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Elderly, halfhearted Florida bank robber won't be jailed

Feb. 18, 2020 1:24 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 74-year-old Florida man whose halfhearted attempt at bank robbery was caused by depression after his wife's death will not spend any time in jail, it was announced Friday. Sandy Hawkins reached an agreement with Palm Beach County prosecutors where he will spend a year living...

Police seek suspect who robbed 3 Portland banks in 1 hour

Feb. 16, 2020 12:27 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man robbed three Portland banks in less than one hour last week, according to the Portland Police Bureau. The robberies occurred Friday, The Oregonian/Oregon Live reported. The man wore glasses, a black beanie and flannel shirt. He robbed the Bank of the West on Northwest Broadway...

California death row inmate dies; prisoner killed in attack

Feb. 15, 2020 10:00 PM EST

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — A death row inmate died Saturday at a hospital, while the previous day another prisoner was killed after two inmates attacked him, California officials said. John Abel — who was sentenced to death row for killing a man in 1991 during a robbery at a bank in Orange County...

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., briefs the media on the arrest of a 14-year-old male in the Dec.2019 murder of Barnard College student Tessa Majors, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 in New York. Majors, 18, was stabbed as she walked through New York City's Morningside Park early in the evening of Dec. 11. At left is NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison and at right in New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea. (AP Photo/Julie Walker)

14-year-old charged with Barnard College student death

Feb. 15, 2020 2:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 14-year-old has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a Barnard College student in a park during a robbery in December, a crime that rattled New York City residents, authorities said Saturday. Rashaun Weaver has been indicted by a grand jury and was taken into custody Friday night...

2 teens charged in singer's death will be tried as adults

Feb. 13, 2020 3:49 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two teenagers accused of fatally shooting a Tennessee musician during an attempted robbery will be charged as adults, attorneys in the case confirmed Thursday. Decorrius Wright, 17, and Diamond Lewis, 16, will have their felony charges, which include criminal homicide, transferred...

Armed commando soldiers carry a person out of Terminal 21 Korat mall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. A gunman described as a soldier angry over a financial dispute killed a few people and then went on a far bloodier rampage Saturday in northeastern Thailand, shooting as he drove to the busy mall where shoppers fled in terror. Multiple people were killed in all, more people were injured. (AP Photo/WasonWanichakorn)

Thailand mourns victims of country's deadliest mass shooting

Feb. 9, 2020 3:05 PM EST

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand (AP) — As mourning began for the victims of Thailand's worst mass shooting, the country counted its losses: a mother shot dead at the wheel of her car as her son sat beside her, a 13-year-old student gunned down as he was riding his motorbike home and more than two dozen other...

People who were able to get out of Terminal 21 Korat mall walk outside the building in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. A soldier who holed up in a popular shopping mall in northeastern Thailand shot multiple people on Saturday, killing at least 20 and injuring 31 others, officials said. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalitkanjanakul)

21 dead, 31 hurt in Thai mass shooting; gunman hides in mall

Feb. 8, 2020 7:43 PM EST

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand (AP) — A gunman described as a soldier angry over a financial dispute killed two people and then went on a far bloodier rampage Saturday in northeastern Thailand, shooting as he drove to a busy mall where shoppers fled in terror. At least 21 people were killed in all, 31 were...

3-states bank robber-prison escapee sentenced in Vegas case

Feb. 3, 2020 7:36 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former federal prison escapee was sentenced Monday to 15 years behind bars for robbing banks in Oregon and Washington before he was arrested in a credit union heist and carjacking in Las Vegas in 2017, officials said. William Etheridge, 57, also was sentenced to three years of...

This undated image provided by Michelob ULTRA shows U.S. farmers in a scene from the company's 2020 Super Bowl NFL football spot. Michelob Ultra Pure Gold, promises to create more organic farmland for every six-pack sold. (Michelob ULTRA via AP)

Super Bowl Ads: Buy a beer for ... a tiny organic farm?

Feb. 2, 2020 9:45 PM EST

Here's the latest on what's happening with ads during the Super Bowl. All times EST. 9:30 p.m. Another Super Bowl, another head-scratching ad about beer and agriculture. Last year, it was Bud Light insulting U.S. corn farmers when it made fun of rival brands that use corn syrup in their beers. One of those 2019...

Police: Woman steals 3 vehicles, slams others in wild spree

Feb. 1, 2020 11:29 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman went on a carjacking spree in Manhattan, stealing three cars, flipping one over and crashing into more than a dozen other vehicles before being taken into custody, New York City police said. Police said only minor injuries were reported, but the carjackings on Friday snarled...