Crime

This combination photo shows the cover of "Punching the Air" by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam, left, and Salaam at the ACLU SoCal's 25th Annual Luncheon in Los Angeles on June 7, 2019. Salaam, one of the former “Central Park Five” is teaming with an acclaimed children's author Zoboi on a young adult novel with a personal theme _ being wrongfully sentenced to prison. The book comes out Sept. 1. (Balzer + Bray via AP, left and Chris Pizzello/AP)
March 17, 2020 - 8:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the former “Central Park Five” is teaming with an acclaimed children's author on a young adult novel with a personal theme — being wrongfully sentenced to prison. Yusef Salaam and author Ibi Zoboi are working together on “Punching the Air,” according to Bray + Bray, an...
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People wear face masks as they shop at a food market in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, March 16, 2020. Israel imposed sweeping travel and quarantine measures the government ordered restaurants, malls, cinemas, gyms and daycare centers shut to contain the spread of the coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
March 17, 2020 - 7:06 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The head of Israel's shadowy Shin Bet internal security service said Tuesday that his agency received Cabinet approval overnight to start deploying its counter-terrorism tech measures to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus in Israel. While Nadav Argaman acknowledged that...
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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announces an order to close bars, restaurants, gyms and move theaters in the state in response to coronavirus during a news conference at the governor's mansion on Monday, March 16, 2020 in Annapolis, Md. From left is Deputy Health Secretary Fran Phillips, Maj. Gen. Timothy Gowen, the adjutant general of the Maryland National Guard, Hogan, and Superintendent of the Maryland State Police Woodrow Jones. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
March 16, 2020 - 9:58 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A growing number of governors ordered a partial shut down of their state economies Monday to limit the spread of the coronavirus, mandating that certain retailers cutoff sales, restaurants kick out diners and fitness centers close their doors. In other states, governors...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2017 file photo, Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin is shown prior to a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. The Justice Department is moving to drop charges against some Russian companies that were accused of funding a social media campaign to sway American public opinion during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool Photo via AP, File)
March 16, 2020 - 8:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is moving to drop charges against two Russian companies that were accused of funding a social media campaign to sway American public opinion during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Concord Management and Consulting LLC and Concord Catering were among...
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March 16, 2020 - 7:34 pm
PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A 66-year-old man fatally shot six relatives in a small North Carolina community over the weekend, then killed himself, authorities said Monday. The shooting happened late Sunday afternoon in the Moncure area of Chatham County, the county sheriff's office said in a statement...
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In this photo provided by the Davis County Sheriff's Office shows Lev Aslan Dermen. Openings arguments are set Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Utah for a California businessman who prosecutors accuse of being a key figure in a $511 million tax credit scheme carried out by two executives of a Salt Lake City biodiesel company linked to a polygamous group. The men from the polygamous group pleaded guilty last year to money fraud and other charges and are expected to testify against Lev Aslan Dermen, who has pleaded not guilty. (Davis County Sheriff's Office, via AP)
March 16, 2020 - 6:34 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A California businessman accused of helping a pair of Utah polygamists expand a biodiesel fraud scheme that ended up stealing nearly $500 million in government funds was found guilty Monday on 10 counts including money laundering and mail fraud. The verdict against gas station...
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Police respond to the scene of a shooting at a gas station in Springfield, Mo, on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Police Chief Paul Williams said Monday morning, a Springfield police officer, three citizens and the gunman were killed. (Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP)
March 16, 2020 - 5:21 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man fired randomly from his vehicle several times while driving through a southwest Missouri city before eventually crashing into a convenience store, where he walked inside, opened fire and left five people dead, including a police officer and himself, police said Monday...
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FILE – In this March 28, 2017, file photo, Monsignor William Lynn arrives for a preliminary hearing in his retrial of his child endangerment case at the Center for Criminal Justice, in Philadelphia. Monsignor Lynn is the first Roman Catholic church official ever charged with child endangerment over his handling of priest-abuse complaints. His 2012 conviction has twice been overturned, and his retrial is now set for March 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
March 16, 2020 - 6:50 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly two decades after the Roman Catholic priest-abuse scandal exploded in the U.S. in 2002, only one church official has ever gone to prison over it: Monsignor William Lynn, the longtime secretary for clergy in the Philadelphia archdiocese. After an appeals court found his...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 10, 2020, file photo, real estate heir Robert Durst listens to his defense attorney give their opening statement during his murder trial in Los Angeles. Durst's trail has been delayed for three weeks over fears of the transmission of coronavirus and will stand adjourned until April 6. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, Pool, File)
March 15, 2020 - 11:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge on Sunday postponed the murder trial of multimillionaire New York real estate heir Robert Durst for three weeks over fears of the transmission of the new coronavirus. Superior Court Judge Mark E. Windham announced that the trial, which had been underway for...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018 file photo, Andrew Gillum the Democrat candidate for governor speaks at a news conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Gillum is named in a police report Friday, March 13, 2020 saying he was “inebriated" and initially unresponsive in a hotel room where authorities found baggies of suspected crystal methamphetamine. Gillum, the former Tallahassee mayor who ran for governor in 2018, is not charged with any crime. The Miami Beach police report says that Gillum was allowed to leave the hotel for home after he was checked out medically. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)
March 15, 2020 - 9:33 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida candidate for governor Andrew Gillum disclosed Sunday that he is entering a rehabilitation facility, saying he had fallen into a depression and alcohol abuse after losing his bid for the state's highest post. The Democrat's statement came days after Gillum...
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