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Man in work release program dead in police shooting on bus

Oct. 03, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A man accused of causing a disturbance at a work release program for jail inmates with mental health and substance abuse issues died after being shot by police on a public bus in suburban Denver on Sunday, police said. No one else was injured, interim Aurora...

Couple sentenced for taking money from elderly relative

Oct. 03, 2022 13:00 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A husband and wife have been sentenced to up to three years in prison after they were convicted of illegally taking nearly $50,000 from the man's elderly father, who suffered from dementia. Prosecutors said that Kile Madsen, 56, and Debora Madsen, 53, of...

Republican tepid on Trump in Nevada gubernatorial debate

Oct. 02, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Republican gubernatorial candidate, Joe Lombardo, sought in a debate on Sunday to distance himself from former President Donald Trump over his lies about the 2020 election, but said Trump's policies were better than those under the Biden administration, which he blames...

Grand jury brings no charges in fatal NJ police shooting

Oct. 02, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

BUENA VISTA, N.J. (AP) — State authorities say a New Jersey police officer will not face any charges in the shooting death of a driver who stole a police car after a crash last year and led officers on a chase that ended after he was shot and killed. The New Jersey attorney...

Alabama court affirms felony convictions of longtime sheriff

Oct. 01, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A state appeals court has upheld the felony convictions of a man who served 38 years as sheriff in a northern Alabama county. In the unanimous ruling Friday, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals also denied former Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely's...

Albuquerque man, 12-year-old nephew accused of robbery spree

Sep. 30, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Albuquerque man and his 12-year-old nephew are behind a string of recent armed robberies at retail clothing stores. Albuquerque police said Thursday night that Jason Pete Roper and his nephew were both taken into custody on multiple...

Former shelter head gets jail for stealing from organization

Sep. 30, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former head of a publicly funded nonprofit that ran homeless shelters in Massachusetts has been sent to jail for a year for stealing $1.5 million from the organization and lying under oath, prosecutors said. Manuel Duran, 70, was also sentenced Thursday to four...

Police say hacker concealed ID in Australian privacy breach

Sep. 30, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The computer hacker who stole personal data of almost 10 million customers of a telecommunications company in one of Australia’s worst privacy breaches used techniques to conceal their identity, actions and whereabouts, police said on Friday. Australian...

Father, teenage son charged in killing of rapper PnB Rock

Sep. 29, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who was arrested in Las Vegas on Thursday, and his 17-year-old son, were charged with murder in the fatal shooting of rapper PnB Rock at a South Los Angeles restaurant, authorities said. An FBI-led fugitive task force took 40-year-old Freddie Lee Trone...

South Africa's Ramaphosa denies money-laundering allegations

Sep. 29, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa denied allegations of money laundering while being questioned by lawmakers Thursday over a scandal that threatens his position and the direction of Africa's most developed economy. Ramaphosa already faces an investigation...