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Federal officials: Man admitted firing shot that killed boy

Aug. 17, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal authorities say a man charged in an armored car theft has told investigators he fired the shot earlier this month that killed a 7-year-old boy in St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the 23-year-old Malik Ross appeared in court Friday on several federal charges,...

New Zealand police make arrest after tourist killed in van

Aug. 17, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand police arrested a 23-year-old man and charged him with murder on Saturday, bringing relief to a community that was on edge after an Australian tourist was killed in a seemingly random attack on his van that sparked a large manhunt. The suspect made his first court...

The Latest: Police: Suspect in Santa Monica robbery caught

Aug. 16, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on gunfire at a Southern California shopping plaza (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Authorities have captured a man they say tried to rob a Brinks security guard who then opened fire, panicking shoppers at a busy Southern California shopping plaza. Nobody was hurt in the Friday...

DNA leads to arrest in another Florida rape case from 1980s

Aug. 16, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — For the second time in a year, authorities in a south Florida community have used DNA evidence to identify and arrest a suspect in a decades-old rape case. Timothy Norris, 60, is charged in the knifepoint rape of a Florida woman at her home in 1983, Coral Springs police...

UK police officer slain investigating burglary, 10 arrested

Aug. 16, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A 28-year-old police officer investigating a reported burglary in southeast England has died after being dragged by a vehicle, police said Friday. Police have arrested and detained 10 males on suspicion of murder in the death of Andrew Harper, 28. The youngest is 13 while the oldest is 30....

Sheriff: Trio of thieves thwarted by misleading gas jug

Aug. 16, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

KEAVY, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in Kentucky say three thieves thought they were stealing gasoline from a property for their broken down car until the car stopped working again. Laurel County Sheriff's Office on Facebook said the three stole a 5-gallon gasoline jug from a garage for their car. Except there...

Couple accused of faking baby's birth, death to scam gifts

Aug. 16, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

FRIEDENS, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple is accused of faking the birth and death of a baby to obtain more than $600 in donations and gifts from friends and family. State police on Thursday charged Geoffrey and Kaycee Lang with theft by deception and receiving stolen property. Authorities say the couple...

UK judge sentences Schwimmer lookalike to 9 months in jail

Aug. 15, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British judge has sentenced a lookalike of "Friends" actor David Schwimmer to nine months in prison for theft and fraud. Judge Sara Dodd sentenced Abdulah Husseni on Thursday for using a stolen bank card to make or attempt to make fraudulent purchases at four shops in Blackpool, northwest...

Man sentenced in fatal shooting at Lawrence hotel

Aug. 15, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 20-year-old Kansas City, Missouri, man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for his role in a hotel shootout in Lawrence that killed one man and injured two others. The Lawrence Journal-World reports Shawn Smith was sentenced Wednesday to 32 months for robbery. Smith...

Man charged in Planned Parenthood break-in, vandalism

Aug. 14, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A man has been charged with breaking into a Planned Parenthood office in Pennsylvania, smashing glass doors and painting graffiti on the walls. Thirty-nine-year-old Iain Carberry is charged in Luzerne County with burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct...