By MARCELO DE SOUSA, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) 02/14 — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro celebrated Friday after a crime index showed homicides fell to their lowest level in more than a decade during the first year of his term.
By TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 02/14 — A 23-year-old man who posted on Facebook, “I don’t know why I don’t go on a killing spree.”
By DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 02/10 — Chicago recorded nine homicides between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Sunday, a weekend police said was the deadliest of the year for a city that has seen the number of fatal shootings surge this year after a previous decline.
By JIM MUSTIAN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 01/18 — Federal authorities are turning to a new tactic in the escalating conflict over New York City’s so-called sanctuary policies,
By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) 01/03 — Missouri’s two biggest cities saw a jump in homicides in 2019, and if that wasn’t bad enough,
By JAKE BLEIBERG and JAMIE STENGLE, Associated Press WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (AP) 12/31 — Alarms went off in Jack Wilson’s head the moment a man wearing a fake beard,
By JAKE BLEIBERG and JAMIE STENGLE, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) 12/31 — The congregation at a Texas church where two people were fatally shot had repeatedly given food to the gunman,
BALTIMORE (AP) 12/27 — Baltimore broke its annual per capita homicide record after reaching 342 killings Friday.
With just over 600,000 residents, the city hit a historically high homicide rate of about 57 per 100,000 people after recent relentless gunfire saw eight people shot — three fatally — in one day and nine others — one fatally — another day.
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) 11/18 — A former high school student in Arkansas has been sentenced to seven years in prison for devising a plan to shoot up a school.
By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 10/17 — New York City lawmakers are moving a step closer to closing Rikers Island, a massive jail complex notorious for violence and dysfunction that is increasingly seen as a relic.
By DAVID KOENIG, AP Airlines Writer 09/21 – The arrest of an airline mechanic suspected of being sympathetic with terrorists and charged with sabotaging a jetliner has renewed fear about the “insider threat”
By LISA MARIE PANE and STEFANIE DAZIO, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 09/21 — It had all the makings of a massacre. Six guns, including a Colt AR-15 rifle.
By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) 09/19 — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is sending highway patrol troopers and other state workers to St.
By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) 08/28 — Purdue Pharma and the thousands of state and local governments suing the maker of OxyContin over the nation’s deadly opioid crisis are negotiating a $10 billion to $12 billion settlement under which the Sackler family would give up ownership of the company,
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) 08/09 — Five days after 22 people were killed at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, panicked shoppers fled a Walmart in Springfield,
By STEFANIE DAZIO, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 08/03 — The gunman who opened fire on a California food festival killed himself after officers shot him multiple times,
By KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press GILROY, Calif. (AP) 07/31 — The 19-year-old gunman who opened fire at a Northern California food festival was “kind of a loner”
GILROY, Calif. (AP) 07/29 — The Latest on a shooting at an annual food festival in Northern California (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Edward and Jane Jacobucci said they were standing at their booth selling garlic graters when the shooting started Sunday afternoon at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.