Chicago’s crime conundrum: More homicides, fewer detectives

Chicago police solved just 21% of 2016 homicides, a statistic due to more murders, fewer detectives and gang culture of silence, experts say Chicago police are solving homicides at a far lower rate than their counterparts in some other major cities, which may reflect how hard it is for detectives to crack the culture of […]

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Galaxy Note 7 owners told to turn off phones due to exploding battery risk

US product safety agency says owners of the smartphones should stop using their device, and that its working on an official recall just weeks after launch The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says owners of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones should turn them off and stop using them because of the risk that their […]

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Oakland police sex scandal: seven officers face charges for abusing teen

Prosecutors will charge San Francisco Bay Area officers involved in sexual misconduct case as disciplinary action has begun for 12 of them, mayor said Prosecutors will charge seven current and former San Francisco Bay Area police officers in a sexual misconduct scandal involving a teenager. Alameda County district attorney Nancy OMalley said she was waiting […]

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What a difference a year makes: Donald Trump tailors message to evangelicals

The Republican nominee, reading from a teleprompter, highlights school choice to conservative Values Voters Summit while steering clear of controversy Practice may not make perfect for Donald Trump but the Republican nominee has clearly refined his appeal to evangelical voters in the past year. One year after Trump was his speech a year ago which […]

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Pep Guardiola: I spoke to Zlatan Ibrahimovic face to face. He used his book

The City manager lashed out at comments Ibrahimovic made in his 2013 autobiography, before adding: I have a lot of respect for Zlatan. He is an amazing talent Pep Guardiola has paid tribute to Zlatan Ibrahimovic as a player while expressing disappointment at the way the striker has used the media to air his grievances […]

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Jrgen Klopp takes responsibility for making a big noise at revamped Anfield

The Liverpool manager was looking forward to being in charge in front of a 54,000-capacity home stadium when Leicester visit Jrgen Klopp loved the sound of his own voice as it echoed around Anfield in training on Thursday, a reassuring sign for the architects, builders and moneymen behind the new main stand that has embellished […]

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Inmates strike in prisons nationwide over ‘slave labor’ working conditions

Organizing groups say coordinated strikes are under way in at least four states in stance against poor sanitary conditions and jobs that amount to forced labor A nationwide prison strike over conditions and wages behind bars, which organizers tipped to be the biggest of its kind in US history, was under way in at least […]

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Judges order new trial in Tyler Clementi case after conviction thrown out

Panel dismisses counts against former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi, whose roommate killed himself after being captured on webcam kissing a man A new trial was ordered on Friday for a former Rutgers University student whose roommate killed himself after being captured on a webcam kissing another man, with a New Jersey appeals court throwing out […]

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Rapper Bobby Shmurda agrees to seven-year plea deal on gang-related charges

Shmurda real name Ackquille Pollard had faced at least 25 years on conspiracy charges and allegedly ran Brooklyn gang GS9 Ascendant Brooklyn-born rapper Bobby Shmurda, who faced at least 25 years on conspiracy charges for allegedly running a gang, will be heading to prison after agreeing to a plea deal. Shmurda, whose real name is […]

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‘Gallant’ American jailed after floating across border into Canada

John Bennett, 25, given two-month sentence for air mattress crossing but said he was trying to protect fiancee from violent ex-boyfriend His goal was simple, he told authorities. He was hoping to protect his pregnant fiancee from a violent ex-boyfriend. There was just one, rather formidable, obstacle in his way: the Canada-US border. The solution […]

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