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California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when “yes means yes” while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.

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Death sentence in Glendale officer's death

Death sentence in Glendale officer's death

Convicted earlier of first-degree murder in 2007 slaying.

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Nail polish that detects date-rape drugs stirs media buzz, backlash

RALEIGH, N.C. — Four North Carolina State University students have dreamed up a striking way to detect date-rape drugs that’s getting some major media buzz.

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'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show "Cops" as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a real handgun, authorities said Wednesday.

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Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs criticism

Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs criticism

Some wonder why parents would let child use an Uzi.

August 27, 2014 3:10 pmLoading…

Sex abuse report in England prompts outrage, reflection

ROTHERHAM, England — Rotherham is a working-class town that is remarkable in its ordinariness — a collection of charmless discount stores, betting shops and kebab counters, surrounded by sleepy residential streets lined with brick houses that have seen better days.

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Police: Baby left in trash fighting for her life

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — A newborn baby was in extremely critical condition Tuesday after her 24-year-old mother left her in a neighbor's trash can in Utah, a state that allows mothers to drop off newborns at hospitals without consequences, police and health officials said.

August 26, 2014 5:26 pmLoading…
Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

PASCUA YAQUI INDIAN RESERVATION — Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non-Indian men who battered Indian women.

April 18, 2014 6:23 pm Photos



Local homicide rate dips slightly in Tucson

Tucson’s homicide rate declined slightly in 2013, although it remains above the national average, new data show.

January 01, 2014 12:00 am

Dupnik challenger spent 21 years with TPD

A retired Tucson Police Department captain with nearly three decades of experience in law enforcement will face longtime Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik in November's sheriff's election.

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Man gets 9 years in Tucson pot-trafficking, hostage case

A Mexican man has been sentenced to nine years in prison after Arizona prosecutors say he tried to distribute 600 pounds of marijuana and was involved in holding a man hostage in a Tucson house while demanding ransom money from his family.

June 29, 2012 10:05 am

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