Violent crime

May 15, 2019 - 9:40 am
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on police searching the Catholic Diocese of Dallas (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Authorities say a police investigation that began last year into sexual abuse allegations against a former priest uncovered abuse claims against others, leading to a decision to search the...
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People walk by the Temple of Divine Providence, a major church in the Polish capital,in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, May 13, 2019. A new documentary about pedophile priests has deeply shaken Poland, one of Europe's most Roman Catholic societies, eliciting an apology from the church hierarchy and prompting one priest to leave the clergy.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
May 15, 2019 - 7:33 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's opposition lawmakers demanded Wednesday that a member of the ruling party be excluded from parliament's work on new laws to curb sex abuse of minors, alleging he had tried to justify the actions of a priest convicted of pedophilia. The conservative government said...
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In this May 13, 2019 photo, Dana Weiner, policy fellow at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, discusses a review of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services' Intact Family Services program, during a press event at DCFS, in Chicago. A study released Wednesday, May 15, 2019, has found that Illinois' child welfare agency is so intent on keeping children with their parents and not putting them in foster care despite strong indications that they've been physically abused or neglected that it has put those children in greater danger. (Ashlee Rezin/Sun Times via AP)/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
May 15, 2019 - 5:20 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' child welfare agency is so intent on keeping children with their parents even when they have strong evidence of abuse that it has sometimes left those children in grave danger, a study released Wednesday found. Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered the study of the...
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Joshua Jones, front, who was wounded while trying to stop a gunman involved in the attack on the STEM School Highlands Ranch last week, speaks during a news conference as his father, David, listens Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Littleton, Colo. Jones, Kendrick Castillo and Brendan Bialy tackled the teen who opened fire at STEM School Highlands Ranch south of Denver on May 7. Castillo was fatally shot. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 14, 2019 - 5:58 pm
DENVER (AP) — One of three students who tackled a gunman at a suburban Denver school said Tuesday he acted on instinct when he lunged at the attacker. "In that moment, I just did what was best for me," Joshua Jones said at a news conference. "And I'm sure everybody else in the room did the same...
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This Sept. 25, 2018, photo provided by the Montgomery County Correctional Facility shows Bill Cosby after he was sentenced to three-to 10-years for sexual assault. The Pennsylvania judge who presided over Bill Cosby's sex-assault case says he let five other accusers testify at Cosby's retrial because they showed his actions were "so distinctive" they became "a signature." (Montgomery County Correctional Facility via AP)
May 14, 2019 - 2:48 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania judge who presided over Bill Cosby's sex-assault case says he let five other accusers testify at Cosby's retrial because they showed his actions were "so distinctive" they became "a signature." A jury last year convicted Cosby of drugging and sexually...
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James Michael Wright is shown in an undated photo provided by the Washington County, Va., Sheriff's Office. Wright, 23, of Mendota, Va., has been charged with three counts of capital murder, the sheriff's office in Washington County, Virginia, announced Monday, May 13, 2019. Wright is accused of fatally shooting three women he met while working for a traveling carnival. (Washington County Sheriff's Office via AP)
May 14, 2019 - 2:48 pm
Two missing women and a missing teenage girl were shot to death by a carnival worker who met them through the traveling show, authorities in Virginia say. James Michael Wright, 23, is accused of killing the women in February and March near his home in a far western corner of rural Virginia. "...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Minnesota Department of Corrections shows Curtis Wehmeyer, who pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct and child pornography. Three brothers who were sexually abused by the former priest from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday, May 14, 2019, against the Vatican, claiming the Holy See bears responsibility because the case was mishandled by former Archbishop John Nienstedt and the Vatican's former ambassador to the United States. (Minnesota Department of Corrections via AP, File)
May 14, 2019 - 11:07 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three brothers who were sexually abused by a priest from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Vatican, claiming the Holy See bears responsibility because the case was mishandled by former Archbishop John Nienstedt and the Vatican...
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This undated photo provided by the Bloomington, Minn., Police Department, shows Emmanuel Aranda, who was arrested in connection with an incident at the Mall of America where a 5-year-old boy plummeted three floors Friday, April 12, 2019, after being pushed or thrown from a balcony. Aranda is expected to appear in court Tuesday, May 14, for a hearing. (Bloomington Police Department via AP)
May 14, 2019 - 9:08 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man who reportedly told investigators that he went to the Mall of America "looking for someone to kill" pleaded guilty Tuesday to throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony and faces 19 years in prison. Emmanuel Aranda, of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty to attempted...
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May 14, 2019 - 8:13 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias was arrested for investigation of misdemeanor domestic battery. Police Department spokeswoman Officer Norma Eisenman says Urias was arrested at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of the Beverly Center shopping mall. No details...
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May 14, 2019 - 6:54 am
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — A Texas police officer fatally shot a woman who police said grabbed his Taser and used it against him, moments after she seemed to say "I'm pregnant" in an altercation captured on video. The shooting happened late Monday in Baytown, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of...
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