Violence

Smoke from burning cars rises due in Culiacan, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. An intense gunfight with heavy weapons and burning vehicles blocking roads raged in the capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa state Thursday after security forces located one of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s sons who is wanted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges. (AP Photo/Hector Parra)
October 18, 2019 - 9:28 am
CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities say they backed off an attempt to capture a son of drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman after cartel gunmen shooting heavy weapons and burning vehicles that paralyzed the capital of Mexico's Sinaloa state — apparently outgunning lawmen. Twenty-one...
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Smoke from burning cars rises due in Culiacan, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. An intense gunfight with heavy weapons and burning vehicles blocking roads raged in the capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa state Thursday after security forces located one of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s sons who is wanted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges. (AP Photo/Hector Parra)
October 18, 2019 - 9:24 am
CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities say they backed off an attempt to capture a son of drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman after cartel gunmen unleashed a gunfight with heavy weapons and burning vehicles that paralyzed the capital of Mexico's Sinaloa state — apparently outgunning...
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Paramedics attend a protestor during clashes with police in Barcelona, Spain, early Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Catalonia's separatist leader vowed Thursday to hold a new vote to secede from Spain in less than two years as the embattled northeastern region grapples with a wave of violence that has tarnished a movement proud of its peaceful activism. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
October 18, 2019 - 7:10 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Catalonia (all times local): 12:05 p.m. The Spanish soccer federation has postponed next week's marquee game between Barcelona and Real Madrid due to a fear of more street violence in Catalonia. Barcelona is the capital of Spain's northeastern...
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FILE - This June 20, 2014 file photo shows the Rikers Island jail complex in New York with the Manhattan skyline in the background. New York City lawmakers are considering a plan to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex and replace it with four smaller jails. The City Council is set to vote Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 on a plan to build the jails that would replace Rikers. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 17, 2019 - 6:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers voted Thursday to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex, which has become synonymous with violence and neglect, and replace it with four smaller jails intended to be more modern and humane. The City Council voted 36-13 to replace the complex with...
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Protestors make barricades in the street during clashes with police in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Spain's government said Wednesday it would do whatever it takes to stamp out violence in Catalonia, where clashes between regional independence supporters and police have injured more than 200 people in two days. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu)
October 16, 2019 - 8:16 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rioting raged in Barcelona and several other Catalan towns for a third straight night Wednesday, with police fighting running street battles with protesters angered by lengthy prison sentences for nine leaders of the wealthy region's drive for independence from Spain. Tens...
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Pastor Kyev Tatum speaks at a news conference at a church to a group of community leaders on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Fort Worth, Texas, who are calling for a plan overseen by a federal judge to reform the Fort Worth Police Department. This comes after the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old woman in her home over the weekend in Fort Worth. (AP Photo/Jamie Stengle)
October 16, 2019 - 7:39 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Community and faith leaders on Wednesday called on the Trump administration to open a civil rights investigation into the Fort Worth Police Department in the wake of a white officer's fatal shooting of a black woman in her home, saying the goal should be a police reform...
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Pastor Kyev Tatum speaks at a news conference at a church to a group of community leaders on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Fort Worth, Texas, who are calling for a plan overseen by a federal judge to reform the Fort Worth Police Department. This comes after the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old woman in her home over the weekend in Fort Worth. (AP Photo/Jamie Stengle)
October 16, 2019 - 7:31 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Community and faith leaders on Wednesday called on the Trump administration to open a civil rights investigation into the Fort Worth Police Department in the wake of a white officer's fatal shooting of a black woman in her home, saying the goal should be a police reform...
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Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez makes a statement at the Moncloa Palacenin Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Spain's government met other national political leaders Wednesday and said it would do whatever it takes to stamp out violence in Catalonia, where clashes between regional independence supporters and police have injured more than 200 people in two days after Spain's Supreme Court on Monday handed nine separatist Catalan leaders lengthy prison sentences for their part in an October 2017 effort to achieve independence. (AP Photo/Paul White)
October 16, 2019 - 4:10 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Three straight days of clashes between protesters and police in Catalonia won't provoke authorities into taking drastic measures, Spain's caretaker prime minister Pedro Sánchez said Wednesday, as new riots rocked Barcelona. The Spanish government will respond with "firmness...
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Demonstrators walk along a highway in Girona, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Thousands of people have joined five large protest marches across Catalonia that are set to converge on Barcelona, as the restive region reels from two straight days of violent clashes between police and protesters. The marches set off from several Catalan towns and aimed to reach the Catalan capital by Friday. (AP Photo/Mar Grau)
October 16, 2019 - 12:42 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's government said Wednesday it would do whatever it takes to stamp out violence in Catalonia, where clashes between regional independence supporters and police have injured more than 200 people in two days. "Everything is prepared and (the government) will act, if...
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October 16, 2019 - 12:02 pm
MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — In a story Oct. 15 about two shootouts between Mexican security forces and suspected drug cartel gunmen, The Associated Press reported erroneously that they took place the same day. One took place Monday, and the other Tuesday. A corrected version of the story is below:...
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