Violent crime

Pope Francis does the sign of the cross during his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 09, 2019 - 10:30 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking new church law Thursday requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-up by their superiors to church authorities, in a new effort to hold the Catholic hierarchy accountable for failing to...
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CORRECTS AGE TO 22 - FILE - This Tuesday, April 30, 2019, file booking photo provided by Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office shows Trystan Andrew Terrell. A grand jury on Monday, May 6, 2019 indicted Terrell, 22, on murder and other charges in the April 30, 2019 shooting attack at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte that left two students dead and four others wounded. (Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
May 07, 2019 - 5:01 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a 22-year-old man on murder and other charges in the shooting attack at a North Carolina university that left two students dead and four others wounded, a prosecutor's office announced Tuesday. The Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office said...
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University of North Carolina Charlotte
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April 30, 2019 - 6:00 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A man armed with a pistol opened fire on students in a classroom building at a North Carolina university during the last day of classes Tuesday, killing two people and wounding four others, police said. Officers who had gathered ahead of a campus concert raced over and...
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FILE - This June 28, 2018, file photo provided by the Anne Arundel Police shows Jarrod Ramos in Annapolis, Md. Attorneys for Ramos, accused of killing five people at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md., said Monday, April 29, 2019, he is pleading not criminally responsible in an insanity defense. (Anne Arundel Police via AP, File)
April 29, 2019 - 4:54 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The man accused of killing five people at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, changed his plea Monday to not guilty by reason of insanity. Lawyers for Jarrod Ramos said in a court filing that the 39-year-old Ramos was not criminally responsible "because of a...
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April 29, 2019 - 8:22 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — No arrests have been made in a Kansas shooting that killed a Washburn University football player and wounded a former player who was drafted by the New York Giants just hours earlier. Police in Topeka, where the university is located, say they have no new information to release...
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FILE - In this May 1, 1999, file photo, demonstrators gather on the Colorado State Capitol grounds in Denver, Colo., to protest against the National Rifle Association's annual meeting, which is being held in the city. Data shows that such shootings are less frequent and with fewer killed than in the years that preceded Columbine. Still, Americans worry about how safe schools are. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
April 17, 2019 - 6:55 pm
The deadly attack at Columbine High School in 1999 seemed to usher in a new era of school shootings. Two decades later, polls consistently capture growing fears among American parents that their children face imminent danger whenever they go to school. Those fears have only intensified since...
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March 19, 2019 - 4:23 pm
Two men seriously injured in St. Louis-area officer-involved shootings Tuesday.
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This undated booking photo released by Illinois Department of Corrections shows Floyd E. Brown. Illinois State Police say Brown, 39, suspected of shooting a sheriff's deputy and a woman Thursday, March 7, 2019 at an Illinois hotel crashed his vehicle along an interstate highway while trying to flee police. (Illinois Department of Corrections via AP)
March 07, 2019 - 8:31 pm
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy and wounding a woman at an Illinois hotel was taken into custody Thursday after an hourslong standoff that began when he crashed his vehicle along an interstate highway, authorities said. Floyd E. Brown, 39, was arrested...
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FILE- In this Oct. 2, 2017, file photo former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., right, listens as her husband Mark Kelly, left, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kelly said Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, that he's running to finish John McCain's term in the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
February 12, 2019 - 8:54 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced Tuesday he will run to finish John McCain's last term in the U.S. Senate. Kelly, 54, is a top...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, members of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Hudson Falls Police Department use unloaded guns to take part in an emergency drill as they walk through a corridor inside the Hudson Falls Primary School in Hudson Falls, N.Y. With each subsequent shooting forcing schools to review their readiness, parents are increasingly questioning elements of the ever-evolving drills that are now part of most emergency plans, including the use of simulated gunfire and blood, when to reveal it’s just practice, and whether drills unduly traumatize kids. (Omar Ricardo Aquije/The Post-Star via AP, File)
February 10, 2019 - 11:16 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ever since the Columbine shooting, many school districts have held shooting drills to practice emergency procedures. But 20 years later, some parents are questioning whether kids are traumatized by the drills, which can include simulated gunfire and blood and sometimes happen...
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