Violence

Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke watches the prosecution's closing statements during his first degree murder trial for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 in Chicago. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 04, 2018 - 1:32 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of white Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Jurors are now deliberating in the case of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 shooting of black...
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Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, wearing sunglasses, is escorted out of the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, after testifying in his first degree murder trial for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 03, 2018 - 1:27 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald testified that he opened fire when the black teenager kept advancing toward him while waving a knife, adamantly sticking to his version of events even when confronted with video that showed a...
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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke dabs his eyes as he testifies in his murder trial Tuesday Oct. 2, 2018, in Chicago, for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 02, 2018 - 8:24 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald testified Tuesday that he opened fire when the black teenager kept advancing toward him while waving a knife, adamantly sticking to his version of events even when confronted with video that...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, Jean-Claude Arnault arrives at the district court for the start of court proceedings in Stockholm. Arnault, a French citizen who is a major cultural figure in Sweden, is at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that has tarnished the academy and forced it to take a year off in choosing who should get the prestigious literature prize. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency via AP, File)
October 01, 2018 - 5:24 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature was convicted Monday and sentenced to two years in prison for a rape in 2011. Jean-Claude Arnault, a major cultural figure in Sweden...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, Jean-Claude Arnault arrives at the district court for the start of court proceedings in Stockholm. Arnault, a French citizen who is a major cultural figure in Sweden, is at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that has tarnished the academy and forced it to take a year off in choosing who should get the prestigious literature prize. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency via AP, File)
October 01, 2018 - 5:14 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, has been found guilty and given a two-year jail sentence for a rape in 2011. Jean-Claude Arnault, a major cultural figure in Sweden...
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This photo provided by the news site Guiamedianeira, shows a gun, knives, and other items that were carried by a teenager that opened fire on students at a school in Medianeira, Parana state, Brazil, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. The teenager opened fire leaving two students injured, authorities said. In a statement, the state's secretary of education said the shooter and another teen who was with him had been taken into custody. (Arildo Kehl/Guiamedianeira via AP)
September 28, 2018 - 1:47 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A teenager opened fire at a school in southeastern Brazil on Friday, leaving two students injured, authorities said. The shooting happened in the city of Medianeira in the state of Parana. In a statement, the state's secretary of education said the shooter and another teen who...
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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke listens to the proceedings at his trial for the 2014 shooting death of Laquan McDonald, at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Chicago. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
September 27, 2018 - 1:21 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Now it is Laquan McDonald who is on trial. After days of prosecutors making their case to jurors that Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke committed first-degree murder in 2014 when he shot the black teenager 16 times, attorneys for the white officer are presenting their own...
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September 26, 2018 - 8:57 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a new law requiring that Californians undergo at least eight hours of training, including live fire exercises, before carrying concealed weapons. He also signed a bill making it clear that rapid-fire "bump stocks" like those used in last year's...
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September 26, 2018 - 8:32 am
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York city has reached a settlement with a woman who says two police officers, including a finalist for chief of police, slammed her head into a bench. The Schenectady City Council is expected to take up settlement of Nicola Cottone's case this week. The Times...
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Chicago Police Officers stand guard as protesters rally outside the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago during the Officer Jason Van Dyke murder trial, Monday morning, Sept. 24, 2018. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
September 24, 2018 - 12:44 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald opened their defense case Monday with a witness questioning the thoroughness of the autopsy. Forensic pathologist Shaku Teas testified that most of the 16 shots fired by...
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