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  • George Zimmerman, acquitted in the high-profile killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, listens in court Tuesday, Nov. 19,  2013, in Sanford, Fla., during his hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend.  (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

    New Allegation Made Against Zimmerman In Court

    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s girlfriend said he tried to choke her about a week ago during an altercation that was not initially reported to police, a prosecutor told a judge Tuesday during Zimmerman’s first court appearance on domestic […]

  • Law enforcement officials wearing gloves depart a home in Arlington, Mass., where four people were found dead on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan said the bodies of two adults and two infants were found at the residence Monday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Parents, Infant Twin Sons Found Dead In Mass. Home

    ARLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A husband and wife and their infant twin sons, a week away from celebrating their first birthdays, were found dead at their home on Monday after police were asked to check on them.
    Authorities released few details […]

  • This image provided by the Seminole County Sheriff`s Office shows former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman after he was arrested Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Apopka, Fla. Authorities said they responded to a disturbance call at a house earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Seminole County Sheriff`s Office

    Girlfriend Says Zimmerman Pointed Shotgun At Her

    APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman was charged with assault Monday after his girlfriend called deputies to the home where they were living and claimed he pointed a shotgun at her during an argument, authorities said.
    The girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, called […]

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  • This image provided by the Seminole County Sheriff`s Office shows former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman after he was arrested Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Apopka, Fla. Authorities said they responded to a disturbance call at a house earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Seminole County Sheriff`s Office)

    George Zimmerman Arrested In Florida After Disturbance Call

    APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — The man acquitted of criminal charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin was arrested Monday after deputies responded to a disturbance call at a house in Florida, authorities said.
    Former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was […]

  • Theodore P. Wafer, 54, of Dearborn Heights, appears at his arraignment in 20th District Court in Deaborn Heights, Mich., Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Wafer faces second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Homeowner Charged In Deadly Mich. Porch Shooting

    DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich.  — A suburban Detroit homeowner was charged Friday with second-degree murder in the death of a 19-year-old woman who was shot in the face while on his front porch nearly two weeks ago.
    Theodore P. Wafer, 54, of […]

  • Actor Alec Baldwin leaves criminal court in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Baldwin testified Tuesday that he never had a sexual or romantic relationship with Canadian actress Genevieve Sabourin, who is accused of stalking him. He said that after they met she began leaving dozens of voice mails for him a night and eventually started threatening to show up at his homes. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Actress Convicted Of Stalking Alec Baldwin

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Canadian actress who pined for Alec Baldwin was convicted Thursday of stalking him with yearning emails and phone calls that spiraled into showing up at his homes. So voluble during her trial that she was […]

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  • In this courtroom sketch, James "Whitey" Bulger sits at his sentencing hearing in federal court in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Bulger was convicted in August in a broad indictment that included racketeering charges in a string of murders in the 1970s and '80s, as well as extortion, money-laundering and weapons charges. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

    Whitey Bulger Gets Life For Racketeering, Killings

    BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for his murderous reign in the 1970s and `80s, bringing to a close a case that exposed FBI corruption so deep that many […]

  • Lighted pylons at the Century Boulevard entrance to Los Angeles International Airport, which normally flash in a multicolored sequence, shine a steady blue Saturday evening, Nov. 2, 2013, in honor of Gerardo Hernandez, the Transportation Security Administration officer slain at an LAX terminal Friday. He is the first TSA officer to die in the line of duty in the history of the 12-year-old agency, created in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. A police entry checkpoint, part of an increased visible police presence, is seen in the foreground. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    Gunman Told Police He Acted Alone In LAX Shooting

    LOS ANGELES  — The gunman charged in the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport lay bloodied and handcuffed on the floor of Terminal 3 after being gunned down by police, but he replied to critical questions that helped authorities […]

  • This photo provided by the FBI shows Paul Ciancia, 23. Accused of opening fire inside the Los Angeles airport, Ciancia was determined to lash out at the Transportation Security Administration, saying in a note that he wanted to kill at least one TSA officer and didn’t care which one, authorities said Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/FBI)

    LAX Suspect Set Out To Kill Multiple TSA Officers

    LOS ANGELES  — The unemployed motorcycle mechanic suspected in the deadly shooting at the Los Angeles airport set out to kill multiple employees of the Transportation Security Administration and hoped the attack would “instill fear in their traitorous minds,” authorities […]

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  • In this aerial video frame grab provided by CBS-LA, fire and rescue personnel gather at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday Nov. 1, 2013. Shots were fired Friday at Los Angeles International Airport, prompting authorities to evacuate a terminal and stop flights headed for the city from taking off from other airports. (AP Photo/CBS-LA)

    Gunman Kills TSA Agent At LAX, Injures 2 Others

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, killing a Transportation Security Administration employee and wounding two other people in an attack that frightened passengers and disrupted flights […]

  • Multiple Victims In Shooting At L.A. Airport; Suspected Gunman Held

    Multiple Victims In Shooting At L.A. Airport; Suspected Gunman Held

    LOS ANGELES  – Several people were injured in a shooting incident that sparked chaos at the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday and authorities said the suspected gunman was in custody.
    The airport halted outgoing flights after the shooting and passengers […]

  • Shots Fired At LAX Prompt Evacuation, Stall Flights

    Shots Fired At LAX Prompt Evacuation, Stall Flights

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shots were fired Friday at Los Angeles International Airport, prompting authorities to evacuate a terminal and stop flights headed for the city from taking off from other airports.
    Gunshots were reported at Terminal 3 just around 9:30 […]

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    6 People Shot Dead In S.C. Domestic Dispute

    GREENWOOD, S.C — Bryan Sweatt was in the middle of a custody fight with his girlfriend over their 7-month-old daughter and facing a burglary charge that could put him in jail for years.
    His girlfriend’s father had warned him to stay […]

  • FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2013 file photo, Chris Brown arrives at the 55th annual Grammy Awards, in Los Angeles. Brown was arrested early Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 in Washington after a fight broke out near the W Hotel near the White House. District of Columbia Police spokesman Officer Paul Metcalf says 24-year-old Brown was arrested and charged with felony assault. Metcalf says 35-year-old Chris Hollosy also was arrested on felony assault charges after the incident.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    D.C. Police: Chris Brown, Companion Threw Punches

    WASHINGTON  — Chris Brown is accused of punching a man in the face after the man said he tried to get into a photo with the singer outside a hotel, according to police, the latest legal trouble for the Grammy […]

  • Mass. Teacher Slain; 14-Year-Old Student Charged

    Mass. Teacher Slain; 14-Year-Old Student Charged

    DANVERS, Mass.  — A 14-year-old high school student described by classmates as soft-spoken and pleasant was accused of killing a well-liked math teacher, whose body was found in the woods behind the school.
    Law enforcement officials recovered the remains of 24-year-old […]

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  • A  Sparks Middle School student cries and is comforted after being released from Agnes Risley Elementary School, where some students were evacuated to after a shooting at SMS in Sparks, Nev. on Monday, October 21, 2013 in Sparks, Nev. A  middle school student opened fire on campus just before the starting bell Monday, wounding two boys and killing a staff member who was trying to protect other children, Sparks police said Monday. The lone suspected gunman was also dead, though it's unclear whether the student committed suicide. (AP Photo/Kevin Clifford)

    Police: Middle School Shooter Got Gun From Home

    SPARKS, Nev.  — Authorities say the student who opened fire on a Nevada middle school campus, wounding two students and killing a teacher, got the weapon from his home.
    Washoe County School District Police said Tuesday they are still working to […]

  • Swat team members secure the scene near Sparks Middle School in Sparks, Nev., after a shooting there on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.  Authorities are reporting that two people were killed and two wounded at the Nevada middle school. (AP Photo/Kevin Clifford)

    2 Dead, 2 Boys Hurt In Nevada School Shooting

    SPARKS, Nev. — A shooting at a middle school in northern Nevada has left two people dead and two boys in critical condition, rattling parents, teachers and students as they showed up for the start of the school week.
    The identities […]

  • VIDEO: Cat Caught Smuggling Marijuana into Prison

    VIDEO: Cat Caught Smuggling Marijuana into Prison

    A cat was caught entering a prison in Moldova with a cannabis-packed collar around its neck.

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  • This undated combo of photos provided by the Florida Department. of Corrections shows Joseph Jenkins, left and Charles Walker. Walker and Joseph Jenkins were mistakenly released from prison in Franklin County, Fla.,  in late September and early October.  According to authorities, the the two convicted murderers were released with forged documents. A manhunt is under way for the two men. (AP Photo/Florida Department. of Corrections)

    2 Killers Escape Florida Prison With Bogus Documents

    ORLANDO, Fla.– As authorities hunt for two killers who were mistakenly freed by bogus court documents, prison officials and prosecutors across Florida scrambled to make sure no other inmates had been let out early.
    The review comes three weeks after convicted […]

  • In this framegrabbed image from APTN the entrance to the Tom Bradley International Terminal in Los Angeles can be seen Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013. A baggage handler was arrested Tuesday in connection with dry ice explosions Sunday and Monday at Los Angeles International Airport after police stepped up patrols and increased its checks on employees. Dicarlo Bennett, a 28-year-old employee for the ground handling company Servisair, was booked for possession of a destructive device near an aircraft. (AP PhotoAPTN)

    Ground Employee Arrested In LA Airport Ice Blasts

    LOS ANGELES  — A baggage handler has been arrested following a police investigation into two dry ice explosions at Los Angeles International Airport.
    Dicarlo Bennett, a 28-year-old employee for the ground handling company Servisair, was booked Tuesday for possession of a […]

  • FILE - In this May 25, 2010, file photo, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sits at his sentencing in Wayne County Circuit Court on an obstruction-of-justice conviction. Kilpatrick has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for corruption that turned city hall into a pay-to-play parlor. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    28 Years In Prison For Corrupt Ex-Detroit Mayor

    DETROIT  — A former Detroit mayor was sent to federal prison for nearly three decades Thursday, after offering little remorse for the widespread corruption under his watch but acknowledging he let down the troubled city during a critical period before […]

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  • Craig Wright, right, stands in court with his attorney Mitchell Elman in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.  Wright, 29, of Brooklyn, was arrested on charges of gang assault, assault and unlawful imprisonment, police said, for his involvement with an encounter between a group of bikers and the driver of a sport utility vehicle on Sept. 29.   Dozens of bikers stopped the Range Rover SUV on a highway, attacked the vehicle, then chased the driver and pulled him from the car after he plowed over a motorcyclist while trying to escape, police said. The driver, Alexian Lien, needed stitches after being pummeled by the bikers.  (AP Photo/Jefferson Siegel, Pool)

    Detective Arrested In NYC Motorcycle-SUV Melee

    NEW YORK — An off-duty, undercover police detective was arrested as fallout from a burst of motorcyclist mayhem reached a new level, with investigators saying the off-duty officer was shown on video hitting and kicking an SUV before bikers attacked […]

  • Heather Koon faces two counts of rape

    Heather Koon Raped Babies At Ohio Daycare, Filmed At Least One Incident: Police

    She was trusted to take care of defenseless children, but now one Ohio daycare worker is accused of doing the unthinkable — and filming it.
    Heather Koon, 25, faces two counts of rape after police say they found video on her […]

  • MIRIAM-CAREY KILL IN DC CAR CHASE

    Official: Woman Killed In DC Chase Was Delusional

    STAMFORD, Conn.  — The Connecticut woman who was shot to death outside the U.S. Capitol after trying to ram her car through a White House barrier had been under the delusion the president was communicating with her, a federal law […]

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  • Driver Shot Dead In Dramatic Car Chase At U.S. Capitol

    Driver Shot Dead In Dramatic Car Chase At U.S. Capitol

    WASHINGTON – A dramatic car chase through the streets of Washington from near the White House to the U.S. Capitol ended in gunfire on Thursday when law enforcement officers shot and killed the driver as lawmakers and aides huddled in […]

  • A damaged Capitol Hill police care is surrounded by crime scene tape after a car chase and shooting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. A woman driving a black Infiniti with a young child inside tried to ram through a White House barricade Thursday, then led police on a chase that ended in gunfire outside the Capitol, witnesses and officials said.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

    Police Shoot, Kill Driver After Capitol Hill Chase

    WASHINGTON  –A woman with a 1-year-old girl led Secret Service and police on a harrowing car chase from the White House past the Capitol Thursday, attempting to penetrate the security barriers at both national landmarks before she was shot to […]

  • This view from the Russell Senate Office Building shows police converging on the scene of a shooting on Constitution Avenue on Capitol Hill near the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. A police officer was reported injured after gunshots at the U.S. Capitol, police said Thursday. They locked down the entire complex, at least temporarily derailing debate over how to end a government shutdown.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Police Shoot Driver Outside Capitol After Chase

    WASHINGTON  — A woman driving a black Infiniti with a young child inside tried to ram through a White House barricade Thursday, then led police on a chase that ended in gunfire outside the Capitol, witnesses and officials said.
    Tourists watched […]

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  • Shots Fired Outside Capitol, Police Say 1 Injury

    Shots Fired Outside Capitol, Police Say 1 Injury

    WASHINGTON — A police officer was reported injured after gunshots at the U.S. Capitol, police said Thursday. They locked down the entire complex, derailing debate over how to end a government shutdown.
    Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., told reporters he was walking […]

  • n this frame grab from video provided by the New York Police Department, motorcyclists ride alongside a sport utility vehicle, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in New York. Police say that a man driving with his family along a New York City highway was attacked and beaten by a large group of motorcyclists who first surrounded his sport utility vehicle and stopped it on the road, then chased him for miles after he plowed through the blockade of bikes in an attempt to escape. (AP Photo/New York Police Department)

    Wife: Biker Husband Is Victim In NYC Altercation

    NEW YORK  — Shaky camera footage depicts the gory scene: A driver who police say was frightened when a group of motorcyclists swarmed his Range Rover plowed through them, striking a rider in a purple T-shirt and black helmet.
    The biker, […]

  • FILE - In this July 24, 2013, file photo, Shayanna Jenkins, fiancee of former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, arrives at hearing for Hernandez at Attleboro District Courtroom in Attleboro, Mass. A Massachusetts prosecutor said Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, that a grand jury indicted Jenkins on a single count of perjury in relation to the investigation into the June 17 killing of Odin Lloyd.  Lloyd had been dating Jenkins' sister. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in Lloyd's death and is being held without bail.  (AP Photo/Bizuayehu Tesfaye, File)

    Girlfriend Of Ex-Patriot Aaron Hernandez Is Indicted

    FALL RIVER, Mass.  — The girlfriend of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a perjury charge in connection with the killing of his friend, a Massachusetts prosecutor said Friday, bringing to five the number of people […]

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  • FBI Releases Video Of ‘Delusional’ Navy Yard Shooter

    FBI Releases Video Of ‘Delusional’ Navy Yard Shooter

    WASHINGTON  – The FBI released surveillance video and photos of Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis on Wednesday and said he believed electromagnetic waves had been controlling him for months before the rampage that killed 12 people.
    There are no signs that […]

  • FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2013 file photo, Chicago Police detectives investigate the scene where 13 people, including a 3-year-old child, were shot in a city park in Chicago. Authorities on Monday night, Sept. 23, 2013, charged two men in connection with the shooting. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

    2 Charged In Chicago Park Shooting That Wounded 13

    CHICAGO — Two men have been charged in connection with a shooting last week at a Chicago park that injured 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy, Chicago officials announced Monday night.
    Authorities say Bryon Champ, 21, and Kewane Gatewood, 20, were […]

  • Meshael Alayban, 42, sits in court during her arraignment in a Santa Ana court on Friday Sept. 20, 2013. Prosecutors on Friday dropped a human-trafficking case that was brought against Alayban, a Saudi princess this summer after a Kenyan maid alleged her passport had been taken away and she had been forced to work long hours for meager pay. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, Pool)

    Trafficking Case Against Saudi Princess Dismissed

    SANTA ANA, Calif.  — A human-trafficking charge against a Saudi princess was abruptly dismissed Friday after prosecutors were unable to support claims by a Kenyan maid who said she had to escape from her employer’s condominium after having her passport […]

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  • Chicago Police: Assault-Style Gun Used In Attack

    Chicago Police: Assault-Style Gun Used In Attack

    CHICAGO  — Chicago’s top police official says an assault-style weapon with a high-capacity magazine was used in a late-night attack at a southwest Chicago park in which 13 people were wounded.
    Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Friday that given the type […]

  • Police: Georgia Teen Abducted From Home Found Alive

    Police: Georgia Teen Abducted From Home Found Alive

    ELLENWOOD, Ga. — A 14-year-old Georgia girl abducted in a home invasion robbery was found alive on Wednesday after a massive search by multiple law enforcement agencies, and two suspects were in custody, police said.
    Ayvani Hope Perez had been taken […]

  • This undated photo provided by Kristi Kinard Suthamtewakul shows Aaron Alexis in Fort Worth, Texas. The FBI has identified Alexis, 34, as the gunman in the Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 shooting rampage at at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington that left thirteen dead, including himself. (AP Photo/Kristi Kinard Suthamtewakul)

    Navy Yard Gunman’s Mom: ‘I Don’t Know Why He Did It’

    WASHINGTON  — The mother of Aaron Alexis said Wednesday that she does not know why her son opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard, killing 12 people, but she is glad he can no longer hurt anyone else.
    Cathleen Alexis read […]

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  • This photo provided by The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children shows an undate photo of Ayvani Hope Perez. Robbers broke into a home near Atlanta early Tuesday Sept. 17, 2013, demanding jewelry and money, and when they were told there was none of either in the house, abducted the 14-year-old girl and shot and killed the family dog, police said. She was last seen wearing blue and grey Star Wars pajama bottoms and a grey superhero shirt. (AP Photo/National Center for Missing & Exploited Children) no sales

    Police: 14-Year-Old Abducted In Ga. Home Invasion

    JONESBORO, Ga. — In an apparent random home invasion, robbers broke in, demanded money and jewelry and when they were told there was none, abducted a 14-year-old girl and killed the family dog, authorities in the Atlanta area said.
    Police continued […]

  • This booking photo provided by the Fort Worth Police Department shows Aaron Alexis, arrested in September, 2010, on suspicion of discharging a firearm in the city limits. The FBI has identified Alexis, 34, as the gunman in the Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 shooting rampage at at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington that left thirteen dead, including himself. (AP Photo/ Fort Worth Police Department)

    13 Killed In Washington D.C. Navy Yard Shooting Rampage

    WASHINGTON  — A former Navy reservist went on a shooting rampage Monday inside a building at the heavily secured Washington Navy Yard, firing from a balcony onto office workers in an atrium below, authorities and witnesses said. Thirteen people were […]

  • Officials: 3 Navy Yard Shooting Victims To Recover

    Officials: 3 Navy Yard Shooting Victims To Recover

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A hospital official says a police officer and two civilians wounded in the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard are expected to survive.
    The shooting rampage left at least 12 people dead.
    But the three being treated at Washington […]

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