Crime

Deputy Lisa Jansen displays photos of weapons and ammo at a news conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Authorities say they've thwarted a student's plot for a mass shooting at a Southern California high school. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday that a security guard at El Camino High School in Whittier overhead a "disgruntled student" threaten to open fire on the school on Friday, just two days after 17 people were gunned down at a Florida high school. Sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida tells The Associated Press that deputies discovered "multiple guns and ammunition" after searching the student's home..(AP Photo/Mike Balsamo)
February 21, 2018 - 3:27 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont teenager accused of planning "to shoot up" his former high school had written in a diary he titled "Journal of an active shooter" that he had was aiming to kill as many as he could. Eighteen-year-old Jack Sawyer had recently left a Maine treatment center for...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2017 file photo, William Amor, right, watches as his attorney, Lauren Kaeseberg with the University of Illinois-Springfield's Illinois Innocence Project, speaks to the media after he was released from DuPage County jail in Wheaton, Ill. Amor, who spent 22 years behind bars on charges of arson and murder in his mother-in-law's death was found not guilty by a judge Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 in the retrial of his case. (Bev Horne/Daily Herald via AP, File)
February 21, 2018 - 3:25 pm
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who spent 22 years behind bars on charges of arson and murder in his mother-in-law's death was found not guilty by a judge Wednesday in the retrial of his case. William Amor, 62, had been convicted in 1997 and was sentenced to 45 years in prison for the...
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February 21, 2018 - 3:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A math teacher was ordered held without bail Wednesday by a New York judge who said he's not comfortable freeing a man accused of getting students to help him assemble explosives at home. U.S. Magistrate Judge James L. Cott in Manhattan cited "very strong evidence" against Christian...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, suspected members of the MS-13 gang are escorted to their arraignment in Mineola, N.Y. A sweep of alleged MS-13 gang members on Long Island has racked up impressive arrest totals but also left unanswered questions. Since May, federal authorities say they've arrested more than 220 members of the notorious street gang. But authorities have largely declined multiple requests by for even the most basic information about the arrests. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
February 21, 2018 - 2:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a tally so impressive that President Donald Trump touted it at his State of the Union address: Since May, agents cracking down on the violent gangs terrorizing the working-class suburbs of Long Island had swept up 428 gang suspects, including 220 members of the notorious MS-...
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Archbishop Charles Scicluna points during a press conference prior to a meeting with people who claim to have been victims of sexual abuse by members of the Church, in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Scicluna, arrived in Chile on Monday, sent by the Pope Francis, to gather testimonies accusing the Archbishop of Osorno of covering up sexual abuses committed by priest Fernando Karadima. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
February 21, 2018 - 2:39 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The special envoy sent by Pope Francis to investigate allegations that a bishop had covered up sex abuse underwent gallbladder surgery Wednesday in Chile, church officials said. Maltese archbishop Charles Scicluna was stable and conscious after the surgery and his hospital...
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Aria Siccone, 14, a 9th grade student survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where more than a dozen students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, cries as she recounts her story from that day, while state Rep. Barrinton Russell, D-Dist. 95, comforts her, as they talk to legislators at the state Capitol regarding gun control legislation, in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 21, 2018 - 2:27 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of chanting students, including survivors of the Florida school shooting, rallied at the state Capitol on Wednesday, demanding changes to gun laws and threatening to remove Republicans who refuse to address new gun-control measures. A week after the massacre that...
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Gwendolyn Frantz, 17, of Kensington, Md., stands in front of the White House during a student protest for gun control, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 21, 2018 - 2:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was to hear in person Wednesday from students at the Florida high school that was struck by last week's shooting as he tries to show he is serious about tackling gun violence. The White House said students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were...
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In this photo taken on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, Lukasz Herba, right, sits by his lawyer Katia Kolakowska at a Milan court, Italy. A Polish man charged with kidnapping a British model for ransom has claimed she agreed to the ploy in a bid to boost her career. Lukasz Herba, testifying in his own defense at an Italian trial Wednesday, said 20-year-old Chloe Ayling didn't know that the kidnapping plot was afoot when she arrived in Milan for a modeling job in July. Herba said that he revealed it to her soon after, and that she agreed to it. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
February 21, 2018 - 2:16 pm
MILAN (AP) — A Polish man charged with kidnapping a British model for ransom testified Wednesday that she agreed to the scheme in a bid to boost her career, denying his previous statements to investigators that he was trying to make money so he could seek treatment for leukemia. Lukasz Herba,...
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February 21, 2018 - 2:12 pm
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — A self-styled prophet accused of secretly marrying young girls because of his beliefs in polygamy and doomsday is pleading guilty to child rape and abuse charges after Utah police raided his group's remote desert compound. The Spectrum newspaper reports Samuel Shaffer faces...
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February 21, 2018 - 1:58 pm
WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — Officials said Wednesday that they thwarted a student's plot to open fire at a Southern California high school after a staff member overheard the threat by the boy upset over a ban on headphones. A security guard at El Camino High School near the city of Whittier heard a "...
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