Suspects in Slayings Slip into Walls to Flee From Salinas Jail

MONTEREY — Officials on Monday were trying to find out how two men charged with murder were able to escape from jail in Salinas. The Monterey County Sheriff's Office warned that the fugitives should be considered dangerous but gave no other details on how t...
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Activists Call for Federal Investigation into Fresno Police

At times, Christina Pauline Lopez, overcome with the emotion of the moment, hid her face behind a sign depicting images of her son. Lopez was among the protesters at the Robert Coyle Federal Courthouse in downtown Fresno on Monday night decrying the 2017 sh...
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Evidence From Ex-Dallas Cop’s Murder Trial Fuels Mistrust

DALLAS — Evidence from the trial of a former Dallas police officer convicted of killing her neighbor has fueled new questions about whether accused officers are treated differently than other suspects, including testimony that a camera in the cruiser where the...
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Police Discover Additional Garlic Festival Victim

Gilroy police say they have identified an additional person who suffered a gunshot wound during a deadly shooting at a famous garlic festival last month. Authorities say a 58-year-old man sustained a graze w...
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US Contractor Sentenced in Iraq Shooting Seeks New Trial

WASHINGTON — A former State Department contractor sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting deaths of Iraqi civilians is asking for a new trial because of what he says is newly discovered evidence. Slatten's lawyers say the document show...