Violent crime

Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke attends his sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Chicago, for the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
January 18, 2019 - 10:18 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The white Chicago officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014 was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison, ending an explosive case that arose from one of the nation's most graphic dashcam videos and added fuel to debates about race and policing and law enforcement's "...
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Davis Police officers salute the flag draped coffin of Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona after funeral services for Corona at the University of California, Davis, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Davis, Calif. Corona was was shot and killed Jan. 10, responding to scene of a three-car crash in Davis. Police say gunman Kevin Douglas Limbaugh, 48, not involved in the crash, rode up on a bicycle and without warning, opened fire on Corona. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)
January 18, 2019 - 8:46 pm
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — A young Natalie Corona would run around the house in police gear and loved watching the show "Cops." She always knew she wanted to be a police officer, her sister said Friday. Even before Corona joined the force a few months ago, she posted a Facebook tribute to the men and...
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FILE - This Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, file photo shows Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix. State regulators reportedly wanted to remove developmentally disabled patients from a Phoenix long-term care facility years before a woman in a vegetative state gave birth. The Arizona Republic reported Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, that Hacienda HealthCare faced a criminal investigation in 2016. The facility allegedly billed the state some $4 million in bogus 2014 charges for wages, transportation, housekeeping, maintenance and supplies. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
January 18, 2019 - 7:02 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A long-term care facility where an Arizona woman in a vegetative state was raped and gave birth said Friday that it's investigating another patient's allegation of physical abuse. Hacienda HealthCare officials said in a news release that the female patient accused a registered nurse...
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Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke confers with his attorney Daniel Herbert during his sentencing hearing for the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Chicago. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
January 18, 2019 - 6:53 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of the Chicago police officer who fired the shots that killed black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Jason Van Dyke's lead attorney says the former Chicago police officer "truly felt great" and "was happy" with the nearly seven-year...
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This photo provided by Jason Gonzalez shows a selfie of Antonio Arce. On Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, police say officers reported seeing Arce burglarizing a car and he ran away holding what appeared to be a handgun. During the chase, police say he turned toward the officers and one of them fired on him. He died at a hospital. The gun turned out to be an airsoft gun that police say was taken from the car. (Photo courtesy of Jason Gonzalez via AP)
January 18, 2019 - 6:27 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A suburban Phoenix police chief offered her condolences Friday to the family of a 14-year-old burglary suspect who was shot and killed by an officer, calling the boy's death "tragic" but asking the public to withhold judgment until an investigation is completed. Tempe Police...
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FILE- In this April 22, 2018 file photo, law enforcement officials work the scene of a fatal shooting at a Waffle House in the Antioch neighborhood of Nashville, Tenn. A civil lawsuit against the father of the man accused of fatally shooting four people at the Waffle House last year is moving forward. Shaundelle Brooks, the mother of victim Akilah DaSilva, is suing Jeffrey Reinking for negligence and conspiracy because he returned several guns to his mentally unstable son before the shooting. A Nashville circuit court judge on Friday, Jan. 18, 2018, gave Brooks permission to make changes to her original complaint as she tries to prove Reinking has sufficient ties to Tennessee to be sued in state court. (George Walker IV/The Tennessean via AP, File)
January 18, 2019 - 3:43 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A civil lawsuit against the father of the man accused of fatally shooting four people at a Waffle House in Nashville last year is moving forward. Shaundelle Brooks is the mother of victim Akilah DaSilva. She is suing Jeffrey Reinking for negligence and conspiracy because he...
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FILE- In a Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, defendant Liane Shekter-Smith, 57, listens during a preliminary examination in the cases of four defendants, all former or current officials from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in Flint, Mich. Shekter-Smith, Michael Prysby and Stephen Busch of the MDEQ recently accepted plea deals in the Flint water criminal investigation. Some Flint residents are upset, saying key people who could have stopped the lead disaster in 2014-15 are getting off easy. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File)
January 18, 2019 - 1:14 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Fifteen people have been charged in an investigation of how Flint's water became contaminated with lead in 2014-15 and a related outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. Seven people have pleaded no contest to misdemeanors in deals that will leave them without a criminal record. — Michael...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2017 file photo, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette fields questions from reporters in Flint, Mich., after announcing charges against five water officials with manslaughter related to their alleged failure to act during the Flint water crisis. In 2016, Schuette promised to investigate the Flint water scandal “without fear or favor” and pledged that state regulators would be locked up for fudging data and misleading the public about lead in the poor city’s pipes. Yet three years later, no one is behind bars. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP, File)
January 18, 2019 - 1:13 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's attorney general in 2016 promised to investigate "without fear or favor" the scandal over Flint's lead-tainted drinking water and pledged that state regulators would be locked up for fudging data and misleading the public. Yet three years later, no one is behind bars...
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FILE- In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, file photo, New York Attorney Letitia James smiles during an inauguration ceremony in New York. Newly inaugurated state attorneys general, like James, said they plan to continue investigations of clergy abuse in the Roman Catholic church as victims reach out to state hotlines and online systems to report past abuse.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
January 18, 2019 - 11:14 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Newly inaugurated state attorneys general said they plan to continue investigations of clergy abuse in the Roman Catholic church as thousands of victims reach out to state hotlines and online systems to report past abuse. At least 14 attorneys general around the country have...
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Shane Lowry of Ireland follows his ball on the 18th hole in round three of the Abu Dhabi Championship golf tournament in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
January 18, 2019 - 8:43 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Shane Lowry kept up his brilliant scoring on the par-3 holes at the Abu Dhabi Championship in shooting a 5-under 67 in the third round to extend his lead to three strokes on Friday. For the third straight day, the Irishman made birdie on the each of the short...
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