Violent crime

A young girl writes a message on the sidewalk at a site remembering the victims of a Sunday evening shooting on Danforth Avenue, in Toronto on Monday, July 24, 2018. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 24, 2018 - 2:29 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Of all the things people in Toronto are horrified by in the aftermath of the shooting that killed two people and injured 13, this stands out: The man responsible had a handgun. To mass shooting-weary America — where there are about 300 million guns of all kinds — possession of a...
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FILe - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Bill Cosby, center, leaves the the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. A representative from the Sexual Offenders Assessment Board has issued an assessment recommending that Bill Cosby be classified as a sexually violent predator. Cosby, 81, was convicted April 26 on sexual assault charges related to accusations he had drugged and assaulted Andrea Constand in his home in 2004. He is scheduled for sentencing on Sept. 24. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
July 24, 2018 - 2:23 pm
A Pennsylvania board recommended that Bill Cosby be classified as a sexually violent predator, which would require the former TV star to attend sex offender counseling — in prison and out — and police to post warning flyers throughout his neighborhood whenever he is freed. It is now up to a judge...
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July 24, 2018 - 11:12 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio State University diving club coach began pressuring a female diver for sex within weeks after meeting her when she was 16, the former diver said Tuesday in an interview. Former diver Estee Pryor said she had no experience with men when the 27-year-old coach...
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July 24, 2018 - 7:21 am
DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has granted new trials after a man who witnessed his mother's murder at age 8 said the wrong men are in prison. Charmous Skinner Jr. is now in his late 20s. He was never interviewed by police or defense attorneys, despite being in the van with his mother...
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July 23, 2018 - 11:08 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A watchdog group says killings of land and environmental activists rose in 2017, with Mexico and the Philippines registering worrying increases in such murders. Brazil saw the most deaths ever reported in one country. Global Witness said Tuesday that at least 207 people who were...
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July 23, 2018 - 9:56 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The neighbors who saw Faisal Hussain in his Toronto neighborhood regularly say he was happy and smiling. Ashley Robinson saw him almost every day when she walked her dog near the apartment building where they both lived. Hussain made a point to pet her dog. "A lot of people here are...
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Stabbing victim Lahtifa Wilson, center right, is embraced during a vigil for her sister Nia Wilson outside the MacArthur Bay Area Rapid Transit station, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. A felon on parole fatally stabbed 18-year-old Nia Wilson in the neck and wounded Lahtifa Wilson as they exited a train at a subway station in what police said was an unprovoked attack. BART Police Chief Carlos Rojas said officers are scouring the area for John Cowell, 27, who is suspected in the Sunday night attack at the MacArthur Station in Oakland. (AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill)
July 23, 2018 - 9:39 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man who police say killed an 18-year-old woman in an unprovoked stabbing at an Oakland train station was arrested aboard a train about a dozen miles away Monday night, officials said. An anonymous tip from a rider on a Bay Area Rapid Transit train led to the arrest of John...
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Malika Harris places a candle down for her sister Nia Wilson at a makeshift memorial outside the MacArthur Bay Area Rapid Transit station, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. A felon on parole fatally stabbed 18-year-old Nia Wilson in the neck and wounded her sister Lahtifa Wilson as they exited a train at a subway station in what police said was an unprovoked attack. BART Police Chief Carlos Rojas said officers are scouring the area for John Cowell, 27, who is suspected in the Sunday night attack at the MacArthur Station in Oakland. (AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill)
July 23, 2018 - 7:52 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal stabbing attack at a California train station (all times local): 7:50 p.m. A paroled convict suspected in a deadly stabbing at an Oakland train station has been arrested. Authorities say an anonymous tip from a Bay Area Rapid Transit rider led them to 27...
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This undated photo provided by the Churchill County Sheriff's office shows John O'Conner. Police in the northern Nevada city of Fallon are trying to determine why O'Conner walked into his Mormon church on Sunday, July 22, 2018, and opened fire, killing one man and injuring another. (Churchill County Sheriff's Office via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 5:00 pm
FALLON, Nev. (AP) — Police in the northern Nevada city of Fallon were trying to determine Monday why a 48-year-old man opened fire on his Mormon church on Sunday, killing one man and injuring another. Fallon Police Chief Kevin Gehman said it does not appear that 48-year-old gunman John Kelley O'...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2017, file photo, "Infowars" host Alex Jones arrives at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas. Jones filed a motion Friday, July 20, 2018, to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by families of some of the 26 people killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Lawyers for Jones argued he was acting as a journalist in questioning the official narrative of the shooting. Jones, who said he now believes the shootings happened, said such journalism would be chilled if "reporters were subject to liability if they turned out to be wrong." (Tamir Kalifa/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
July 23, 2018 - 1:53 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones argued he was acting as a journalist, comparing himself to the Washington Post reporters who uncovered the Watergate scandal, when he questioned the official narrative of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting on his talk show. In written arguments...
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