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Police: Armed burglary suspect fatally shot by police

Feb. 18, 2020 4:15 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police officers in Florida fatally shot an armed suspect Tuesday near a popular tourist area, authorities said. The shooting occurred at an apartment complex after police attempted to stop a stolen vehicle a few minutes away from Universal Orlando and The Mall at Millenia, Orlando...

3 UConn football players face charges in campus burglary

Feb. 18, 2020 3:36 PM EST

VERNON, Conn. (AP) — Three members of UConn's 2019 football team face charges stemming from a November burglary on campus. Running back Khyon Gillespie and defensive backs Oneil Robinson and Ryan Carroll are accused of stealing about $5,000 worth of items, including a television, video game systems and...

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...

Denmark: Woman convicted of welfare fraud gets 6.5 years

Feb. 18, 2020 12:32 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The main suspect in a Danish fraud case involving stolen welfare funds was convicted Tuesday and sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison. A Copenhagen City Court judge found Britta Nielsen guilty of stealing nearly 117 million kroner ($17 million) from a Danish government welfare...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2019, file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at Billboard's Women in Music at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Swift's father recently fought a burglar who broke into his $4 million Florida penthouse. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Scott Swift returned to his home in the Vinoy Place Towers on Jan. 17, 2020, just moments after 30-year-old Terrence Hoover used an emergency stairwell to climb 13 floors to enter it. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Taylor Swift's father safe after fight with burglar

Feb. 17, 2020 10:25 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Taylor Swift's father recently fought a burglar who broke into his $4 million Florida penthouse, a newspaper is reporting. The Tampa Bay Times said that Scott Swift returned to his home in the Vinoy Place Towers in St. Petersburg on Jan. 17 just moments after 30-year-old...

Police fatally shoot man connected to carjackings, stabbing

Feb. 17, 2020 10:57 AM EST

NEWBURY, Mass. (AP) — Police officers shot and killed a man connected to carjackings in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, authorities said. Massachusetts State Police identified the man Monday as Thomas Murray, 31, of Dracut, Massachusetts. He is also a suspect in a carjacking in Lowell, Massachusetts, and...

Woman accused of stealing more than $74,000 from employer

Feb. 17, 2020 8:56 AM EST

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis woman has been accused of stealing more than $74,000 from her company while working in its accounts payable department. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Donna Brooks, 59, is charged with felony stealing. It's not clear whether she has an attorney. She...

Shoplifting arrest ends search for teen accused of killings

Feb. 16, 2020 3:40 PM EST

MIDLAND, Va. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy charged with fatally shooting his mother and 6-year-old brother in their Virginia home was apprehended after he tried to shoplift hair dye, clothes and a backpack from a North Carolina department store, police said Sunday. Levi Norwood was arrested Saturday after...

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...

Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker gestures as he watches his team during spring training baseball practice Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Baker to MLB: Tell teams to 'stop the comments' on Astros

Feb. 15, 2020 8:28 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dusty Baker wants action from Major League Baseball: End the criticism of the Astros from across baseball over sign stealing, and take steps to ensure pitchers don't throw at his players. “It's not good for the game, it's not good for kids to see it, so I think...