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Argentina: British tourist killed in mugging attempt

Dec. 14, 2019 7:12 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Assailants shot two British tourists while trying to rob them in Argentina's capital Saturday, killing one and seriously injuring the other, authorities said Saturday. The attack occurred as the tourists approached a luxury hotel in the Puerto Madero area of Buenos Aires,...

Depleted Georgetown beats old Big East rival Syracuse 89-79

Dec. 14, 2019 4:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four players left Georgetown with plans to transfer, and Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim thinks his old rival is better for it. Georgetown beat Syracuse 89-79 on Saturday afternoon after a rash of transfers plunged the once-proud program in scandal and depleted the roster. After coach Patrick...

Ex-bank employee accused of taking cash from vault arrested

Dec. 14, 2019 2:25 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Federal authorities are accusing a former Wells Fargo employee of stealing more than $88,000 in cash from the vault of a bank in North Carolina. An indictment unsealed this week alleges 29-year-old Arlando M. Henderson took the cash from customer deposits on at least 18 occasions...

Georgia man arrested after calling police 3 times to confess

Dec. 14, 2019 1:01 PM EST

BOSTON, Ga. (AP) — A man apparently felt so bad about breaking the law that he called police three times to confess, according to police in Georgia. Lt. Tim Watkins of the Thomas County Sheriff's Office told the Thomasville Times-Enterprise that a man called at 5 a.m. Friday to say he had stolen a car in...

Alexander, Gardner leave Georgetown team, plan to transfer

Dec. 13, 2019 11:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown basketball players Galen Alexander and Myron Gardner have left the team and plan to transfer as they fight accusations of burglary and harassment. Gardner, a freshman forward who averaged 3.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in eight games, announced his decision Friday in a statement...

Package thief taunts St. Paul victim with thank you note

Dec. 13, 2019 8:53 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A package thief who made off with a woman's delivery in St. Paul this week decided to leave something behind for the victim — a handwritten thank you note taunting her for the package. Homeowner Hilary Smith said she found the note on her porch after she got home from work,...

College official gets 6 years for stealing $7.5 million

Dec. 13, 2019 5:18 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis Community College employee was sentenced Friday to more than six years in prison for stealing more than $7.5 million from a program designed to provide job training. Donald L. Robison, 57, of Ballwin, Missouri, pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering charges in...

Family of bystander killed in Florida shootout wants answers

Dec. 13, 2019 5:00 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The family of a motorist killed at a busy South Florida intersection during a shootout between police and two delivery-truck hijackers said Friday that they've hired an attorney and asked the public for any video or photos to help them understand what had happened. The family of Richard...

Sheriff: Woman faked being kidnapped so she could steal car

Dec. 13, 2019 6:03 AM EST

SOPHIA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman ran to man's house Wednesday to say she had just escaped an attempted kidnapping by a stranger. Virginia Saavedra, 37, then allegedly took advantage of the Good Samaritan's kindness by stealing his truck before leading authorities on a high-speed chase,...

Man who committed crime to return to prison gets his wish

Dec. 12, 2019 9:57 PM EST

ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — A 59-year-old Michigan man who told his lawyer that he wanted to rob an Upper Peninsula business so he could return to prison could be locked up for the rest of his life. Mark Wilson, of Portage, was sentenced Monday to at least 25 years in prison, a sentence that was enhanced...