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The Latest: French attack suspect had crime record since 13

Dec. 12, 2018 11:56 AM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on a shooting attack at a Christmas market in France (all times local): 5:50 p.m. French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner says that the suspect in the deadly attack on the Christmas market in Strasbourg has had a long criminal record, with his first conviction at...

France: Suspected gunman named, had long police record

Dec. 12, 2018 10:41 AM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — A massive manhunt involving hundreds of police and soldiers was underway Wednesday for a suspected extremist who yelled "God is great!" in Arabic during a shooting spree around one of Europe's most famous Christmas markets. The assault in the eastern French city of Strasbourg...

Strasbourg shooting suspect: An ex-convict tracked by police

Dec. 12, 2018 9:05 AM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Cherif Chekatt, the alleged extremist on the run after a deadly shooting at France's most famous Christmas market, had been on police radar and had more than two dozen convictions for crimes like robbery and other violence in three European countries. Officials released details...

Man who killed newlywed during robbery executed in Texas

Dec. 11, 2018 8:52 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate was executed Tuesday evening for fatally shooting a newlywed during a robbery more than 25 years ago. Alvin Braziel Jr., 43, received lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the 1993 slaying of 27-year-old Douglas White, who was attacked as he...

Texas has executed an inmate condemned for killing a newlywed during a robbery 25 years ago.

Dec. 11, 2018 8:25 PM EST
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas has executed an inmate condemned for killing a newlywed during a robbery 25 years ago.

Ex-police officer charged with providing badge to robbers

Dec. 10, 2018 6:45 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An ex-police officer in Memphis, Tennessee, has been charged with providing civilians with a badge and other police equipment so that they could pretend to be law enforcement officers and rob drug crews. The U.S. attorney's office said Monday that former Memphis Police Department...

Death toll rises to 14 after bank robbery attempts in Brazil

Dec. 8, 2018 10:50 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Authorities said Saturday two more people have died after bank robbers attempted to carry out heists in northeastern Brazil, bringing the death toll to 14. Brazil's military police said that the heavily armed group of assailants took hostages who were traveling on federal highway...

12 dead in bank robbery attempts, police shootout in Brazil

Dec. 7, 2018 3:29 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At least 12 people, including two children, were killed Friday when police engaged in a shootout with bank robbers, according to authorities in northeastern Brazil. The two attempted heists in the state of Ceara began around 2:30 a.m. in the downtown area of the city of Milagres,...

Police arrest teen in killing of sales rep at model home

Dec. 7, 2018 1:08 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities on Friday arrested a Maryland teenager in the fatal shooting of a builder's representative inside a suburban model home, a killing that's rattled real estate agents and others who sell the kind of properties where the victim was attacked. Police in Anne Arundel County...

Member of 'Texas 7' gang executed for officer's killing

Dec. 4, 2018 8:16 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A member of the notorious "Texas 7" gang of escaped prisoners was executed Tuesday evening for the fatal shooting of a suburban Dallas police officer during a Christmas Eve robbery nearly 18 years ago. Joseph Garcia received a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in...