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Sep 7, 2016

Alabama home where five found slain goes up in flames

The south Alabama house where five people were slain with an ax and gunshots has mysteriously burned, authorities said. Investigators had gotten a tip that the home in Citronelle, Alabama, would be burned — and then it went up in flames Sunday morning, Mobile ...

Sep 4, 2016

Clown sightings spook South Carolina, perplex police

One clown showed up on a roadside in a rain poncho, another waved money at children near woods. The reported sightings of silent, menacing clowns in northeastern South Carolina may be part of a horror movie publicity stunt or an elaborate hoax, but they ...

Sep 4, 2016

Series of unsolved outdoor homicides frightens Anchorage

A rash of unsolved outdoor homicides in Alaska’s largest city is putting residents on edge. Altogether, the deaths of nine people who were killed on Anchorage trails, parks and isolated streets since January remain unsolved — among them three cases involving two victims each. ...

Chicago gun violence soars as homicides hit 20-year high

Sep 2, 2016

Chicago gun violence soars as homicides hit 20-year high

Chicago recorded its deadliest month in two decades in August, part of a sharp rise in gun violence in the nation’s third-largest city this year. Chicago police said Thursday that 90 people were killed last month, a 66 percent increase over August 2015. There ...

Sep 1, 2016

Refugee in Germany dies while trying to set his wife on fire

A refugee in a German shelter died Thursday while trying to set his wife on fire, leaving the woman seriously injured and part of the building ablaze, police said. The 45-year-old man, whose nationality was not given, was previously known to police, said authorities ...