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Government fails to release data on deaths in police custody

Jun. 19, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

More than four years after Congress required the Department of Justice to assemble information about those who die in police custody, the agency has yet to implement a system for collecting that data or release any new details of how and why people die under the watch of law enforcement. The information vacuum is...

AP Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

Jun. 18, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry, pleading and desperate. She'd called every day that past week, begging for help. I need my medicine, she demanded. I have to get out of here! she screamed. Fillmore was in the Duchesne County Jail on a charge of violating...

3rd suspected suicide in less than 2 weeks for NY police

Jun. 14, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a 29-year-old officer died Friday in the department's third suspected suicide in less than two weeks. Police say he shot himself in the head around 3:45 p.m. on a Staten Island street near the 121st Precinct to which the officer was assigned. His identity had not...

Artist Peter Max's wife found dead in a suspected suicide

Jun. 11, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The wife of the artist Peter Max has died in a suspected suicide amid a family fight over her husband's work and allegations that he was being exploited. The New York Police Department said Mary Max, 52, was found dead Sunday in her apartment by her husband's health aide. She had been...

Police: Teacher, son die in apparent murder-suicide at home

Jun. 10, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say the deaths of a school teacher and his son are being investigated as an apparent murder-suicide after the pair were found shot in the burning bedroom of a home for sale in Tennessee. News outlets report a home inspector went Monday morning to see the property in...

Japan's bare detention center holds many without convictions

Jun. 10, 2019 7:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — With its bare cells, the Tokyo Detention House looks much like a high-security prison, but most of those who get incarcerated here, including former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, have not been convicted of any crime. Japan's system of refusing bail while suspects await trial, often for months,...

Deadly knife attack on schoolgirls startles Japan

May. 29, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — In a country considered among the safest in the world, a deadly knife attack near Tokyo on a group of schoolgirls has shocked Japanese parents and officials and raised concerns over the safety of children. Authorities say a man brandishing two knives slashed the girls and at least two parents...

Knife-wielding man attacks schoolgirls in Japan, killing 2

May. 28, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

KAWASAKI, Japan (AP) — A man carrying a knife in each hand and screaming "I will kill you!" attacked a group of schoolgirls near a school bus parked at a bus stop just outside Tokyo on Tuesday, killing two people and injuring at least 17 before killing himself, officials said. Most of the victims were...

Defendant says he doesn't recall if he shot 8 at church

May. 22, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man accused of fatally shooting one person and wounding seven others at a Nashville church in 2017 testified Wednesday that he can't remember if he did it. In a Nashville courtroom, a prosecutor repeatedly asked 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson about his testimony that he had...

Ex-partner of deceased skater Coughlin says she was abused

May. 21, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of the former skating partners of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Coughlin has accused him in a series of Facebook posts of sexually assaulting her over a two-year period. Coughlin, who killed himself in January, "hurt at least 10 people including me," wrote Bridget Namiotka,...