold Killmer, right, and Mari Newman, attorneys who are representing the family of 19-year-old De'Von Bailey, talk to reporters during a news conference Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Denver. De'Von Bailey was shot and killed by officers of the Colorado Springs, Colo., Police Department two weeks ago. The police department released body camera video from the officers Thursday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 15, 2019 - 3:45 pm
DENVER (AP) — A black man was running from Colorado officers when they opened fire this month, striking him in the back at least once before he collapsed on a street, according to footage released Thursday from cameras worn by police. The Colorado Springs Police Department released the video nearly...
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FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein has died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges, says person briefed on the matter, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)
August 14, 2019 - 5:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jail guards are suspected of falsifying log entries to show they were checking on inmates in Jeffrey Epstein's unit every half hour when they actually weren't, according to a person familiar with the probe into his death. Surveillance video reviewed after the 66-year-old financier's...
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This undated booking photo provided by the Montgomery County Sheriff shows Ethan Kollie. Federal agents say Kollie, a longtime friend of Dayton, Ohio, gunman, Connor Betts, bought the body armor, a 100-round magazine and a gun accessory used in a mass shooting, but there’s no indication that the man knew that his friend was planning a massacre. The accusations came as prosecutors unsealed charges against Kollie that they said were unrelated to the Aug. 4 shooting. (Montgomery County Sheriff via AP) (Montgomery County Sheriff via AP)
August 13, 2019 - 10:04 am
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities who have been trying to piece together a motive and other factors that led to a deadly mass shooting in Ohio will provide an update Tuesday on their findings. Dayton officials scheduled a news conference, a day after federal authorities announced charges against a...
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Travelers wait at the check-in counters in the departure hall of the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Protesters clogged the departure area at Hong Kong's reopened airport Tuesday, a day after they forced one of the world's busiest transport hubs to shut down entirely amid their calls for an independent inquiry into alleged police abuse. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
August 13, 2019 - 2:47 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Hong Kong's airport has cancelled all remaining departing flights for the second day after protesters took over the terminals. The airport authority announced early Tuesday evening that check-in services for departing...
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