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Young suicide bomber kills 51

ISTANBUL (AP) - A child suicide bomber killed at least 51 people and wounded nearly 70 others at a Kurdish wedding party near Turkey's border with Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday, decrying the attack as an apparent attempt by Islamic State extremists to destabilize the nation by exploiting ethnic and religious tensions.

August 21, 2016 | | Crime


SACRAMENTO (AP) - A 2014 California voter-approved initiative that reduced penalties for certain drug and property crimes has led to the lowest arrest rate in state history as police frequently ignore those illegal activities, experts say.

August 21, 2016 | | Crime

2 Houston kids found dead under home; mom in custody

HOUSTON (AP) - Two children were found dead under a neighbor's house Sunday after their mother matter-of-factly told someone helping her move that she had drowned them in a bathtub, authorities said.

August 14, 2016 | | Crime

Man shot had a gun in his hand

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The black man whose killing by police touched off rioting in Milwaukee was shot by a black officer after turning toward him with a gun in his hand, the police chief said Sunday, as Wisconsin's governor put the National Guard on standby against any further violence on the city's mostly black north side.

August 14, 2016 | | Crime

‘Grim Sleeper’ mystery remains

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The death sentence of the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer last week put to rest a case that spanned more than three decades, but it left another mystery wide open.

August 14, 2016 | | Crime

FBI: Woman robbed bank to return to prison

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A woman who was recently released from prison in Oregon robbed a bank in Wyoming only to throw the cash up in the air outside the building and sit down to wait for police, authorities said Friday.

July 31, 2016 | | Crime

Former Marine kills 3 Baton Rouge officers

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition shot and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers Sunday, less than two weeks after a black man was fatally shot by police here in a confrontation that sparked nightly protests that reverberated nationwide.

July 18, 2016 | | Crime

Northern California heist suspects linked to murder, robbery

WINDSOR (AP) - Two men accused of robbing a Northern California armored car are also suspected of carrying out a similar heist in Southern California.

July 18, 2016 | | Crime

Woman who pointed out alleged rapist is sentenced in killing

SANTA ANA (AP) - Norma Patricia Esparza was a Southern California college student in 1995 when she says she was raped by a man she met at a bar.

July 18, 2016 | | Crime

Police: Third victim dies in attacks on San Diego homeless

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man injured during a series of attacks on homeless men in San Diego died at a hospital Sunday - bringing the death toll to three, police said.

July 10, 2016 | | Crime

Kidnapping victim missing even though 4 arrested in case

VALLEJO (AP) - Police in Northern California are investigating the kidnapping for ransom of a woman who remains missing even though four suspects have been arrested in the case.

July 10, 2016 | | Crime

Stabbing victim is critical

A 33-year-old stabbing victim was holding on to his life Sunday in a regional trauma center after being stabbed multiple times in the parking lot of a Moffat Boulevard motel shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday.

June 27, 2016 | Glenn Kahl | Crime

FBI releasing gunman, police conversations

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Federal investigators promised to provide more insight as to what was happening inside the Pulse nightclub after a gunman started a deadly assault that was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

June 20, 2016 | | Crime

Another night of drinking and dancing, until the shots began

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Like young people in clubs the world over, Jon Alamo met up with some friends, and then some more friends. He danced in Pulse's main room, where people swayed to the beat of salsa music. Then Alamo drifted into the club's two other rooms, which grooved to more of a hip-hop vibe. He remembers hearing Rihanna's "Work," one of his favorite songs, and grinding to it on the dance floor.

June 12, 2016 | | Crime

Gay nightclub shooting deadliest ever on US soil

A gunman opened fire at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday, killing 50 people and wounding 53 more before he was killed in a shootout with SWAT team members. Here's what we know about the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history:

June 12, 2016 | | Crime

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Officer shot in head, expected to survive

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco police officer was hospitalized in critical but stable condition Saturday after being shot in the head while responding to ...

October 16, 2016 | | Crime

Police kill rake- wielding man who hit officers

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - Police in Northern California shot and killed a man who attacked officers with a metal rake in the backyard of a home ...

October 16, 2016 | | Crime

Hate crime charges filed in attack on Sikh man

RICHMOND (AP) - Prosecutors in the San Francisco Bay Area have filed hate crime charges against two men accused of attacking a Sikh man by removing ...

October 16, 2016 | | Crime

2 arrested in LA shooting that left 3 dead, 12 hurt

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police arrested on Sunday two suspects in connection with a shooting that left three people dead and 12 wounded at ...

October 16, 2016 | | Crime

Father: Suspect in officers’ slaying wanted to shoot police

PALM SPRINGS (AP) - In the minutes before three Palm Springs officers were shot, two fatally, the suspected gunman's father told a neighbor his son ...

October 09, 2016 | | Crime

Death sentence for man who killed 2 to get wedding money

SANTA ANA (AP) - A Southern California man who killed two people and dismembered one of them as part of a plot to steal money to ...

September 23, 2016 | | Crime

San Jose officer accused of aiding organized crime members

SAN JOSE (AP) - A San Jose police officer has been charged with unauthorized computer access after authorities said he leaked police intelligence information to Vietnamese ...

September 23, 2016 | | Crime

Richmond disciplines officers in sex scandal

RICHMOND (AP) - A northern California city announced Friday that it is seeking to fire one of its police officers and discipline eight others implicated in ...

September 23, 2016 | | Crime

La Supreme Court considers teen robber’s 99-year sentence

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's Supreme Court is considering whether recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings about juveniles convicted of murder mean a juvenile robber ...

September 18, 2016 | | Crime

Man in red underpants rams police car into mobile home

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a man wearing only red underpants attacked officers with "superhuman strength," got into a patrol car and ...

September 18, 2016 | | Crime

FBI investigating Minnesota stabbings as possible terror act

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A man in a private security uniform stabbed nine people at a Minnesota shopping mall, reportedly asking one victim if he ...

September 18, 2016 | | Crime

Beaches reopened after pipe bomb blast, probe ongoing

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) - Jersey Shore beaches were reopened Sunday as an investigation continued into a pipe bomb explosion at a seaside community before ...

September 18, 2016 | | Crime

Feds test bomb remnants of NY blast that injured 29

NEW YORK (AP) - The bomb that rocked a New York City neighborhood known for its vibrant arts scene and large gay community contained residue of ...

September 18, 2016 | | Crime

DUI suspect arrested for starting wildfire

SHASTA LAKE (AP) - A suspected drunk driver has been arrested for causing a crash that ignited a fast-moving wildfire that damaged three houses and forced ...

September 11, 2016 | | Crime

Police: Woman killed daughter with crucifix

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma woman accused of killing her daughter by forcing a crucifix down her throat told police she believed the 33-year-old woman ...

August 30, 2016 | | Crime

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