Courts & Crime

Courts & Crime

Grandmother raises orphan and hopes for a break in lethal hit-and-run case

Izzabella Bulmer’s dad, Rick Bulmer, died in his Army barracks at Fort Benning, killed by a stranger who said he was mentally tormented by the smoking cessation drug Chantix. Her mom Beth Bulmer died on a rural Tulare County road, the victim of a still-unsolved hit-and-run. Now, the grandmother who’s raising Bella fights for benefits from the federal government while she hopes for a break in the case.

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‘Pizzagate’ suspect pleads not guilty in federal court

A North Carolina man who allegedly fired an assault rifle inside a Washington pizzeria, Comet Ping Pong, that conspiracy theorists falsely claimed harbored a child sex ring, entered not guilty pleas Friday to weapons charges in the case. Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, of Salisbury, remained mostly silent through the brief hearing at Washington’s U.S. District Court.

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Politicians pilloried a report in 2009 on right-wing extremism. But was it correct?

Daryl Johnson’s report on the rise of right-wing extremist groups caused a political firestorm seven years ago. Now his warnings have proved prescient in a string of incidents. And last week, a foiled plot by three militiamen to attack an apartment complex inhabited by Muslim Somali immigrants in western Kansas further demonstrated that it isn’t just foreign terrorists or those sympathetic to them that Americans have to worry about.

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Suspects record alleged kidnapping and torture on Facebook Live

A half hour video shot on Facebook featured racial taunting, abuse and torture of a gagged man. Chicago police arrested three suspects on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.
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Suspects record alleged kidnapping and torture on Facebook Live 1:29

Suspects record alleged kidnapping and torture on Facebook Live

Police record themselves conspiring to retaliate against protester 2:52

Police record themselves conspiring to retaliate against protester

Elizabeth Warren to Wells Fargo CEO: 'You should resign' 1:27

Elizabeth Warren to Wells Fargo CEO: 'You should resign'

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf Apologizes To Senate Banking Committee 1:51

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf Apologizes To Senate Banking Committee