Violence

A group of women try to get a glimpse of Pope Francis as he arrives for a Marian prayer celebrating the Virgin of La Puerta of Otuzco, at Plaza de Armas in Trujillo, Peru, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Francis called women, mothers and grandmothers the guiding force for families. But he said women are nevertheless victims of "femicide and many situations of violence that are kept quiet behind so many walls." (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 20, 2018 - 6:48 pm
TRUJILLO, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis denounced femicides and other gender-based crimes that have turned Latin America into the most violent place on Earth for women, calling Saturday for legislation to protect them and a new cultural mindset as he visited one of Peru's most dangerous parts. At a...
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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens listens to a question during an interview in his office at the Missouri Capitol Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Jefferson City, Mo. Greitens discussed having an extramarital affair in 2015 before taking office. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
January 20, 2018 - 5:27 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In his first interview since acknowledging an extramarital affair, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said Saturday that there was "no blackmail" and "no threat of violence" by him in what he described as a months-long "consensual relationship" with his former hairdresser...
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Pope Francis arrives for a tribute to the Virgen de la Puerta at the Plaza de Armas in Trujillo, Peru, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
January 20, 2018 - 4:31 pm
TRUJILLO, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Peru (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Pope Francis is denouncing killings of women and other gender-based crimes that have turned Latin America into the most violent place on Earth for women. At a Marian prayer in the northern Peruvian city of...
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Pope Francis loses his skull cap, as he holds up a cross that reads in Spanish "I give you my peace" upon arrival to meet with youths at the Shrine of Maipu in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 19, 2018 - 12:11 am
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — As he does during every papal visit, Pope Francis produced plenty of surprises in Chile: He married a couple during a flight, stopped his motorcade to help a fallen police officer and wept with victims of sex abuse by priests. But the pope also faced protests and a level of...
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January 18, 2018 - 8:45 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida police officer charged with manslaughter and attempted murder in the shooting death of a black motorist is claiming self-defense under the state's "stand your ground" law. News outlets report that Nouman Raja's attorneys filed court documents Thursday...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Nov. 23, 2015, British former boxing champion Anthony Small. British police said Thursday Jan. 18, 2018, that 36-year old Muslim convert Anthony Small has been charged with encouraging acts of terrorism, after posting a video on social media in September 2016, which they assert violates anti-terrorism laws. (Nick Ansell/PA FILE via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 5:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — A former British boxing champion has been charged with encouraging extremist violence. Police said Thursday that 36-year-old Anthony Small has been charged with encouraging acts of terrorism. They say the London native, a convert to Islam, posted a video on social media in 2016 that...
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January 18, 2018 - 5:12 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on white nationalist Richard Spencer's campus speeches (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Kent State University is denying a request to allow white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on campus this spring on the day marking the anniversary of the Ohio National Guard...
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FILE – In this Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, white nationalist Richard Spencer speaks at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. A Kent State University spokesman confirmed Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, that Spencer's campus tour organizer is making a bid for him to speak at the Ohio school on May 4, 2018, the anniversary of shootings that killed four students during a Vietnam war protest in 1970. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
January 18, 2018 - 2:19 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — White nationalist Richard Spencer wants to speak at Kent State University on the anniversary of the fatal Vietnam protest shootings, the school confirmed Thursday, the same day he was approved to speak at Michigan State University in March. Spencer, a leading figure in the white...
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January 18, 2018 - 7:24 am
CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) — Officials say an inmate serving a life sentence for a 1989 murder jumped to his death from the second floor of a housing unit at a Pennsylvania prison. Prison officials said Wednesday that 70-year-old James Bailey died Monday of injuries suffered at the State Correctional...
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ALTERNATIVE CROP TO ALT114 - A child reaches out to embrace Pope Francis in the offertory of a Mass at the Maquehue Air Base, in Temuco, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Francis is paying homage to Chileans who were tortured or killed at the air base. Francis said the area is "the site of grave violations of human rights," and that the Mass was being offered for all those who have suffered or died. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 17, 2018 - 5:55 pm
TEMUCO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis took the Chilean state and the country's largest indigenous group to task Wednesday over their failure to forge a truly unified nation, saying the government must do more than just negotiate "elegant" agreements and radical Mapuche factions must stop violence...
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