Violent crime

Opponents give a thumbs down, as others applaud, after the Pittsburgh City Council voted 6-3 to pass gun-control legislation, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Pittsburgh. The bill, introduced in the wake of the synagogue massacre last October, places restrictions on military-style assault weapons like the AR-15 rifle that authorities say was used in the attack that killed 11 and wounded seven.(Andrew Rush/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
April 09, 2019 - 10:40 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gun rights groups sued Tuesday to block Pittsburgh from enforcing firearms legislation passed after a synagogue massacre, accusing city officials of blatantly defying the state's prohibition on municipal gun regulation. Democratic Mayor Bill Peduto signed the bills into law in a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, firearms training unit Detective Barbara J. Mattson, of the Connecticut State Police, holds a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same make and model used by Adam Lanza in the 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting, during a hearing at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn. A divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that gun maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the Bushmaster rifle used in the massacre. In court documents filed Friday, April 5, 2019, Remington notified the Connecticut Supreme Court of its plans to pursue an appeal with the Supreme Court of the United States. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
April 09, 2019 - 9:53 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Facing a newly revived wrongful death lawsuit in Connecticut over the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, gun-maker Remington is going to the U.S. Supreme Court to argue it can't be sued because of a much-debated federal law that shields firearms manufacturers from...
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April 09, 2019 - 6:10 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police say they have arrested some people over the kidnapping last week of an American tourist who has since been freed. Police did not specify how many people were arrested but said they are "actively investigating" the kidnapping which took place on April 2 in a...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2019, file image made from video, a teenager breaks an egg on the head of Senator Fraser Anning while he holds a press conference, in Melbourne. Police say they will not charge the Australian teenager or a senator for a spat in which the boy cracked an egg on the politician’s head and the man retaliated. (AP Photo/File)
April 08, 2019 - 9:25 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Police say they will not charge an Australian teenager or a senator for a spat in which the boy cracked an egg on the politician's head and the man retaliated. Victoria state police said in a statement Tuesday that after reviewing footage and interviewing both participants, they had...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2019 file photo Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the Santa Fe High School student accused of killing 10 people in a May 18 shooting at the high school, is escorted by Galveston County Sheriff's Office deputies into the jury assembly room for a change of venue hearing at the Galveston County Courthouse in Galveston, Texas. Pagourtzis' attorney Nick Poehl, says federal prosecutors plan to file charges against the former student after they had previously indicated they would not. Poehl says Pagourtzis was taken into federal custody Monday, April 8, 2019 and was set to appear in federal court in Galveston at 1 p.m. Poehl says he doesn't know what federal charges were filed. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP, Pool, File)
April 08, 2019 - 6:38 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — An 18-year-old accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school will now be facing 11 federal charges connected to the attack, his attorney said Monday. But it's unclear what those new charges are because the federal case against Dimitrios Pagourtzis is sealed as a result...
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April 08, 2019 - 11:02 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas must pay legal fees arising from its efforts to stop publication of notebooks kept by the lead investigator into the murders of a Kansas family chronicled in Truman Capote's book "In Cold Blood." The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled last week that the state must pay more...
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April 08, 2019 - 8:58 am
BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has found a 70-year-old babysitter guilty of manslaughter for the killing of a 7-year-old boy she was looking after. Judges at the regional court in the southwestern city of Heilbronn sentenced the woman Monday to 10 years and six months in prison. The trained nurse...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2018 file photo, Cho Yang-ho, the chairman of Korean Air Lines Co., arrives for hearing to review the prosecution's request for an arrest warrant on charge of embezzlement at the Seoul Southern District Court in Seoul, South Korea. Korean Air says on Monday, April 8, 2019, its chairman, Cho Yang-ho, has died in the United States because of an unspecified illness. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
April 08, 2019 - 6:31 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Korean Air's chairman, whose leadership included scandals such as his daughter's infamous incident of "nut rage," has died due to illness, the company said Monday. Cho Yang-ho had been indicted on multiple charges, including embezzlement and tax evasion, and his death came...
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In this March 29, 2018, photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. New Zealand’s official privacy watchdog has described Facebook as “morally bankrupt” and suggested his country follow neighboring Australia’s lead by making laws that could jail executives over streamed violence such as the Christchurch mosque shootings. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 08, 2019 - 2:49 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — New Zealand's official privacy watchdog on Monday described Facebook as "morally bankrupt" and suggested his country follow neighboring Australia's lead by making laws that could jail executives over streamed violence such as the Christchurch mosque shootings. Privacy...
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In this May 27, 2013 photo, Justice William Young of the Supreme Court pays tribute at the funeral of Supreme Court judge Sir Robert Chambers, in Auckland, New Zealand. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has named Young, a sitting Supreme Court justice, to head New Zealand's top level investigation into the actions of security agencies and other issues related to the mosque shootings last month in which 50 people were killed. (Natalie Slade/New Zealand Herald via AP)
April 07, 2019 - 11:22 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has named a sitting Supreme Court justice to head New Zealand's top level investigation into the actions of security agencies and other issues related to the mosque shootings last month in which 50 people were killed. The Royal Commission...
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