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Woman accused of leading police on chase in stolen car

Nov. 19, 2019 3:05 PM EST

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman has been accused of leading police on a chase in a car that was stolen from Massachusetts. Police said they attempted to stop 54-year-old Cindy Case, of Chester, in Salem on Monday night, but Case led them on a chase along Route 28 into Derry, where she crashed. She...

Authorities: 1 killed during attempted armored truck robbery

Nov. 19, 2019 2:42 PM EST

WILLIS, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a guard fatally shot a person suspected of trying to rob an armored truck at a bank north of Houston and another suspect remains on the run. Police Chief James Nowak says two individuals tried to rob a Brink's armored truck Tuesday morning outside a Chase bank in...

Trial of man charged with killing 2 doctors gets underway

Nov. 19, 2019 12:25 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jury selection in the trial of a man charged with killing two engaged doctors in their luxury Boston condominium is underway. The murder trial of Bampumim Teixeira started Tuesday in Suffolk Superior Court. Prosecutors say Teixeira killed Dr. Richard Field and Dr. Lina Bolanos in their South...

Teen chased by police breaks legs with airport terminal leap

Nov. 18, 2019 7:51 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say a teenager broke both his legs after leaping from an Oklahoma City airport terminal roof while being chased by officers. An Oklahoma City police statement says the 16-year-old male was exiting a Houston-to-Oklahoma City flight at Will Rogers World Airport when police...

Indiana mayor indicted over alleged bribe for contract

Nov. 18, 2019 5:23 PM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana mayor was arrested Monday after being indicted for allegedly taking a $5,000 bribe in exchange for a public contract. The theft of government funds charge unsealed Monday alleges Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler accepted the bribe from an unidentified company in exchange for...

The Latest: Central Indiana mayor indicted over bribe

Nov. 18, 2019 4:30 PM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a central Indiana mayor by FBI agents (all times local): 4:10 p.m. A central Indiana mayor has been indicted on a federal charge of theft of government funds for allegedly taking a $5,000 bribe in exchange for a public contract. An indictment unsealed Monday...

The Latest: Chinese envoy accuses UK, US of interference

Nov. 18, 2019 12:51 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 9 p.m. China’s ambassador to Britain has accused the U.K. and U.S. of interfering in the internal affairs of China and Hong Kong as authorities in the semi-autonomous territory struggle to contain months of protests. Liu Xiaoming...

Pet shop owner says suspects threw stolen guinea pig at him

Nov. 18, 2019 7:38 AM EST

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky pet store owner says two women stole a pair of guinea pigs, lobbing one of the animals at him during their escape. News outlets report 21-year-old Isabelle Mason and 19-year-old and Jaimee Pack on Saturday tried to smuggle out the animals from Pet Paradise without paying....

Migrants stuck in lawless limbo within sight of America

Nov. 17, 2019 5:19 PM EST

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — The gangsters trawling Nuevo Laredo know just what they’re looking for: men and women missing their shoelaces. Those are migrants who made it to the United States to ask for asylum, only to be taken into custody and stripped of their laces — to keep them from...

Totenberg Stradivarius reborn 4 decades after theft

Nov. 16, 2019 11:19 PM EST

A Stradivarius violin stolen four decades ago from the virtuoso Roman Totenberg and returned to his family by a federal prosecutor came alive again — at the crime scene. Nineteen-year-old star violinist Nathan Meltzer revived the prized instrument of the late Polish-born musician on Friday evening at a...