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Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing appears at Hamilton County Courthouse for his arraignment in the shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Cincinnati. Tensing pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

U. of Cincinnati shooting puts spotlight on campus police

Saturday, August 1, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — When an Ohio prosecutor charged a campus police officer with murder in the death of a driver during a traffic stop, he offered a harsh judgment on University of Cincinnati police, saying the school should not be in the business of law enforcement at all. That statement and the circumstances of the shooting near campus have raised …

Zimbabwe: American lion killer’s extradition being sought

Saturday, August 1, 2015

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process has already begun, a Cabinet minister said Friday. “Unfortunately it was too late to apprehend the foreign …

‘Gut-wrenching’ decision: Search for teens suspended

Saturday, August 1, 2015

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. — After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard’s search for two teenage fishermen ended Friday, a heart-rending decision for families so convinced the boys could be alive they’re pressing on with their own hunt. The agency said …

2017 trial set for 2 men accused in plot to kill blogger

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — A 2017 trial date is scheduled for two men charged with conspiring to support the Islamic State group in a plot to kill a conservative blogger known for provoking Muslims. Judge William Young set the date Wednesday for Nicholas Rovinski, of Warwick, Rhode Island, and …

Appeals court upholds ex-FBI agent’s murder conviction

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

MIAMI — A divided appeals court on Wednesday upheld the murder conviction of a former FBI agent in the 1982 slaying of a Florida gambling executive in a case connected to imprisoned New England mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger. The full 3rd District Court of Appeal’s decision in …

Casino land deal criminal case keys on investigators

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BOSTON — A federal judge heard arguments Wednesday over allegations that private investigators working for Wynn Resorts gained unauthorized access to files in a joint state and federal criminal probe that now figures into Massachusetts’s biggest casino project. U.S. District Court Magistrate Marianne Bowler took the arguments under …

French riot police combat migrants around Channel Tunnel

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

CALAIS, France — The young Afghan has tried every single day for three months to get into the railway tunnel in Calais leading to England and what he hopes will be a better life. For him, like the …

House OKs money for highways, transit

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

WASHINGTON — The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to shore up federal highway aid and veterans’ health care before heading out of town for its August recess, leaving unresolved an array of sticky issues that are sure to …

White House presses Congress on Iran deal

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that the U.S. armed forces stand ready to confront Iran, but told lawmakers that a successful implementation of the nuclear agreement with Tehran is preferable to a military strike. Carter, …

Debris on Reunion I. belongs to Boeing 777

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

WASHINGTON — Air safety investigators have a “high degree of confidence” that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that …

Springfield man denies robbing Cumberland Farms in Northampton in 2013

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A 25-year-old Springfield man pleaded not guilty to unarmed robbery and larceny charges in Hampshire Superior Court Wednesday in connection with the robbery of a King Street convenience store in 2013. Monchi Castillo-Cosme was indicted earlier this month on the charges. Police allege he committed numerous …

Area police news: Loose lizard prompts police response in Amherst, and more

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hadley ∎ David R. Ortiz Jr., 29, of Chicopee, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Wal-Mart. Ortiz allegedly took more than $100 worth of items. ∎ Police responded to a one-vehicle …

Holmes an ‘excellent kid,’ dad testifies

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The father of Colorado theater gunman James Holmes said he never suspected his son was mentally ill before the 2012 attack, but he and his wife became increasingly concerned about him when he stopped returning …