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Former Puerto Rico policeman sentenced for bank robbery

Oct. 19, 2018 2:53 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A former police officer in Puerto Rico found guilty of masterminding a bank robbery in the U.S. territory has been sentenced to 19 years in prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office said Friday that Jose Padilla Galarza received five additional years of supervised release. Police said...

Tennessee death row inmate is running out of legal options

Oct. 17, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate who won a last-minute reprieve sparing him from execution last week may be running out of options, and a new date with the death chamber could be set as early as the end of the month, court records show. Edmund Zagorksi, who was sentenced to die in 1984 for...

AP WAS THERE: Matthew Shepard dies after being beaten

Oct. 12, 2018 8:40 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — On Oct. 12, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, died at a hospital in Colorado nearly a week after being beaten and lashed to a fence before being found by bicyclists. Shepard's death turned the college student into a powerful symbol of the quest for...

Defendant lunges for officer's gun in Oregon courtroom

Oct. 12, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — Video shows a dramatic Oregon courtroom scuffle in which a defendant lunges for a police officer's gun. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a judge had denied a request by deputies to restrain 27-year-old Scott Lemmon in court Wednesday. In the video, Lemmon stands up and grabs for a gun...

Funeral held for slain Bulgarian journalist Marinova

Oct. 12, 2018 9:18 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Hundreds of relatives, friends and colleagues of slain Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova said their goodbyes at a funeral Friday in her hometown, just after German police announced that a suspect has acknowledged attacking her. People queued at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in the...

Lochte's lawyer to AP: Swimmer counseled for alcohol use

Oct. 11, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

Ryan Lochte is undergoing counseling for alcohol use, but the 12-time Olympic medalist is not in a treatment facility and is training in his bid to make the 2020 Tokyo Games, the swimmer's lawyer said Thursday. The decision to pursue counseling has nothing to do with incidents in California and Florida last week,...

Teens indicted for their roles in death of Tennessee man, 71

Oct. 10, 2018 8:25 PM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three teenagers have been indicted in the slaying of a 71-year-old Tennessee man. The Leaf-Chronicle reported Wednesday that two 15-year-olds and one 14-year-old were each charged in a five-count indictment with first-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery in Teddy Cook's...

Mississippi dispatcher accused of aiding co-worker's robbery

Oct. 9, 2018 12:21 PM EDT

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) — When a man burst in to a 911 office and robbed a female dispatcher at gunpoint, Mississippi authorities say he had help — from another dispatcher. Yazoo County Sheriff Jacob Sheriff tells news outlets that Terrance Freeman was arrested Monday for accessory to armed robbery....

Kim Kardashian West sues former guard over Paris robbery

Oct. 6, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West is suing a former security guard over an incident in Paris in which she was bound and robbed of jewelry that was worth millions of dollars. The News Journal reported Friday that West and an insurance company filed the suit in New Castle County...

Suspect in model's death told cop they fought over cocaine

Oct. 5, 2018 8:15 PM EDT

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — A man accused in the strangulation death of a model said that he went to her apartment in an affluent Philadelphia suburb to sell her cocaine but that she refused to pay, and that a violent fight ensued, according to a statement read in court Friday. "I panicked and was scared. I didn't...