By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) 09/14 — Elizabeth Smart says a woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted should be committed to a mental-health facility after she’s released from prison next week.
By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) 09/11 — The discovery of a black Labrador named Lucy led to the unraveling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence.
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 09/09 — The recently completed California legislative session continued a years long effort to lower criminal sentences,
By MORGAN LEE, Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) 09/01 — The FBI on Friday arrested five former residents of a ramshackle compound in New Mexico on firearms and conspiracy charges as local prosecutors dropped charges in the death of a 3-year-old boy at the property.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) 08/27 — Student gun control advocates and one of the survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting on Sunday completed a 50-mile,
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 08/24— A jury on Thursday found a second suspect guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of a 15-year-old high school honor student whose death in 2013 became a symbol of Chicago’s random gun violence.
HONG KONG (AP) 08/24 — An anesthesiologist is on trial in Hong Kong charged with killing his wife and daughter by placing a leaking yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide in their car.
By RYAN TARINELLI, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) 08/24 — A former suburban Dallas police officer testified Thursday at his murder trial that he felt he had no choice but to use deadly force the night he opened fire on a carload of black teenagers leaving a house party,
By KATHLEEN FOODY and JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) 08/17 — Shanann Watts’ Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life — of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children.
By MORGAN LEE and MARY HUDETZ, Associated Press TAOS, N.M. (AP) 08/09 — A father arrested at a ramshackle New Mexico compound where 11 hungry children were found living in filth was training youngsters to commit school shootings,
MONROE, N.C. (AP) 08/06 — Authorities say a teenager who held up a North Carolina lemonade stand for $17 is still at large. They’re hoping to track him down through surveillance footage and possible DNA and fingerprint tests.
TAOS, N.M. (AP) 08/05 — A message that people were starving, believed to come from someone inside a makeshift compound in rural northern New Mexico,
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 07/17 — Three victims of a notorious Northern California serial killer and rapist said they are feeling relief after flying to California’s capital city to see the alleged attacker behind bars for the first time Thursday.
By TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 06/30 — Students and teachers who survived a Florida high school massacre told investigators how they watched classmates die,
GOOCHLAND, Va. (AP) 06/26 — A New Zealand man who traveled to the U.S. home of a 14-year-old girl he had communicated with online was shot by the girl’s mother,Read more »
By The Associated Press, WASHINGTON (AP) 06/25 — The Supreme Court is letting the family of a California teenager who was fatally shot while holding a pellet gun go forward with a lawsuit against authorities.Read more »
HOUSTON (AP) 06/21 — A Houston-area school district police officer who was wounded during a campus shooting that killed 10 people has been discharged from a hospital.Read more »
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) 06/19 — A Utah teenager told police that he tried to blow up a homemade device in his backpack at school because he’d been looking at Islamic State propaganda and wanted to cause fear,Read more »
By TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) 06/14 — An unarmed security monitor who critics say could have stopped the Florida high school massacre was suspended last year for sexually harassing two female students,
By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) 06/12 — After a standoff of more than 21 hours, officers entered an apartment where a felon with a gun had barricaded himself with four children and found them all dead,