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Condemned Ohio Man Blames Killing on 'Homosexual Panic'

Condemned Ohio Man Blames Killing on 'Homosexual Panic'

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins | May 24
A condemned killer is asking the Ohio Parole Board for mercy, saying he experienced a "homosexual panic" of self-revulsion before killing a man he picked up at a bar more than 30 years ago.

Drugs Fuel Rising Number of Women Behind Bars

Drugs Fuel Rising Number of Women Behind Bars

May 22
The opioid crisis is putting more women behind bars across the U.S. _ tearing apart families and squeezing communities that lack treatment programs and permanent solutions. In one Tenn. county, many female inmates have cycled in and out of jail.

Man Arrested in Texas Transgender Woman Strangulation Death

Man Arrested in Texas Transgender Woman Strangulation Death

May 18
A 24-year-old man stopped while driving in southeastern Texas has been charged with murder in the strangulation death of a Dallas transgender woman.

Watch: Robber Fires Gunshots but Mich. Man Refuses to Hand Over Louis Vuitton Bag

Watch: Robber Fires Gunshots but Mich. Man Refuses to Hand Over Louis Vuitton Bag

May 17
It's going to take more than a few rounds of fire to pry Jerad Kluting's Louis Vuitton bag from his hands.

Keeping the Peace Is Survival for Chicago Teens

Keeping the Peace Is Survival for Chicago Teens

May 17
As they help lead a growing national youth movement to end gun violence, teen "Peace Warriors" at Chicago's North Lawndale College Prep High School help their classmates resolve conflict. Survival is the No. 1 goal. AP Video by Martha Irvine.

Police Seek Tips to ID Transgender Woman Found Dead in Creek

Police Seek Tips to ID Transgender Woman Found Dead in Creek

May 17
Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a transgender woman whose body was found in a creek bordering a northeastern Dallas residential neighborhood.

No Prison Time for Teens Who Choked, Robbed Gay Student

No Prison Time for Teens Who Choked, Robbed Gay Student

By Kilian Melloy | May 15
The two teens who reportedly choked and robbed a photography student on a London subway train last December avoided prison time, but were ordered to pay a fine and participate for a year in a monitoring program.

Man Charged with Stalking Rihanna, Burglarizing Her Home

Man Charged with Stalking Rihanna, Burglarizing Her Home

May 15
Authorities say a man who broke into Rihanna's Hollywood Hills home and spent 12 hours there has been charged with stalking the singer, who was not at home at the time.

California Man Suspected of Rainbow Flag Theft, Bomb Threats

California Man Suspected of Rainbow Flag Theft, Bomb Threats

May 14
Investigators say a 55-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing rainbow flags and threatening bomb attacks against gay people and sheriff's deputies in a Northern California resort town.

Strangulation of Trans Woman in Dallas Brings 2018 Death Toll to 9

Strangulation of Trans Woman in Dallas Brings 2018 Death Toll to 9

By Kilian Melloy | May 12
Police are already discounting the possibility that the death of Karla Patricia Flores-Pavón, 26, a Dallas transwoman of color, is a hate crime. The victim was strangled in her own apartment.

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