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Violent crime in U.S. rises for second consecutive year

Chicago police officers investigate a shooting scene, May 28, 2016. Violent crime, including homicides, rose for the second consecutive year in 2016, driven by increases in a few urban centers including Baltimore, Chicago and Las Vegas, according to FBI data released in 2017.

While crime overall and violent crime remain historically low, last year was the first time violent crime increased in consecutive years since 2005 and 2006.

Tennessee church shooting suspect carried large arsenal

A man charged in a mass shooting at a Tennessee church expressed suicidal thoughts in June and had a volatile relationship with a woman that twice involved law enforcement this year, according to police records.


Trump looms large in Alabama Senate race

Sen. Luther Strange and firebrand jurist Roy Moore face off in Alabama's U.S. Senate runoff Tuesday in a race that will reverberate through the Republican Party and has pitted President Donald Trump against his former strategist, Steve Bannon.


SEC chairman faces questions from Congress after data breach

The chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission is likely to face an especially tough hearing in front of Congress on Tuesday, after the agency acknowledged that it also was a victim to a hack.


Liz Dawn, former Coronation Street actress, dies aged 77

Liz Dawn, the actress who played tart-tongued Vera Duckworth in the long-running British soap opera "Coronation Street," has died. She was 77.


Netflix CEO Reed Hastings donates $5M to alma mater Bowdoin

Netflix chief executive officer and Bowdoin College graduate Reed Hastings says he's donating $5 million to the school to help traditionally underrepresented students graduate.


Federal agent charged in scheme to help cocaine trafficker

Authorities say a Department of Homeland Security agent took bribes to help a Colombian cocaine trafficker avoid charges.


Georgia plans to execute man who killed sister-in-law

A Georgia man who killed his sister-in-law 27 years ago is set to be executed Tuesday.


Hurricane Maria weakens as it moves north in Atlantic

Hurricane Maria has weakened slightly as it moves northward in the Atlantic off the coast of the Carolinas.


Trump tweets about Puerto Rico problems, as feds rush aid

The U.S. ramped up its response Monday to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, even as President Donald Trump brought up the island's struggles before Hurricane Maria struck — including "billions of dollars" in debt to "Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with."


Wisconsin election leaders to discuss bolstering security

Wisconsin election leaders are slated to discuss ways to bolster security efforts after the state's voter registration system was targeted by Russian hackers.


Trump administration offers a new travel ban

The Trump administration says new measures to restrict immigration are required to keep the nation safe.


Cowboys kneel before national anthem against Arizona

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, so the speculation was that he would not allow his players to kneel during the national anthem.


Funeral set for Tennessee woman shot at church

A funeral is set for a woman who was shot at a Tennessee church.


As health bill teeters, Medicaid recipients watch nervously

With the latest Republican health care overhaul teetering near collapse, one group in particular is watching with heightened anxiety.The debate in Congress is personal for…


Trump wants NFL owners to fire protesting players. Can they?

Several NFL owners locked arms with their players this weekend instead of taking a challenge from President Donald Trump to fire them for protesting during the national anthem. NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty said he would get rid of anyone on his racing team who didn't stand.


Tillman's widow: Don't politicize Pat in effort to divide

Marie Tillman, the widow of former NFL player and Army Ranger Pat Tillman, says that her husband's service "should never be politicized in a way…


NBA players want change, and now must decide how to proceed

NBA teams are going to do something.


Full federal court to hear 'Making a Murderer' appeal

A federal appeals court will consider arguments Tuesday over whether detectives tricked a Wisconsin inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" series into confessing and whether he should go free in a case that puts police practices in the spotlight.