Violent crime

This undated photo provided by the Bloomington, Minn., Police Department, shows Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, who was arrested in connection with an incident at the Mall of America where a 5-year-old boy plummeted three floors Friday, April 12, 2019, after being pushed or thrown from a balcony. (Bloomington Police Department via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 11:21 am
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy who was seriously injured when he was thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America near Minneapolis remains hospitalized. Friends of the family have started a crowdfunding effort to help with medical bills. The GoFundMe campaign had raised...
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This undated file photo provided by the University of Illinois Police Department shows Yingying Zhang. Lawyers for Brendt Christensen, an ex-University of Illinois student accused of killing Zhang say school counselors didn't offer him adequate care when he sought help for homicidal thoughts months before Zhang went missing. In a filing unsealed this week, Christensen's attorneys said he told campus counselors he'd been "ruminating" about committing murder but that his treatment by counselors had been substandard. Prosecutors say that claim would be inaccurate and irrelevant. A Tuesday, April 9, 2019, statement from the Champaign-based school says counseling center staff are trained to provide care "consistent with the best practices in mental health care nationally." (Courtesy of the University of Illinois Police Department via AP File)
April 09, 2019 - 4:52 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for a former University of Illinois student accused of killing Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang say university counselors didn't offer him adequate care when he sought help for suicidal and homicidal thoughts three months before the 26-year-old Zhang went missing. Brendt...
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Prison Jail
April 09, 2019 - 8:10 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police say they have arrested some people over the kidnapping last week of an American tourist who has since been freed. Police did not specify how many people were arrested but said they are "actively investigating" the kidnapping which took place on April 2 in a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2015, file photo, Kim Foxx, then a candidate for Cook County state's attorney, speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Foxx, who became the state's attorney, removed herself from the Smollett case before he was charged, saying she had discussed the case with a Smollett family member. The case was handed to First Assistant State's Attorney Joseph Magats. Foxx defended the decision by her staff to drop charges, saying the matter was handled properly. She pointed to Smollett forfeiting his $10,000 bond and doing community service. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
April 01, 2019 - 9:12 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx was elected in 2016 mainly because of anger that the prosecutor she ousted had waited a year to charge a Chicago police officer with murdering black teenager Laquan McDonald. Then Foxx, who is a survivor of sexual assault as a child, grabbed...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, file photo, Jake Patterson appears for his preliminary hearing at Barron County Circuit Court in Barron, Wis. Patterson, charged with kidnapping a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl and killing her parents, is expected to enter a formal plea when he appears in court for an arraignment, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. (T'xer Zhon Kha/The Post-Crescent via AP, Pool, File)
March 27, 2019 - 10:22 pm
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man pleaded guilty Wednesday to kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs, killing her parents and holding her captive in a remote cabin for three months. Jake Patterson, 21, pleaded guilty to two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping. A count of armed...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 22, 2019 file photo, R. Kelly appears for a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, Illinois. Dubai’s government on Sunday forcefully denied a claim by R&B singer R. Kelly that the artist had planned concerts in the sheikhdom after he had sought permission from an Illinois judge to travel here despite facing sexual-abuse charges. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
March 24, 2019 - 11:35 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's government on Sunday forcefully denied a claim by R&B singer R. Kelly that the artist had planned concerts in the sheikhdom after he had sought permission from an Illinois judge to travel here despite facing sexual-abuse charges. In a rare statement,...
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Mourners attend the service for a victim of the mosque shootings for a burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 22, 2019. People across New Zealand will listen to the Muslim call to prayer on Friday as the nation marks one week since a gunman attacked two mosques and killed 50 people. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
March 22, 2019 - 4:04 am
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — In a day without precedent, people across New Zealand observed the Muslim call to prayer Friday as the nation reflected on the moment one week ago when 50 people were slaughtered at two mosques. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and thousands of others congregated in...
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Mourners leave the cemetery after the burial service of the body of a victim of the Friday March 15 mosque shootings at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
March 21, 2019 - 6:12 pm
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of people were expected to come together for an emotional Friday prayer service led by the imam of one of the two New Zealand mosques where 50 worshippers were killed in a white supremacist attack. Two more of the victims were being buried Thursday as...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2013 file photo, R. Kelly performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. Kelly has asked the Chicago judge to let him travel overseas for concerts in Dubai, saying he’s been unable to get work anywhere in the U.S. since his arrest on charges he sexually abused three minor girls and an adult woman. The request in a Wednesday filing says the R&B star will perform at up to five concerts in the oil-rich nation in the Middle East. A judge ordered Kelly to surrender his passport after his arrest last month on 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)
March 20, 2019 - 5:43 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Cash-strapped R. Kelly asked a judge Wednesday to let him travel to the Middle East to perform several concerts, according to a new court filing that said he has struggled to get work in the U.S. since his February arrest on sex abuse charges. The R&B singer hopes to do up to...
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Attorney Jeff Anderson speaks as attorney Marc Pearlman, left, and clergy abuse victims listen during a news conference, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Chicago. Advocates for clergy abuse victims say their list of 395 priests or lay people in Illinois who have been publicly accused of sexually abusing children is far more extensive than the names already released by the state's six dioceses. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
March 20, 2019 - 5:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Advocates for clergy abuse victims released the names Wednesday of 395 priests and lay people in Illinois they say have been publicly accused of sexually abusing children — a roster more than twice as long as what the state's six dioceses previously released. Attorneys handed out a...
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