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Smollett case could undermine prosecutor's reform efforts

Apr. 23, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

Chicago's top prosecutor drew heavy criticism after she recused herself from the case against Jussie Smollett and then complained in text messages to a subordinate that her office had overcharged the "Empire" actor. But anyone who has followed Kim Foxx's work recognized in the texts the same reforms she has been...

APNewsBreak: Police: Louisiana gov's office break-in, arrest

Apr. 22, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

The Louisiana State Police on Monday revealed an extraordinary security breach at the Governor's Mansion, saying they had arrested a man last week who trespassed into the building and damaged property before falling asleep on a couch. Reynard Green of Baton Rouge was booked Wednesday on counts including simple...

Ohio top court to hear arguments in TV news defamation case

Apr. 22, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in an appeal involving a defamation lawsuit that alleged a television station falsely labeled three siblings as "robbers." A Columbus family sued WBNS-TV in 2016 after the station reported on a hover board robbery at Fort Rapids...

Deputies: Dad shoots man who stole car with boy, 6, inside

Apr. 22, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

LANTANA, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's investigators say a Florida father chased down and shot a man who stole his car with his 6-year-old son inside. Palm Beach County Sheriff's officials say 29-year-old Lamar Thurman remains in critical condition following the shooting early Saturday. News outlets report the...

Colorado dog reunited with Florida family after 2017 theft

Apr. 21, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. (AP) — A dog found abandoned in Colorado has been returned to its family, nearly two years after it was stolen in Florida as a puppy. Animal charity organization Wings of Rescue says the German Shepherd named Cedar was covered with snow in a rural Colorado ditch, apparently...

Man charged with fatally beating neighbor with a lamp

Apr. 21, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

SPANISH LAKE, Mo. (AP) — A 42-year-old north St. Louis County man is accused of beating his 63-year-old neighbor to death with a lamp before stealing his car. Police said in a news release that Keith Hill was charged Sunday in the death of 63-year-old Michael Shaw in Spanish Lake. The two men lived next...

Texas cancer center ousts 3 over Chinese data theft concerns

Apr. 20, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A prominent cancer center in Houston has ousted three of five scientists whom federal authorities identified as being involved in Chinese efforts to steal American research. Peter Pisters, the president of MD Anderson Cancer Center, told the Houston Chronicle that the National Institutes of...

British cyber expert pleads guilty to creating malware

Apr. 20, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus has pleaded guilty to developing malware to steal banking information. Federal prosecutors in Wisconsin and Marcus Hutchins' attorneys said in a joint court filing Friday that the 24-year-old agreed to...

Grand jury indicts Illinois man in theft of 135 weapons

Apr. 19, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

WOOD RIVER, Ill. (AP) — A Madison County man has been charged with stealing 135 firearms from a sporting goods store in southwestern Illinois. Federal prosecutors said Bradley Boswell of Wood River was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday. Boswell, 30, is accused of stealing shotguns, a grenade launcher...

Grease is the way we are stealing in northern Virginia

Apr. 19, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) — Police say a central Virginia man made off with a whopper of a haul from Burger King: hundreds of gallons of used cooking grease. But he couldn't give police the slip and now faces grand larceny charges. News outlets report Alvaro Mendez Flores of Richmond admitted to the April 4...