Violent crime

Law enforcement officers stand guard at the driveway entrance to the emergency room at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Two Dallas policemen were reportedly shot at a nearby Home Depot and reportedly were transported to the Dallas hospital on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
April 25, 2018 - 12:47 am
DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say two Dallas police officers were escorting a man from a home improvement store when he shot them and a store employee. The shooting occurred Tuesday at a Home Depot in northern Dallas. Police Chief U. Renee Hall says the two officers and the store loss-prevention...
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Erick Davila. Attorneys for the Texas death row inmate want the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his scheduled execution this week for the shooting deaths of a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother during a birthday party 10 years ago outside a Fort Worth apartment. The former Fort Worth street gang member is set for lethal injection Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
April 25, 2018 - 12:35 am
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for a condemned Texas prisoner asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his execution scheduled for Wednesday evening for killing a young girl and her grandmother in a gang-related shooting a decade ago that turned a child's birthday party in Fort Worth into a...
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Ozra Kenari, center, places flowers as she cries at a memorial for the victims along Yonge Street the day after a driver drove a van down sidewalks, striking pedestrians in his path, in Toronto, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 11:45 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The suspect in the deadly van attack in Toronto posted a chilling Facebook message just minutes before plowing into a crowded city sidewalk, authorities said Tuesday, raising the possibility that he may have nursed grudges against women — a possible echo of a 1989 massacre of 14...
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In this courtroom sketch, Duty counsel Georgia Koulis, from left, Alek Minassian, Justice of the Peace Stephen Waisberg and Crown prosecutor Joe Callaghan appear in court in Toronto on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. The 25-year-old suspect, Minassian, was charged Tuesday with first degree murder in the deaths of 10 pedestrians he mowed down in the rented van he sent careening along the busy walkway. (Alexandra Newbould/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 11:11 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Details have begun to emerge about Alek Minassian, who was charged Tuesday with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 of attempted murder for driving a van into a crowded sidewalk in Toronto. Here is a look at the 25-year-old suspect in one of the worst mass killings in Canada's...
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In this Monday, April 23, 2018 photo, Travis Reinking, suspected of killing four people in a late-night shooting at a Waffle House restaurant, is escorted into the Hill Detention Center in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, April 23, 2018. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 11:10 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Those who know the suspect in Tennessee's Waffle House shooting say Travis Reinking began displaying erratic behavior years before police say he showed up nearly naked at the Nashville restaurant and killed four people with an assault-style rifle. Friends and relatives have...
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James Shaw Jr., waves to the crowd and legislators inside the Tennessee House chambers as he is honored for disarming a shooter inside a Nashville-area Waffle House at the Tennessee State House Tuesday April 24, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Larry McCormack/The Tennessean via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 9:39 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle away from a gunman at a Nashville restaurant told Tennessee lawmakers Tuesday he faced "the true test of a man," drawing a standing ovation during his brief address. As the House hailed him as a hero, James Shaw Jr. said he acted to save...
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A women fights back tears at a memorial along Yonge Street, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Toronto, the day after a driver drove a van down sidewalks, striking and killing numerous pedestrians in his path. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 9:33 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The latest on the incident in which a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk, killing and injuring people (all times local): 9:30 p.m. A crowd has gathered after nightfall in Toronto's North York community to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial to the victims of a van attack that...
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A man lays a flower at a memorial along Yonge Street, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Toronto, the day after a driver drove a van down sidewalks, striking and killing numerous pedestrians in his path. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 8:59 pm
Here are some of the deadliest mass murders in recent Canadian history: April 23, 2018: A man drives a white van for about a mile along a crowded Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 people and seriously injuring at least 13 others. Police arrest suspect Alek Minassian. The motive remains unclear. Jan. 29...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2017 file photo, Dr. Garen Wintemute, an emergency room physician at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center, shows the website of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, on a computer in the hospital in Sacramento, Calif. Gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16 year period ending in 2015, driven largely by a decline of African-American homicide victims, a recent and rare scientific study of firearm violence found. Researchers at the University of California, Davis published their findings in the May issue of Annals of Epidemiology after reviewing the 50,921 firearm deaths recorded in California between 2000 and 2015. The researchers said it's the first such deep analysis of California gun deaths in 30 years. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
April 24, 2018 - 7:18 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16-year period ending in 2015, driven largely by a decline in gang violence and falling homicide rates among black and Hispanic male victims, a recent study of firearm violence has found. Researchers at the University of California,...
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Bill Cosby, left, arrives with his wife, Camille, for his sexual assault trial, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 24, 2018 - 7:15 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual-assault retrial will begin deliberating Wednesday after a searing day of closing arguments in which the comedian was variously portrayed as a calculating predator who is finally being brought to justice, or the victim of a multimillion-dollar...
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