Crime

Omo Mohammed, mother of slain teen Mubarak Soulemane, speaks at a news conference in Bridgeport, Conn. Feb. 20, 2020. Soulemane, 19, was shot and killed by police in West Haven after he allegedly stole a car from an individual in Norwalk and fled from police at high at speeds that reached 90 mph along Interstate 95. His family announced Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 they intend to file a $10 million lawsuit against the state, the state police, the city of West Haven and the West Haven Police Department. (Ned Gerard/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)
February 20, 2020 - 3:23 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Relatives of a black Connecticut man killed by a state trooper are seeking more than $10 million in wrongful death damages from state and local police, according to legal notices filed Thursday. Lawyers for the family of Mubarak Soulemane, 19, asked the state claims...
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Clarice Hardy speaks at a news conference Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska filed a lawsuit Thursday on Hardy's behalf against the City of Nome, Alaska, and two former officers for failing to investigate the sexual assault report filed by Hardy, a former police dispatcher. On the left is Joshua Decker, executive director of the ACLU of Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
February 20, 2020 - 2:49 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A former police dispatcher in a small Alaska town filed a lawsuit Thursday, alleging her colleagues in the Nome Police Department didn’t investigate after she filed a rape report. Clarice Hardy’s lawsuit claims the inaction was “part of the city’s systemic and ongoing...
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German police officers guard the entrance of a bar where several people were killed late Wednesday in Hanau, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. A 43-year-old German man shot and killed several people at more than one location in a Frankfurt suburb overnight in attacks that appear to have been motivated by far-right beliefs, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
February 20, 2020 - 12:35 pm
HANAU, Germany (AP) — A German who shot and killed nine people of foreign background in a rampage that began at a hookah bar frequented by immigrants had posted an online rant calling for the “complete extermination” of many “races or cultures in our midst,” authorities said Thursday. German...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 file photo, New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson waves to the crowd before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints in Atlanta. Benson, who inherited the team following her husband Tom Benson's 2018 death, said the team's senior vice president of communications advised Archbishop Gregory Aymond to be “honest, complete and transparent” about clergy abuse. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
February 20, 2020 - 11:53 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An attorney for New Orleans' Roman Catholic archdiocese Thursday strongly defended the New Orleans Saints' public-relations help in dealing with the clergy sex abuse crisis, saying the legal effort to unseal hundreds of confidential emails between them is aimed at trying to shame...
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Deaf survivors of clerical sexual abuse from left, Ezequiel Villalonga, Daniel Oscar Sgardelis, and Claudia Labeguerie, answers reporter's questions at the Foreign Press Association in Rome, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. On Wednesday, they had a string of meetings with United Nations human rights officials in Geneva, hoping to build pressure on the Vatican, and Pope Francis himself, to come clean about the crimes committed against them, one year after Pope Francis' summit on clergy abuse. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
February 20, 2020 - 11:42 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Survivors of church sex abuse have descended on Rome this week, marking the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ summit of church leaders on preventing abuse with calls for more accountability and acknowledgment of their pain. On Thursday, three deaf Argentines marched to St...
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Benny Gantz, Blue and White party leader, speaks during an election campaign event of his Blue and White party in Haifa , Israel, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
February 20, 2020 - 11:32 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli prosecutors on Thursday announced the opening of a criminal investigation into the failed start-up of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's challenger, shaking up the final days of what has been a bitter and tumultuous election campaign. The announcement did not say whether...
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February 20, 2020 - 11:30 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in western Mexico said Thursday that the arrest of a criminal gang led to the discovery of a house that had been used to dispose of 24 bodies. Prosecutors in Michoacán state said decomposed bodies were found in the house in Coeneo, a township west of the Michoacán...
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February 20, 2020 - 11:21 am
PARIS (AP) — Julian Assange's European defense team said Thursday it will try to seek asylum in France for the Wikileaks founder, whose full hearings for extradition to the United States on spying charges start next week in London. French team member Eric Dupont-Moretti said Assange's case placed...
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Emergency personnel work at the scene after a person was run over and killed by a float during The Mystic Krewe of Nyx Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)
February 20, 2020 - 11:03 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans is mourning the death of a woman who was run over by a parade float as the city celebrates the season leading up to Mardi Gras. Police are still investigating the accident, spokesman Juan Barnes said Thursday. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office identified her...
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Relatives post a photo of Fatima, a 7-year-old girl who was abducted from the entrance of the Enrique C. Rebsamen primary school and later murdered, at her home in Mexico City, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. The girl's body was found wrapped in a bag and abandoned in a rural area on Saturday and was identified by genetic testing. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
February 20, 2020 - 10:55 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A woman who allegedly took a seven-year-old girl away from school to be killed may have lived with the girl's family for a while in Mexico City to escape domestic violence. The revelation may explain why the girl identified only as “Fatima” went willingly with the suspect -...
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