By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) 02/27 — They’re nestled amid bustling downtowns and tucked into nondescript strip malls across quiet suburbs. Brothels posing as massage parlors and Asian spas have been part of the American landscape for decades,
By JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) 02/27 — A deputy in South Carolina who was pinned behind his SUV by gunfire for 17 minutes kept talking to the suspect to buy time for backup to arrive,
By ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. (AP) 02/25 — A California man has asked for 20 years in prison as his punishment for making a hoax call that led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man following a dispute between two online gamers over $1.50 bet in a Call of Duty WWII video game.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) 02/25 — Two men suspected in crimes across three states, including a deadly Colorado carjacking, have been arrested, authorities said Monday.
Oregon State Police Capt.Read more »
By MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) 02/22 — A federal magistrate on Friday ordered the government to disclose to him and to plaintiffs’
By CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 02/25 — Donald Trump was in full deflection mode. The Democrats had blamed Russia for the hacking and release of damaging material on his presidential opponent,
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) 02/24 — The city of Simi Valley, California, has reached a $21 million settlement with a man wrongly imprisoned for nearly 40 years in the killing of his girlfriend and her 4-year-old son.Read more »
HELSINKI (AP) 02/24 — Estonian construction workers got the shock of their lives when they found out the animal they saved from an icy river was not a dog but a wolf.
By JOE McDONALD, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) 02/22 — Forgot to pay a fine in China? Then forget about buying an airline ticket.
Would-be air travelers were blocked from buying tickets 17.5 million times last year under a controversial “social credit”Read more »
By TAMMY WEBBER, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 02/22 — Police tapped into Chicago’s vast network of surveillance cameras — and even some homeowners’ doorbell cameras — to track down two brothers who later claimed they were paid by “Empire”
By JEFF McMURRAY, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 02/21 — Two brothers who told police that Jussie Smollett paid them $3,500 to help stage an attack on himself were linked to the actor through the “Empire”
By KATHLEEN FOODY, Associated Press CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) 02/21 — A Colorado man and his mother will serve life in prison without parole for murdering a witness who had cooperated with police investigating a suburban Denver marijuana store robbery.
BALTIMORE (AP) 02/22 — One Baltimore shooting accounted for nearly half of the city’s shooting victims on a single day that became the most violent of the new acting police commissioner’s short tenure.Read more »
By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) 02/21 — An Islamic State follower asked a Phoenix-area sheriff’s sergeant during a violent encounter six weeks ago to shoot him after he threw rocks at the officer and walked toward him with a knife in hand,
By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) 02/22 — The German government pledged Friday to investigate the deportation of a Tunisian man shortly after the deadly 2016 truck rampage on a Berlin Christmas market,Read more »
CHICAGO (AP) 02/22 — More than 75 percent of the people who received gun license revocations last year in Illinois ignored the notices, Illinois State Police said.Read more »
By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press GREENBELT, Md. (AP) 02/21 — A Coast Guard officer suspected of drawing up a hit list of top Democrats and network TV journalists spent hours on his work computer researching the words and deeds of infamous bombers and mass shooters while also stockpiling weapons,
By JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) 02/20 — Prosecutors will review more than 1,400 criminal cases that involved a Houston officer who the police chief has accused of lying in an affidavit justifying a drug raid on a home in which officers shot and killed two residents,
By AMY TAXIN, Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) 02/20 — Investigators searched for decades for the killer of an 11-year-old girl who disappeared while walking home from summer school in a case that gripped a California seaside community.
HAVERSTRAW, N.Y. (AP) 02/20 — Police say an enraged driver plowed his car into a family of eight, including a baby and five children, outside a store in Rockland County Wednesday,Read more »