Police say body found on Long Island is MS-13 gang victim

U.S. 05/25/19, 15:25

Police on Long Island say they have recovered the body of a MS-13 gang victim who was buried in a shallow grave over two years ago. Newsday reports that detectives unearthed the body in the heavily wooded Massapequa Preserve on Friday. The ...

Congressional leaders get classified briefing on Iran

Politics 05/16/19, 13:43

Congressional leaders are receiving a classified briefing on Iran as members of both parties demand more information on the White House's claims of rising threats in the Middle East. The briefing Thursday with the so-called Gang of Eight comes after Democratic ...

John Singleton’s work influenced generation, urban style

U.S. 04/30/19, 14:37

NNJohn Singleton brought issues of urban poverty and gang violence gripping South Central Los Angeles in the early 1990s to mainstream audiences with his classic "Boyz n the Hood."FILE - This July 20, 2005 file photo shows John Singleton, left, ...

California prison escapes double with new community programs

U.S. 04/26/19, 00:51

California's attempt to ease inmates back into the community is coming at a price: more prisoners, some with violent convictions, walking away before their time is up.Fifty of the state's more than 126,000 prisoners absconded last year, almost half of ...

Uruguayans turn tough on crime to tackle growing violence

America 03/27/19, 00:08

Long famed for being a peaceful haven in South America, Uruguay is experiencing what some analysts and international organizations describe as an "epidemic" of violence.Homicides in Uruguay increased by 46 percent last year, reaching an official rate of 11.8 per ...

Exhibit on US Latina ‘cholas’ opens in Albuquerque

U.S. 03/08/19, 16:40

A national Hispanic center is displaying a unique art exhibit on the chola — the working class, Mexican-American urban female often associated with gangs.The National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque opened the "Que Chola Exhibition" on Friday with pieces by ...

Salvadoran front-runner seeks to end decades of 2-party rule

America 02/03/19, 00:03

Salvadorans will choose Sunday from among a handful of presidential candidates all promising to end corruption, stamp out gang violence and create more jobs with the front-runner hoping to end three decades of two-party rule in the country.The Central American ...

Los Angeles mayor touts major drops in crime in 2018

U.S. 01/28/19, 16:28

Crime is down in every category in Los Angeles and homicides are at their second lowest in more than 50 years, the city's mayor and police chief announced Monday.At 259, homicides in the nation's second-largest city fell 8.2 percent in ...

Witnesses: Men in police garb massacred civilians in Haiti

World 01/14/19, 10:59

When a police truck carrying men in uniform pulled into an impoverished neighborhood in the Haitian capital, residents thought it was an official operation.Maybe police were finally trying to head off a war between the gangs that run protection rackets ...

Months after sister slain, 5-year-old Baltimore girl shot

U.S. 11/20/18, 16:52

In the latest example of the punishing cost of Baltimore's gang violence, a 5-year-old girl whose older sister was fatally shot in a spray of gunfire earlier this year was herself injured in the crossfire of bullets.Identified by relatives and ...

Gangster’s death brings abrupt end to old South Boston

U.S. 10/30/18, 21:16

The death of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger brings an abrupt end to a notorious chapter in the history of South Boston, the neighborhood where Bulger once ran a ruthless gang responsible for loansharking, extortion and a string of murders. But the ...

23 arrested in Chicago gang case involving 11 killings

U.S. 10/26/18, 17:14

Members of a Chicago street gang suspected of killing at least 11 people and terrorizing a South Side neighborhood for years were among 23 people charged in indictments announced Friday.The Goonie Boss faction, under purported leader, 22-year-old Romeo "O-Dog" Blackman, ...

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