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Theft of church painting puzzles Belgian police

Jan. 16, 2019 1:55 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — It's probably not a long-lost painting by Michelangelo. It almost certainly wasn't stolen by a sophisticated gang of international art thieves. But the disappearance of a painting that a priest claimed resembled a work by the Renaissance master has Belgian investigators scratching their...

Police: Would-be robber fatally shot after fleeing bank

Jan. 16, 2019 1:11 PM EST

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Police say a would-be bank robber who said he had a bomb and displayed a handgun was fatally shot by an officer after fleeing the bank. Montgomery County Assistant Police Chief Marcus Jones said a person walked into the BB&T bank in downtown Silver Spring on Wednesday morning...

Man sues police officer who shot him in videotaped incident

Jan. 16, 2019 11:10 AM EST

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A black man who was shot in the back while fleeing a burglary scene is suing the white Virginia police officer who shot him in an incident captured on video. The Virginian-Pilot reports 19-year-old Deontrace Ward on Tuesday sued Portsmouth police Officer Jeremy Durocher, who has been...

Atlanta officer shoots, kills man stealing unmarked car

Jan. 16, 2019 8:30 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta police officer has shot and killed a man accused of stealing an unmarked police vehicle at a gas station. Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles tells news outlets a plainclothes officer was pumping gas in southwest Atlanta on Tuesday night when a man jumped into...

The Latest: Grandfather: Suspect 'backed off from crowds'

Jan. 15, 2019 7:35 PM EST

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the kidnapping of 13-year-old Jayme Closs (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The grandfather of a 21-year-old Wisconsin man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents during a home invasion says his grandson was "quiet and shy." Jim Moyer told ABC News...

Complaint in Closs case could be road map for prosecution

Jan. 15, 2019 7:28 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The criminal complaint charging a Wisconsin man with abducting 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents laid out the case in detail and offered a possible road map for how prosecutors will seek a conviction in the girl's 88-day ordeal. The 12-page complaint against Jake Thomas...

2 charged with hacking SEC computers in trading scheme

Jan. 15, 2019 2:11 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two Ukrainian men hacked into the Securities and Exchange Commission's computers to steal thousands of quarterly and annual reports of public companies and worked with traders to use the information to make more than $4 million in illegal profits, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said...

Poles place candles and flags at half-staff for slain mayor

Jan. 15, 2019 11:13 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Flags flew at half-staff and people signed condolence books at municipal buildings across Poland and in diplomatic missions abroad on Tuesday as the nation mourned the stabbing death of the popular liberal mayor of Gdansk. Meanwhile, Interior Minister Joachim Brudzinski said police...

Kentucky teen pleads guilty to killing stepmother

Jan. 15, 2019 10:44 AM EST

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky teenager faces a recommended 15-year sentence for killing her stepmother and stealing her car. News outlets report 17-year-old Jenna Oakley pleaded guilty Monday in Boyle Circuit Court to first-degree manslaughter in the death of 52-year-old Rhonda Oakley. Prosecutor Richie...

Fuel thieves hit critical Mexican pipeline again

Jan. 15, 2019 9:34 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says fuel thieves have again damaged a critical pipeline that supplies the capital with fuel piped in from the Gulf coast. Lopez Obrador says that the thieves' intent was to hit back at his government's campaign against theft of fuel. One...