Violent crime

Rodrick Reed leads a chant during a protest against the execution of Rodney Reed on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Bastrop, Texas. Reed is scheduled to be executed Nov. 20, but a growing number of politicians and celebrities have joined calls to further examine Reed's case before his execution proceeds. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
November 15, 2019 - 6:07 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas’ top appeals court on Friday halted the scheduled execution of inmate Rodney Reed, whose conviction is being questioned by new evidence that his supporters say raises serious doubt about his guilt. The stay of execution issued Friday afternoon by the Texas Court of Criminal...
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Parent Mirna Herrera kneels with her daughters Liliana, 15, and Alexandra, 16 at the Central Park memorial for the Saugus High School victims in Santa Clarita, Calif., Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Investigators said Friday they have yet to find a diary, manifesto or note that would explain why a boy killed two students outside his Southern California high school on his 16th birthday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
November 15, 2019 - 5:17 pm
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators said Friday they have yet to find a diary, manifesto or note that would explain why a boy killed two students outside his Southern California high school on his 16th birthday. No motive has been established in the Thursday morning shooting at Saugus High...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019 file photo, Tiffany Li arrives at the courthouse in Redwood City, Calif. After deliberating for 12 days, jurors said Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 that Li is not guilty of conspiring with her boyfriend to kill 27-year-old Keith Green, who was the father of Li's children. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
November 15, 2019 - 4:55 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area real estate heiress who was under house arrest on $35 million bail for more than two years plans to reconnect with her children and visit family in China after a jury acquitted her of killing the father of her kids, her attorney said Friday. After...
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Police investigate the scene of a a fatal officer-involved shooting Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 in Charlotte, N.C. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a tweet that at least one officer was involved in the shooting early Friday that left one person dead and another hospitalized with nonlife-threatening wounds. Police said no officers were injured. Police said the shooting happened in the vicinity of the Epicentre complex of bars and restaurants in the heart of Charlotte’s Uptown business district.(WSOC-TV via AP)
November 15, 2019 - 4:47 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Witnesses described chaos outside bars early Friday during a fatal shooting that involved two police officers at an entertainment complex in North Carolina’s biggest city. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a news release that two of its officers were working...
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Students embrace during a vigil at Central Park in the aftermath of a shooting at Saugus High School Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Santa Clarita, Calif. Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials say a 16-year-old student shot five classmates and then himself in a quad area of Saugus High School Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 15, 2019 - 4:34 pm
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators said Friday they have yet to find a diary, manifesto or note that would explain why a boy killed two students outside his Southern California high school on his 16th birthday. No motive has been established in the Thursday morning shooting at Saugus High...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bucks County District Attorney's Office in Doylestown, Pa., shows Sean Kratz of Philadelphia. A jury has convicted Kratz in the slayings of three young men whose bodies were found buried at a suburban Philadelphia farm. Kratz was convicted Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, of first-degree murder and other offenses. The jury must now decide on a sentence of death or life in prison. (Bucks County District Attorney's Office via AP, File)
November 15, 2019 - 3:48 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man was convicted Friday for his role in the slayings of three young men who were lured to a suburban Philadelphia farm where they were shot, set on fire and buried. Sean Kratz, 22, showed little emotion as he was convicted of first-degree murder, robbery and other offenses...
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November 15, 2019 - 2:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether to reinstate convictions for rape by a military officer and two enlisted men. The issue is whether they could be prosecuted long after the rapes occurred. A military appeals court threw out the convictions because too much time had elapsed...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bucks County District Attorney's Office in Doylestown, Pa., shows Sean Kratz of Philadelphia. A jury has convicted Kratz in the slayings of three young men whose bodies were found buried at a suburban Philadelphia farm. Kratz was convicted Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, of first-degree murder and other offenses. The jury must now decide on a sentence of death or life in prison. (Bucks County District Attorney's Office via AP, File)
November 15, 2019 - 1:47 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A jury on Friday convicted a man in the slayings of three young men whose bodies were found buried at a suburban Philadelphia farm. Sean Kratz, 22, was convicted of first-degree murder and other offenses. The jury, which deliberated nearly 18 hours over three days, must now...
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November 15, 2019 - 1:34 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A jury has convicted a man in the slayings of three young men whose bodies were found buried at a suburban Philadelphia farm. Sean Kratz was convicted Friday of first-degree murder and other offenses. The jury must now decide on a sentence of death or life in prison. The 22-...
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Police investigate the scene of a a fatal officer-involved shooting Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 in Charlotte, N.C. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a tweet that at least one officer was involved in the shooting early Friday that left one person dead and another hospitalized with nonlife-threatening wounds. Police said no officers were injured. Police said the shooting happened in the vicinity of the Epicentre complex of bars and restaurants in the heart of Charlotte’s Uptown business district.(WSOC-TV via AP)
November 15, 2019 - 1:03 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Witnesses described chaos outside bars early Friday during a fatal shooting that involved police at an entertainment complex in North Carolina’s biggest city. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a tweet that at least one officer was involved in the shooting...
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