| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:59 PM
MEXICO CITY — The Roman Catholic Church in El Salvador has abruptly closed its important human rights and legal aid office, which for years, and sometimes at great risk, denounced and investigated the most egregious atrocities surrounding that...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:26 PM
A gang member who opened fire at a crowded Compton Metro station, killing two and wounding three, was sentenced to death Thursday morning. His co-defendant in the case received life in prison without parole.
Ronald Earl Brim, 48, was convicted of first-...
| Sep 25, 2013
I don't know what they call it in other towns when the blame comes down, but in Chicago, we have a word for it.
It's called the jacket, as in, "He'll wear the jacket for this." Others call it "the hat," as in, "He'll wear the hat for it."
| Sep 10, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Nearly a quarter of the men surveyed in parts of the Asia-Pacific region say they have raped a woman.
The startling findings, published Tuesday in the Lancet Global Health, come from a United Nations study on rape and violence against intimate...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 11:25 PM
Surveillance video shows a gunman walking up to a bartender outside a Little Village bar and firing twice, then running down the street as a police car pulls up.
Officers chased the suspect down an alley and through yards and caught him about two...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley has recently made the case for beefing up law enforcement to battle this year's rise in crime, including in an op-ed in The Sun. "So long as levels of enforcement continue to decline," he argued, "shootings and homicides will continue...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 4:55 PM
There are two certainties Pennsylvanians should keep in mind as the sensational story of motorcycle group violence in New York City continues to unfold.
Could such an episode happen here?
I cannot say what was in the minds of those bikers as they...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 5:37 PM
The Baltimore Police Department reversed course Monday on a shift away from using its popular Twitter page to notify the public about shooting incidents, after news that "criminal-on-criminal" violence wouldn't always be disseminated brought an outcry...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:32 AM
NEW YORK -- A fourth man has been arrested in connection with a Manhattan road-rage attack involving motorcyclists and an SUV driver that was caught on video.
As questions swirl about whether some New York cops witnessed the violence but did not...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:31 PM
MOSCOW -- In a country that is no stranger to horrific crimes, this one stood out: On Nov. 4, 2010, someone killed 12 people -- Server Ametov, members of his family and several guests -- in the Krasnodar region of southern Russia, then tried to burn down...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Baltimore police used battering rams to smash their way into suspected drug dens in a series of pre-dawn raids Tuesday that netted a half-dozen arrests, continuing what authorities describe as aggressive campaign to "dismantle" the Black Guerrilla...