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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 file photo, the Salisbury Cathedral 1215 copy of the Magna Carta is installed in a glass display cabinet marking the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta at Runnymede in 1215, in Salisbury, England. A judge has on Friday, July 10, 2020 sentenced a man to four years for attempting to steal Salisbury Cathedral’s Magna Carta. Salisbury Crown Court Judge Richard Parkes sentenced Mark Royden, describing the failed theft as a “determined attempt on a document of huge historical importance. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)

Man gets prison for failed theft of Magna Carta in England

Jul. 10, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A U.K. judge has sentenced a man to four years for attempting to steal one of the original copies of the the Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral in England. Mark Royden, from Canterbury, Kent, was convicted Friday of using a hammer to try to smash the security case holding the document at...

FILE - In this July 3, 2020, file photo, policemen inspect the scene of an ambush in Kanpur, India. A top suspect in dozens of crimes, including the killings of eight police officers last week, was fatally shot Friday, July 10 in police custody while allegedly trying to flee, officials said. (AP Photo, File)

Indian police kill top crime suspect in deaths of 8 officers

Jul. 10, 2020 2:56 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — The top suspect in the ambush killings of eight police officers last week and dozens of other crimes was fatally shot in police custody Friday while allegedly trying to flee, officials said. Vikas Dubey snatched a revolver from officers after their vehicle overturned on a highway...

This aerial photo taken from video provided by Fox11 News KTTV-TV shows the Hollywood Hills home, center, where Pop Smoke, 20, was shot and killed early Feb. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles. Authorities say three men and two juveniles have been arrested in connection with the home-invasion death of the rising rapper. (Fox11 News KTTV-TV via AP)

Police: Pop Smoke's social media led killers to LA home

Jul. 10, 2020 1:24 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities believe rising rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed during a Los Angeles home-invasion robbery in February after his social media posts led five suspects to the house he was renting, police said after detectives arrested the group Thursday morning. Los Angeles police had...

Sheriff: Detective claimed $15,000 for unworked shifts

Jul. 9, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida detective was arrested Thursday on accusations he claimed more than $15,000 in pay for shifts he didn't work, authorities said. Detective Luis Silberberg was taken into custody at the Broward Sheriff's Office headquarters and charged with grand theft, official...

A worker walks among graves at a special cemetery for people who presumably died of COVID-19 at a cemetery in Jakarta, Indonesia Friday, June 12, 2020. As Indonesia’s virus death toll rises, the world’s most populous Muslim country finds itself at odds with protocols put in place by the government to handle the bodies of victims of the pandemic. This has led to increasing incidents of bodies being taken from hospitals, rejection of COVID-19 health and safety procedures, and what some experts say is a lack of communication from the government. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Burial traditions clash with coronavirus safety in Indonesia

Jul. 9, 2020 12:44 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The mob of over 150 people who forcefully took Muhammad Yunus’ cadaver from a hospital in eastern Indonesia thought it was impossible that the 49-year-old Islamic preacher could have died from the coronavirus. He had always washed his hands, worn a mask and followed health...

A Toyota Tacoma with flashing lights sits among vehicles worth an estimated $3.2 million, at Port Everglades after they were seized by Homeland Security Investigations, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The vehicles were to be smuggled to Venezuela in violation of U.S. export laws and sanctions against the socialist Venezuelan Government. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

US seizes 81 vehicles in Venezuela smuggling ring

Jul. 8, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Federal investigators said Wednesday they have seized 81 vehicles worth an estimated $3.2 million that were bound for Venezuela as part of a smuggling ring operated for wealthy and politically connected people. Anthony Salisbury, chief of the Miami Homeland Security...

This July 2, 2020 photo provided by the Polk County Jail in Des Moines, Iowa., shows Viet Tran. Prosecutors have filed a rare charge against Tran, a Black Lives Matter protester _ unauthorized dissemination of intelligence data _ for allegedly displaying and discussing a stolen Des Moines police document during an interview broadcast on a local television station. (Polk County Jail via AP)

Black Lives Matter protesters face rare leak charge in Iowa

Jul. 7, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors in Iowa have filed a rarely used leak charge against Black Lives Matter protesters accused of stealing a confidential police document and displaying it during a television news broadcast. Two protesters are charged with unauthorized dissemination of intelligence data, a...

Police: Texas cop shoots man threatening clerk with knife

Jul. 6, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Police in a Dallas suburb shot and injured a man Monday after a standoff in which he held a convenience store clerk at knife point and threatened to kill the clerk if officers did not kill him, a police spokesman said. Officers responded to a call around 9:15 a.m. reporting an...

Protesters form a blockade of vans and bodies on the highway leading to Mount Rushmore on Friday, July 3, 2020, in Keystone, S.D. President Donald Trump spoke at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. (Erin Bormett/The Argus Leader via AP)

Protester at Trump's Mount Rushmore event faces 5 charges

Jul. 6, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — One of the leaders of a protest before President Donald Trump's pre-Independence Day appearance at Mount Rushmore was charged Monday for allegedly stealing a shield from a law enforcement officer. Nick Tilsen, 38, of Porcupine, South Dakota, is charged with second-degree robbery and...

Arizona store shootout ends with robber, bystander dead

Jul. 3, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A man robbing a gas station convenience store fatally shot a bystander before being killed in a wild shootout with another bystander, police in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale said Friday morning. The suspect in the robbery was also believed to have pulled off two holdups at gas...