Crime

April 25, 2019 - 6:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York jury has convicted fake German heiress Anna Sorokin of swindling tens of thousands of dollars from banks, hotels and friends. Jurors returned a guilty verdict Thursday following a month-long trial that attracted international attention. Sorokin was convicted of three...
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This 2011 map provided online by the state of Michigan shows Detroit-area congressional districts. Federal judges ruled Thursday, April 25, 2019, that Michigan must redraw gerrymandered congressional and legislative districts for the 2020 election because Republicans configured them to unconstitutionally guarantee their political dominance and dilute the power of Democratic voters. (State of Michigan via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 5:58 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan must redraw dozens of congressional and legislative districts for the 2020 election because Republicans configured them to unconstitutionally guarantee their political dominance and dilute the power of Democratic voters, federal judges ruled Thursday. In a 3-0 ruling...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file photo, Duke forward Zion Williamson warms up before the start of an NCAA men's East Regional final college basketball game against Michigan State, in Washington. The player widely projected to be the NBA draft’s top overall pick came up at a college basketball corruption trial as jurors heard a recording of a Clemson coach who seemed eager for help recruiting him. The charismatic Zion Williamson played one year at Duke before entering the draft scheduled for June. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 25, 2019 - 5:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The player widely projected to be the NBA draft's top overall pick came up at a college basketball corruption trial Thursday as jurors heard a recording of a Clemson coach who seemed eager for help from an aspiring agent. The charismatic Zion Williamson played one year at Duke...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, file photo, Nouman Raja listens to testimony during his trial in West Palm Beach, Fla. For the first time in nearly 30 years, a Florida police officer is set to be sentenced to prison for an on-duty fatal shooting. Former Palm Beach Gardens officer Raja faces a minimum of 25 years and could get a life sentence Thursday, April 25, 2019, for the 2015 shooting of 31-year-old Corey Jones. (Lannis Waters/Palm Beach Post via AP, Pool)
April 25, 2019 - 3:58 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida police officer was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday for the fatal on-duty shooting of a black musician whose SUV had broken down after a late-night concert. Former Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja was the first person in Florida in nearly...
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April 25, 2019 - 3:57 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who was the target of police gunfire that wounded his girlfriend has told authorities he was opening his car door to show his hands when the bullets began flying. Paul Witherspoon III's account of the April 16 shooting in New Haven is in a search warrant...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, April 23, 2019, provided by Don Draper, a victim of a car crash is offered assistance from police in Sunnyvale, Calif. Draper, a witness to the crash that injured several people, said he was waiting for the light to turn green when a Toyota Corolla plowed through the intersection at high speed. (Don Draper via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 3:12 pm
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — A former Army sharpshooter with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people, then told authorities that he intentionally hit them, police said. Isaiah Joel Peoples, 34...
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CORRECTS TO APRIL 25, 2019-Mohamed Noor, the former Minneapolis police officer waits to go through security at the Hennepin County Government Center Thursday, April 25, 2019 in Minneapolis in the fourth week of his trial. Noor is charged with second-degree intentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the July 15, 2017, shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a 40-year-old life coach and Australian-American who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
April 25, 2019 - 2:22 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors rested their case Thursday against a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman who approached his squad car, and it appeared the ex-officer would soon take the stand to testify. Mohamed Noor is charged with murder and manslaughter in the...
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Honduran migrants Sandra Montoya, her husband Jose Vallecillo and their daughter Brittany rest on the railroad track before a freight train leaves Arriaga, Chiapas state, Mexico, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. The train known as “The Beast” is once again rumbling through the night loaded with people headed toward the U.S. border after a raid on a migrant caravan threatened to end the practice of massive highway marches through Mexico. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
April 25, 2019 - 1:39 pm
ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP) — José Vallecillo, a 41-year-old metalworker from Las Manos, Honduras, has a good-paying job welding steel freight containers waiting for him in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, at a factory where he's worked before and the owner invited him to return. But getting there...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, Daniel Zhang, CEO of Alibaba Group speaks to journalists during Alibaba's 11.11 Global Shopping Festival also known as Singles Day in Shanghai, China. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group remains on the U.S. government’s annual list of “notorious markets’’ that peddle counterfeit products. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
April 25, 2019 - 1:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group remains on the U.S. government's annual list of "notorious markets" that peddle counterfeit products. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said Thursday that Alibaba's on-line marketplace Taobao.com continues sell "high volumes" of...
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Cypriot investigators and police officers search a flooded mineshaft where two female bodies were found, outside of Mitsero village, near the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, April 22, 2019. Police on the east Mediterranean island nation, along with the help of the fire service, are conducting the search Monday in the wake of last week's discovery of the bodies in the abandoned mineshaft and the disappearance of the six year-old daughter of one of the victims. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
April 25, 2019 - 12:41 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on the slayings of Filipino women in Cyprus: (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Two law enforcement officials in Cyprus say a double-homicide suspect told investigators he killed seven people, five women and two girls. A police official said Thursday that the suspect, a...
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