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In this July 15, 2019 courtroom artist's sketch, defendant Jeffrey Epstein, left, and his attorney Martin Weinberg listen during a bail hearing in federal court, in New York.
Elizabeth Williams via AP, File
August 12, 2019 - 8:27 am
By Jim Mustian, Michael R. Sisak and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The details of how Jeffrey Epstein died in his Manhattan jail cell over the weekend have yet to be released, but medical officials have performed an autopsy on the high-profile inmate accused of sexually abusing...
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Jeffrey Epstein
Uma Sanghvi/Palm Beach Post via AP, file
August 11, 2019 - 11:28 am
By Jim Mustian, Michael R. Sisak and Michael Balsamo NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators have long been digging into allegations of sexual abuse and conspiracy against Jeffrey Epstein . The financier's apparent suicide brings another mystery to investigate: How did he end up dying in jail? An additional...
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Friends and family mourn Derrick Fudge on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at a church in Springfield, Ohio. Fudge, 57, was the oldest of nine who were killed when a gunman opened fire outside a bar early Sunday in Dayton, Ohio.
Angie Wang/AP Photo
August 10, 2019 - 5:30 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A man who died in the arms of his son after a mass shooting in Ohio was remembered Saturday as a loving family man who painted houses and loved to fish and cook. The funeral for Derrick Fudge, 57, was among several being held Saturday for people who died in mass shootings last...
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Jeffrey Epstein
Florida Department of Law Enforcement via Getty Images
August 10, 2019 - 9:44 am
Updated 1:40 pm By Shimon Prokupecz, Sonia Moghe and Jason Hanna (CNN) — Jailed multimillionaire financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein has died by suicide, two law enforcement sources said Saturday, a day after a court unsealed new details of the claims against him. The Federal...
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Patrick Crusius
FBI via AP, file
August 09, 2019 - 9:38 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The man accused of carrying out last weekend's deadly mass shooting at a Walmart in the Texas border city of El Paso confessed to officers while he was surrendering and later explained that he had been targeting Mexicans, authorities say. Patrick Crusius, 21, emerged with his...
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Zachary Castaneda
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
August 09, 2019 - 9:27 pm
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — The suspect in a Southern California stabbing rampage that left four people dead and two injured pleaded not guilty Friday to murder, attempted murder and other counts. Zachary Castaneda was arrested Wednesday by police responding to two hours of slashing and stabbing...
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Jeffrey Epstein
Uma Sanghvi/Palm Beach Post via AP, file
August 09, 2019 - 9:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Confronted with allegations that he orchestrated a sex trafficking ring that delivered girls to him and his high-profile acquaintances, financier Jeffrey Epstein repeatedly refused to answer questions to avoid incriminating himself, according to court records released Friday...
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Dmitriy Andreychenko
Greene County Sheriff via AP
August 09, 2019 - 8:28 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday filed a terrorist threat charge against a 20-year-old man who said he walked into a Missouri store wearing body armor and carrying a loaded rifle and handgun to test whether Walmart would honor his constitutional right to bear arms. The incident, just...
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Bullet-resistant backpacks
Teresa Crawford)/AP
August 09, 2019 - 6:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Companies like Guard Dog Security, TuffyPacks and Bullet Blocker are peddling bullet-resistant backpacks for children in time for the back-to-school shopping season. But critics argue they are using tragedy as a marketing opportunity and exploiting parents' worst fears. Safety is...
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Gavin Grimm
Kristen Zeis/The Daily Press via AP
August 09, 2019 - 6:31 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia ruled Friday that a school board's transgender bathroom ban discriminated against a former student, Gavin Grimm. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen in Norfolk is the latest of several nationwide that have favored transgender...
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