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Man who held hostage believed to be from Missouri

Jan. 16, 2021 12:49 PM EST

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) — Police in a Twin Cities suburb say they don't know why a man who held a young boy hostage before killing himself was in Minnesota or the community. Brooklyn Park Deputy Chief Mark Bruley says police believe the man, who has not been identified, came to the state from Missouri...

$500K in Bitcoin sent from France to US far-right groups

Jan. 15, 2021 12:29 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A French computer programmer transferred more than $500,000 in Bitcoin to far-right activists just before his death last month, including some involved in last week’s U.S. Capitol riot, researchers said Friday. Chainalysis, a firm that investigates Bitcoin transactions, found that the...

Police: 3 killed, 1 injured in murder-suicide in upstate NY

Jan. 14, 2021 12:03 PM EST

SCHODACK, N.Y. (AP) — Police were investigating a double murder-suicide at an upstate New York home on Thursday. The three unidentified people were killed at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at a home in Schodack, about 10 miles southeast of Albany. Another victim was hospitalized with a non-life-threatening...

Philadelphia woman gets prison for seducing boy online

Jan. 14, 2021 7:02 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman is going to prison after authorities said she pretended online to be her daughter in order to seduce a Florida boy and then convinced him to try to kill himself. A federal judge sentenced Linda Paolini, 45, to 35 years in prison and ordered her to pay more than...

Inmate at state prison in Buckeye dies from apparent suicide

Jan. 12, 2021 6:16 PM EST

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — An inmate at the state prison in Buckeye has died from an apparent suicide, Arizona Department of Corrections officials said Tuesday. They said 44-year-old Jason Dean died after prison staff discovered him unresponsive in his cell at the Lewis complex on Jan. 6. Corrections officials...

Sheriff: Iowa couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Jan. 12, 2021 12:52 PM EST

VINCENT, Iowa (AP) — A couple found shot to death in north-central Iowa's Webster County apparently died in a murder-suicide, sheriff's officials said. Sheriff’s deputies sent to a rural home near Vincent on Saturday for a welfare check found 67-year-old Karen Will and 69-year-old Allen Will dead...

Suspect kills 2, wounds 3 and then kills himself in Virginia

Jan. 7, 2021 12:19 PM EST

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia man shot and killed a family member and wounded three others before fleeing and fatally shooting a passing motorist, police said. The suspect then shot and killed himself, according to authorities. Prince William County Police say they were alerted Wednesday at 6...

Police: Man killed wife, self in New Year's Day shooting

Jan. 6, 2021 3:38 PM EST

URBANA, Iowa (AP) — Police have determined that the shooting deaths of a man and woman in Urbana on New Year’s Day was a murder-suicide. Urbana police received a 911 call from Garry Jensen, 59, saying he had shot and killed his wife, 54-year-old Margaret Jensen, according to a news release from the...

A Julian Assange supporter reacts outside the Westminster Magistrates Court after Julian Assange was denied bail at a hearing in the court in London, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. On Monday Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled that Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the US. because of concerns about his mental health. Assange had been charged under the US's 1917 Espionage Act for

WikiLeaks founder Assange denied bail in UK

Jan. 6, 2021 11:50 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Wednesday denied bail to WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange, ordering him to remain in a high-security prison while U.K. courts decide whether he will be sent to the United States to face espionage charges. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said Assange must remain in...

This is a court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Julian Assange appearing at the Old Bailey in London for the ruling in his extradition case, in London, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. A British judge has rejected the United States’ request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges, saying it would be “oppressive” because of his mental health. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said Assange was likely to kill himself if sent to the U.S. The U.S. government said it would appeal the decision.  (Elizabeth Cook/PA via AP)

UK judge refuses US extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange

Jan. 4, 2021 7:55 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Monday rejected the United States’ request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges over the publication of secret U.S. documents a decade ago, saying he was likely to kill himself if held under harsh U.S. prison conditions. In a mixed...