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FILE- This Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 file photo, shows the Mar-a-Lago resort owned by President-elect Donald Trump in Palm Beach, Fla. Three teenagers are facing felony charges after police said Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, they jumped a wall at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club while fleeing officers. Police say the three were carrying a semi-automatic gun in a backpack, but likely didn't know the wall belonged to Mar-a-Lago. Neither the president nor a family member was at the club, which is closed for the summer. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Police: 3 teens inadvertently jump wall into Mar-a-Lago

Aug. 5, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Three teenagers fleeing police while carrying a semiautomatic gun in a backpack jumped a wall at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, but probably didn't know that's where they were, authorities said Wednesday. Palm Beach Police spokesman Michael Ogrodnick said the...

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Fla., released the photo Graham Ivan Clark, 17, after his arrest Friday, July 31, 2020. Clark is accused of hacking Twitter, gaining access to the account of Bill Gates, Elon Musk and many others. Clark was able to scam people around the glove of more than $100,000 in Bitcoin. (Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Tampa teenager accused in Twitter hack pleads not guilty

Aug. 4, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teen identified as the mastermind of a scheme that gained control of Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to multiple counts of fraud. Graham Ivan Clark, 17, is accused of using the hijacked Twitter accounts...

TN Mom jailed on false report in child death seeks release

Aug. 1, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee teen mother jailed for giving false information in the disappearance of her infant daughter has been asking a judge to release her from prison. The remains of Megan Boswell's daughter, 15-month-old Evelyn Mae Boswell, were found nearly five months ago inside a shed...

FILE - In this Wednesday Nov. 6, 2013, file photo, the Twitter logo appears on an updated phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter says the hackers responsible for a recent high-profile breach used the phone to fool the social media company's employees into giving them access. The company revealed a few more details late Thursday, July 30, 2020 about the hack earlier this month, which it said targeted “a small number of employees through a phone spear phishing attack.”  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Florida teen arrested as mastermind of Twitter hack

Aug. 1, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida teen was identified Friday as the mastermind of a scheme earlier this month that commandeered Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls and scammed people around the globe out of more than $100,000 in Bitcoin. Two other men were also charged in the...

12-year-old charged in fatal shooting of Texas woman

Jul. 28, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was arrested and charged in the fatal shooting of a 51-year-old woman in suburban Houston. Sharon Hawkins was found Saturday with multiple gunshot wounds in a bedroom at an apartment complex in the Greater Greenspoint area of Harris County, the Houston Chronicle reported....

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2016, file photo, Michael Skakel leaves the Connecticut Supreme Court after his hearing in Hartford, Conn. On Friday, July 24, 2020, a federal judge has ruled that Connecticut officials cannot keep court proceedings and documents secret for teenagers charged with the most serious crimes, a decision that will reopen Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder case to the public. Skakel was convicted in 2002 in the 1975 bludgeoning death of his neighbor Martha Moxley when they were both 15 years old. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Judge's ruling would unseal Kennedy cousin's murder case

Jul. 25, 2020 11:30 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Connecticut officials cannot keep court proceedings and documents secret for teenagers charged with the most serious crimes — a decision that will reopen Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder case to the public. U.S. District Judge Michael Shea...

FILE - In this May 8, 2019, file photo, a Douglas County, Colo., Sheriff's deputy walks past the doors of the STEM Highlands Ranch school in Highlands Ranch, Colo. The younger of two students charged in the shooting at the suburban Denver school in the spring of 2019 is scheduled to be sentenced Friday, July 24, 2020. The decision will come after a hearing in which those impacted by the shooting, including the parents of a student who died trying to stop the attack at STEM School Highlands Ranch, will speak. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Colorado school gunman gets life with possibility of parole

Jul. 24, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

A teenager who told authorities that he launched a fatal shooting attack on his suburban Denver school last year with a classmate because he wanted them to experience trauma like that he had experienced was sentenced on Friday to life in prison plus 38 years with the possibility of parole after about two decades...

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Newport Beach Police Department shows James Neal. Neal charged with kidnapping and strangling an 11-year-old California girl in 1973 died Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at an Orange County hospital, authorities said. (Newport Beach Police Department via AP, File)

Man charged with 1973 killing of California girl dies

Jul. 22, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Colorado man charged with strangling an 11-year-old California girl in 1973 died Wednesday at an Orange County hospital, authorities said. James Neal of Monument, Colorado, was being held at the maximum-security Theo Lacy Facility in Orange, but the 73-year-old was transferred to...

Delaware police say they arrested 12-year-old car thief

Jul. 20, 2020 7:42 AM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say a 12-year-old boy stole a pickup truck from a gas station then led officers on a high-speed chase before crashing and trying to escape on foot. Delaware State Police said the boy stole the 2003 Ford Ranger while its owner was using the ATM at a Wawa gas...

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2020, file photo, Myon Burrell sits inside his cell at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater, Minn. An independent panel of national legal experts will review the conviction of Burrell, who was a teenager when sentenced to life in prison nearly two decades ago for the murder of little girl struck by a stray bullet while studying in her south Minneapolis home, Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions and the New York-based Innocence Project announced Monday, July 13, 2020. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Legal experts review Black Minnesota teen's life sentence

Jul. 13, 2020 10:55 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An independent panel of national legal experts will review the conviction of an African American man sentenced as a teenager to life in prison for the murder of a little girl struck by a stray bullet, Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions and the New York-based...