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) 02/16 — Chicago police released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them.
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 »
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,
By THOMAS ADAMSON and LORI HINNANT, Associated Press PARIS (AP) 02/05 — Paris’ deadliest fire in over a decade killed at least 10 people Tuesday as flames engulfed a nine-story apartment building,
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,
By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) 02/01 — A federal judge on Friday ruled that a Muslim inmate’s scheduled lethal injection can proceed next week without an imam present but said Alabama must keep a Christian prison chaplain out of the execution chamber.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) 01/31 — A judge has sentenced a 15-year-old boy to 22 to 48 years in prison in the fatal shooting of an Omaha teenager during a dispute that prosecutors say involved drugs.Read more »
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 01/31 — Detectives have recovered more surveillance footage of “Empire” actor Jussie Smullett walking in downtown Chicago before and after he says he was attacked by two masked men,
By KEN RITTER and MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) 01/29 — The high-stakes gambler responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S.
By REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press GONZALES, La. (AP) 01/28 — A 21-year-old man suspected of killing his parents and three other people — including a girl he was dating — was arrested Sunday when he drove up with a gun to his grandmother’s house in Virginia,
By MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 01/26 — Some legal experts believe there’s a reasonable chance the prison sentence of less than seven years imposed on a white Chicago police officer last week for second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times could be tossed out and a new sentencing ordered.
By KEN RITTER and SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) 01/25 — A 19-year-old from El Salvador admitted killing a married couple in Nevada and used a handgun that he said he stole earlier from their Reno home to do it,
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 01/23 — A Florida detective told investigators the former deputy entrusted to protect a high school where 17 people died in a mass shooting last year gave an initial statement filled with inaccuracies about his actions.Read more »