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Texas Police Say Criminals Often Using Imitation Weapons

LEGAL | By David Warren | May 25
Police in Texas say more crimes are being committed with imitation weapons like BB guns, likely because they're cheap and easy to obtain.

Could GPS "Bullet" Prevent High-Speed Police Chases?

SCIENCE | May 20
Nearly every day on average, someone is reportedly killed in a high-speed police chase.

California Ballot Measure Blamed for Shoplifting Jump

LEGAL | By Don Thompson | May 19
Perry Lutz says his struggle to survive as a small businessman became a lot harder after California voters reduced theft penalties 1½ years ago.

48-Year Fugitive Fights to Remain Out of Prison

CRIME | May 17
After escaping from a Georgia prison in 1968, Robert Stackowitz hid out in a quiet Connecticut town.

SF Woman Denies Threat, Hate Crime Claims

CRIME | By Seth Hemmelgarn | May 8
A San Francisco woman has been accused of threatening to kill two drag performers outside a gay South of Market nightclub while wielding a knife and yelling anti-gay and anti-trans slurs.

FBI Arrests Man Spraying Poison on Michigan Grocery Stores' Food

CRIME | May 8
Investigators say a man in Michigan admitted to spraying a mice poison formula on food in grocery stores.

Reports: Panama Firm Usurped Name of Red Cross to Hide Money

FINANCE | By Raphael Satter | Apr 14
International Committee of the Red Cross spokeswoman Claire Kaplun told The Associated Press on Sunday that the revelation was "a total surprise and something we find extremely shocking."

Reading the Tea Leaves in a Police Interview

CRIME | Apr 5
Captain Darren Francke of the Montgomery County Police explains what it was about Rahul Gupta's interview with Det. Paula Hamill that convinced him Gupta was guilty of killing his friend Mark Waugh.

Lax Oversight Could Lead to Crowdfunding Fraud

The people who should get the money don't always wind up with the funds they deserve.

Reported Serial Killer Book Removed from Amazon Amid Outrage

A book reportedly written by a Canadian serial killer was removed Monday from Amazon's website a day after being put on sale online following protests by British Columbia authorities.

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