Violent crime

Two inmates escaped from the Oklahoma County jail in downtown Oklahoma City, by tying together bedsheets to use as a rope after breaking out a window in the early morning hours on Friday, July 31, 2020. A murder suspect and his cellmate escaped the Oklahoma County jail early Friday by using sheets tied together to climb down the outside of the building from a 12th floor cell, authorities said. (Dave Morris/The Oklahoman via AP)
July 31, 2020 - 1:09 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A murder suspect escaped the Oklahoma County jail in Oklahoma City early Friday by using sheets tied together to climb down the outside of the building from a 12th floor cell, authorities said. Pablo Robledo, 34, who was being held on a first-degree murder charge, and his...
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Chicago Police investigate at the 25th District station on the Northwest Side, after several officers were shot outside the station, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Authorities say a carjacking suspect being led into the Chicago police station shot three officers who returned fire and shot him. Police spokesman Tom Ahern says the shooting happened Thursday morning as the officers were leading the suspect from a police vehicle in to a station house on the city's northwest side. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
July 31, 2020 - 12:04 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A convicted felon on parole has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of three Chicago police officers outside a station, authorities said Friday. Lovelle Jordan was taken to the station on the city's northwest side after officers arrested him Thursday in connection with...
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FILE- In this July 30, 2008, file photo, Jeffrey Epstein appears in court in West Palm Beach, Fla. Newly unsealed court documents provide a fresh glimpse into a fierce civil court fight between Epstein's ex-girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, and one of the women who accused the couple of sexual abuse. The documents released Thursday, July 30, 2020, were from a now-settled defamation lawsuit filed by one of Epstein's alleged victims, Virginia Roberts Giuffre. (Uma Sanghvi/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
July 31, 2020 - 8:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The judge presiding over the criminal case against a British socialite charged with recruiting teenage girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse said Friday that her attorneys are not permitted to publicly identify accusers even if they've spoken in a public forum. “Not...
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FILE - Trinetta Brown, center left, 19, and Triniya Brown become emotional during a memorial service for their brother, Michael Brown, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in the Canfield Green apartment complex in Ferguson, Mo. St. Louis County's top prosecutor announced Thursday, July 30, 2020, that he will not charge the former police officer who fatally shot Brown. But, he said, "our investigation does not exonerate Darren Wilson." (Cristina M. Fletes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)
July 30, 2020 - 11:19 pm
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County’s prosecutor announced Thursday that he will not charge the former police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, a dramatic decision that could reopen old wounds amid a renewed and intense national conversation about racial injustice and...
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Chicago Police investigate at the 25th District station on the Northwest Side, after several officers were shot outside the station, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Authorities say a carjacking suspect being led into the Chicago police station shot three officers who returned fire and shot him. Police spokesman Tom Ahern says the shooting happened Thursday morning as the officers were leading the suspect from a police vehicle in to a station house on the city's northwest side. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
July 30, 2020 - 9:06 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A carjacking suspect being led into a Chicago police station on Thursday shot three officers, who returned fire and shot him, authorities said. The officers and the gunman were rushed to a hospital, police spokesman Tom Ahern said. One of the officers was shot in neck and a breathing...
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Gloria Guillen, the mother of slain Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen, meets with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House on Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Washington.
July 30, 2020 - 4:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met Thursday with the family of a soldier who investigators say was slain on the Texas Army base where she was stationed, saying it is a “terrible story” and that he would help with funeral expenses. The family of Spc. Vanessa Guillen, whose remains were...
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Senior U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow, poses Monday, July 27, 2020, for a portrait in her Chicago home. In 2005, Lefkow returned from work to find her husband and mother shot dead in the basement of her Chicago home. Lefkow was forced to relive her family tragedy this month when a struggling lawyer armed with a gun and a grudge opened fire at the home of another female judge. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 30, 2020 - 11:17 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In 2005, U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow returned from work to find her husband and mother shot dead in the basement of her Chicago home. Investigators initially focused on a White Supremacist who had put out a hit on Lefkow. But the killer turned out to be someone they'd never...
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July 29, 2020 - 6:50 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The only Native American on federal death row is scheduled to be executed in late August, the U.S. government announced Wednesday. Lezmond Mitchell, who is Navajo, had been among the first of a handful of inmates set to be put to death after the Trump administration restored...
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Federal officers advance on members of the "Wall of Moms" group during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 29, 2020 - 6:26 pm
U.S. court officials in Oregon are reviewing bans on future protesting that were placed on some people arrested during protests in Portland after some raised concerns that the prohibitions violated the First Amendment. “We're reviewing every case again right now and looking at the wording of some...
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U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider announces Wednesday, July 29, 2020, that dozens of federal agents and deputy marshals are being assigned to Detroit to combat gun violence and arrest fugitives. Detroit police said hundreds of guns were seized in a recent four-week period. Schneider added that "federal troops" are not patrolling the streets and he dismissed as "irresponsible rhetoric" any suggestion that the government wants to disrupt lawful protests against racism and excessive police force. (AP Photo/Ed White)
July 29, 2020 - 5:23 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal prosecutors worked Wednesday to dispel concerns that federal agents headed to a number of U.S. cities will be used to break up protests, insisting that the agents will work side-by-side with local and state investigators to solve violent crimes. President Donald Trump...
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