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2 Nevada inmates plead guilty in deadly prison yard attack

Jul. 10, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two Nevada prison inmates have pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing another inmate in what authorities called a gang-related recreation yard attack at a correctional facility outside Las Vegas more than four years ago. Jeremy Kenneth Nuckles, 43, and Justin Matthias Muncy, 36, pleaded guilty...

3 Los Angeles officers accused of false gang identifications

Jul. 10, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Los Angeles police officers have been charged with falsifying records reporting that people they stopped were gang members or associates, prosecutors said Friday. The members of the Police Department's Metropolitan Division were charged Thursday in a 59-count complaint alleging one...

No bond for alleged getaway driver in death of Chicago girl

Jul. 7, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man charged in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old Chicago girl was the getaway driver for other armed men, prosecutors said Tuesday. A judge denied bond to Reginald Merrill, who is charged with murder in the July Fourth death of Natalia Wallace. She was one of at least 17 people who were...

An officer investigates the scene of a shooting in Chicago on Sunday, July 5, 2020. At least a dozen people, including a 7-year-old girl at a family party and a teenage boy, were killed in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, police said. Scores of people were shot and wounded. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Chicago's holiday weekend ends with 17 dead, 70 wounded

Jul. 6, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — One of Chicago's bloodiest holiday weekends in memory ended with 17 people fatally shot, including a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, and 70 more wounded, despite a concerted effort to quell the violence with an additional 1,200 police officers on the streets. The violence was far...

Missouri governor signs bill to increase prison sentences

Jul. 6, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Monday announced he's signing a contested bill that will ramp up penalties for gun crimes, second-degree murder and gang crimes. It also would create the crime of vehicle hijacking, which now can be prosecuted as robbery. The measure is the only bill the...

13 Illinois 'Bomb Squad' gang members sentenced to prison

Jul. 5, 2020 9:24 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Thirteen members of a Peoria street gang known as the “Bomb Squad” have been sentenced to prison terms for a racketeering conspiracy that included murder, attempted murder, arson and drug trafficking. Federal prosecutors said one defendant was sentenced to life in prison,...

Policemen stand guard after a gang of criminals ambushed and fired on police who had come to arrest them in Kanpur, India, Friday, July 3, 2020. The criminals blocked a road with excavators and fired on the police officers from rooftops, said Awanish Awasthi, an Uttar Pradesh state government spokesman. Five officers were injured and the assailants fled before police reinforcements could reach the area, Awasthi said. (AP Photo)

Crime gang accused of killing 8 police in northern India

Jul. 3, 2020 5:52 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A gang of criminals ambushed and fired on police who had come to arrest them in a northern Indian village early Friday, killing eight of the officers, a government official said. The criminals blocked a road with excavators and fired on the police officers from rooftops, said Awanish...

FILE - In this April 26, 2016 file photo, family members and supporters of 43 missing teachers college students carry pictures of the students as they march to demand the case not be closed and that experts' recommendations about new leads be followed, in Mexico City. Nearly six years after 43 students disappeared in Mexico’s southern Guerrero state, Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero said Tuesday, June 30, 2020 that prosecutors had requested 46 arrest warrants for various municipal level public servants in the state in relation to the case. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

New arrest warrants issued in case of Mexico's missing 43

Jun. 30, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nearly six years after 43 students disappeared in Mexico’s southern Guerrero state, Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero said Tuesday that prosecutors had requested 46 arrest warrants for municipal officials in the state in relation to the case. The warrants are based on forced...

A police vehicle arrives to the place where an abandoned vehicle that is believed to have been used by gunmen in an attack against the chief of police was found, in Mexico City, Friday, June 26, 2020. Heavily armed gunmen attacked and wounded Omar Garcia Harfuch in a brazen operation that left an unspecified number of dead, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said Friday. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Brazen ambush of Mexico police chief leaves few options

Jun. 27, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The dramatic assassination attempt on Mexico City’s police chief was just the latest and clearest sign that Mexico’s powerful criminal element is bringing the violence it has unleashed on the general population directly to President Andrés Manuel López...

Measures that passed or failed in Georgia General Assembly

Jun. 26, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Lawmakers in the Georgia General Assembly on Friday are concluding the regular 2020 session of the General Assembly after a months-long recess because of COVID-19. Besides their annual duty of passing a budget to govern state spending, here's a look at the fate of some other significant...