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NEW YORK (AP) — A man smelling of gasoline walked into a police station overnight and implicated himself in the death of a woman hosed down with an accelerant and set ablaze in the elevator of her apartment building, police said Sunday. RELATED: More Elevator Terror Stories The 47-year-old man, who hasn’t been charged, said […]

Several customers were appalled when a South Carolina Walmart remained open for business after a man stabbed his wife to death inside the superstore. SEE ALSO: Craziest Fingernail Designs Ever

Security cameras are everywhere. Especially places are targets for robbery. Jewelry stores, pharmacies and gambling operations are prime hunting grounds for thieves trying to make a quick score. Whether it be through brute force, cunning tricks, or simple methods, heists are actually quite common. Here are five that have been caught on camera. 5. ATL […]

A Detroit man says he was carjacked at gunpoint on Friday while his 2-year-old daughter was sitting in the back seat.

Drugs corrupt everyone, even public officials: police officers, judges and politicians. It also corrupts world leaders. Latin American leaders have turned to facilitating the export of cocaine due to the large profit margins. Recently, African leaders have helped have their countries serve as hubs to transport cocaine from South America to Europe. Here are five […]

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey prosecutors say they will move quickly to extradite a man suspected of killing his 2-year-old daughter by tossing her into a creek while she was still strapped in her car seat.

Five years ago today, Sean Bell was shot dead by New York City police. The New York Times recalls the details of the shooting: In the early morning hours of Nov. 25, 2006, Sean Bell, a 23-year-old New York City man due to be married later that day, walked out of a Queens strip club, […]

UPDATE — Via MSNBC: Violence erupted at Black Friday sales across the U.S. with one bargain-hunter left critically injured after being shot during a robbery and 15 other people injured when an angry shopper used pepper spray. Several of the incidents took place at Wal-Mart stores as millions of Americans loaded up on holiday purchases. Update 11:57 a.m. ET: An off-duty police officer […]

One of the American president’s extraordinary powers is to pardon criminals’ offences and commute their sentences. Barack Obama has been active on that front in the past week, pardoning five people. According to the Chicago Tribune, Obama pardoned a 72-year-old man who was nabbed for a jewelry theft 30 years ago: A Park Ridge man […]

Gangster movies are as American as apple pie. These movies serve as history, entertainment and commentary. While some may be seen as glamorizing crime, others provide a raw depiction and deterrent to it. With a combination of violence, betrayal, power and family, it is no wonder gangster movies are so popular. Here are our Top […]

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Police on Monday arrested the mother of a missing 5-year-old Arizona girl on child abuse charges “directly related” to the girl, and said they don’t believe they’ll find the child alive. In a news conference that offered the most detail yet about what investigators think happened to Jhessye Shockley, Glendale police […]

A Chicago man who was charged in the beating death of a nurse allegedly stole the woman’s wedding and engagement rings in order to propose to his girlfriend. Raymond Harris, 36, was charged Thursday with first-degree murder and robbery in the death of Virginia Perillo, 73. In court, prosecutors said Harris, who was paroled earlier […]