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Woman who coughed on Bay Area Uber driver pleads not guilty

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who was caught on video coughing on and grabbing an Uber driver in San Francisco who ended the...

Mom suspected in children’s deaths pleads in carjacking case

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A California woman suspected of killing her three children pleaded not guilty Wednesday to carjacking during an alleged escape. ...

Ex-L.A. sheriff’s deputy gets prison for pot warehouse theft

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy who staged a $2 million robbery of a marijuana warehouse was sentenced Monday...

California inmate pleads guilty to $100,000 COVID fund fraud

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California prison inmate pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to steal more than $100,000 in unemployment benefits designed to help...

Off-duty Italy art cops find looted statue in Belgian shop

ROME (AP) — Italian police say they have recovered a 1st century Roman statue that was stolen from an archaeological site in 2011 and...

Reports say LAPD was ill-prepared for protest violence

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two reviews of the violence that surrounded last summer's police brutality protests say the LAPD wasn't prepared to react when...

Orange County inmate convicted in daring jail escape

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — One of three men accused of carrying out an elaborate escape from a Southern California jail has been convicted...

Lawsuit blames LAPD for death of burglary suspect

A lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges police caused the wrongful death of a burglary suspect by improperly using a stun gun and excessive force after...

Senators press for more on SolarWinds hack after AP report

Key lawmakers said Tuesday they're concerned they've been kept in the dark about what suspected Russian hackers stole from the federal government and they...

Dutch police make arrest in thefts of Van Gogh, Hals works

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police arrested a suspect Tuesday in the theft last year of two valuable paintings by Vincent van Gogh...

Suspect just back from Mexico charged in Tahoe armed robbery

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a fourth suspect in an armed robbery at Lake Tahoe last month where...

Alaska man gets pistol from his car to stop robbery attempt

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A Fairbanks man stopped an attempted robbery at a gas station by pointing his gun at the suspect and holding...

G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate mastermind, dead at 90

WASHINGTON (AP) — G. Gordon Liddy, a mastermind of the Watergate burglary and a radio talk show host after emerging from prison, died Tuesday...

G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate mastermind, dead at 90

WASHINGTON (AP) — G. Gordon Liddy, a mastermind of the Watergate burglary and a radio talk show host after emerging from prison, died Tuesday...

2 fatally shot during alleged Long Beach robbery attempt

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities investigating the weekend killings of two men at a residence say the shooter told them he...

French bulldog puppy found safe after LA robbery at gunpoint

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A French bulldog puppy stolen at gunpoint last week in Los Angeles was found safe and returned to its owners,...

3 students cited in theft of rare tree in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police who were stumped by the theft of a rare pine tree in November from the University of Wisconsin Arboretum...

Belgium shows restored masterpiece but stolen panel rankles

GHENT, Belgium (AP) — Look closely, and one panel of the brilliantly restored lower half of the Ghent Altarpiece still has old varnish, right...

California high court: Judges must weigh ability to pay bail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that judges must consider suspects’ ability to pay when they set bail, essentially requiring...

Ex-medical examiner’s analyst charged with stealing drugs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former coroner's analyst in San Francisco has been charged with stealing methamphetamine collected at death scene investigations, authorities said...

Fremont police shoot, kill suspect after stolen car chase

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — A police officer shot and killed a person during a chase of a stolen car Wednesday in the San Francisco...

Lawsuit alleges racial profiling in cellphone confrontation

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a Black teenager who was falsely accused of stealing a woman's cellphone in a New York City...

Attacked spas had been targeted by prostitution stings

ATLANTA (AP) — Two Atlanta area massage businesses where a gunman waged a deadly assault this week had been repeatedly targeted in police prostitution...

Canadian tried in China on spy charges, no verdict announced

DANDONG, China (AP) — China on Friday put on trial one of two Canadians held for more than two years in apparent retaliation for...

Indiana man charged with killing 4 after stimulus argument

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis man was formally charged with murder Thursday in the killings of three adults and a child he allegedly shot...

San Francisco police arrest 3 in recent Chinatown attack

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police said Wednesday they arrested three men in connection with a brazen attack on a 67-year-old man inside...

Former worker gets new trial in fake-gun McDonald’s stickup

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man convicted of using a fake gun to try robbing a McDonald’s restaurant where he once worked has been...

Driver killed in confrontation with Hayward police

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — A driver fleeing police struck several patrol cars and injured an officer before he was shot and killed Tuesday at...

2nd man charged in fatal robbery of Oakland resident, 75

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A second man has been charged in the death of a 75-year-old man who was knocked to the ground during...

California governor issues pardons; commutes murder sentence

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday commuted the life sentence of a woman convicted of killing her stepfather in 1989,...

Ex-convict charged with murder in death of man, 75

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An ex-convict was charged with murder Thursday after the death of a 75-year-old man he allegedly shoved to the ground...

Wurst case: Burglar caught over bite from German’s sausage

BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have solved a nine-year-old burglary after DNA found on a half-eaten piece of sausage matched that of...

Amtrak worker accused of stealing, selling 77 chain saws

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A longtime Amtrak employee in New Jersey stole several dozen chain saws and hundreds of parts from the railroad and...

Casting a wide intrusion net: Dozens burned with single hack

BOSTON (AP) — The SolarWinds hacking campaign blamed on Russian spies and the “grave threat” it poses to U.S. national security are widely known....

Police investigate pepper spraying of mother near toddler

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A Rochester police officer has been placed on administrative duty after using pepper spray on a woman suspected of shoplifting...

Woman hit by bullet during Beverly Hills restaurant robbery

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Robbers stole a watch worth hundreds of thousands of dollars from a man eating at a noted Beverly Hills...

Lady Gaga’s dog walker speaks out after Hollywood shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga's dog walker, who was shot last week during a robbery in Hollywood when two of the singer’s French...

13 alleged San Jose gang members nabbed in string of crimes

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Thirteen alleged gang members suspected in a string of crimes throughout Santa Clara County, including attempted murder and armed...

Lady Gaga’s dogs recovered safely after theft, shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga's two French bulldogs, which were stolen by thieves who shot and wounded their walker, were recovered unharmed Friday,...

In latest attack on Asians, woman dragged by car in robbery

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A woman was dragged by a car in Oakland’s Asian business district during a robbery that her husband says left...

Lady Gaga’s dog walker shot, French bulldogs stolen in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot and two of the singer's French bulldogs were stolen in Hollywood during an armed...

Memorials, lawsuit mark death anniversary of Ahmaud Arbery

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Family and friends walked in procession through the coastal subdivision where armed men chased and shot him in the street....

Dutch arrest suspect in 3 armed robberies in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — A German man suspected in three heists against money transporters, including one at Cologne-Bonn airport, was arrested in the Netherlands on...

Police arrest 2 accused of California unemployment fraud

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When police in California's capital city searched an apartment in mid-January, the most telling item they found wasn't the illegal...

Prosecutor son seeks father’s release in fatal Brink’s heist

David Gilbert went to prison a revolutionary, raising his fist and scorning authorities who prosecuted him for an infamous 1981 armored truck robbery in...

2 San Francisco officers injured while arresting suspect

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two San Francisco police officers who were surveilling a neighborhood for burglars were injured when trying to detain a suspect...

2nd man arrested in theft of van with kids inside

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police have arrested a second man suspected of stealing earlier this month a minivan with two children inside after their...

US charges North Korean computer programmers in global hacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has charged three North Korean computer programmers in a broad range of global hacks, including a destructive attack...

Emirati arrested for stealing camel for gift to girlfriend

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirati police have arrested a man for allegedly stealing a highly valuable newborn camel to give to his...

S. Korea spy agency: N. Korea hackers targeted vaccine tech

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean hackers attempted to steal information about coronavirus vaccines and treatments, South Korea’s intelligence service said Tuesday, but...

The Latest: Tuberville stands by account of Trump phone call

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump's second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): ...

Fox hosts Dobbs, Bartiromo strike back in voting fraud suit

Three Fox News hosts — Maria Bartiromo, Lou Dobbs and Jeanine Pirro — are seeking the dismissal of claims against them and their employer...

Deputies: Man proposes using rings stolen from other lover

ORANGE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man stole an engagement ring and wedding bands from a girlfriend and used them to propose to...

Man arrested in theft of van with San Francisco kids inside

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police have arrested a man suspected of stealing a minivan with two children inside after their father jumped out to...

History of abuse for Mexican police unit in migrant massacre

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — When state police in northern Mexico allegedly shot 19 people, including at least 14 Guatemalan migrants, to death in...

Police in Europe bust gang hijacking celeb phones, arrest 10

LONDON (AP) — Police have arrested 10 people in the U.K., Belgium and Malta for allegedly hijacking mobile phones belonging to U.S. celebrities including...

Two kids safe after pair of Minneapolis-area vehicle thefts

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two Minneapolis-area car thefts over the weekend in which young children were in the vehicles ended happily, with both...

Los Angeles police officer charged with stealing truck

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles police officer has been charged with stealing a truck from an Orange County dealership and using...

Grandfather returns LAPD handcuffs he stole 60 years ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A grandfather has returned a pair of handcuffs he stole from a Los Angeles police officer 60 years ago. You...

Woman sentenced in killing of Las Vegas nail salon manager

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas woman was sentenced Friday to 10 to 25 years in prison for killing a nail salon manager...

Lawyer who stole $4M from clients gets 15 years in prison

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A disbarred lawyer who stole more than $4 million from clients and even sent phony checks to convince them he...

Police: Man shot assisted living worker to stop ‘thievery’

DENVER (AP) — A 95-year-old Colorado man accused of shooting and killing a maintenance worker at his assisted living center told police he was...

US Marshals deputy shot, suspect killed in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — A U.S. Marshals Service deputy was shot and wounded and a suspect was killed Thursday morning during an exchange of gunfire...

Robber takes chicken and waffles from California restaurant

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A man who was refused service at a Southern California restaurant because he was not wearing a mask came back...

Famous private eye Jack Palladino gravely injured in robbery

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jack Palladino, the private investigator who worked on high-profile cases ranging from the Jonestown mass suicides to celebrity and political...

Fugitive arrested in credit card scam targeting crafts chain

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A California man charged in a widespread credit card scam involving arts-and-crafts retailer Michaels is back in New Jersey after...

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...

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