Crime

2022-06-29 20:27:10
by Dan McCue
Gorsuch Scorches Majority Over Ruling in Sovereign Authority Case

WASHINGTON — It began with a simple question: Do the federal government and a state have concurrent jurisdiction to prosecute... Read More

WASHINGTON — It began with a simple question: Do the federal government and a state have concurrent jurisdiction to prosecute crimes committed by non-Native Americans against Native Americans in what the federal government continues to refer to as “Indian country”?... Read More

Top Texas Cop: Uvalde Police Response was 'Abject Failure'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The head of the Texas state police pronounced the law enforcement response to the Uvalde school... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The head of the Texas state police pronounced the law enforcement response to the Uvalde school shooting an “abject failure," telling lawmakers that there were enough officers and firepower on the scene to have stopped the... Read More

2022-06-21 21:28:02
by Dan McCue
Justices to Decide Future of Mob Watchdog on Waterfront

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will try to resolve a dispute between New York and New Jersey... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will try to resolve a dispute between New York and New Jersey over the latter’s desire to back out of a 1953 agreement to work together to combat corruption and racketeering on... Read More

2022-06-15 20:35:24
by Tom Ramstack
Islamic Terrorism Viewed as Threat While Congress Reviews Security

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers advised against an out-of-sight, out-of-mind mentality Wednesday as they assessed emerging terrorist threats from radical Muslim extremists... Read More

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers advised against an out-of-sight, out-of-mind mentality Wednesday as they assessed emerging terrorist threats from radical Muslim extremists based in the Middle East. The threats have not gone away despite a 20-year American war effort in the war... Read More

2022-06-15 15:04:42
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Wants to Improve Preemption of Domestic Extremism

WASHINGTON — The nation’s frustration with domestic terrorism was evident at a congressional hearing Tuesday as lawmakers sought answers to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The nation’s frustration with domestic terrorism was evident at a congressional hearing Tuesday as lawmakers sought answers to a problem as persistent as violence. The immediate question at the House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing was how to improve... Read More

2022-06-15 14:58:51
by Dan McCue
Amazon, Cartier Sue Social Media Influencer, Businesses, Over Counterfeits

SEATTLE – Amazon and Cartier filed joint lawsuits against an unnamed social media influencer and eight businesses on Wednesday on... Read More

SEATTLE – Amazon and Cartier filed joint lawsuits against an unnamed social media influencer and eight businesses on Wednesday on claims they advertised, promoted, and facilitated the sale of counterfeit luxury goods through Instagram and other websites. The federal lawsuits,... Read More

2022-06-08 15:48:12
by Dan McCue
Man Arrested Near Justice Kavanaugh’s Home Faces Attempted Murder Charge

WASHINGTON — A California man who had allegedly made threats against Justice Brett Kavanaugh and was arrested early Wednesday morning... Read More

WASHINGTON — A California man who had allegedly made threats against Justice Brett Kavanaugh and was arrested early Wednesday morning near the justice’s Maryland home, has been charged with attempted murder of a Supreme Court justice. Nicholas John Roske, age... Read More

2022-06-03 18:03:06
by Dan McCue
Michigan Man With Fake Badge, Ammo Arrested Outside Capitol

WASHINGTON — A Michigan man was arrested outside the U.S. Capitol early Friday morning after he was found with a... Read More

WASHINGTON — A Michigan man was arrested outside the U.S. Capitol early Friday morning after he was found with a fake badge, a BB gun, body armor, high-capacity magazines and other ammunition, according to the U.S. Capitol Police report. According... Read More

2022-06-02 13:36:45
by Reece Nations
Four Dead, Many More Injured in Tulsa Hospital Shooting

TULSA, Okla. — Four people were killed and multiple others were injured after a shooter attacked a Tulsa medical building... Read More

TULSA, Okla. — Four people were killed and multiple others were injured after a shooter attacked a Tulsa medical building on Wednesday. Law enforcement responded to an active shooting situation at the St. Francis Health System’s Natalie Medical Building at... Read More

House Panel Taking up Gun Bill in Wake of Mass Shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is beginning to put its stamp on gun legislation in response to mass shootings in... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is beginning to put its stamp on gun legislation in response to mass shootings in Texas and New York by 18-year-old assailants who used semi-automatic rifles to kill 31 people, including 19 children. The House... Read More

2022-05-31 20:55:43
by Dan McCue
Over a Quarter Million Tune Into White House Stream for BTS

WASHINGTON — The K-wave officially landed in the White House press room Tuesday, with an appearance by the Korean pop... Read More

WASHINGTON — The K-wave officially landed in the White House press room Tuesday, with an appearance by the Korean pop supergroup BTS drawing over 260,200 viewers to the live stream of the daily briefing. On a typical day, the briefing... Read More

Uvalde Grieves, Says Goodbyes at Visitations, Funerals

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — It should have been the first day of a joyous week for Robb Elementary School students... Read More

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — It should have been the first day of a joyous week for Robb Elementary School students — the start of summer break. Instead, the first two of 19 children slain inside a classroom were being remembered... Read More

2022-05-26 12:50:29
by Reece Nations
Some Grieve, Others Seethe After Texas Mass School Shooting

UVALDE, Texas — Flags were already being flown at half-staff on Tuesday evening, hours after an armed gunman entered Robb... Read More

UVALDE, Texas — Flags were already being flown at half-staff on Tuesday evening, hours after an armed gunman entered Robb Elementary School and opened fire in a classroom. By then, throngs of reporters and federal agents had descended upon the... Read More

Gunman Kills 19 Children, Two Adults in Texas School Rampage

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old gunman killed 19 children as he went from classroom to classroom at a Texas... Read More

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old gunman killed 19 children as he went from classroom to classroom at a Texas elementary school in a rampage that also left two adults dead, officials said, adding to a gruesome, yearslong series of mass... Read More

2022-05-24 21:54:20
by Dan McCue
19 School Children, 2 Adults Killed in Mass Shooting in Texas

UVALDE, Texas — Twenty-one people were killed, including 19 children, during a mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas... Read More

UVALDE, Texas — Twenty-one people were killed, including 19 children, during a mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. “He shot and killed, horrifically, incomprehensibly, 14 students and killed a teacher,” Gov. Greg Abbott said... Read More

Buffalo Shooter's Prior Threat, Hospital Stay Under Scrutiny

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white gunman accused of committing a racist massacre at a Buffalo supermarket made threatening comments that brought... Read More

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white gunman accused of committing a racist massacre at a Buffalo supermarket made threatening comments that brought police to his high school last spring, but he was never charged with a crime and had no further contact... Read More

Parishioners Subdue Gunman in Fatal California Church Attack

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — A man opened fire during a lunch reception at a Southern California church, killing one... Read More

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — A man opened fire during a lunch reception at a Southern California church, killing one person and wounding five senior citizens before a pastor hit the gunman on the head with a chair and parishioners... Read More

2022-04-29 21:34:48
by Tom Ramstack
Justice Dept. Sues Trump Campaign Manager Saying He Hid $16M in Taxable Income

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Justice Department is suing Paul Manafort, the former presidential campaign manager of Donald Trump,... Read More

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Justice Department is suing Paul Manafort, the former presidential campaign manager of Donald Trump, after he allegedly hid taxable income he was paid as a consultant for business and political interests in Ukraine. Prosecutors... Read More

2022-04-12 20:01:16
by Reece Nations
Mass Shooting Leaves More Than a Dozen Injured in Brooklyn Subway Station

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A masked gunman opened fire and injured multiple people on Tuesday morning in a Brooklyn subway station,... Read More

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A masked gunman opened fire and injured multiple people on Tuesday morning in a Brooklyn subway station, New York Police Department officials said. The shooting occurred in the 36th Street and Fourth Avenue station in Sunset Park... Read More

Jury Deadlocked on Some Charges in Whitmer Kidnap Plot Trial

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A jury said Friday it has reached decisions on “several” of the 10 charges but... Read More

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A jury said Friday it has reached decisions on “several” of the 10 charges but was deadlocked on others in the trial of four men accused of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. U.S. District Judge... Read More

2022-04-05 21:14:02
by Reece Nations
House Passes Terrorism Response and Prevention Bill 

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass the Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass the Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism Act on Tuesday, compelling federal agencies to submit unclassified reports to Congress upon completion of terrorism investigations. Sponsored by Rep.... Read More

2022-03-30 01:01:57
by Dan McCue
Biden Signs Bill Making Lynching a Federal Hate Crime

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday did something lawmakers have been trying to do for more than 120 years... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday did something lawmakers have been trying to do for more than 120 years — with a stroke of his pen he made lynching, a vile form of domestic terrorism and murder, a federal... Read More

2022-03-21 19:50:20
by Dan McCue
Reporter, 25, Caught in Crossfire, Killed Leaving Virginia Restaurant

WASHINGTON — A 25-year-old newspaper reporter was one of two people killed after a shooting early Saturday morning in Norfolk,... Read More

WASHINGTON — A 25-year-old newspaper reporter was one of two people killed after a shooting early Saturday morning in Norfolk, Virginia. Sierra Jenkins, who covered education for The Virginian-Pilot newspaper, was caught in the crossfire as she was leaving Chicho’s... Read More

2022-03-17 22:57:34
by Tom Ramstack
Black Institutions Ask Congress to Help Pay for Security Amid Violent Threats

WASHINGTON — Rev. Eric Manning invoked the dead of the July 17, 2015, massacre at a church in Charleston, S.C.,... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rev. Eric Manning invoked the dead of the July 17, 2015, massacre at a church in Charleston, S.C., as he testified to Congress Thursday about threats to African American institutions. He read the names of the nine victims... Read More

2022-03-16 12:15:41
by Alexa Hornbeck
Study Highlights Role of Misogynistic Extremism in Hot Yoga Shooting

WASHINGTON — On Nov. 2, 2018, Maura Binkley, a 21-year-old Florida State college student, was attending a hot yoga studio... Read More

WASHINGTON — On Nov. 2, 2018, Maura Binkley, a 21-year-old Florida State college student, was attending a hot yoga studio session in Tallahassee, Florida, when a 40-year-old man entered the studio with a gun and opened fire. The attacker killed... Read More

2022-03-15 13:17:36
by Tom Ramstack
Suspect Arrested in Shootings Of New York, DC Homeless

WASHINGTON – Washington, D.C., police say they arrested a man Tuesday morning suspected of shooting at least five homeless men... Read More

WASHINGTON – Washington, D.C., police say they arrested a man Tuesday morning suspected of shooting at least five homeless men this month. Two of the five men died. All of them lived in New York City or Washington. “Early this... Read More

2022-03-14 16:46:23
by Tom Ramstack
New York and DC Police Search for Serial Killer

WASHINGTON — The mayors of Washington, D.C., and New York City released a statement Sunday saying they are tracking what... Read More

WASHINGTON — The mayors of Washington, D.C., and New York City released a statement Sunday saying they are tracking what appears to be a serial killer who is attacking homeless people at random in both cities. Police blame at least... Read More

2022-03-09 22:02:58
by Tom Ramstack
Justice Dept. Seeks Tougher Enforcement Against Pandemic-Related Misdeeds

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s tougher stance against COVID-19 fraud and misdeeds is showing up in recent announcements of prison... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s tougher stance against COVID-19 fraud and misdeeds is showing up in recent announcements of prison sentences for people making false claims for million-dollar government loans. So far this month, they have included a former Seattle,... Read More

2022-03-03 16:59:55
by Reece Nations
Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan Indicted on Racketeering, Bribery Charges

CHICAGO — Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan was indicted on federal charges Wednesday alleging he was involved in a... Read More

CHICAGO — Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan was indicted on federal charges Wednesday alleging he was involved in a racketeering conspiracy. Madigan served as speaker from 1983 to 2021 and also held numerous other government positions, including representative of... Read More

2022-02-22 18:39:31
by Dan McCue
All Three Defendants Convicted of Hate Crimes in Georgia Killing

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The three men convicted of the murder in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery were found guilty... Read More

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The three men convicted of the murder in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery were found guilty Tuesday morning of federal hate crimes and lesser civil rights charges. In addition the jury also found father and son... Read More

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