Crime

This 1973 family photo provided by Anne Serling shows her father, television writer Rod Serling tossing a softball at a school his daughter attended, in Massachusetts. Years before he journeyed to "The Twilight Zone," Rod Serling made a brief detour to the strike zone, writing a comedy about baseball. (Courtesy of Anne Serling via AP)
March 19, 2020 - 12:53 pm
Years before he journeyed to "The Twilight Zone," Rod Serling made a brief detour to the strike zone. To many, he's the foreboding figure in black and white who gave the world the heebie-jeebies with those bizarre, mind-bending tales of cannibal aliens, talking dolls and phone calls from the grave...
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March 19, 2020 - 12:45 pm
STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota sheriff's deputy was acquitted of second-degree manslaughter on Thursday in the 2018 fatal shooting of a suicidal man who held a gun to his own head as he knelt in the street during a 40-minute standoff with police. Prosecutors said Washington County Sheriff's...
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In this March 16, 2020, photo an NYPD officer wearing a protective face mask monitors the outside of the NYU Langone Hospital Emergency room entrance in New York. Brooklyn’s district attorney announced Tuesday, March 17, that because of the crisis his office is declining to prosecute low-level offenses that don’t jeopardize public safety. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
March 19, 2020 - 12:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Police officers in Fort Worth and Denver have stopped arresting people for some low-level crimes. The district attorney in Brooklyn is declining to prosecute them. And many courthouses across the U.S. are closing their doors, delaying trials and canceling jury duty, as the...
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This combination of 2019 and 2002 file photos shows Michael Cohen, left, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, outside his apartment building in New York and drug kingpin Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela leaving the Combita maximum security prison in Tunja, Colombia before extradition to the United States in 2004. Amid the COVID-19 coronavirus threat, they are among the prisoners making pleas for compassionate release or home detention. (AP Photo/Jonathan Carroll, Javier Galeano)
March 18, 2020 - 11:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus has become a “get out of jail" card for hundreds of low-level inmates across the country, and even hard-timers are seeking their freedom with the argument that it's not a matter of if but when the deadly illness sweeps through tightly packed populations behind bars...
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FILE- In this Feb. 24, 2020 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial in New York. Weinstein was transferred to a state prison in New York on Wednesday, March 18, as he begins to serve a 23-year sentence for rape and sexual assault in his landmark #MeToo case. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
March 18, 2020 - 9:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was transferred to a state prison in New York on Wednesday as he begins to serve a 23-year sentence for rape and sexual assault in his landmark #MeToo case. The disgraced film mogul, who will turn 68 on Thursday, is locked up at the maximum security Wende...
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President Donald Trump speaks during press briefing with the coronavirus task force, at the White House, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Washington, as Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma, Vice President Mike Pence and Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, listen (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 18, 2020 - 6:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he doesn’t think calling COVID-19 the "Chinese virus" — or the "kung-flu," as one administration official reportedly called it — puts Asian Americans at risk of retaliation despite growing reports they are facing virus-related...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo Attorney General William Barr speaks at the National Sheriffs' Association Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington. Barr vowed in an interview with The Associated Press Tuesday, March 17, that there would be swift and severe action if a foreign government is behind disinformation campaigns aimed at spreading fear in the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic or a denial of service attack on the networks of the Department of Health and Human Services. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
March 18, 2020 - 12:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is creating a special task force to address criminal misconduct by federal Bureau of Prison officers at several correctional facilities after a loaded gun was found at the same jail where wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself, Attorney General...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 8, 2020, file photo, Katy Perry performs before the start of the Women's T20 World Cup cricket final match between Australia and India in Melbourne. A federal judge has given Perry a major victory in the dispute over her song “Dark Horse,” overturning a jury's verdict that found the pop superstar and her collaborators copied the 2013 hit “Dark Horse,” from a 2009 song by Christian rapper Marcus Gray. (AP Photo/Asanka Ratnayake, File)
March 17, 2020 - 11:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in Los Angeles handed a major victory to Katy Perry on Tuesday, overturning a jury's verdict that found the pop superstar and her collaborators copied her 2013 hit “Dark Horse” from a 2009 Christian rap song. U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder said in her...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo Attorney General William Barr speaks at the National Sheriffs' Association Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington. Barr vowed in an interview with The Associated Press Tuesday, March 17, that there would be swift and severe action if a foreign government is behind disinformation campaigns aimed at spreading fear in the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic or a denial of service attack on the networks of the Department of Health and Human Services. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
March 17, 2020 - 6:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr vowed in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday that there would be swift and severe action if a foreign government is behind disinformation campaigns aimed at spreading fear in the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic or a denial of service...
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March 17, 2020 - 5:09 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former MMA fighter accused in two Texas slayings is one of two people charged in the death of a woman who was abducted from a Minnesota domestic violence shelter 11 years ago, authorities said Monday. Cedric Marks, 45, of Killeen, Texas, has been charged in Hennepin County with...
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