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Investigator checks a car damaged during multiple shooting incident near Santa Monica College (AP Photo)

Chief says Santa Monica killings were premeditated

  SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Monica’s police chief says the gunman who killed four people in a chaotic rampage planned the attack and had 1,300 rounds of ammunition. Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks says the […]

06/08/2013

Ariel Castro appears in court. (AP Photo)

Cleveland man arraigned on rape, kidnap charges

CLEVELAND (AP) — The man accused of raping and kidnapping three women, who were missing for about a decade before being found alive at his home, was ordered held Thursday on $8 million bail. Ariel […]

05/09/2013

Ariel Castro in Cleveland Police Department mugshot. (AP Photo)

Cleveland man charged with rape and kidnapping

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland man arrested after three women missing for a decade were found alive at his run-down home was charged Wednesday with kidnapping and raping them. Prosecutors brought no charges against his […]

05/08/2013

Michael McGrath

Police facing questions in Cleveland rescue

CLEVELAND (AP) — One neighbor says a naked woman was seen crawling on her hands and knees in the backyard of the house a few years ago. Another heard pounding on the home’s doors and […]

05/07/2013

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Man brings pipe bomb to LA gun buyback

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man has been arrested after police say he brought a homemade pipe bomb to a Los Angeles gun buyback. KCBS-TV says the man brought the bomb to a drop off location over […]

05/07/2013

Amanda Berry, who was kidnapped in 2003 and who escaped from house in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo credit: FBI/AP)

Frantic 911 call leads to 3 missing women in Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) — The woman’s voice was frantic and breathless, and she was choking back tears. “Help me. I’m Amanda Berry,” she told a 911 dispatcher. “I’ve been kidnapped and I’ve been missing for 10 […]

05/07/2013

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Authorities: Student shoots self in Ohio classroom

CINCINNATI (AP) — An honors student at an all-male Catholic high school tried to commit suicide in his first-period classroom Monday, police said, critically wounding himself with a gunshot and sending other students scrambling for cover.

04/29/2013

Cable car in SF

SF police chief wants more cameras after Boston

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the wake of the Boston bombings, San Francisco’s police chief wants more security cameras along a major thoroughfare that hosts city parades.

04/22/2013

SWAT robot, a remote controlled tank-like vehicle with a shield for officers made by Howe & Howe Technologies, is demonstrated in Sanford, Maine (AP Photo)

‘SWAT robots’ soon to protect US first responders

SANFORD, Maine (AP) — A Maine company that’s developed high-tech tanks for the military and Hollywood has a new contraption — a ballistic police shield that sits atop a miniature, remote-controlled tank-like vehicle made to protect first responders.

04/18/2013

Minn. hospital says it mishandled stillborn’s body

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota hospital apologized Wednesday for mishandling a stillborn baby whose body was found in linens that had been sent to an off-site laundry service.

04/17/2013

Security stepped up at Calif. sports, music events

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Mayor Bob Foster and Police Chief Jim McDonnell say extra security precautions will be in place for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend but there are no specific threats or intelligence to cause concern.

04/16/2013

A circus elephant

Circus elephant struck in drive-by shooting

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephant was hit by a bullet in a drive-by shooting in Tupelo, Miss.

04/09/2013

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