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FBI Report Shows 17 Percent Spike in Hate Crimes in 2017

FBI Report Shows 17 Percent Spike in Hate Crimes in 2017

By Michael Balsamo | Nov 13
Hate crimes across the United States spiked 17 percent in 2017 — marking a rise for the third straight year — with a 37 percent increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes, according to an FBI report released Tuesday.

Watch: Phone Threats Target Two Boston Gay Bars

Watch: Phone Threats Target Two Boston Gay Bars

Nov 13
A caller or callers made threatening calls to two gay bars in Boston, local news sources say.

California Man Pleads Not Guilty in Killing of Gay Student

California Man Pleads Not Guilty in Killing of Gay Student

By Amy Taxin | Nov 13
A Southern California man pleaded not guilty on Friday to the murder of a gay University of Pennsylvania student in a hate crime.

Alaska Psychologist Sentenced in Child Porn Case

Alaska Psychologist Sentenced in Child Porn Case

Nov 13
Federal prosecutors say a 51-year-old Anchorage child psychologist has been sentenced to four years in federal prison in a child pornography case.

Feds: Priest Lied About Cancer in Scam to Raise Money

Feds: Priest Lied About Cancer in Scam to Raise Money

Nov 13
Federal investigators said they have probable cause to believe a Mississippi priest fraudulently received donations by falsely telling people he had cancer and that his diocese knew that and concealed it.

15 Years for UK Man Who Tricked Straight Guys into Sex

15 Years for UK Man Who Tricked Straight Guys into Sex

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 12
A suspect in Britain who tricked several straight men into having sex with him while believing they were having heterosexual encounters has been sentenced to 15 years in jail, media reports say.

High School Coach Says California Gunman Was 'Sadistic'

High School Coach Says California Gunman Was 'Sadistic'

By Amanda Lee Myers | Nov 12
A second high school coach of the gunman who killed 12 people at a Southern California bar recalled him on Sunday as volatile and intimidating.

Boston's Alley Bar Receives Threatening Call

Boston's Alley Bar Receives Threatening Call

Nov 11
Boston Police were called on Saturday night after Boston's LGBTQ club The Alley Bar received a threatening call.

Saudi Sisters' Tragic End in NY Shows Perils for Runaways

Saudi Sisters' Tragic End in NY Shows Perils for Runaways

By Aya Batrawy | Nov 11
The deaths of two young Saudi sisters, whose bodies washed up along the New York City waterfront last month, have shined a light on the often secretive and risky journeys Saudi women take to flee their homes, both within the kingdom and abroad.

Gunman who Killed 12 Died from Self-Inflicted Gunshot

Gunman who Killed 12 Died from Self-Inflicted Gunshot

By Jonathan J. Cooper | Nov 11
An autopsy determined that the gunman who killed 12 people at a Southern California bar died from a self-inflicted gunshot, police said Saturday.

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