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Richards doesn't favor grand juries

Grand juries haven't been used much in charging local homicide cases, mostly because the panels don't work, Allen County Prosecutor Karen Ri

August 18, 2019


Epstein's purported madam now a focus in sex abuse cases

She's been called Jeffrey Epstein's madam, the woman who recruited girls for his sexual appetites.

August 18, 2019


Number of jailed children falling

Many juvenile courts locally and nationally have shifted priorities to ensure fewer juvenile offenders are kept behind jail walls.

August 18, 2019


Epstein's purported madam now a focus in sex abuse cases

The daughter of a British publishing magnate is one of the most prominent figures left from the orbit of Jeffrey Epstein after his suicide in jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charge

August 18, 2019


Phoenix joins US cities eyeing civilian oversight for police

Phoenix officials are looking to make changes after a video showing officers pointing guns and cursing at a black family sparked national outrage this summer

August 17, 2019


Rape alleged in Ohio football camp hazing

CLEVELAND – Eleven Cleveland-area high school football players were victims of hazing at a camp in June, including four who were sexua

August 17, 2019


AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

AP PHOTOS: Indigenous women protest against Brazil's president, supports of Venezuela's government chastise U.S. over sanctions, Paraguayans rail against their leader for deal with Brazil over sharing power from hydroelectric project

August 16, 2019


Standoff suspect ineligible for guns

PHILADELPHIA – The criminal history of a man suspected of barricading himself inside a Philadelphia rowhome should have prevented him

August 16, 2019


Amnesty urges Sudan's military to extradite ousted al-Bashir

Amnesty urges Sudan's military rulers to extradite ex-President al-Bashir to International Criminal Court

August 16, 2019


The real Brian Banks speaks out on prison injustice, reform

When Brian Banks' home was a prison cell due to a crime he didn't commit, he never imagined he would be the subject of a film

August 16, 2019


Records: Hazing at football camp included sexual assault

Four high school football players near Cleveland have been charged with taking part in the sexual assault of several teammates

August 16, 2019


Tennessee inmate executed in electric chair for killings

Tennessee has executed its third inmate in the electric chair since November, killing a man who maintained that he didn't fatally stab a mother and her 15-year-old daughter in 1986

August 15, 2019


Drugs, weapons convictions in Philly shooting suspect's past

Authorities say the criminal history of a man suspected of barricading himself inside a Philadelphia rowhome should have prevented him from legally owning the firepower he used to wound six police officers in a standoff that carried deep into the night

August 15, 2019


UN: Over 37 health-related attacks in Libya since offensive

The United Nations says more than 37 attacks have been reported in Libya against health workers, health facilities and ambulances since the self-styled Libyan National Army launched an offensive in April to capture the capital of Tripoli

August 15, 2019


Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the U.S. and abroad

August 14, 2019


AP Source: Epstein jail guards suspected of falsifying logs

Jail guards on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein apparently killed himself are suspected of falsifying log entries to show they were checking on inmates every half-hour as required.

August 14, 2019


Federal appeals court grants Texas inmate stay of execution

A federal appeals court has halted Thursday's scheduled execution of a man for the fatal shooting of 23-year-old woman during a carjacking in Houston more than 13 years ago

August 14, 2019


Sudan's rebels want a role in transitional government

A Sudanese rebel alliance says it should be represented in the transitional government formed by the military and the pro-democracy movement following an agreement reached earlier this month

August 14, 2019


A$AP Rocky found guilty of Sweden assault, won't face prison

American rapper A$AP Rocky was found guilty of assault Wednesday by a Swedish court

August 14, 2019


A$AP Rocky found guilty of assault by Swedish court

A Swedish court on Wednesday found American rapper A$AP Rocky guilty of assault for his role in a June 30 street brawl in Stockholm that drew the close attention of U.S. President Donald Trump.

August 14, 2019


Trump amplifies conspiracy theories from perch of presidency

With a pair of weekend retweets, President Donald Trump amplified an unfounded conspiracy theory.

August 14, 2019


Songbirds silenced as Colombia fights wildlife trafficking

Songbird competitions have been a pastime throughout the Caribbean for centuries, but trapping wildlife without a license is a crime in Colombia, and now that conflict with armed groups has declined, authorities are starting to go after animal traffickers

August 14, 2019


Shooter's friend who bought body armor to remain in jail

A longtime friend of the Dayton gunman who authorities say helped assemble the weapon used in the massacre will remain in jail on a charge unrelated to the shooting

August 14, 2019


Epstein accuser sues as questions swirl about his death

A woman who says she was raped by Jeffrey Epstein at his New York City mansion when she was 14 and 15 is suing his estate and three of his associates

August 14, 2019


Bolton's UK trade-deal promise leaves questions unanswered

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says getting a free trade deal with the United States will be "a tough old haggle," after U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton promised the U.K. quick sector-by-sector trade deals after Brexit

August 13, 2019