By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 02/20 — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution’s ban on excessive fines applies to the states,
By DON BABWIN and CARYN ROUSSEAU, Associated Press AURORA, Ill. (AP) 02/17 — An initial background check five years ago failed to flag an out-of-state felony conviction that would have prevented a man from buying the gun he used to kill five co-workers and wound six other people,
By CARRIE ANTLFINGER and AMANDA SEITZ, Associated Press AURORA, Ill. (AP) 02/16 — The frantic calls started pouring in at 1:24 p.m. A gunman was shooting people inside a sprawling manufacturing warehouse in Aurora,
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 02/15 — The investigation into black actor Jussie Smollett’s account of being beaten in a racist, anti-gay attack took a sharp turn Friday when police announced the arrest of two black men they believe assaulted the “Empire”
By CARRIE ANTLFINGER and AMANDA SEITZ, Associated Press AURORA, Ill. (AP) 02/15 — A gunman opened fire at a manufacturing plant in suburban Chicago on Friday,Read more »
DALLAS (AP) 02/13 — The FBI has released sketches drawn by an admitted serial killer of some of his victims, along with other information on a string of unsolved cold-case homicides to which investigators say the man confessed.Read more »
By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) 02/14 — Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever.
By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 02/13 — A robbery suspect with a long rap sheet and a habit of bizarre stunts was charged Wednesday with murder in the death of a New York City police detective struck by friendly fire while responding to a stick-up Tuesday night.
By MICHAEL R. SISAK, STEPHEN R. GROVES and MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 02/13 — The New York Police Department is mourning a detective killed by friendly fire as officers confronted a robbery suspect who turned out to be armed with a replica handgun.
By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 02/12 — Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings,
By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) 02/08 — Authorities in the Cincinnati region are reeling after the deaths of five police officers in less than two months,
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) 02/08 — A man accused of strangling a former high school classmate described how it took her a half-hour to die and he had timed it on his phone.Jurors on Thursday watched the secretly recorded video of the conversation between Liam McAtasney and the witness that was taped before McAtasney and an accomplice were charged with killing 19-year-old Sarah Stern during a $10,000 robbery in 2016.Read more »
By MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) 02/07 — Astronomers have become the latest victims of Mexico’s violence with activities at two observatories being reduced because their staff suffered crimes while travelling to the remote mountain sites,
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) 02/05 — Police officers responding to a noise complaint at a motel weren’t justified in conducting warrant checks and physical searches of the room’s occupants,Read more »
FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) 02/05 — Authorities in Virginia say a state trooper and a suspect were killed in a shootout during a drug investigation.
News outlets cite a Virginia State Police release that says Lucas B.
CONROE, Texas (AP) 02/03 — An MMA fighter suspected of killing two people, including an ex-girlfriend, was captured Sunday after escaping from a prisoner transport van in Texas,Read more »
PIERCE TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) 02/03 — A sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed during a 12-hour standoff at an apartment complex in Ohio that left another deputy wounded and a suspect in custody,Read more »
By AMY GUTHRIE, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) 02/02 — An American anarchist who went by the name John Galton was shot dead at his home in the Mexican resort of Acapulco,