Crime

Gabriel Natale Hjorth attends the opening of the trial for the killing of Italian policeman Mario Cerciello Rega in Rome, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. American teenagers Finnegan Lee Elder and Gabriel Christian Natale-Hjorth are being tried for killing the officer. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
February 26, 2020 - 3:31 pm
ROME (AP) — Two former schoolmates from California sat impassively in a crowded courtroom Wednesday for the start of their trial for the murder of a plainclothes Italian policeman while they were vacationing in Rome last summer. In pre-trial court documents, prosecutors alleged that Finnegan Lee...
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Family members of Rahul Solanki, who was killed during clashes between Hindu mobs and Muslims protesting a contentious new citizenship law, weep outside a mortuary in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. At least 20 people were killed in three days of clashes in New Delhi, with the death toll expected to rise as hospitals were overflowed with dozens of injured people, authorities said Wednesday. The clashes between Hindu mobs and Muslims protesting a contentious new citizenship law that fast-tracks naturalization for foreign-born religious minorities of all major faiths in South Asia except Islam escalated Tuesday. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
February 26, 2020 - 12:27 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 24 people were killed and 189 injured in three days of clashes in New Delhi that coincided with U.S. President Donald Trump's first state visit to India, with the death toll expected to rise as hospitals continue to take in the wounded, authorities said Wednesday. Shops,...
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Supporters of Julian Assange hold placards as they protest on the second day of a week of opening arguments for the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange outside Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in south east London, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. U.S. authorities, want to try Assange on espionage charges. A lawyer for the Americans said the Australian computer expert was an “ordinary” criminal whose publication of hundreds of thousands of secret military documents put many people at risk of torture and death. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
February 26, 2020 - 11:32 am
LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for Julian Assange argued Wednesday that the WikiLeaks founder should not be sent to the United States because a U.K.-U.S. treaty bans extradition for political offenses. Assange, 48, is wanted in the U.S. on spying charges over the leaking of classified government documents...
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FILE - This undated photo released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows Evelyn Mae Boswell. Megan Boswell, the mother of the 15-month-old Tennessee girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert, has been arrested for filing a false police report, the Bristol Herald Courier reported Tuesday night, Feb. 25, 2020. The TBI said in a news release that the child's grandmother, Angela Boswell, and her boyfriend, William McCloud are "believed to have information" regarding the whereabouts of the girl, who was reported missing Feb. 18, but might not have been seen since December. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via AP, File)
February 26, 2020 - 10:59 am
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The mother and grandmother of a missing 15-month-old girl are now in the same Tennessee jail after giving conflicting accounts about the toddler's disappearance. Authorities frustrated by their multiple versions of what happened to Evelyn Mae Boswell announced Wednesday...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh addresses a gathering during the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston. The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore is scheduled to be sentenced during a hearing on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
February 26, 2020 - 9:47 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Years before taking the office she'd resign from in disgrace, Catherine Pugh had a vision to see Baltimore “prosper and grow.” In a 2005 self-published collection of poetry, the woman who would become Baltimore's mayor wrote about her solutions for the city’s challenges and dream...
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February 26, 2020 - 9:42 am
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man who was holding his granddaughter before she fell from a cruise ship window and plunged to her death in Puerto Rico said he has agreed to a plea deal "to help end part of this nightmare." Salvatore Anello filed documents Monday in a Puerto Rico court to change...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018 file image from video provided by WCVB in Boston, flames consume the roof of a home following an explosion in Lawrence, Mass. The U.S. Attorney's office in Boston announced Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, that Columbia Gas Columbia agreed to plead guilty to violating the Pipeline Safety Act following an investigation into the catastrophic gas explosions. (WCVB via AP, File)
February 26, 2020 - 9:18 am
BOSTON (AP) — A utility company blamed for a series of natural gas explosions in Massachusetts that killed one person and damaged dozens of homes will plead guilty tobreaking federal pipeline safety laws and pay a $53 million fine, federal officials said Wednesday. Columbia Gas of Massachusetts...
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FILE - This undated photo released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows Evelyn Mae Boswell. Megan Boswell, the mother of the 15-month-old Tennessee girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert, has been arrested for filing a false police report, the Bristol Herald Courier reported Tuesday night, Feb. 25, 2020. The TBI said in a news release that the child's grandmother, Angela Boswell, and her boyfriend, William McCloud are "believed to have information" regarding the whereabouts of the girl, who was reported missing Feb. 18, but might not have been seen since December. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via AP, File)
February 26, 2020 - 7:52 am
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The teen mother of a 15-month-old Tennessee girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert is now accused of filing a false police report. Megan Boswell, who has said the toddler’s grandmother took the little girl to Mendota, Virginia, is being held at the Sullivan County jail...
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This undated Department of Motor Vehicles photo provided by the Maryland Heights Police Department shows Michael J. Honkomp. Honkomp has been charged with first-degree murder after he shot and killed a worker at a crowded suburban St. Louis community center before an officer who was outside the building rushed in and opened fire on the gunman, possibly preventing a much larger tragedy, authorities said Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (Maryland Heights Police Department via AP)
February 26, 2020 - 7:18 am
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) — A part-time janitor has been charged with first-degree murder after he shot and killed a worker at a crowded suburban St. Louis community center before an officer who was outside the building rushed in and opened fire on the gunman, possibly preventing a much larger...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2014, file photo, Peter Nygard attends the 24th Night of 100 Stars Oscars Viewing Gala at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Federal authorities on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, raided the Manhattan headquarters of the Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard amid claims that he sexually assaulted and trafficked dozens of teenage girls and young women. (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP, File)
February 25, 2020 - 9:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities raided the Manhattan headquarters of the Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard, a search that came amid claims he trafficked and sexually assaulted dozens of teenage girls and women. The FBI searched the designer's Times Square offices Tuesday less than two weeks...
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