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This February 2000 photo provided by Ventura County Sheriff's Office shows Charley Saturmin Robinet after his arrest for robbery. Robinet was killed Sunday, March 1, 2015, after a confrontation with police. Authorities say he tried to grab a probationary officer's gun and three officers fatally shot him. The three officers who fired their weapons in a videotaped struggle that left a homeless man dead were veterans of the Skid Row beat who had special training to deal with mentally ill and other people in the downtrodden area, police leaders said. (AP Photo/Ventura County Sheriff’s Office)

Officials: Man killed by Los Angeles police was wanted by U.S. Marshals

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A homeless man who was killed by the Los Angeles police on Skid Row was living under an assumed name and was wanted for violating probation terms for a bank robbery conviction, French and U.S. officials said yesterday. A law enforcement official identified Charley Saturmin Robinet, 39, as the man the police shot Sunday. The official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly and talked to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity. But Axel Cruau, the consul general for France in Los Angeles, said the man stole the identity of a French citizen and was living in the United States under an assumed name. He had …

India orders TV stations not to give rapist a platform

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Indian authorities ordered television stations yesterday not to broadcast a documentary about a gang rape on a New Delhi bus in which one of the attackers blames the victim and says she could have avoided being killed if she had not fought back, a government official said. The order followed an outcry over …

Trooper: Fingerprints show victim in Hernandez’s rented car

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A state police trooper who specializes in fingerprint analysis testified yesterday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez that the fingerprints of the former NFL player and his alleged victim, Odin Lloyd, were found inside a car that was allegedly used to drive Lloyd to his death. Prosecutors say Hernandez, then a New …

Dunbarton Police Department attempting to locate stolen vehicle

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A vehicle was stolen from a Twist Hill Road residence in Dunbarton late Monday night or early yesterday morning, the Dunbarton police said. The police said they have a possible suspect and think the car may be in the Manchester area. The stolen vehicle is a green 2001 …

Teen’s confession to killing teacher won’t be used at trial

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A Massachusetts teenager’s confession to police that he killed his math teacher cannot be used in his murder trial, a judge ruled yesterday even as he allowed a bloody box cutter and other key pieces of evidence to …

Woman admits digging up dad’s grave in search of ‘real will’

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A woman who told the police she dug up her father’s grave in search of his “real will” but found only vodka and cigarettes pleaded guilty yesterday. Melanie Nash, 53, was one of four accused in the plan to open Eddie Nash’s vault in Colebrook, then rifle through …

Execution of Ga. woman on hold pending Supreme Court ruling

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The execution of the first female in Georgia in 70 years was on hold yesterday as the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed last-minute arguments by her lawyers that they hoped would persuade the nation’s top justices to grant a …

Feds want boat panels brought to court to show Tsarnaev note

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Prosecutors want panels of the boat in which Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found hiding to be brought to court to show jurors what they say is his written confession, but his lawyers want them to …

Hernandez prosecutors want jury told about Florida shooting

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Prosecutors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez asked the judge yesterday to let them tell jurors about his involvement in a friend’s shooting in Florida, saying it contradicts the argument his …

Police: Habitual offender arrested after swerving at 109 mph in Bow

Sunday, March 1, 2015

A Manchester man previously convicted of driving while intoxicated was arrested and charged with the same offense after he was seen driving 109 mph on Interstate 93 in Bow yesterday, the police said. Tommie Campbell, 38, was charged …

Snowmobilers rescued after 3 machines stranded in deep snow in Pittsburg

Sunday, March 1, 2015

New Hampshire conservation officers rescued three snowmobilers whose machines got stuck in deep snow on Stub Hill in Pittsburg. Conservation officer Christopher Egan said the three men worked for several hours to free their snowmobiles from deep snow that one of them described as being up to his …

Uganda: Victims back leniency for LRA chief but trial awaits

Sunday, March 1, 2015

This is the horror that Silveria Okweny is willing to forgive: On Feb. 21, 2004, as the sun dipped below the horizon, rebels walking single file approached the Ugandan refugee camp in which she lived. At the shrill …

New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia’s transport minister said …