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Officer Killed Boyfriend and Son in Murder-Suicide, Police Say

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An off-duty police officer was believed to have shot and killed her boyfriend and their 1-year-old son, and then turned the gun on herself in an apparent murder-suicide at their Brooklyn home on Monday morning, investigators said. The officer’s 19-year-old son managed to escape the three-story house on East 56th Street by fleeing through a bedroom window after hearing the sound of gunshots, said Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman.


Biden’s office apologizes to student reporter for ‘unfortunate mistake’

The office of the vice president has apologized to a University of Maryland student after a member of Joe Biden’s staff confronted the college reporter and forced him to delete photos of an event.


Investigator in Oscar Pistorius case faces attempted murder charges

Hilton Botha

In a bizarre twist to a closely watched court case, South African media Thursday reported that the lead police detective in charge of the Oscar Pistorius murder investigation is himself facing seven counts of attempted murder.


Oscar Pistorius denies charge of premeditated murder

Oscar Pistorius

As his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, cowered behind a locked door in a tiny bathroom, Oscar Pistorius strapped on his prosthetic legs, grabbed his pistol, strode seven yards to the door and fired through it four times, killing her, prosecutors alleged Tuesday as they laid out their case against the double-amputee Olympic runner in Pretoria Magistrate’s Court.


NYC TV news anchor arrested, accused of choking wife

Rob Morrison, an anchor for WCBS-TV in New York, was charged with attempting to strangle his wife after a weekend incid


Oscar Pistorius arrested in slaying of model Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius

South African police Thursday arrested double amputee Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius and said he would be charged with murder after his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, was shot and killed at his home earlier in the morning.


Senate tries again to move anti-violence bill

The Senate is trying again to accomplish what Congress failed to do last year - extend the federal government's chief means of protecting women from domestic abuse while broadening those protections for Native Americans, gays and lesbians....


Refusal to make burger allegedly leads to wife's death

An elderly Miami man faces a second-degree murder charge after he grabbed a knife from a kitchen drawer and stabbed his wife to death after she wouldn't cook him a hamburger, authorities said.


Ex-wife arrested after Fla. man dragged behind truck

Two women and a man are facing attempted murder charges after authorities say they shocked a Florida man with a stun gun and beat him before tying him to a truck's bumper and dragging him a half-mile down a road.


San Francisco police search for man accused of setting girlfriend on fire at laundromat

Dexter Oliver

San Francisco police are looking for a man suspected of throwing a flammable liquid at his girlfriend and setting her on fire. Officer Carlos Manfredi says witnesses in the city's Bayview District reported hearing the woman screaming on Sunday. She was taken to a hospital burn unit.


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