By PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 07/18 — Ride-sharing company Lyft said Tuesday that it’s investigating how a former driver now charged in a series of rapes passed a background check even though federal immigration officials say the suspect was living in the country illegally.
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 BRIAN SLODYSKO, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) 07/06 — Two women came forward Friday to publicly accuse Attorney General Curtis Hill of groping them during a party earlier this year,
By MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) 06/26 — Police used genealogical information from a close relative to identify the suspect in the rape and strangulation of an elementary school teacher in 1992 and charged him Monday with the long unsolved killing.
By The Associated Press, NEW YORK (AP) 05/26 — The publication of allegations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein sparked a national reckoning.
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) 05/26 — An ex-convict, released from a Texas prison in 2013 and arrested in Gary, Indiana in 2014, Darren Vann has admitted to killing seven women in a plea deal with Indiana prosecutors and been sentenced to seven life sentences.
By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 05/25 – Seven months after the allegations destroyed his career and catalyzed the #MeToo movement, the once-powerhouse movie producer turned himself in to face the charges,
By MATT O’BRIEN and MALCOLM RITTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 04/28 — The use of a genealogy website to track down a suspected California serial killer illustrates both the extraordinary power of DNA-sharing services and the broad privacy concerns that surround the fast-growing commercial market for genetic analysis.
By MICHAEL BALSAMO and JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 04/27 — Investigators who used a genealogical website to find the ex-policeman they believe is a shadowy serial killer and rapist who terrified California decades ago call the technique groundbreaking.
By MICHAEL R. SISAK and CLAUDIA LAUER, Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) 04/27 — The woman Bill Cosby was convicted of sexually assaulting tweeted “Truth prevails”
By DON THOMPSON and BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 04/26 — A man once sworn to protect the public from crime was accused Wednesday of living a double life terrorizing suburban neighborhoods at night,
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) 04/20 — A man who spent nearly 25 years on California’s death row was freed Thursday after his conviction in the rape and killing of his girlfriend’s nearly 2-year-old daughter was overturned.Read more »
By DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) 04/05 — As dogs and other animals are increasingly used in courts to comfort and calm prosecution witnesses,
By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) 03/14 — A lawyer for a Georgia inmate known as the “stocking strangler” says newly discovered evidence proves his client’s innocence,
By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) 03/07 — One of two brothers who admitted stalking, raping and killing young women during a string of eight murders in the 1980s is close to walking out of prison.
By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) 03/03 — Before Jesse Matthew killed 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities say he left a trail of DNA evidence linking him to a 2005 rape and the 2009 slaying of another female student.
LONDON (AP) 02/21 — Britain’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police can be held liable for failing to bring serious criminals to justice — a judgment that could open U.K.Read more »
By TOM McELROY, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 02/16 — A former high school teacher and his brother were accused on Thursday of stockpiling explosive materials in their apartment and paying students to dismantle fireworks for gunpowder to make bombs.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) 02/13 — An Ohio inmate who admitted taking part in three slayings with his brother in a killing spree that left nine dead during the 1970s and ’80s could soon be released.
By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) 01/26 — A Massachusetts man who spent more than three decades in prison for a rape he says he didn’t commit has filed a federal lawsuit accusing law enforcement officials of conspiring to frame him by planting phony evidence and coercing false statements that were used against him.