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Stories with subject: Violence
  • Exhibit unveils never-displayed photos of Louis Armstrong 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 11:55 am

    NEW ORLEANS - A century after the teenage Louis Armstrong's first pro gig at a honky-tonk, an exhibit about the jazz singer and trumpeter's complicated relationship with his hometown is opening in a state museum in New Orleans' French Quarter.

  • Parents trying to keep dead daughter's farewell notes sealed 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 6:34 pm

    LAS VEGAS - The unpublished farewells of a seventh-grader who killed herself are the focus of a federal court battle between her parents who helped change Nevada school bullying law and Las Vegas school officials who say the writings shed new light on allegations that campus officials failed to tell the parents the girl was being victimized.

  • Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 years story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 4:50 pm

    BALTIMORE - Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 45 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years.

  • U. of Cincinnati shooting puts spotlight on campus police 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 4:02 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - When an Ohio prosecutor charged a campus police officer with murder in the death of a driver during a traffic stop, he offered a harsh judgment on University of Cincinnati police, saying the school should not be in the business of law enforcement at all.

  • No charges vs. 2 officers at scene of traffic stop shooting story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-31-15 3:16 pm

    CINCINNATI - Two University of Cincinnati police officers who were at the scene just after a fellow officer fatally shot a driver are not being charged, a prosecutor said Friday.

  • Aiken deputies told not to make domestic violence arrests 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 12:26 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - An Aiken County Sheriff's captain has instructed deputies not to file domestic violence charges unless the victim cooperates, citing a new law aimed at stemming South Carolina's persistently high rates of domestic abuse.

  • Correction Department eases overtime rules amid complaints 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 12:25 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Department of Correction is making it easier for prison guards to earn overtime after an outcry over schedule changes that critics blame for a severe shortage of officers and recent prison violence.

  • The Latest: Fired Ohio officer posts bail, gets out of jail story has photos
    Updated: Jul-30-15 8:11 pm

    CINCINNATI - Here are the latest developments in the case of the July 19 fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop by a University of Cincinnati police officer (all times local):

  • New Orleans lawmen seek to root out guns in school zones 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 7:49 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite, a 39-year-old Harvard-educated black federal prosecutor whose own life has been shaped by street violence in New Orleans, is renewing his focus on combatting gun violence among young people - this time by getting guns out of school zones.

  • DC mayor, police chief discuss increase in crime 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 6:11 pm

    WASHINGTON - District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and Police Chief Cathy Lanier say they are confronting a spike in violent crime.

  • Maine House speaker sues governor over loss of school job 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 2:56 pm

    PORTLAND, Maine - Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves on Thursday filed a civil rights lawsuit against Republican Gov. Paul LePage for threatening to withhold funds from a school for at-risk youth to get Eves removed from a job, saying it was time for someone to stand up to governor's abuse of power.

  • Eugene police officer accused of assaulting suspect in jail 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 8:04 am

    EUGENE, Oregon - A veteran Eugene police officer has been accused of beating a suspect in the Lane County Jail last September.

  • Guard wins appeals of verdict in fatal prison fight 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 4:05 am

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Damages levied against a Mississippi prison guard cited for recklessness during a 2007 fight in which an inmate died and two others were injured have been reversed by a federal appeals court.

  • Mexico declares 1st 'alert' over violence against women 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 6:50 pm

    MEXICO CITY - Activists on Wednesday hailed the Mexican federal government's first-ever "gender alert," declared for a central state in response to a high incidence of killings and disappearances of women.

  • Los Angeles leaders outlaw high-capacity gun magazines story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 6:18 pm

    LOS ANGELES - The nation's second-largest city is poised to ban possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, stepping into the national debate over gun regulation following a series of deadly, mass shootings.

  • Suspicious death of inmate at state prison probed 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 5:40 pm

    CUMBERLAND, Maryland - Maryland's State Police say they're investigating the apparent slaying of a state prison inmate found lying on his bunk with a bedsheet around his neck at the maximum-security Western Correctional Institution near Cumberland.

  • Wichita settles with man who claimed police officer beat him 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 3:34 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - The city of Wichita has settled a lawsuit accusing an 18-year veteran of the police department of beating a man over what began as an alleged parking violation.

  • Appeals court upholds ex-FBI agent's murder conviction 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 11:56 am

    MIAMI - A divided appeals court on Wednesday upheld the murder conviction of a former FBI agent in the 1982 slaying of a Florida gambling executive in a case connected to imprisoned New England mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger.

  • Pakistani militant leader killed in police convoy attack story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 10:08 am

    MUZAFFARGARH, Pakistan - One of Pakistan's most-feared Islamic militant leaders, believed to be behind the killing of scores of minority Shiites, was gunned down along with 13 other militants during an assault on a police convoy that was transporting him from prison on Wednesday.

  • Worcester reaches settlement in police beating case 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 8:25 am

    WORCESTER, Massachusetts - A black Massachusetts man who says in a lawsuit he was beaten while handcuffed by a white police officer has reached an out-of-court-settlement for $225,000.

  • LA council passes gun magazine ban by majority 12-0 vote 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 7:17 pm

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles City Council has voted to ban possession of high-capacity gun magazines in the wake of several deadly mass shootings around the country.

  • EXCHANGE: Years often pass before stolen guns are recovered 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 8:22 am

    BLOOMINGTON, Illinois - The summer of 2012 was a dangerous one on Bloomington's streets as clusters of teens picked up handguns and went outside to settle disputes with rivals who also had access to bullets and weapons.

  • Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale story has photos
    Updated: Jul-28-15 5:23 am

    CARROLLTON, Georgia - John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. A federal background check came back clean, the pawn shop said, with no red flags raised at the time of sale.

  • Snohomish County pays $620,000 over inmate's death 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 8:30 pm

    EVERETT, Washington - Snohomish County has agreed to pay $620,000 over the death of a severely allergic jail inmate who died after being served oatmeal that contained dairy.

  • 2 New Rochelle men sue NYC over shooting attack last year 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 6:43 pm

    NEW YORK - Two New Rochelle men sued New York City on Monday, saying its police department's lax attitude toward alcohol was partially to blame for an off-duty officer shooting repeatedly at their car.