Criminal investigations

This undated booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff shows Cleophus Cooksey. Police in Phoenix and two suburbs say they have evidence linking Cooksey, already charged with two killings to seven additional homicides that occurred in a three-week span late last year. Police officials for Phoenix, Glendale and Avondale said Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, that Cooksey knew some of the victims but investigators are still trying to determine motives for at least some of the killings. (Maricopa County Sheriff via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 3:05 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix-area police have evidence linking a 35-year-old man already charged with killing his mother and stepfather to seven additional homicides that occurred in a three-week span late last year, officials said Thursday. Cleophus Cooksey knew some of the victims but investigators are...
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January 18, 2018 - 8:10 am
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Authorities in Connecticut are investigating the discovery of two decapitated chickens inside a courtroom. Judicial marshals and maintenance staff investigating a putrid smell made the grisly discovery Wednesday morning in the public seating area of a courtroom in a state...
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January 18, 2018 - 7:14 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's media say police in London are investigating a third allegation of sexual assault against two-time Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey. The Metropolitan Police force said Thursday it had received an allegation "that the man sexually assaulted a man (Victim 3) in 2005 in...
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January 17, 2018 - 4:32 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether an NFL agent violated North Carolina's sports agents law by contacting a Tar Heels football player despite not being registered with the state. According to a search warrant, the Secretary of State's office sought Facebook records for...
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January 17, 2018 - 3:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Senate nears renewal of a key U.S. spy program, law enforcement veterans and privacy advocates say the bill's demand for a warrant in some cases when the FBI digs into Americans' emails and other communications will amount to little more than a nuisance. The bill's...
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Flower petals surround an image of Pope Francis that reads in Spanish "Welcome to Peru Pope Francis," placed by Shamans performing a welcome ritual for the pontiff one day before he arrives to Peru, on Agua Dulce beach in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
January 17, 2018 - 1:35 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Latin America (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Peru's indigenous leaders have sent a letter to Pope Francis urging him to press for the cleanup of polluted rivers and recognition of ancestral land rights during his visit to the Amazon. Three...
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Former White House strategist Steve Bannon leaves a House Intelligence Committee meeting where he was interviewed behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 17, 2018 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia (all times local): 12:55 p.m. The House Intelligence Committee wants former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon to produce documents as part of its ongoing Russia probe, multiple sources said Wednesday...
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Former White House strategist Steve Bannon leaves a House Intelligence Committee meeting where he was interviewed behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 16, 2018 - 9:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday refused to answer a broad array of queries from the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for President Donald Trump, provoking a subpoena from the panel's Republican chairman. The development brought to the...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 file photo, drapes billow out of broken windows at the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, following a mass shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas. A lawyer for Las Vegas police told a judge on Jan. 16, 2018, that charges could be filed in connection with the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, even though the gunman is dead. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
January 16, 2018 - 7:28 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Charges could be filed in connection with the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, even though the gunman responsible for killing 58 people is dead, a lawyer for Las Vegas police told a judge Tuesday. Attorney Nicholas Crosby did not identify new evidence or suspects but...
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Flowers, candles and a picture of Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic, who was shot dead Tuesday morning by still-unknown assailants, at the scene of the shooting in front of his office in the northern, Serb-dominated part of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. People from Kosovo's Serb minority say they are in shock over the killing of a moderate politician who was gunned down in an attack in a northern town. (AP Photo/Bojan Slavkovic)
January 16, 2018 - 3:33 pm
MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — A leading Serb politician was shot to death Tuesday near his political party's offices in northern Kosovo, an attack that raised ethnic tensions in the Balkans and prompted the suspension of EU-mediated talks between Kosovo and Serbia. Unknown assailants opened fire on...
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