Crime

FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Robert Van Hook, convicted of fatally strangling and stabbing David Self in 1985 after meeting him in a Cincinnati bar. Van Hook's execution is scheduled Wednesday, July 18, 2018, and the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction planned to transport Van Hook on Tuesday, July 17, from death row in Chillicothe to the state death house at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP, File)
July 18, 2018 - 11:46 am
LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio inmate was executed Wednesday for choking and stabbing a man to death he met in a bar in 1985. The execution of Robert Van Hook by lethal injection was carried out at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility. Prison warden Ron Erdos announced the time of death as 10:...
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July 18, 2018 - 11:38 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three black teenagers say they feared for their lives when they were confronted by Minneapolis Park Police officers who were responding to a bogus 911 report that they were armed. The June 10 incident at Minnehaha Park drew widespread attention after a bystander recorded part of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2017 file photo, New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a news conference at the Integrity House drug addiction rehabilitation center in Newark, N.J. Christie has a book coming out next year and he doesn’t plan on holding back. Hachette Books told The Associated Press on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, that the former New Jersey governor’s “Let Me Finish” is scheduled for next Jan. 29. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
July 18, 2018 - 11:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Christie has a book coming out next year and he doesn't plan on holding back. Hachette Books confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former New Jersey governor's "Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics" is...
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July 18, 2018 - 7:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Christie has a book coming out next year and he doesn't plan on holding back. Hachette Books told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former New Jersey governor's "Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics" is...
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Singer Cliff Richard arrives at the Rolls Building to hear the ruling of his case against the BBC over coverage of a South Yorkshire Police raid in August 2014 on his home in Sunningdale, Berkshire following a child sex assault allegation, Wednesday July 18, 2018, in London. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 7:30 am
LONDON (AP) — British rock icon Cliff Richard was awarded 210,000 pounds ($273,000) in damages Wednesday after winning a privacy lawsuit against the BBC for its coverage of a police raid at his home Richard had sued the broadcaster for its coverage of the 2014 raid, when police were investigating...
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This undated photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff's Office in Houston shows Jose Gilberto Rodriguez. Rodriguez, a suspect wanted in connection with three killings since Friday, was arrested Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Houston. (Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP)
July 17, 2018 - 10:39 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area parolee who cut off an ankle monitor days before the start of a criminal rampage now faces capital murder charges in two killings — and possibly a third — after a manhunt led to his capture Tuesday, authorities said. Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, 46, has been charged with...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2011. file photo, emergency personnel and Daniel Hernandez, second from right, an intern for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, move Giffords after she was shot in the head outside a shopping center in Tucson, Ariz. Bobby Wilson, a Republican Arizona state Senate candidate, has shocked gun control advocates by sharing details about shooting and killing his mother in apparent self-defense more than 50 years ago. Wilson says he shot and killed his mother after she shot at him with a rifle one night in their Oklahoma farmhouse in 1963. (AP Photo/James Palka, File)
July 17, 2018 - 10:30 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican Arizona state Senate candidate has shocked gun control advocates by sharing details about shooting and killing his mother in apparent self-defense more than 50 years ago. Bobby Wilson, who is running to represent a southern Arizona district, told The Associated Press...
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Bridgeton Mayor Albert Kelly discusses the shooting death of Jennifer Trejo, 9, during a news conference at the Bridgeton Police Department on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Bridgeton, N.J. Authorities are offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the offenders. (Charles J. Olson/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)
July 17, 2018 - 9:31 pm
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl was shot and killed by a stray bullet as she slept in her bed early Tuesday, and authorities urged witnesses to come forward to help find the killer. The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. about a block away from the girl's home in Bridgeton, a city of...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2018 file photo, people carry flowers as they walk near the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino during a vigil for victims and survivors of a mass shooting in Las Vegas. MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas. The company argues in lawsuits filed Friday, July 13, 2018, in Nevada and California that it has "no liability of any kind" to survivors or families of slain victims under a federal law enacted after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
July 17, 2018 - 9:24 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas. The company argues in lawsuits filed in Nevada, California,...
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This June 13, 2018, photo shows death-row inmate Christopher Young outside death row during an interview at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Polunsky Unit near Livingston, Texas. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has refused to stop the scheduled execution of Young, who was convicted of fatally shooting San Antonio convenience store owner Hasmukh "Hash" Patel in November 2004. He is scheduled to die Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike Graczyk)
July 17, 2018 - 9:21 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas prisoner was executed Tuesday evening for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner after courts turned down appeals that the state parole board improperly rejected the inmate's clemency request because he's black. Christopher Young, 34, never...
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