Violent crime

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January 22, 2020 - 9:25 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A gunman opened fire in downtown Seattle on Wednesday night, killing one person and wounding seven others, authorities said. Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said authorities began receiving calls at about 5 p.m. Wednesday of multiple gunshot victims. One person was found dead in a...
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January 22, 2020 - 7:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California judge on Wednesday set a May hearing to decide if prosecutors have enough evidence to go to trial against a man suspected being the notorious "Golden State Killer" who eluded capture for decades. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Steve White ordered the...
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Honolulu police gather near the scene of a shooting near Diamond Head State Monument on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
January 22, 2020 - 7:25 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii already has some of the nation's strictest gun laws, but the fatal shooting of two Honolulu police officers by a man his lawyer and neighbors believe had psychiatric problems has added new urgency to efforts to close gun control loopholes and bolster mental health care...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, Jeff Bezos attends the premiere of "The Post" at The Newseum in Washington. United Nations experts on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 have called for "immediate investigation" by the United States into information they received that suggests that Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked after receiving a file sent from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's WhatsApp account. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
January 22, 2020 - 4:13 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The cellphone of Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos was hacked in what appeared to be an attempt by Saudi Arabia's crown prince to "influence, if not silence" the newspaper's reporting on the kingdom, two U.N. human rights experts said Wednesday...
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Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courthouse after a second day of jury selection for his trial on rape and sexual assault charges, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
January 22, 2020 - 3:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As Harvey Weinstein goes through his New York trial on rape and sexual assault charges, here's a look at the movie mogul's past and his multiple legal fights. A HOLLYWOOD KINGMAKER: For decades, Weinstein was among the most powerful men in film. Born in Queens, New York, the son of...
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Harvey Weinstein, center, accompanied by attorney Arthur Aidala, right, arrives at court for his rape trial, in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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January 22, 2020 - 3:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein went on trial Wednesday in a landmark moment for the # MeToo movement, with prosecutors painting him as a sexual predator who used his Hollywood clout to abuse women for decades, while his lawyers sought to portray his accusers as willing participants. Prosecutor...
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January 22, 2020 - 2:17 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Illegal armed groups operate with virtual impunity along the border between Colombia and Venezuela, and civilians are suffering as a result, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. Researchers said in a report that they found credible allegations that Venezuelan security forces...
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FILE - This Feb. 10, 2019 file photo shows then President and CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow at the 61st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Portnow says a rape allegation against him aired in a complaint against the Recording Academy by his successor is “false and outrageous.” Portnow released a statement saying the academy during his tenure had conducted a thorough and independent investigation and he was “completely exonerated.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 22, 2020 - 1:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Grammys CEO Neil Portnow said Wednesday that a rape allegation against him aired in a complaint against the Recording Academy by his successor is “false and outrageous.” Portnow released a statement saying that the academy during his tenure had conducted a thorough and...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2005 file photo, Dr. James C. Metts Jr., the Chatham County coroner, poses in front of a portrait of Brig. Gen. Casimir Pulaski in Savannah, Ga. Metts whose four decades as coroner in the Savannah area earned him a part in the bestselling book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," died Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at his Savannah home, where he had been under hospice care. He was 88. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton, File)
January 22, 2020 - 11:28 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Dr. James C. Metts Jr., a Savannah physician whose four decades serving as an elected coroner earned him a small part in the bestselling book “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” has died at age 88. Metts died Monday at his Savannah home, where he had been under hospice...
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January 22, 2020 - 10:50 am
BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin court on Wednesday convicted two German men of murder in the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old Polish woman. German news agency dpa reported that the court concluded that the defendants had “wanted to see what it's like when somebody dies.” Berlin's regional court sentenced the...
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