Violent crime

Officers gather for crowd control near a massive police presence set up outside a house as they investigate an active shooting situation, in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 14, 2019 - 7:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on several police officers shot in Philadelphia (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Police say two officers who were in a building with a gunman barricaded inside a northern Philadelphia home have been "safely evacuated" by a police SWAT team. Sgt. Eric Gripp said shortly...
Read More
An altar of candles and white hydrangea flowers stands in memoriam of the 22 victims of the recent El Paso shooting during a vigil Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at Alice Wilson Hope Park in Brownsville, Texas.(Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 5:57 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Leaders from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border will gather in El Paso Wednesday night to memorialize the 22 people killed this month when a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in the Texas border city. The mayors of El Paso and the neighboring Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez will...
Read More
August 14, 2019 - 2:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Several Philadelphia police officers were shot Wednesday afternoon in what is being called an "active and ongoing" shooting situation in the city. Philadelphia Police Sgt. Eric Gripp tweeted there was at least one suspect firing at police officers in the city's Nicetown...
Read More
A makeshift memorial sits outside Ned Peppers nightclub in the Oregon District entertainment neighborhood where on Aug. 4 a gunman killed nine people, on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Dayton Ohio(AP Photo/Dan Sewell)
August 14, 2019 - 1:55 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A longtime friend of the Dayton shooter who authorities say bought him body armor and helped assemble the weapon used in the massacre will remain in jail on a charge unrelated to the shooting. Authorities said there's no indication Ethan Kollie knew his friend was planning a...
Read More
This Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 photo shows Brian Toale in New York. Thousands of people who say they were molested as children in New York state will head to court this week to file lawsuits against their alleged abusers and the institutions where they worked. Toale, 66, who says he was molested by an employee at a Catholic high school he attended on Long Island, was one of the leaders in the fight to pass the Child Victims Act. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
August 14, 2019 - 1:23 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the filing of child sex abuse lawsuits in New York (all times local): 4:20 p.m. A lawsuit is accusing the former Catholic bishop of the Albany Diocese of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy in the 1990s. Former Bishop Howard Hubbard is one of the highest-profile...
Read More
August 14, 2019 - 11:42 am
URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve King is defending his call for a ban on all abortions by questioning whether "there would be any population of the world left" if not for births due to rape and incest. Speaking Wednesday before a conservative group in the Des Moines suburb of Urbandale, the...
Read More
August 14, 2019 - 11:05 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police say they've arrested a Florida man who's accused of threatening his neighbors with nunchucks and bug spray before cutting his own head when he accidently hit himself with the weapon. Daytona Beach police spokesman Messod Bendayan says 61-year-old Larry Adams...
Read More
Michael Barisone appears in court in Morristown, N.J., Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. The former Olympian was charged with shooting and wounding a woman at a farm where he trained other riders will be detained pending trial. Barisone appeared in court Wednesday, a week after the shooting at his training center in Morris County. The judge said Barisone was still a danger to others. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 14, 2019 - 10:35 am
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A judge declined Wednesday to release a former Olympic equestrian charged with shooting and wounding a woman at his training center last week. Michael Barisone is charged with two counts of attempted murder in the shooting last week at his farm in western New Jersey where he...
Read More
FILE - In this June 11, 2014, file photo, former Blackwater Worldwide guard Nicholas Slatten enters a taxi cab as he leaves federal court in Washington, after the start of his trial. A federal judge has sentenced a former Blackwater security contractor to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
August 14, 2019 - 9:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a former Blackwater security contractor to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq. Judge Royce Lamberth issued the sentence Wednesday after friends and relatives requested leniency for Nicholas Slatten, who was...
Read More
Judge Per Lennerbrant faces the media commenting on the court verdict on American rapper A$AP Rocky and two others, at Stockholm District Court, in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday Aug. 14, 2019. Swedish court on Wednesday found American rapper A$AP Rocky guilty of assault for his role in a June 30 street brawl in Stockholm. (Anders Wiklund / TT via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 6:35 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish court on Wednesday found American rapper A$AP Rocky guilty of assault for his role in a June 30 street brawl in Stockholm that drew the close attention of U.S. President Donald Trump. Though the 30-year-old rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and his two bodyguards...
Read More

Pages