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  • Dillashaw, Cejudo set for champ vs. champ UFC fight

    T.J. Dillashaw has dropped to the 125-pound weight class to fight flyweight champion Henry Cejudo in the main event of UFC's debut card on the ESPN networks. Dillashaw, the 135-pound champion, is trying to join Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier and Amanda Nunes as the only UFC fighters to hold

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  • Jayme Closs case: Chilling tale of murder, kidnapping, escape in rural America

    Jake Patterson lasted only two days as a temp at the Saputo cheese factory in Almena, Wisconsin, a largely forgettable stint but for a brief stop behind a school bus while driving to work on a desolate stretch of US Highway 8. The chance encounter provided his first glimpse of a green-eyed, strawberry-blond middle-school student who boarded the bus that October morning. He didn't know her name. Nor did he know who lived in the nearby squat, ranch-style house with beige siding, set back from the...

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  • Man charged with murder in the death of Israeli exchange student in Australia

    A 20-year-old man arrested in the killing of an Israeli exchange student in Australia has been charged with murder, police said. The suspect will appear in Melbourne Magistrates' Court shortly, Victoria police said in a statement Aiia Maasarwe, 21, was studying at La Trobe University in Melbourne, a city consistently ranked among the world's safest places to live. She was talking on the phone with her sister overseas when she suffered a "horrific attack," police said. Her sister alerted the...

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  • 14-year-old in Tempe shot and killed running from police officer

    A 14-year-old boy in Tempe, Arizona holding a replica gun was shot and killed by a police officer as he ran down an alley. The Tempe Police Department released body camera footage of the incident. The officer, identified only as Jaen, was responding to a call from a citizen reporting a suspicious vehicle and approached a gray Chevy pickup apparently involved in a burglary parked in an alley, Chief of Tempe Police Sylvia Moir said in a press conference. The video shows Officer Jaen taking cover...

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  • Man charged with murder in death of Israeli in Australia

    A 20-year-old man appeared in an Australian court on Saturday charged with murder and rape in a savage attack on an Israeli student that had shocked Australia. Codey Herrmann, an aspiring rapper who performs as M.C. Codez, did not apply for bail in the Melbourne Magistrates Court. He is

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  • Officer who shot black man in back indicted on murder charge

    Nashville Police Officer Andrew Delke has been indicted on a charge of first degree murder, prosecutors said, after a video showed him shooting a man in the back as he ran away. Delke, 25, is accused of killing 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick last July in North Nashville. He had been initially charged with criminal homicide, which includes murder, voluntary manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide under Tennessee law. The Nashville-Davidson County District Attorney's Office announced the...

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  • Man charged with murder in death of Israeli in Australia

    A 20-year-old man has appeared in an Australian court charged with murder and rape in the death of an Israeli student in the city of Melbourne

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  • Police make 2 arrests in triple slaying in Kentucky

    Two arrests were made Friday in the deaths of three people found shot a day earlier at a home in western Kentucky, and police said the investigation was "far from over" as they sought more people to question. Police in Owensboro said Arnett B. Baines, 30, and Cylar L. Shemwell, 31, both of

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  • The Latest: Witness unable to identify Van Dyke in courtroom

    The Latest on the sentencing of the Chicago police officer who fired the shots that killed black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 3:20 p.m. One of former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke's daughters spoke during his sentencing hearing and blamed the media for shaming

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  • 911 dispatcher describes Jayme Closs call

    When Amy Pullen went to work last week, the Douglas County, Wisconsin, 911 dispatcher had no idea she'd answer the call that would bring an end to weeks of searching: Jayme Closs had been found. "It's definitely going to be one that you never forget," Pullen said of the call, which came last Thursday after Jayme escaped the residence of her alleged abductor, Jake Thomas Patterson. Jayme ended up at the door of neighbor Kristin Kasinskas, who called 911 and told Pullen that Jayme Closs was in her...

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  • These are the Americans killed in Syria

    Four Americans -- an Army chief warrant officer, a Navy chief cryptologic technician, a Defense Department civilian, and a contractor -- died in the suicide bombing in Syria this week. The blast, believed to have been carried out by ISIS, occurred in the northern city of Manbij on Wednesday and left a total of 14 people dead. Service members were "conducting a routine patrol" at the time of the explosion, the US-led coaltion Operation Inherent Resolve said. The Pentagon identified three of those...

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  • Man killed in South Chicago Heights assault

    A 23-year-old man died Wednesday of injuries he suffered in an assault in suburban South Chicago Heights, according to officials.

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  • Controversial Indian spiritual guru sentenced to life in prison

    A controversial Indian spiritual guru has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2002 murder of a journalist who helped expose the sexual abuse of women within his sect. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, head of the spiritual organization Dera Sacha Sauda, received the sentence on Thursday through a video link in prison, where he is serving 20 years for the rape of two female followers. Self-styled "godman" Singh, along with aides Kuldeep Singh, Nirmal Singh and Krishan Lal, was convicted on murder...

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  • Former Chicago officer to be sentenced in Laquan McDonald shooting

    More than four years after 17-year-old Laquan McDonald died in a barrage of bullets, former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke will be sentenced Friday for the fatal shooting. The veteran police officer was convicted in October of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm for the shooting in October 2014. He was the first Chicago police officer to be charged with first-degree murder since 1980. Van Dyke faces between four and 20 years in prison for the...

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  • Thousands expected at memorial for slain California officer

    Police officers from across the country are expected at Friday's memorial service for a 22-year-old rookie who had long dreamed of being an officer and was slain just weeks into the job in a Northern California college town. The service for Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona, who was shot

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  • 4 Nicaraguan police killed by gang near Costa Rica border

    Police in Nicaragua say four officers have been killed by members of a criminal gang in the country's south near the border with Costa Rica. A statement from the Nicaraguan National Police says officers were attending to an incident in Rio San Juan province when they came under fire from

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  • Ex-judge: Romania ruling could collapse murder trials

    A top Romanian legal expert says a court ruling that the country’s prosecutors obtained evidence illegally could collapse murder and child pornography trials

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  • Man sentenced in fatal stabbing of Morgan Freeman relative

    A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of actor Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter in New York City. Prosecutors say 33-year-old Lamar Davenport stabbed his girlfriend E'Dena Hines multiple times while under the influence of alcohol and drugs in August 2015.

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  • 1 dead, 1 wounded after shooting outside Texas church

    A woman died Thursday after a shooting in the parking lot of a Texas church northwest of Houston, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies were called to the Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Cypress on Thursday night after reports of a shooting, the sheriff's office tweeted. When they arrived, they found two victims. One of them was dead and the other was wounded. The second victim is in critical condition, the sheriff's office said. No suspects were in custody Thursday...

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  • Man sentenced in fatal stabbing of Morgan Freeman relative

    Man sentenced to 20 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of actor Morgan Freeman’s step-granddaughter in New York City

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  • 4 Nicaraguan police killed by gang near Costa Rica border

    Police in Nicaragua say four officers have been killed by members of a criminal gang in the country’s south near the border with Costa Rica

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  • 3 Chicago officers not guilty of cover-up in McDonald's shooting death

    A judge has found three Chicago police officers not guilty of covering up details in the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager. Former Detective David March, former Officer Joseph Walsh and Officer Thomas Gaffney had been accused of falsifying police reports to protect Officer Jason Van Dyke, who was found guilty in October of second-degree murder in McDonald's death. But Cook County Associate Judge Domenica Stephenson said in her ruling the state had not proven beyond a reasonable...

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  • Germany: Love Parade trial headed for inconclusive end

    The trial of 10 people in Germany over a deadly mass panic at the Love Parade techno music festival in 2010 appears likely to be closed without a formal verdict. Four event organizers and six city workers went on trial in Duisburg in 2017 on charges including involuntary manslaughter and

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  • Judge acquits 3 Chicago officers of Laquan McDonald cover-up

    The judge said there was no indication that officers tried to hide evidence in the 2014 shooting of the black teenager.

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