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Suspect in Japan anime studio arson reportedly had grudge

Jul. 20, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The man suspected of setting ablaze a beloved Japanese animation studio, killing 34 people, was raging about theft and witnesses and media reported he had a grudge against the company, as questions arose why such mass killings keep happening in the country. Police only have said the suspect...

Man given 4 life sentences for 2010 murders

Jul. 19, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man who killed four people during a series of home invasion robberies has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole. Sixty-two-year-old John Ewell was sentenced Friday to four life terms for invading homes in Los Angeles and neighboring Hawthorne in 2010....

Thieves stage armed robbery at Mexico's ex-first lady's home

Jul. 19, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A gang of at least seven gunmen burst into the Mexico City home of former first lady Angelica Rivera and forced employees to hand over valuables. The city prosecutor's office said Friday that guards managed to shoot one of the robbers in the leg and also caught another. Prosecutors say...

Teen rapper Tay-K convicted of murder in Texas home invasion

Jul. 19, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury has convicted a teenage rapper of murder in the 2016 shooting death of a man during a home invasion. The Tarrant County jury on Friday found 19-year-old Taymor McIntyre of Arlington guilty for his role in the death of 21-year-old Ethan Walker at Walker's home in...

Shootout leaves officer wounded, man dead in Birmingham

Jul. 18, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer was shot as many as seven times by a suspected armed robber who was then killed in a shootout that ended in what authorities described as a running gun battle through downtown, authorities said Thursday. The shooting, which happened Wednesday night, was...

Burglars rob Puerto Rico police station of guns, ammunition

Jul. 18, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's police department says somebody has broken into a police station and stolen weapons on the southern part of the U.S. territory. Police Commissioner Henry Escalera Rivera says in a department statement Thursday that the break-in occurred in the town of Guayama. A...

Robbery suspect walks out of trial while jury deliberates

Jul. 18, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An armed-robbery defendant walked out of his trial just moments before a Florida jury found him guilty. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that 29-year-old Antonio Jama Gearing had been released on $75,000 bail so he was free to move about the Daytona Beach courtroom Tuesday....

Police: Kids seeking candy trapped in store by sex offender

Jul. 18, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

NEWPORT, N.C. (AP) — A sex offender working at a North Carolina convenience store is accused of locking children inside the shop and robbing them. Newport police Chief Keith Lewis tells reporters two children entered the shop near closing Sunday to buy candy and were trapped by 60-year-old Hector Sanchez,...

Judge: Police acted 'reasonably' in man's shooting death

Jul. 12, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska judge dismissed a wrongful death case brought by the family of a sound technician for the TV show "Cops" who was killed by police during a robbery at a fast-food restaurant. Police killed Bryce Dion during a shootout when officers confronted a robber at an Omaha Wendy's in...

Feds: Men assaulted teen, stole safes with $1M life savings

Jul. 12, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors in Philadelphia say two men burst into a home, assaulted a teenage girl and stole two safes that held over $1 million in cash and jewelry that amounted to her restaurant-owning parents' life savings. U.S. Attorney William McSwain announced Friday that Khaiyri Burgess and...