Crime

FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, California attorney Michael Avenatti walks from a courthouse in New York, after facing charges. Avenatti, a lawyer who gained fame by representing a porn star in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, has been convicted Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, of trying to extort the apparel company Nike. The charges carry a combined potential penalty of 42 years in prison. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
Associated Press
February 14, 2020 - 9:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the combative lawyer who gained fame by representing porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits involving President Donald Trump, was convicted Friday of trying to extort sportswear giant Nike. The verdict was returned by a federal jury in Manhattan following a three-...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for his rape trial in New York, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
February 14, 2020 - 4:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein considered himself such a big shot in Hollywood that he thought he could get away with treating aspiring actresses like "complete disposables," a prosecutor told a jury in closing arguments Friday at his New York City rape trial. “The universe is run by me, and...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr, left, and President Donald Trump turn to leave after speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington. Attorney General William Barr took a public swipe Thursday at President Donald Trump, saying that the president’s tweets about Justice Department prosecutors and cases “make it impossible for me to do my job.” Barr made the comment during an interview with ABC News just days after the Justice Department overruled its own prosecutors. they had initially recommended in a court filing that President Donald Trump’s longtime ally and confidant Roger Stone be sentenced to 7 to 9 years in prison. But the next day, the Justice Department took the extraordinary step of lowering the amount of prison time it would seek for Stone. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Associated Press
February 13, 2020 - 11:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr publicly swiped at President Donald Trump on Thursday, declaring the president’s tweets about Justice Department prosecutors and open cases “make it impossible for me to do my job.” Barr made the comment during an interview with ABC News just days...
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Former Ohio State football player Jahsen Wint, left, consults with his attorney, Sam Shamansky, right, following his arraignment on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 at the Franklin County Municipal Courthouse in Columbus, Ohio. Wint, who was dismissed from the team on Feb. 12, 2020, along with teammate and co-defendant Amir Riep, are charged with the rape and kidnapping of a 19-year-old woman on Feb. 4, 2020 at an apartment the two men share. (Joshua A. Bickel/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
Associated Press
February 13, 2020 - 4:15 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two former Ohio State football players pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that they held a woman against her will and raped her this month. Defensive backs Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint — who were kicked off the team Wednesday after they were charged — made an initial...
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These photos provided by the Franklin County Ohio Sheriff show Jahsen Wint, left, and Amir I. Reip, right. Police say two Ohio State University football players have been charged with rape and kidnapping. The Columbus Dispatch reports that 21-year-old defensive players Amir I. Riep and Jahsen L. Wint were booked into jail early Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (Franklin County Ohio Sheriff via AP)
Associated Press
February 12, 2020 - 7:17 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio State University football players were kicked off the team Wednesday after being charged with rape and kidnapping. Defensive backs Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint, both 21, were booked into jail earlier in the day after they were charged with sexually assaulting a woman on...
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This image provided by WMAR-2 News shows emergency and law enforcement officials responding to the scene of a shooting, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 in Baltimore. Two law enforcement officers with a fugitive task force were injured and a suspect died in a shooting on Wednesday, the U.S. Marshals Service said. (WMAR-2 News via AP)
Associated Press
February 12, 2020 - 5:28 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — A shooting at a Baltimore apartment complex Wednesday ended with the death of a former state corrections official who had been under investigation and the wounding of two fugitive task force officers, authorities said. The officers, one a Baltimore county detective and the other a...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, file booking photo provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, in Fla., shows Jing Lu. A Florida jury on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2019 found Jing Lu, a 56-year-old Chinese woman, not guilty of trespassing at President Donald Trump's part time residence in Palm Beach. Jurors did find Jing Lu guilty of resisting a police officer without violence during her arrest. The incident marked the second time in 2019 that a Chinese national was charged with illicitly entering Trump's Florida resort. (Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
Associated Press
February 12, 2020 - 1:25 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida jury acquitted a Chinese woman Wednesday of trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort after she testified she didn't understand a security guard who told her to leave. However, jurors did find Jing Lu, 56, guilty of resisting a police officer...
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Harvey Weinstein leaves his trial Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 11, 2020 - 5:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The defense rested its case Tuesday in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial without the disgraced Hollywood mogul taking the witness stand, setting the stage for closing arguments in a landmark #MeToo trial punctuated by graphic testimony from six accusers. As expected, Weinstein chose not...
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Attorney General William Barr speaks during a news conference, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Justice Department in Washington, as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Seth Ducharm looks on. Four members of the Chinese military have been charged with breaking into the networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions of Americans, the Justice Department said Monday, blaming Beijing for one of the largest hacks in history. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 10, 2020 - 7:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four members of the Chinese military have been charged with breaking into the computer networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions of Americans, the Justice Department said Monday, blaming Beijing for one of the largest...
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Associated Press
February 10, 2020 - 4:52 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago recorded nine homicides between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Sunday, a weekend police said was the deadliest of the year for a city that has seen the number of fatal shootings surge this year after a previous decline. Twenty-three people were killed or injured in shootings...
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