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A Virginia police officer was refused service at a restaurant Monday because one of the cooks refused to serve her while she was in uniform. More

Homicide

Suspect in Ohio college student's killing had hidden room in barn

Search warrants show investigators found a hidden room outfitted with restraints inside a barn belonging to an Ohio man who's accused of abducting and killing a college student.

"In God We Trust" is inscribed above the judge's chair in Part 31, Room 1333 of the New York State Supreme Court, Criminal Term at 100 Centre Street, in New York, February 3, 2012.  REUTERS/Chip East (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW) - RTR2XT0U "In God We Trust" is inscribed above the judge's chair in Part 31, Room 1333 of the New York State Supreme Court, Criminal Term at 100 Centre Street, in New York, February 3, 2012.  REUTERS/Chip East (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW) - RTR2XT0U

Faith

Commemorating 'In God We Trust'

As the motto's 60th anniversary approaches, a unique initiative calls on all Americans.

Faithful cheer and take pictures and videos with their phones of Pope Francis arriving by tram in Krakow's Jordan Park, Poland, Thursday, July 28, 2016. The Pope is on a five-day visit to Poland which will culminate with the World Youth Day on Sunday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) Faithful cheer and take pictures and videos with their phones of Pope Francis arriving by tram in Krakow's Jordan Park, Poland, Thursday, July 28, 2016. The Pope is on a five-day visit to Poland which will culminate with the World Youth Day on Sunday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Faith

Love, Prayer, Commitment at World Youth Day

A marriage proposal goes viral as the sacrament and faith are celebrated.

RELIGION

Judge rejects request in Minnesota archdiocese bankruptcy

A federal judge has declined to include parishes and other church properties among assets in the bankruptcy of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Ohio

Suspect in college student's killing had hidden room in barn

Search warrants show investigators found a hidden room outfitted with restraints inside a barn belonging to an Ohio man who's accused of abducting and killing a college student.

US

Experts confront multiple explanations for surge of killings

The series of mass killings across the globe poses a challenge for experts trying to analyze them without lapsing into faulty generalizations.

Sex Crimes

3 kids found living in Kentucky shed; 2 adults arrested

Authorities say they found three children living in a shed in Kentucky that had no electricity, no running water and a bucket containing human feces.

Feb. 28, 2015: John Oliver speaks at Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs." Feb. 28, 2015: John Oliver speaks at Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs."

CRIME

Newt Gingrich: HBO's John Oliver laughs about crime while innocent Americans get killed

On his program this week, HBO comedy show host John Oliver mocked my suggestion, in defense of Donald Trump, that crime is on the rise.

Homicide

Murder suspect's mom charged in deaths of 2 witnesses

Prosecutors have charged a St. Louis woman with arranging the deaths of two 16-year-old boys who were potential witnesses in a murder case against her teenage son — a case that initially fell apart ...

CRIME

Pokemon Go player slashes pair he says attacked him in Vegas

Las Vegas police are reporting a second case of violence this week involving "Pokemon Go" players hunting for virtual creatures in public parks at night.

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 file photo, a woman wears a shirt reading 'Trump Putin '16' while waiting for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to speak at a campaign event at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, N.H. Donald Trump just keeps giving Russian President Vladimir Putin more reasons to hope he wins the U.S. election, while raising serious questions about the Republican candidate’s intentions toward the Kremlin. In his most recent outreach to Putin, Trump not only refused to condemn Russia’s military takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula but said, if elected, he would consider recognizing it as Russian territory and lifting sanctions against Moscow. “We'll be looking at that. Yeah, we'll be looking,” Trump told reporters on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.  (AP Photo/David Goldman, File) FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 file photo, a woman wears a shirt reading 'Trump Putin '16' while waiting for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to speak at a campaign event at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, N.H. Donald Trump just keeps giving Russian President Vladimir Putin more reasons to hope he wins the U.S. election, while raising serious questions about the Republican candidate’s intentions toward the Kremlin. In his most recent outreach to Putin, Trump not only refused to condemn Russia’s military takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula but said, if elected, he would consider recognizing it as Russian territory and lifting sanctions against Moscow. “We'll be looking at that. Yeah, we'll be looking,” Trump told reporters on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.  (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Europe

Trump has a record of siding with Putin on key issues

Donald Trump has refused to condemn Russia's military takeover of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, saying if elected he would consider recognizing it as Russian territory, in the latest of a series of ...

MILITARY

US general says 5 US troops wounded in Afghan fighting

Five U.S. special operations troops were wounded in combat with Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan, the senior U.S. commander in the country said Thursday.

Georgia

Daughter angered to learn her mom's killer lived on the lam

A woman whose mother was killed decades ago says she was angry to learn that the Georgia man convicted of the crime went into hiding in Kentucky for nearly 40 years and is still alive.

CRIME

Charges dismissed in retrial of man convicted of Chandra Levy murder

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, DC on Thursday moved to dismiss charges against the man previously convicted of killing intern Chandra Levy in May 2001, citing what it called “unforeseen ...

MILITARY

US says 6 airstrikes killed 14 civilians in Iraq and Syria

The U.S. military says an internal investigation shows that 14 civilians were killed and one civilian was wounded in six separate U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria between July 2015 and April 2016.

FILE -- In this April 22, 2009 file photo, Ingmar Guandique is escorted from the Violent Crimes Unit by police in Washington. Prosecutors have dropped murder charges against Guandique who is awaiting new trial in Chandra Levy case.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) FILE -- In this April 22, 2009 file photo, Ingmar Guandique is escorted from the Violent Crimes Unit by police in Washington. Prosecutors have dropped murder charges against Guandique who is awaiting new trial in Chandra Levy case.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Homicide

Man convicted in Chandra Levy's death won't be retried

Prosecutors say they will not retry a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy.

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) wave to the crowd during a campaign rally at Ernst Community Cultural Center in Annandale, Virginia, U.S., July 14, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTSHZ26 Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) wave to the crowd during a campaign rally at Ernst Community Cultural Center in Annandale, Virginia, U.S., July 14, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTSHZ26

Democratic Convention

Bill Bennett: Conservatives, we’ve got a rare opportunity to lead on education

This week I was proud to join several Republican leaders from across the country to launch Conservative Leaders for Education.

Photographs of slain New York Police officers Wenjian Liu, left, and Rafael Ramos are placed in a makeshift memorial honoring the men at the 84th Precinct in the Brooklyn borough of New York, where the officers were stationed, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner, ambushed  Ramos and Liu in a patrol car Saturday and fatally shot them in broad daylight before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) Photographs of slain New York Police officers Wenjian Liu, left, and Rafael Ramos are placed in a makeshift memorial honoring the men at the 84th Precinct in the Brooklyn borough of New York, where the officers were stationed, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner, ambushed  Ramos and Liu in a patrol car Saturday and fatally shot them in broad daylight before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Police and Law Enforcement

Family of ambushed NYC officer gets renovated home financed by charity

The family of slain NYPD cop Rafael Ramos has a newly renovated home, thanks to a charity that made good on its promise.

New York

Homeless hero turns in armed suspect accused of vowing to 'off' NY police

A teen who threatened to “shoot one of these” cops at New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal Wednesday was arrested after a homeless man turned him in, sources said.

Illinois

Harrison Ford set to take teen on flight at convention

Hollywood actor and avid pilot Harrison Ford is set to take an Illinois teenager flying in Wisconsin.

EDUCATION

Funds frozen as company probes story of teen's college trek

The online fundraising company GoFundMe.com says it has frozen the account of a campaign that raised $184,000 for a homeless teenager who wanted to enroll in college until it resolves questions about ...

New York

Girl's death spurs efforts to end annual rowdy lake party

A boating accident that ended in the death of a 9-year-old girl has prompted officials to consider scuttling an annual party on New York's Lake George that has become notorious for alcohol, arrests ...

RELIGION

Connecticut man charged with making anti-Semitic threats

A 50-year-old Connecticut man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges he made threats against Jews and synagogues on an internet forum for heavy metal music fans.

Drugs

Florida man arrested; doughnut flakes test positive for meth

Daniel Rushing probably won't be eating Krispy Kreme doughnuts in his car any more.

MILITARY

US commander: Turkey unrest could affect Islamic State fight

The top U.S. military commander for the Middle East says he's concerned the failed coup in Turkey may have longer term effects on the fight against Islamic State militants in the region.

CRIME

Anti-cop climate having mixed results on police recruiting

The increasingly anti-cop climate throughout the nation has raised concerns that police recruitment could suffer, but so far – at least in certain cities - it may actually be bringing in more ...

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