Crime

Northwestern prof, Oxford worker to stay jailed before trial

Aug 21, 2017

A former Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee accused of killing a man as part of what prosecutors called a sexual fantasy have another court date scheduled this week in Chicago

Bad immigration lawyers hard to find, harder to stop

Aug 21, 2017

The system for reporting misconduct among immigration lawyers is difficult to navigate and allows bad lawyers to sometimes rack up dozens of complaints

Prosecutors: Prof killed boyfriend as part of sexual fantasy

Aug 21, 2017

Prosecutors say fatal stabbing of hairstylist in Chicago was part of sexual fantasy hatched online between professor and university employee

Spanish town struggles to reconcile locals as extremist cell

Aug 21, 2017

Spanish town where alleged members of extremist cell accused of attacks grew up struggles to reconcile the violence with the boys and brothers it knew

Vandals strike Catholic missionary statue in Los Angeles

Aug 20, 2017

Los Angeles officials say vandals have defaced a statue of Father Junipero (hoo-NEE-perr-oh) Serra, the 18th century missionary canonized by Pope Francis

Officials: Swiss couple murdered in Kenya; gardener arrested

Aug 20, 2017

A Kenya police official says the bodies of a slain elderly Swiss couple have found dumped along a roadside in the coastal city of Mombasa

Sex offenders can live next door to victims in many states

Aug 20, 2017

A woman who was 7 when a relative molested her discovered that the convicted sex offender can live next door to her

Kansas City Confederate memorial to be moved after vandalism

Aug 20, 2017

Parks officials in Kansas City, Missouri, say an 83-year-old Confederate memorial will be removed after it was vandalized

33 wounded, 6 fatally, in weekend shootings in Chicago

Aug 20, 2017

Chicago police say at least 33 people have been wounded, six fatally, in weekend shootings in the nation's third-largest city

Finland honors stabbing victims; wounded suspect questioned

Aug 20, 2017

Finland has observed a minute of silence for the victims of a stabbing attack in the western city of Turku that left two people dead and eight injured