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US immigration officials detain 2 bankers wanted in Ecuador

Feb. 17, 2019 3:43 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two brothers from Ecuador wanted in the South American country on charges that they stole millions of dollars from a now-defunct bank have been detained in Florida by U.S. immigration authorities. William and Roberto Isaias were arrested Wednesday in Miami and detained pending...

Officer shot multiple times, suspects die in subsequent fire

Feb. 16, 2019 10:23 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer who was shot multiple times after responding to reports of an armed robbery was recovering Saturday, while two suspects are believed to have died in a fire following a shootout. The incident began about 5:30 p.m. Friday, the Opelika-Auburn News reported. Auburn...

2nd suspect charged with murder in NYPD friendly fire death

Feb. 16, 2019 7:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A second suspect has been charged with murder in the friendly fire death of a New York City police detective. Police announced charges of murder, robbery, assault and criminal possession of a weapon on Saturday against 25-year-old Jagger Freeman. Police believe Freeman acted as the lookout...

The Latest: Police name Alabama officer shot following call

Feb. 16, 2019 7:17 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on an officer involved shooting in Alabama (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Authorities have identified an Alabama police officer who was shot multiple times after responding to reports of an armed robbery. In a news release Saturday, police confirmed the identity of the officer...

2nd arrest in robbery that led to NYPD friendly fire death

Feb. 16, 2019 1:31 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Police arrested a man Friday suspected of being the lookout during a robbery that led to the friendly fire death of a New York City police detective, an official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press. The man was taken into custody in Queens hours after NYPD Commissioner...

Main suspect in Sweden's royal jewels heist confesses

Feb. 15, 2019 12:19 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The main suspect in the theft of royal funeral artifacts from a Swedish cathedral confessed Friday to stealing them after his DNA was found on the items that were pulled out last week from a garbage bin north of Stockholm. Swedish broadcaster SVT, reporting Friday from a...

NYC officer wounded in friendly fire shooting returns home

Feb. 14, 2019 9:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The police officer who was wounded in a shooting that led to the friendly fire death of a New York Police Department detective has returned to his Long Island home. Sgt. Matthew Gorman emerged from a black van outside his home in Seaford Thursday afternoon. He used crutches and was...

Nightmare: Man's car stolen while he's asleep in back seat

Feb. 14, 2019 6:05 PM EST

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — A man's nap in the back of his car in Delaware turned into a nightmare after the car he was sleeping in was stolen and crashed. Musician Justin Koerner told the News Journal he had spent a night playing music with friends, went to sleep in his vehicle and had a dream involving someone...

St. Louis man indicted in December post office robbery

Feb. 14, 2019 5:22 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 38-year-old St. Louis man is facing federal indictment for allegedly robbing a post office. Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced the indictment of Dywane Upchurch on three felony counts. It wasn't immediately clear if Upchurch had an attorney. The crime occurred on Dec. 6....

Suspect charged with murder in NYPD friendly fire death

Feb. 13, 2019 10:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A robbery suspect with a long rap sheet and a habit of bizarre stunts was charged Wednesday with murder in the death of a New York City police detective struck by friendly fire while responding to a stick-up Tuesday night. Detective Brian Simonsen died after being hit once in the chest by...