Violent crime

July 24, 2018 - 4:04 am
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A group of students from Parkland, Florida, has planted 17 trees thousands of miles away in New Zealand to commemorate each of those killed in one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history. The 28 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were visiting...
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Stabbing victim Lahtifa Wilson, center right, is embraced during a vigil for her sister Nia Wilson outside the MacArthur Bay Area Rapid Transit station, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. A felon on parole fatally stabbed 18-year-old Nia Wilson in the neck and wounded Lahtifa Wilson as they exited a train at a subway station in what police said was an unprovoked attack. BART Police Chief Carlos Rojas said officers are scouring the area for John Cowell, 27, who is suspected in the Sunday night attack at the MacArthur Station in Oakland. (AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill)
July 23, 2018 - 9:39 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man who police say killed an 18-year-old woman in an unprovoked stabbing at an Oakland train station was arrested aboard a train about a dozen miles away Monday night, officials said. An anonymous tip from a rider on a Bay Area Rapid Transit train led to the arrest of John...
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Police are photographed at the perimeter of the scene of a mass shooting in Toronto on Monday, July 23, 2018. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 8:51 pm
TORONTO (AP) — A man whose family said he suffered from psychosis and depression fired a handgun into restaurants and cafes in a lively Toronto neighborhood, killing a 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman and wounding 13 others in an attack that has shaken the confidence of many in the...
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Jason McMillan, 36, of Riverside, a Riverside County Sheriff's deputy who was shot and paralyzed in the Oct, 1, 2017, Las Vegas shooting, reacts as he talks about that evening and is upset MGM's decision, during a personal account brought together by attorneys at a news conference in Newport Beach, Calif., Monday, July 23, 2018. Behind McMillan are images of the shooting victims of the October 1, 2017 shooting. Victims of the fatal mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival are outraged they are being sued by MGM, which owns the hotel where the gunman opened fire. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
July 23, 2018 - 6:31 pm
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Victims of a mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival said Monday they were outraged when they learned they were being sued by the company that owns the hotel where the gunman opened fire. Jason McMillan, a 36-year-old Riverside County sheriff's deputy who...
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Malika Harris places a candle down for her sister Nia Wilson at a makeshift memorial outside the MacArthur Bay Area Rapid Transit station, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. A felon on parole fatally stabbed 18-year-old Nia Wilson in the neck and wounded her sister Lahtifa Wilson as they exited a train at a subway station in what police said was an unprovoked attack. BART Police Chief Carlos Rojas said officers are scouring the area for John Cowell, 27, who is suspected in the Sunday night attack at the MacArthur Station in Oakland. (AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill)
July 23, 2018 - 6:26 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal stabbing attack at a California train station (all times local): 6:20 p.m. A vigil is being held at the Oakland train station where a young woman was stabbed to death and her sister wounded in what authorities say was an unprovoked attack. Dozens of...
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This undated photo provided by the Churchill County Sheriff's office shows John O'Conner. Police in the northern Nevada city of Fallon are trying to determine why O'Conner walked into his Mormon church on Sunday, July 22, 2018, and opened fire, killing one man and injuring another. (Churchill County Sheriff's Office via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 5:00 pm
FALLON, Nev. (AP) — Police in the northern Nevada city of Fallon were trying to determine Monday why a 48-year-old man opened fire on his Mormon church on Sunday, killing one man and injuring another. Fallon Police Chief Kevin Gehman said it does not appear that 48-year-old gunman John Kelley O'...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2017, file photo, "Infowars" host Alex Jones arrives at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas. Jones filed a motion Friday, July 20, 2018, to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by families of some of the 26 people killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Lawyers for Jones argued he was acting as a journalist in questioning the official narrative of the shooting. Jones, who said he now believes the shootings happened, said such journalism would be chilled if "reporters were subject to liability if they turned out to be wrong." (Tamir Kalifa/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
July 23, 2018 - 1:53 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones argued he was acting as a journalist, comparing himself to the Washington Post reporters who uncovered the Watergate scandal, when he questioned the official narrative of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting on his talk show. In written arguments...
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A makeshift memorial of flowers, candles and notes grows on the sidewalk outside the Los Feliz Trader Joe's store in Los Angeles, Sunday, July 22, 2018. A day earlier, Trader Joe's employee Melyda Corado was shot and killed at the store by a suspect being chased by police. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
July 23, 2018 - 7:26 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man's feud with his grandmother turned into a bizarre and deadly weekend confrontation that ended with a supermarket worker dead and dozens of people held hostage in a store miles away. Gene Evin Atkins, 28, was booked Sunday on suspicion of murder after an explosion of...
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FILE - In this photo Saturday, July 21, 2018 file photo provided by Christian Monterrosa, Gene Evin Atkins is arrested after evading police and holding dozens of people hostage inside a Trader Joe's supermarket, in Los Angeles. A feud between Atkins and his grandmother over his girlfriend staying at the grandmother's home exploded into violence that ultimately led to him taking people hostage inside the Los Angeles supermarket, a relative said Sunday. (Christian Monterrosa via AP, File)
July 22, 2018 - 7:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A feud between a man and his grandmother over his girlfriend staying at the grandmother's home exploded into violence that ultimately led to him taking dozens of people hostage inside a Los Angeles supermarket, a relative said Sunday. Investigators believe Gene Evin Atkins, 28,...
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FILE - In this Wednesday April 26, 2017 file photo, Emmanuel Macron, right, is flanked by his bodyguard, Alexandre Benalla, left background, outside the Whirlpool home appliance factory, in Amiens, northern France. Investigators have detained for questioning on Friday, July 20, 2018 one of President Emmanuel Macron's top security aides caught on camera beating a protester in May, a turn of events now evolving into a major political crisis for the president. The presidential Elysee Palace said it is taking steps to fire Alexandre Benalla, who was identified earlier this week by the newspaper Le Monde for beating a young protester during May Day protests while wearing a police helmet (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
July 22, 2018 - 12:53 pm
PARIS (AP) — A French judge handed preliminary charges Sunday to one of President Emmanuel Macron's top security aides after video surfaced that showed him beating a protester at a May Day demonstration. The initial charges against Alexandre Benalla came the same day French authorities opened a...
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