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California man awaiting execution for multiple murders dies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man sentenced to death for multiple murders has died from “asphyxia ... due to hanging” on the nation's largest...

Ukraine uncovers ring that hacked banks in US, Europe

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities said Wednesday they have uncovered a group of hackers who stole data from banks in the United States...

Google says North Korea-backed hackers sought cyber research

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Google says it believes hackers backed by the North Korean government have been posing as computer security bloggers and...

California banker stole $1M from customer with dementia

TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) — A former branch manager of a Southern California bank was sentenced Monday to more than three years in prison for...

California: Criminal rings loot billions in jobless funds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sophisticated hackers, identity thieves and overseas criminal rings stole over $11 billion in unemployment benefits from California last year, but...

Inmate who escaped Northern California jail back in custody

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — An inmate who escaped Monday from a Northern California jail is back in custody, authorities said. ...

Sheriff, report: Naked Florida man stole, crashed police car

A naked Florida man stole what news footage showed to be a marked police vehicle and crashed it in a wooded area, officials said. ...

Woman accused of helping steal Pelosi laptop freed from jail

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman facing charges that she helped steal a laptop from the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during...

FBI locates armored military vehicle stolen in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A military Humvee stolen from a National Guard facility in a Los Angeles suburb was found Wednesday morning, the FBI...

Trump’s pardon blitz keeps ex-Google exec out of prison

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — A long-running Silicon Valley soap opera took an unexpected twist on Wednesday after outgoing President Donald Trump pardoned a...

NJ high court overturns conviction over ‘Shining’ reference

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Supreme court has overturned a man's bank robbery conviction because of a prosecutor's reference to a classic...

From Baked Alaska to a guy with horns: notable riot arrests

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 125 people have been arrested so far on charges related to the violent insurrection led by supporters of President...

EXPLAINER: Who’s been charged in the deadly Capitol siege?

Prosecutors have brought dozens of cases after the deadly attack at the U.S. Capitol, and they promise more charges are to come as investigators...

EXPLAINER: Who’s been charged in the deadly Capitol siege?

Prosecutors have brought dozens of cases after the deadly attack at the U.S. Capitol, and they promise more charges are to come as investigators...

Woman hedges apology in tense interview on hotel attack

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who wrongly accused a Black teenager of stealing her cellphone and tackled him at a New York City...

Woman in widely seen hotel confrontation charged in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A 22-year-old California woman who wrongly accused a Black teenager of stealing her phone and tackled him at a New...

FBI arrests Arkansas man from photo inside Pelosi’s office

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The FBI on Friday arrested an Arkansas man who was photographed sitting at a desk in House Speaker Nancy...

Neil Sheehan, Pentagon Papers reporter, Vietnam author, dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Neil Sheehan, a reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who broke the story of the Pentagon Papers for The New York Times...

Woman who confronted Black teen arrested in California

NEW YORK (AP) — A California woman seen on video tackling a Black teenager whom she falsely accused of stealing her phone at a...

Russian hacker gets 12 years in massive data theft scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — A prolific Russian hacker who stole data from over a dozen U.S. companies and information about over 100 million U.S....

Fishermen rescue naked fugitive from Australian tree

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Two fishermen have rescued a naked fugitive who they found sitting on a tree branch in Australian crocodile habitat. ...

San Francisco DA under fire after pedestrians killed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chesa Boudin took office as district attorney in San Francisco a year ago, part of a politically progressive wave of...

Ex-California union leader gets 12 years for theft

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former president of a Southern California labor union who stole nearly $800,000 from the organzation's health plan was sentenced...

One Good Thing: Theft leads to community giving in Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two days before Thanksgiving, on the eve of a turkey giveaway for dozens of jobless residents in an impoverished...

Fatal hit-and-run suspect was free on parole despite arrests

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A driver accused of hitting and killing two women in a stolen car is a paroled robber who remained free...

Police officer pays for shoplifting suspects’ holiday dinner

SOMERSET, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police officer declined to charge two women accused of trying to steal groceries for the children — and...

Stolen car driven by parolee kills 2 women in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A stolen car struck and killed two women in the South of Market neighborhood on Thursday, and the driver, a...

Florida suspect kills Wisconsin siblings in wrong-way crash

Two Wisconsin siblings returning from a Christmas lights display were killed Tuesday night when a suspected carjacker fleeing from police drove the wrong way...

Police: Man steals mini-snow plow, crashes into Target

BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island man has been arrested after a Christmas morning crime spree that gave new meaning to the...

Police: Couple steals $300 albino python from pet store

PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — Police in Peabody, Massachusetts, are looking for a couple who slithered away with a snake worth $300 from a city...

Ex-‘Survivor’ contestant charged with larceny in Virginia

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A former “Survivor” contestant has been charged in Virginia with grand larceny, authorities said. ...

Police: Kansas officer fatally shot suspect after car rammed

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a police officer fatally shot a bank robbery suspect after the man rammed a stolen pickup truck...

Ex-police investigator charged with using crime-scene drugs

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A former Huntington Beach police crime scene investigator was charged with stealing drugs from a crime scene, then taking...

Possible break in theft of Canadian gold coin in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police raided homes and jewelry shops Wednesday on suspicion they could be connected to efforts to fence a massive 100-kilogram...

German police make 4th arrest over Dresden jewelry heist

BERLIN (AP) — Police in the German capital have arrested one of two fugitive twins wanted in connection with the spectacular theft of 18th-century...

Hunt still on for suspects in ransacking of Chicago stores

CHICAGO (AP) — The summer night when crowds descended on downtown Chicago, shattered store windows and poured inside the gaping holes to grab as...

Woman enters plea in 2018 nail salon manager death in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas woman has pleaded guilty to a murder charge and is expected to face 10-to-25 years in state...

Mortuary driver suspected of stealing ring from woman’s body

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A driver for a mortuary has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a ring from a woman's body, police said....

Chinese researcher pleads to lying in cancer-smuggling case

BOSTON (AP) — A medical researcher accused of trying to smuggle vials of cancer research material out of the U.S. to his native China...

Hacker who stole information from Nintendo sentenced

SEATTLE (AP) — A computer hacker who stole information from Nintendo and was also caught with child pornography on his computer was sentenced Tuesday...

Massed Brazilian bank robbers attack another city, kill 1

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A large gang of heavily armed bank robbers invaded the Brazilian city of Cameta just one day after a...

Dozens of bandits seize Brazilian city, loot bank

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Dozens of gunmen armed with assault rifles invaded a city in southern Brazil overnight Tuesday and took control of...

Ex-Hawaii prosecutor, police chief get prison for corruption

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. judge sentenced a former high-ranking Honolulu prosecutor to 13 years in prison Monday and her retired police chief husband...

NJ man charged in $1.7M theft of armored car outside casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Describing it as “something out of the 1930s,” authorities say a former guard and two others stole more than...

Fox News, family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich settle suit

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News has reached a settlement with slain Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich's parents, who alleged in a lawsuit...

Sheriff: Florida rapper made music, then fatally shot 2 men

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida rapper spent an evening recording music in a makeshift studio and then fatally shot two men who were...

Protesters torch Guatemala’s Congress building amid unrest

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Hundreds of protesters broke into Guatemala's Congress and burned part of the building Saturday amid growing demonstrations against President Alejandro...

Feds charge man in armed robbery of Kardashian pal Cheban

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities in New York City have brought charges in the armed robbery of Jonathan Cheban, a reality TV pal...

Illinois man, 81, uses antique walking stick to beat thieves

NILES, Ill. (AP) — An 81-year-old former Marine from suburban Chicago used his grandfather's antique Irish walking stick to chase off three burglars and...

FBI arrests man after drone hits LA police helicopter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Hollywood man was arrested Thursday for allegedly operating a drone that crashed into a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter...

In court, Giuliani argues to block Biden win in Pennsylvania

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, returned to federal court Tuesday after a long hiatus to accuse Democrats in...

Puerto Rico policeman accused of theft while in uniform

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A police officer has been charged with stealing more than $1,300 worth of goods from Home Depot while...

Raids, arrests as German police probe Dresden jewelry theft

BERLIN (AP) — More than 1,500 police carried out a series of searches in Berlin and arrested three people in a massive operation connected...

Rapper Benny the Butcher shot in robbery attempt in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — New York rapper Benny the Butcher was shot during a robbery attempt outside of a store in Houston, authorities said Sunday....

Police: Thief cooked pizza during restaurant burglary

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A thief took a break during his burglary of a Southern California pizzeria to make himself a pizza pie before...

Microsoft: Russian, North Korean hackers target vaccine work

BOSTON (AP) — Microsoft said it has detected attempts by state-backed Russian and North Korean hackers to steal valuable data from leading pharmaceutical companies...

Man in accident steals car of good Samaritan in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A man who was in a traffic accident stole the car of a good Samaritan who had stopped...

$7.7 million stolen from western German customs office

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities on Wednesday offered a 100,000-euro ($118,000) reward for information leading to the arrest of a group of burglars who...

Police: LA officer stole $29K pickup truck from dealership

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles police officer was arrested for stealing a $29,000 pickup truck from a dealership last year, authorities said. ...

Former Microsoft worker gets 9 years in $10M fraud scheme

SEATTLE (AP) — A former Microsoft worker was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison for a scheme to steal $10 million in digital...

Ex-financial adviser who stole from athletes gets prison

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former Southern California financial adviser who stole millions of dollars from professional athletes among his clientele was sentenced...

Oakland police fatally shoot man at scene of pot robbery

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A 20-year-old man shot by Oakland police during a confrontation with officers responding to reports of a group of people...

4 people shot, 2 officers injured in crime spree in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — At least two police officers were injured and a person was shot by police during a robbery at a marijuana...

40-year federal sentence in altered debit card scheme

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A California man was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison for using altered debit cards to steal money from...

June retrial date set for ex-CIA engineer in leak case

NEW YORK (AP) — The retrial of a former CIA software engineer charged with leaking secrets to WikiLeaks in an espionage case will begin...

California votes to keep criminal justice changes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has upheld several criminal justice changes, endorsing recent efforts to ease mass incarceration by reducing penalties and allowing for...

UK thief who sold stolen penguins on Facebook sent to prison

LONDON (AP) — A former birdkeeper who stole a pair of penguins from a British zoo and sold them on Facebook was sentenced Friday...

Lawn robot in Germany messages owner for help, foils thief

BERLIN (AP) — A lawnmower robot's electronic cries for help foiled a thief's plan to make off with the grass-cutting automaton. ...

Arrests, drama 6 years after S. Africa soccer star’s killing

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Six years and one day since South Africa's popular national soccer team captain was fatally shot at his...

Margot out at home, Rays unable to steal Game 5 from Dodgers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Manuel Margot snuck a few steps down the line and took off toward home plate, trying to steal a run...

The Latest: Kershaw beats Rays again, gives LA Series lead

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 5 of the World Series (all times local): ...

UK police recover stolen Ming dynasty vase worth $3 million

LONDON (AP) — British police say they have recovered a 15th-century Chinese vase valued at 2.5 million pounds ($3.3 million) that was stolen in...

Nigerian president leaves protest shootings out of speech

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari spoke to the nation about the unrest that has gripped the country in recent days, but...

Bank robber flees with $500,000 in ex-Soviet Georgia

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Police in the ex-Soviet republic of Georgia were looking Thursday for a bank robber who held over 40 people hostage...

Nigerian forces killed 12 peaceful protesters, Amnesty says

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Amnesty International said in a report Wednesday that Nigeria's security forces fired upon two large gatherings of peaceful protesters Tuesday...

Nigeria’s anti-police protesters storm prison, free inmates

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's protests against police brutality turned violent Monday when a crowd stormed a prison and freed some 200 inmates in...

Liam Neeson’s ‘Honest Thief’ notches No. 1 at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Liam Neeson’s thriller “Honest Thief” stole the top spot at the box office in yet another quiet weekend of moviegoing....

‘There’s a lemur!’ 5-year-old helps crack SF Zoo theft case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police said Friday they arrested a man suspected of stealing a ring-tailed lemur from the San Francisco Zoo, where officials...

Nigeria’s anti-police brutality protests block major roads

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian protests against police brutality continued Friday for the ninth day, with demonstrators fending off attacks from gangs suspected to...

Lemur located after break-in at San Francisco Zoo

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A ring-tailed lemur stolen from the San Francisco Zoo has been found, police said Thursday. ...

Activist fined for dislodging African art from Paris museum

PARIS (AP) — A Congolese activist was fined 2,000 euros ($2,320) on Wednesday for trying to take a 19th-century African funeral pole from a...

Former deputy charged with thefts from dead man’s home

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former Orange County sheriff's deputy has been charged with burglarizing the home of a dead man, prosecutors said...

Bellinger robs Padres as Dodgers hold on for 2-0 NLDS lead

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cody Bellinger would take the homer-robbing catch over the home run he hit if he had to pick from the...

Stolen Mao calligraphy worth millions found cut in half

HONG KONG (AP) — A calligraphy scroll by former Chinese leader Mao Zedong estimated to be worth millions of dollars was cut in half...

3 blow up ATM in open Chinese restaurant, flee without cash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three men blew up an ATM in a Chinese takeout restaurant in Philadelphia while the establishment was still open but were...

Feds: California convict tried to steal $22M from PPP loans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California man convicted five years ago of defrauding several local governments in the state has been charged with trying...

Shia LaBeouf charged with misdemeanor battery, petty theft

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shia LaBeouf has been charged with misdemeanor battery and petty theft. ...

AP: Trooper’s mic records talk of beating, choking Black man

In graphic, matter-of-fact chatter picked up on his body-camera mic, a Louisiana State trooper implicated in the death of a Black man can be...

‘It belongs to us!”: Tense French trial over colonial art

PARIS (AP) — Is dislodging African artwork from a European museum a political statement, or a criminal act? That's the question a French court...

Russian man sentenced for LinkedIn, Dropbox data breaches

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Russian man convicted of hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring and stealing the personal information of more than 100 million...

Woman denies attempted kidnapping of Joe Montana grandchild

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 39-year-old woman was charged Tuesday in what authorities say was an attempted kidnapping of the 9-month-old granddaughter of Hall...

Joe Montana, wife block attempted kidnapping of grandchild

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and his wife confronted a home intruder who attempted to kidnap their 9-month-old grandchild...

2nd Texas death row inmate declared intellectually disabled

HOUSTON (AP) — For the second time in as many weeks, Texas’ highest criminal court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of an inmate...

Deputies searching for man who stole cat blood from clinic

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A man caught on surveillance video is suspected of stealing cat blood from a veterinary clinic in Florida, sheriff's...

Book ’em: Police find ‘irreplaceable’ tomes stolen in 2017

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police in Romania have uncovered a trove of “irreplaceable” books including first editions of works by Galileo Galilei and...

Indiana murder trial starts with warning of gruesome photos

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The murder trial of a southern Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body...

Deputy arrested in probe of California home burglary

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California sheriff's deputy has been arrested on suspicion of burglarizing a home after the resident died. ...

Lawyers for ex-cops raise Floyd’s history of crime, drug use

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for one of four former Minneapolis officers charged in George Floyd's death is highlighting Floyd’s past crimes and history...

Man slain during marijuana deal in LA apartment, 3 sought

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man was shot to death during a marijuana deal inside a Los Angeles apartment building early Thursday and three...

Charges: 3 teens killed detective, informant in robbery

CLEVELAND (AP) — Three teenagers were charged Tuesday with fatally shooting a Cleveland police detective and another man during what authorities said was a...

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