Violent crime

A woman offers prayers at a memorial wall dedicated to the victim's of Monday's van attack, as Toronto's Yonge street re-opens, on Wednesday April 25, 2018. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 3:59 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Strangers in Canada's largest city shared hugs Thursday, and they shed tears together. And many wondered if diverse and cosmopolitan Toronto will be forever altered by a 25-year-old man's deadly rampage with a van along a crowded sidewalk. Hundreds of people have gathered shoulder-to...
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Actor and comedian Bill Cosby reacts while being notified a verdict was in in his sexual assault retrial, Thursday, April, 26, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. A jury convicted the "Cosby Show" star of three counts of aggravated indecent assault on Thursday. The guilty verdict came less than a year after another jury deadlocked on the charges. (Mark Makela/Pool Photo via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 3:56 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local): 3:55 p.m. A prosecutor says Bill Cosby showed his true colors when he went on an expletive-laced tirade after his conviction on sexual assault charges. Cosby called District Attorney Kevin Steele an "a--hole...
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April 26, 2018 - 2:47 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal jury in Texas has found a 30-year-old man guilty of several charges relating to a 2015 assassination attempt on a judge outside her home. Jurors Thursday found Chimene Onyeri guilty of multiple counts of fraud, racketeering and other charges. Prosecutors say Onyeri as...
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Numerous area police agency officers converge on Bear Mountain Road to search for John Williams, Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Norridgewock, Maine. Williams is a suspect in the fatal shooting of Somerset County Sheriff's deputy Eugene Cole early Wednesday, the day Williams was scheduled to face a weapons charge in a Massachusetts court. (David Leaming/The Central Maine Morning Sentinel via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 1:45 pm
NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) — A sheriff on Thursday urged a man sought in the killing of a deputy to turn himself in and warned a community to stay vigilant during a manhunt in what is believed to be the first slaying of a law enforcement officer in Maine in nearly 30 years. The fatal shooting of...
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April 26, 2018 - 12:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime Manhattan prosecutor who led the sex assault probe against former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Khan has now taken over the rape investigation of Harvey Weinstein, according to two people familiar with the case. Joan Illuzzi-Orbon has been working...
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This combination photo shows Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students, from left, Cameron Kasky and Samantha Fuentes, and Zion Kelly, of Washington, who lost his twin brother Zaire to gun violence in the nation's capital in 2017, during the "March for Our Lives" rally in support of gun control in Washington on March 24, 2018. The three activists will be honored at next month’s PEN America gala on May 22 in New York. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 26, 2018 - 11:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Two survivors of the Parkland school massacre in Florida and the twin sibling of a gun victim from Washington, D.C., will be honored at next month's PEN America gala. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students Cameron Kasky and Samantha Fuentes, and Washington, D.C., high school...
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens to a question on the Department of Defense budget posture during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Thursday April 26, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 26, 2018 - 11:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is telling Congress that the Pentagon is committed to — in his words — "assertively preventing" and responding to sexual assault in the military ranks. Mattis says it's a cancer in the ranks, and says he's discussed it with senior leaders and sent a...
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Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, left, talks to reporters about the arrest Joesph James DeAngelo, seen in photo, on suspicion of committing a string of violent crimes in the 1970's and 1980's after a news conference. Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. A DNA match led to the arrest of DeAngelo, 72, Tuesday. DeAngelo is believed to have committed at least 12 slayings and 45 rapes in California.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
April 26, 2018 - 10:44 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a serial killing and rape case in California (all times local): 1 a.m. Comedian Patton Oswalt says it's "great news" that police arrested a suspect in the brutal murders and rapes that his late wife had spent years investigating. Oswalt appeared on "Late...
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Waffle House employee Stan Brudnicki wears a ribbon on his uniform to honor shooting victims Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The restaurant re-opened Wednesday after four people were killed by a gunman Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 26, 2018 - 10:29 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee residents living near a Waffle House where a gunman fatally shot four people have been filing into the restaurant to grab a meal and show their support for employees determined to carry on after the attack. Workers who had expressed a desire to get the restaurant...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2018, file photo, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster arrives at Santa Clara County Superior Court in San Jose, Calif. The attorney for the ex-girlfriend of Reuben Foster says her client initially lied to authorities when she accused the linebacker of hitting her leading to domestic violence charges. Attorney Stephanie Rickard issued a statement on behalf of Elissa Ennis on Wednesday that says her client can prove the injuries that led to the charges were not caused by Foster. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 26, 2018 - 9:36 am
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The attorney for the ex-girlfriend of Reuben Foster said Wednesday that her client initially lied to authorities when she accused the San Francisco 49ers linebacker of hitting her leading to domestic violence charges. Attorney Stephanie Rickard issued a statement on...
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