Violent crime

December 07, 2017 - 10:37 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — A judge has sentenced a man to at least 14 years in prison for the slaying of an Aboriginal woman who bled to death from a violent sexual assault on a remote beach. The sentence for the death of Lynette Daley in 2011 ends a years-long legal battle by her family in a case that exposed...
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Former priest John Feit leave the courtroom following closing arguments in his murder trial, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at the Hidalgo County Courthouse in Edinburg, Texas. Feit is accused of suffocating Irene Garza in April 1960, after she went to confession at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen. (Nathan Lambrecht/The Monitor via AP)
December 07, 2017 - 10:09 pm
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A former priest was convicted Thursday of the 1960 slaying of a South Texas teacher and one-time beauty queen who was a member of the parish he served. A Hidalgo County jury deliberated 6½ hours before returning its verdict in the murder trial of 85-year-old John Bernard Feit...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2015 image from video, Walter Scott, left, is shot by police officer Michael Thomas Slager in Charleston, S.C. Slager, a white former South Carolina officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, for fatally shooting Scott, an unarmed black motorist in the back in 2015, wrapping up a case that became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement. (Feidin Santana via AP, File)
December 07, 2017 - 8:41 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. AL FRANKEN TO QUIT SENATE The embattled Minnesota lawmaker bows to demands to resign amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, the second Democrat to fall in a week. 2. CONGRESS PASSES...
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People gather for a vigil at St. Joseph Church in Aztec, N.M., Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Students hid in their classrooms, some behind locked doors or in closets, as a gunman opened fire Thursday inside a New Mexico high school. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
December 07, 2017 - 8:01 pm
AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — Students hid in their classrooms, some behind locked doors or in closets, as a gunman opened fire Thursday inside a New Mexico high school, killing two classmates before he ended up dead. Authorities and other officials in the small town of Aztec near the Colorado border have...
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December 07, 2017 - 7:42 pm
ELIZABETHTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — A snowshoe racer from India has avoided a New York trial for sex abuse by pleading guilty to endangering the welfare of a child. The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports 25-year-old Tanveer Hussain is from the Kashmir region of India and entered the plea Wednesday in Essex...
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Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., leaves the Capitol after speaking on the Senate floor, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Franken said he will resign from the Senate in coming weeks following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations and a collapse of support from his Democratic colleagues, a swift political fall for a once-rising Democratic star. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 07, 2017 - 7:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Al Franken, a rising political star only weeks ago, reluctantly announced Thursday he's resigning from Congress, succumbing to a torrent of sexual harassment allegations and evaporating support from fellow Democrats. But he fired a defiant parting shot at President Donald...
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Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., leaves the Capitol after speaking on the Senate floor, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Franken said he will resign from the Senate in coming weeks following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations and a collapse of support from his Democratic colleagues, a swift political fall for a once-rising Democratic star. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 07, 2017 - 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Al Franken, a rising political star only weeks ago, reluctantly announced Thursday he's resigning from Congress, succumbing to a torrent of sexual harassment allegations and evaporating support from fellow Democrats. But he fired a defiant parting shot at President Donald...
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Police escort buses moving students and faculty from Aztec High School after a shooting Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Aztec, N.M. (Jon Austria /The Daily Times via AP)
December 07, 2017 - 5:58 pm
AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a New Mexico high school (all times local): 4 p.m. Police got initial reports of gunfire at a New Mexico school shortly after first period began. Authorities say Aztec High School was locked down and officers responded in less than a minute Thursday...
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Nicole Finn, of West Des Moines, talks to her attorney Thomas Augustine during Finn's trial for murder, kidnapping and child endangerment on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at the Polk County Courthouse. (Kelsey Kremer/The Des Moines Register via AP)
December 07, 2017 - 5:18 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa teenager testified that his mother forced him and his two sisters to sleep on their bedroom floor in their own waste for months and that she refused to feed one sister in the days before she starved to death. The teen told the Polk County jury on Wednesday that his...
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Police escort buses moving students and faculty from Aztec High School after a shooting Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Aztec, N.M. (Jon Austria /The Daily Times via AP)
December 07, 2017 - 5:17 pm
AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a New Mexico high school (all times local): 3:15 p.m. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says several acts of bravery helped save lives during a deadly shooting at a small-town high school. Authorities say a student opened fire Thursday at Aztec High...
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