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FILE- In this April 11, 2019, file photo, television personality Jonathan Cheban attends The Hollywood Reporter's annual Most Powerful People in Media cocktail reception in New York. On Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, federal authorities in New York City charged a man for stealing Cheban's $250,000 watch at gunpoint. The holdup occurred in August 2020, when Cheban was arriving at a friend's house in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., police said. Two men approached and asked for the time before pulling a gun and making off with the victim's Richard Mille timepiece, police said. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Feds charge man in armed robbery of Kardashian pal Cheban

Nov. 20, 2020 6:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities in New York City have brought charges in the armed robbery of Jonathan Cheban, a reality TV pal of Kim Kardashian. Victor Rivera is accused of stealing a $250,000 watch at gunpoint from Cheban, the self-styled culinary influencer known as “Foodgod.” Cheban...

FILE - New York Giants rookie DeAndre Baker talks to reporters during NFL football rookie camp in East Rutherford, N.J., in this Friday, May 3, 2019, file photo. in East Rutherford, N.J. Former New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker was cleared of robbery charges in Florida on Monday  Nov. 16, 2020, after his alleged victims' attorney was arrested on extortion charges. The Broward County State Attorney's Office announced it was dropping all charges against Baker shortly after the county sheriff's office arrested attorney William Dean, 50, and charged him with extortion. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Chiefs signing 2019 1st-round pick Baker to practice squad

Nov. 18, 2020 2:18 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are signing safety DeAndre Baker, taking a chance on the 2019 first-round draft pick after he was let go by the New York Giants amid legal problems, but subsequently had all charges against him dropped this week. The Chiefs are signing Baker to the practice...

Police officers escort a person for an identity check in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Almost a year after the art theft in Dresden's Green Vault, police arrested three suspects on Tuesday morning in Berlin. Since the early morning, a total of 18 objects have been searched. (Annette Riedl/dpa via AP)

Raids, arrests as German police probe Dresden jewelry theft

Nov. 17, 2020 11:51 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — More than 1,500 police carried out a series of searches in Berlin and arrested three people in a massive operation connected to the spectacular theft of 18th-century jewels from a unique collection in Dresden last November, authorities said Tuesday. The operation was coordinated by police and...

Rapper Benny the Butcher shot in robbery attempt in Houston

Nov. 16, 2020 10:11 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — New York rapper Benny the Butcher was shot during a robbery attempt outside of a store in Houston, authorities said Sunday. Houston Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said the 35-year-old performer, whose real name is Jeremie Pennick, was shot in the leg around 4:30 p.m. Saturday in a Walmart...

FILE - New York Giants rookie DeAndre Baker talks to reporters during NFL football rookie camp in East Rutherford, N.J., in this Friday, May 3, 2019, file photo. in East Rutherford, N.J. Former New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker was cleared of robbery charges in Florida on Monday  Nov. 16, 2020, after his alleged victims' attorney was arrested on extortion charges. The Broward County State Attorney's Office announced it was dropping all charges against Baker shortly after the county sheriff's office arrested attorney William Dean, 50, and charged him with extortion. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Ex-Giant Baker cleared of robbery; victims' lawyer arrested

Nov. 16, 2020 1:18 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Former New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker was cleared of robbery charges in Florida on Monday after his alleged victims' attorney was arrested on extortion charges. The Broward County State Attorney's Office announced it was dropping all charges against Baker shortly...

In this photo taken on Saturday Nov. 14, 2020. Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, Commander of the 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, pauses as he speaks to a judicial committee, in Lagos Nigeria. Nigeria's army has said after weeks of denial that its troop did fire shots into the air to disperse a large crowd at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos where several peaceful protesters were killed late in October. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Nigerian army admits shooting in air at deadly protest

Nov. 16, 2020 10:10 AM EST

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s army has said after weeks of denial that its troop did fire shots into the air to disperse a large crowd at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos where several peaceful protesters were killed late in October. The October 20 incident at the plaza caused both local and...

Baltimore to pay about $8M in police corruption settlement

Nov. 14, 2020 4:40 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials are set to approve a roughly $8 million settlement to two men who went to prison after drugs were planted on them a decade ago during an encounter with members of a rogue police unit that brutalized, robbed and falsely arrested residents. The city’s spending...

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 file photo, Curtis Flowers speaks with reporters as he exits the Winston-Choctaw Regional Correctional Facility in Louisville, Miss. Mississippi's new attorney general must decide whether to take a quadruple murder case to a seventh trial. Curtis Flowers has had two mistrials and four reversed convictions in connection with the 1996 slayings of four people at a furniture store. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Curtis Flowers defense team receives human rights award

Nov. 14, 2020 9:44 AM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A human rights award has been presented to the defense team for a Mississippi man who was freed from prison in December after more than 20 years and this year had all charges dropped against him. The Curtis Flowers defense team, which includes the George C. Cochran Innocence Project at...

Vancouver man found guilty in killing of woman at store

Nov. 13, 2020 5:13 PM EST

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A Cowlitz County jury has convicted a Vancouver man of robbing and fatally shooting convenience store cashier Kayla Chapman in 2019. After a week-and-a-half trial, jurors deliberated for less than three hours before finding D’Anthony Williams guilty Thursday on all but one...

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Review: Robbie's glamour cuts through dust in 'Dreamland'

Nov. 11, 2020 1:30 PM EST

Dust, dust and more dust. The parched Texas landscape of “Dreamland,” Miles Joris-Peyrafitte’s Depression-era drama, is chock full of the toxic gray stuff, which billows across fields and coats everything in sight. And then bank robber Allison Wells, aka Margot Robbie, pops onto the screen...