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Detroit police deny 'serial killer' rumors sparked by woman's murder

May 20 2019

Detroit police on Friday assured residents of the Motor City that despite rumors on social media they were not aware of a serial killer roaming the downtown streets that they had kept secret from the public.

Suspect arrested in Detroit murder that sparked serial killer fears

May 20 2019

A 50-year-old man was arrested on Saturday in the murder of a Detroit woman whose body was found in a trash dumpster, a crime that touched off what police called a "horrible rumor" that a serial killer was lurking in the Motor City.

Prosecutors say NYC policewoman sought murder of her husband and 14-year-old girl

May 17 2019

A New York City policewoman was arrested on Friday and charged with asking a man to arrange the murder of her estranged husband and a 14-year-old girl, court documents showed.

F-16 pilot ejects before jet crashes into California building

May 17 2019

LOS ANGELES An F-16 fighter jet being flown in routine training exercises crashed into a warehouse just outside March Air Reserve Base in Southern California on Thursday, the pilot ejected and five people on the ground were reported injured, military officials said. | Video

Monet 'Haystacks' painting sells for record $110.7 million at auction

May 15 2019

One of the few paintings in Claude Monet's celebrated "Haystacks" series that still remains in private hands sold at auction on Tuesday for $110.7 million, setting a record for an Impressionist work.

North Carolina man charged with 1985 murder of top Hollywood director

May 10 2019

LOS ANGELES A North Carolina man has been charged in the long-unsolved murder of a top Hollywood television director and world-class bridge player who was found slain at his Los Angeles home in 1985, prosecutors said on Friday.

California man admits trafficking underage girls on Backpage.com

May 07 2019

LOS ANGELES A California man who prosecutors say ran a criminal ring that trafficked underage girls on the now-defunct sex website Backpage.com pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a string of federal charges.

Boeing 737 slides off runway into Florida river, 21 hurt

May 04 2019

A Boeing jetliner with 143 people aboard from the U.S. outpost at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, slid off a runway into a shallow river in Jacksonville, Florida, on Friday while attempting to land at a military base there during a thunderstorm, injuring 21 people. | Video

Baltimore mayor quits amid questions over $500,000 book deal

May 02 2019

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, whose home and offices were raided by federal agents last week as part of an investigation into her financial dealings, abruptly resigned on Thursday. | Video

U.S. judge rules Spanish museum can keep Pissarro confiscated by Nazis

May 01 2019

LOS ANGELES A Madrid museum cannot be forced to return a Camille Pissarro painting that was seized by the Nazis from its Jewish owners during World War Two, despite the institution's failure to honor its "moral commitments," a federal judge in California has ruled.

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