Hate crime 'police priority' as social media cases soar

Almost 6,000 cases were reported last year, now police target young people in a new campaign.


Armed police 'hunt gunman who shot heavily pregnant woman in St Leonards'

Armed police are hunting a gunman suspected of shooting two people, including a heavily pregnant woman.

United States

2 bison slaughter protesters arrested in Yellowstone park

Two people were arrested after chaining themselves to cement-filled barrels in an effort to prevent trucks from hauling Yellowstone National Park bison to slaughterhouses.

United States

4 people found dead in parked van in Southern California

Southern California authorities are investigating the deaths of two adults and two children whose bodies were found in a parked van that had its windows covered with blankets and a sunshade.


Arm homeless with shotguns to reduce crime, US Senate hopeful says

A U.S. Senate candidate in Michigan has proposed a plan to arm homeless people with shotguns in a bid to reduce crime.

United States

The Latest: Police identify suspected hospital gunman

The Latest on a hospital shooting in Alabama that left 2 dead, including shooter (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Police in Alabama say that a "work conflict" was at the root of a shooting at a hospital in Birmingham that left two people dead and one person


Salisbury poisoning: Nerve agent feared to have spread as police officer might have carried traces home

Concern for the family of the police officer who went to the aid of the poisoned Russian spy has grown after Army and police sealed off his street and began work to remove his car for examination.

United States

Emotional testimony in trial of nightclub shooter's widow

Jurors are hearing emotional testimony at the trial of the widow of a man who shot and killed 49 people at a Florida nightclub.


Prime minister of Slovakia offers to resign amid popular fury over murder of investigative journalist

Slovakia’s embattled prime minister offered to resign on Wednesday amid a wave of popular anger over corruption and the murder of an investigative journalist.

United States

The Latest: 4 people, including 1-year-old, dead in Brooklyn

The Latest on the apparent shooting deaths of four people, including a 1-year-old girl, in Brooklyn (all times local): 2:15 p.m.

United States

Infant, teenager and two others shot dead in New York apartment

At least four people, including an infant, were discovered shot and killed in a New York City apartment Wednesday, law enforcement sources said.


Salisbury poisoning: Hunt for clues widens to Dorset as officers in chemical protection suits descend on quiet street

The search for clues to the identity of the would-be assassins who attacked Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter has widened to Dorset, as police removed a tow truck linked to the car driven by the pair.

United States

4 people, including child, found shot to death in Brooklyn

Authorities say four people, including a child, have been found shot to death in a Brooklyn apartment.

United States

Officials: 2 hospitalized after shooting at Florida business

Authorities say at least two people were hospitalized following a shooting at a Florida business.

United States

Officials identify 4 beaten to death at South Carolina home

Officials in South Carolina have released the names of four people who investigators think were beaten to death by a relative at a home over the weekend.


Why Tackling Disability Hate Crime Is Down To All Of Us

People with learning disabilities and autism aren’t respected or seen as equal. We’re the targets of hate crime for several reasons. People assume we are vulnerable and an easy target because they see us as ‘different’. Lots of peo

United States

As bullets fly, Chicago police boss blasts civilian oversight plans

Chicago's police superintendent on Saturday blasted efforts for greater civilian oversight of the department, citing "real progress" in fighting crime -- just hours after at least eight people were reportedly wounded in overnight shootings.


Poisoned police officer: 'I'm not a hero. I was just doing my job'

The police sergeant who was left seriously injured by a nerve agent while investigating the poisoning of a former Russian agent says he is not a hero.


Spy poisoning: Military remove ambulances and police cars for testing

Police cars and ambulances are among dozens of items being removed from Salisbury for testing in the hunt to find those responsible for poisoning a former spy and his daughter.


7 people who survived gruesome attacks and put serial killers behind bars

Ap/7 News Like many today, I'm thoroughly obsessed with watching, reading about, and listening to stories of true crime. From "Dateline" and "Serial" to "Making a Murderer" and "The Confession Tapes," I can't quite get enough of this sordid form of e

United States

Gunman takes 3 hostages at largest US veterans home

A gunman took at least three people hostage at a large veterans home in California on Friday and police locked down the sprawling grounds, Napa County Fire Capt.

United States

Virginia police charge 44 people on drug, cash, gun crimes

Police in Norfolk, Virginia have made 44 arrests for drug, cash and gun crimes after an 8-month investigation into a gang-related drug ring.

United States

911 calls reveal panic as Florida high school massacre unfolded

The Broward County Sheriff’s Department released ten of more than 80 emergency calls Thursday placed during the school shooting at a Florida high school on Valentine’s Day that left 17 people dead.

United Kingdom

Sergei Skripal: 21 people have been treated following Russia spy poisoning, police say

Wiltshire Police Chief Constable says dozens of people were exposed to nerve agent which has left spy and daughter fighting for life

United States

FBI staffers knew warnings about Nikolas Cruz were related but closed the case, lawmakers learn

The FBI has detailed to Congress a series of mistakes and missed opportunities to intervene before a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida high school last month.

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There's a Tuba Crime Wave Sweeping America

The only thing stranger than swiping one of the largest brass instruments around is how often it happens.

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