Crime

Cybercrime gang uses Google services for malware command and control

Gang behind multiple cyberattacks on banks and financial institutions has found a new way to manage its activities.<p>An organised cybercriminal gang is …

Cybercrime

Video shows police cornering mentally ill man and fatally shooting him: 'This was an execution'

Graphic surveillance video released Wednesday shows a throng of Fontana police officers surrounding a legally blind and mentally ill man in a convenience store before an officer opens fire, killing him.<p>The muted video of the Nov. 22, 2015, incident shows multiple police officers cornering James …

Policing

Woman accused of severely burning man during domestic incident

A Far South Side woman was charged Wednesday with attempted murder after a man was severely burned at a West Pullman residence.<p>Yolanda Perry of the 11500 block of South Lafayette Avenue was charged with aggravated battery with a flammable substance causing great bodily harm, in addition to …

Chicago

British paedophile Paul Charles Wilkins jailed in US

<b>A paedophile who travelled to the US from Britain to have sex with boys has been sentenced to 13 years in a federal prison by a Los Angeles Court.</b><p>Paul Charles Wilkins, 70, of Littleport, Cambridgeshire, flew to California in January 2016.<p>He was caught in an undercover sting and faced several …

Paedophile

Virginia executes Ricky Gray for brutal murder of couple and their kids

The state of Virginia executed a man Wednesday night who confessed to the horrific drug-fueled murders of a couple and their two young daughters.<p>Virginia Department of Corrections spokeswoman Lisa Kinney said 39-year-old inmate Ricky Gray was pronounced dead at 9:42 p.m. following a lethal …

Death Penalty

Authorities identify couple found dead in Sylmar home

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office released the names of a man and woman found dead in a Sylmar home on Monday night and said the deaths were being investigated as a possible murder-suicide.<p>The two people were identified as Rubin Witterman, 84, and Mercedes Witterman, 69, said Brian Elias, …

Cops searching for woman in Vacaville groping incidents

A woman accused of groping at least three customers and employees at a Vacaville Walmart this week remained at large, prompting police to seek the public’s help identifying her.<p>The first reported incident took place at the Walmart on Helen Power Drive around 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The woman, believed …

San Francisco Bay

5 Things to Know About the Teenage Girl Stolen as an Infant Found Living with Accused Kidnapper

Kamiyah Mobley was a newborn, not even a day old, when she went missing in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1998. Police said she was abducted — but their …

Alberta stays murder charge against woman with IQ of 50

Alberta has given up on its prosecution of a woman with an IQ of 50 tricked by Medicine Hat police into pleading guilty to second-degree murder, in a case that raises questions about police tactics and prosecution oversight when suspects with cognitive challenges are involved.<p>The province’s …

Police stopped man twice before he was named suspect in teacher's death

PHOENIX — Just after 10 p.m. Sunday, a Utah state trooper pulled over a silver Pontiac Grand Prix headed eastbound near Richfield.<p>The driver, the trooper would later recall, appeared to be in an “altered state of consciousness.” A search of the vehicle would reveal a muddy AR-15, a pistol and …

Ex-New York state senator sentenced to five years in prison

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former New York state senator was sentenced on Wednesday to five years in prison for seeking to obstruct a federal investigation into whether he had embezzled proceeds from sales of foreclosed properties.<p>John Sampson, 51, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dora Irizarry in …

Corruption

Husband charged with murder after bedridden wife dies in house fire

A Lucerne Valley man was charged with murder Wednesday, months after his bed-ridden wife died in a fire that engulfed their home. Authorities say he set the blaze that killed his wife and at least a dozen cats.<p>Donald Wayne Jenman, 68, faces one count of murder in the death of his wife, Lynda …

California

Child endangerment charges filed against mother of girl, 5, who accidentally shot herself

Child endangerment charges have been filed against the mother of a 5-year-old girl who accidentally shot herself in the abdomen in a West Side home Tuesday evening, police said.<p>Larrinata Starks, 22, was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor child endangerment, police said.<p>Police said her daughter got …

Chicago

Assange lawyer: Conditions not met for Assange / Manning extradition offer

The lawyer for Wikileaks head Julian Assange said commuting Chelsea Manning’s sentence did not meet the conditions of Assange's offer to be …

Criminology

Man charged over murder of woman whose body was found in a suitcase

A man has been charged with murder after the body of a woman was found hidden in a suitcase dumped in an alley.<p>The body of Kiran Daudia, 46, was …

Criminal Law

Aaron Hernandez expected in court as murder trial nears

BOSTON (AP) Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez is expected in a Boston courtroom for a pretrial hearing in his upcoming double murder trial.<p>Hernandez is …

Football (U.S.)

Oklahoma CB Parrish Cobb released from jail following arrest for alleged involvement in aggravated robbery

Oklahoma CB Parrish Cobb has been released from jail Wednesday after his arrest for his alleged involvement in three armed robberies near his …

American South

Former Green Beret Surgeon Jeffrey MacDonald Says There’s Evidence He Didn’t Kill His Family: ‘I am Innocent’

For the past 47 years, Jeffrey MacDonald’s account of what happened the night his entire family was murdered has stayed the same.<p>So has the case …

Gang member is convicted in shooting death of Pomona youth pastor

A 29-year-old man whom prosecutors said has gang ties was convicted Tuesday of shooting a youth pastor to death in Pomona and was sentenced to 34 years and four months in prison, prosecutors said.<p>Arvin Benson pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter and two counts of attempted murder while …

California

Rolling Meadows police release sketch of suspect in home invasion, sexual assault

Rolling Meadows police released a sketch of a man suspected in connection with a sexual assault at knifepoint and home invasion in the town on Saturday.<p>Police said that in the early-morning hours of Jan. 14, a man knocked on a woman's front door, then forced his way into her apartment in the area …

Wife of SAS fantasist who poisoned her warns he must be jailed 'before someone ends up under the patio'

The wife of an SAS fantasist who poisoned her with laxatives today called for him to be jailed, warning: "It is only a matter of time before someone …

Prison life leaves convicted cancer doctor looking like defrauded victims

DETROIT — Prison life hasn't been easy for cancer doctor Farid Fata, if his court appearance Tuesday is any indication.<p>He was bald, thin and looked a little frail — an ironic resemblance to the many patients he pumped with chemotherapy when he knew they didn't have cancer.<p>"I'd like to grab hold of …

Health Care

Machete-wielding woman arrested afetr threatening daycare employee, police said

When daycare workers wouldn’t release her children, a woman in Sunrise threatened an employee with a machete and led police on a brief chase, police …

Miami

EU citizens could face new hate crime wave after Article 50 triggered, warns watchdog

The UK has seen a rise in hate crimes against EU nationals since the referendum in June.<p>The UK could see a fresh rise in hate crime against EU …

Discrimination

Bond set at $400K for man accused of helping Markeith Loyd

A judge set a $400,000 bond at a hearing Wednesday for the man accused of aiding Markeith Loyd, the suspect in the killing of an Orlando Police …

Orlando

Wife of Florida nightclub gunman pleads not guilty to aiding attack

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - The wife of the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges she assisted him ahead of the fatal shooting of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Florida and later misleading authorities.<p>Noor Salman, 30, aided and …

Terrorism

Man with gunshot wound shows up at Des Moines home

Des Moines police are trying to figure out what happened to a man who appeared at a Des Moines home with a gunshot wound to his arm.<p>On Wednesday …

Des Moines

A Massachusetts Man Allegedly Smuggled a 14-Year-Old Girl From El Salvador for Sex

A 22-year-old Massachusetts man is accused of smuggling a young girl into the U.S. from El Salvador “to be his woman and have sex with her,” …

El Salvador

Oregon twelve-12 months-Aged Boy Strangled by Mom, Law enforcement Allege – Hifow

The 12-12 months-out-of-date Oregon boy who was allegedly murdered by his mother was strangled to death, People today confirms.<p>Caden Berry was …

Man accused of killing, dismembering Kenner roommate held on $800,000 bond

Bond has been set at $800,000 for Viusqui Perez-Espinosa, the man Kenner police have accused of killing and dismembering his roommate and tossing his …

Louisiana