Violent crime

A woman lays down flowers at the area where 15-year-old girl was fatally stabbed yesterday, Monday, June 11, 2018, in a park in the German city of Viersen on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. ( Roland Weihrauch/dpa via AP)
June 12, 2018 - 10:44 am
BERLIN (AP) — A new suspect in the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old Romanian girl in western Germany turned himself in to police on Tuesday, authorities said. The 17-year-old's detention followed the release of another man who had turned himself in after fleeing from officers investigating the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2017 file photo, Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his office in Bnei Brak, east Tel Aviv, Israel. Erdan said prior to a security conference opening Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Israel, that authorities have foiled over 200 Palestinian attacks by monitoring social media, sifting through vast amounts of data and identifying prospective assailants ahead of time. While the technology appears to be effective, its tactics drew angry Palestinian condemnation and have raised questions about civil liberties. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
June 12, 2018 - 7:42 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities have foiled over 200 Palestinian attacks by monitoring social media and sifting through vast amounts of data to identify prospective assailants ahead of time, according to Israel's public security minister. These pre-emptive actions put Israel at the forefront...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2011 file photo, photographer Jean Claude Arnault attends the Kings Nobel dinner at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, was Tuesday June 12, 2018 charged with two counts of rape of a woman in 2011. (Henrik Montgomery/TT News Agency via AP, File)
June 12, 2018 - 7:41 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, was Tuesday charged with two counts of rape of a woman in 2011. Swedish prosecutor Christina Voigt said the evidence "is robust and...
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Orlando Police Chief John Mina arrives at an afternoon news conference during a hostage standoff Monday, June 11, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. Police said a man suspected of battering his girlfriend shot a police officer late Sunday and barricaded himself inside an apartment with several young children. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
June 12, 2018 - 5:52 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man who police say shot an officer before barricading himself in a Florida apartment killed the four children he had been holding hostage before killing himself, police said Monday. Orlando police Chief John Mina said at a press conference just before midnight that the...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2018 file photo, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise speaks at the 2018 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington. Scalise, the Louisiana Republican who was shot and nearly killed during a Congressional baseball practice, apparently has a memoir coming this fall. The 304-page book is called “Back in the Game,” according to listings on Amazon.com and the web site for the publisher Center Street. The release date is Nov. 13. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
June 11, 2018 - 8:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, the Louisiana Republican who was shot and nearly killed during a congressional baseball practice last year, apparently has a memoir coming this fall. The 304-page book is called "Back in the Game," according to listings on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com...
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People watch Pope Francis as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, June 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
June 11, 2018 - 2:11 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — An international family rally the Catholic Church is hosting in Ireland will feature workshops on hot-button issues facing Catholic families, including protecting children from clergy sexual abuse, weathering divorce and ministering to lesbian and gay faithful. Pope Francis will...
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June 11, 2018 - 2:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson is writing a memoir about surviving rape. Viking Children's Books announced Monday that the book is called "Shout" and comes out in March 2019. Anderson is best known for the acclaimed young adult novel "Speak," a groundbreaking work about...
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In this photo taken on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, Lukasz Herba sits at a Milan court, Italy. Italian prosecutors on Monday, June 11, 2018 demanded 16 years and eight months in jail for Herba, charged with drugging and kidnapping a British model for ransom in a sensational case that raised the specter of auctions of young women on encrypted websites. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, file)
June 11, 2018 - 1:23 pm
MILAN (AP) — An Italian court convicted a Polish man Monday of kidnapping a 20-year-old British model for ransom, rejecting the defendant's claim that the abduction was staged to boost the victim's career. The court sentenced Lukasz Herba to 16 years and nine months in prison — a month longer than...
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This photo taken June 8, 2018, shows Christopher Fratantonio, 37, being led into Barnstable Superior Court in Barnstable, Mass. Fratantonio received the mandatory sentence of life without parole following his first-degree murder conviction Friday in the February 2017 killing of 35-year-old Mary Fratantonio inside their Barnstable home.c(Steve Heaslip /The Cape Cod Times via AP)
June 11, 2018 - 1:11 pm
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who fatally stabbed his wife and then sent photos of her body to friends, saying he had killed her and needed someone to care for their children, has been sentenced to life in prison. The Cape Cod Times reports that Christopher Fratantonio received the...
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June 11, 2018 - 10:29 am
PARIS (AP) — A man linked to the sprawling Islamic State network that carried out deadly attacks in Brussels and Paris is facing new charges. A French judicial official said Osama Krayem was charged Monday with a series of terrorism offenses in the November 2015 attacks in Paris, including...
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