Violent crime

This undated photo provided by Metro Nashville Police Department shows Emanuel Kidega Samson. A gunman entered a church in Tennessee on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, and opened deadly fire an official said. Authorities identified the attacker as Samson, 25, of Murfreesboro, who came to the United States from Sudan in 1996 and was a legal U.S. resident. (Metro Nashville Police Department via AP)
September 24, 2017 - 11:41 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A masked gunman opened fire at a Nashville church Sunday, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants. At least one person was killed and seven others wounded, authorities said. An usher confronted the shooter, who apparently shot himself in the...
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Police investigate the scene outside the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ after a deadly shooting at the church on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Antioch, Tenn. (Andrew Nelles/The Tennessean via AP)
September 24, 2017 - 10:39 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a church in Nashville (all times local): 10:30 p.m. A man accused of killing one person and wounding several others at a Tennessee church has been charged with one count of murder. The Metropolitan Nashville police tweeted Sunday night that 25-...
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State Rep. Bruce Franks chants in front of the Buzz Westfall Justice Center as more than a hundred people wait for the release of almost two dozen people arrested earlier in the day at the Saint Louis Galleria mall, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Clayton, Mo. Demonstrations have been ongoing after a judge's ruling on Sept. 15 that found white former police officer Jason Stockley not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of a 24-year-old black drug suspect Anthony Lamar Smith. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
September 24, 2017 - 5:14 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests following the acquittal of a former police officer in the death of a black man in St. Louis. (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Several protesters gather outside the St. Louis County Justice Center to show support for 22 people arrested at an upscale shopping mall...
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September 24, 2017 - 2:18 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The driver of a Las Vegas-bound Greyhound bus who was stabbed by an unruly passenger near the California border said his assailant possibly was under the influence of drugs, according to authorities. Nevada Highway Patrol officials say 31-year-old Armando Juarez was arrested on...
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Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
September 24, 2017 - 1:44 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' committee of advisers on protecting children from sexually abusive priests is expanding its workload to include the needs and rights of children fathered by Roman Catholic priests. Committee members told The Associated Press on Sunday that a working group is...
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September 24, 2017 - 11:00 am
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Court documents show the mother of a 6-year-old who authorities say was shot and killed by his father in an apparent murder-suicide in Massachusetts had feared years ago that it would happen. The mother of 6-year-old Anthony Scaccia wrote in a 2013 application for a...
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September 24, 2017 - 2:30 am
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University says gunshots believed to have been fired by suspects in an off-campus robbery led to an alert of an active shooter. The Bloomington campus sent out an alert at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday warning people to take shelter or avoid the area entirely. The...
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September 23, 2017 - 10:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new video surfaced Saturday that appears to show a man throwing punches at a California police officer during a scuffle before the man was fatally shot outside of a convenience store. The video, posted on Facebook and YouTube, shows the man in a physical confrontation with a...
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Protesters defy a security guard trying to prevent the use of an escalator at the St. Louis Galleria mall in Richmond Heights, Mo., after several hundred people demonstrated in protest over the recent acquittal of a white former officer in the killing of a black suspect, in St. Louis, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Several people were arrested at the upscale Galleria mall where demonstrators marched and chanted among shoppers. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported officers briefly cleared the mall after some members of the group became unruly. (Christian Goode/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
September 23, 2017 - 9:11 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests in St. Louis over acquittal of officer in black man's shooting death (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Protests of a white former police officer's acquittal in the killing of a black man in St. Louis moved to the Ritz Carlton hotel in Clayton, Missouri, after...
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September 23, 2017 - 6:31 pm
MOUNT AIRY, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors will not pursue charges against two Maryland police officers who fatally shot a man during a confrontation after a traffic stop this summer. Frederick County State's Attorney Charlie Smith said in a letter obtained by the Frederick News-Post on Friday that his...
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