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N Ireland police to pay damages to journalists over arrests

Nov. 27, 2020 11:40 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland have agreed to pay damages to two journalists who were arrested on suspicion of stealing confidential documents after working on a documentary about an unsolved mass killing, lawyers said Friday. Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey worked on “No Stone...

This Oct. 1, 2020, photo shows the exterior of Bally's casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Nov. 4, 2020, officials with Twin River Worldwide Holdings, a Rhode Island firm that's buying Bally's for $25 million, said they can make it

NJ man charged in $1.7M theft of armored car outside casino

Nov. 25, 2020 10:44 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Describing it as “something out of the 1930s,” authorities say a former guard and two others stole more than $1.7 million from an armored car parked outside an Atlantic City casino earlier this month. Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said Tuesday that Dante...

FILE- In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photo, people pass the News Corporation headquarters building and Fox News studios in New York. The parents of slain Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich have reached a settlement of their lawsuit that alleged Fox News exploited their son's death in stories and commentary. Both sides confirmed the settlement on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Fox News, family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich settle suit

Nov. 24, 2020 6:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News has reached a settlement with slain Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich's parents, who alleged in a lawsuit that the cable news company exploited their son's death in stories and commentary. Both sides confirmed the settlement on Tuesday. Rich was shot and killed in...

FILE - In this file photo taken on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI, right, arrives in St. Peter's square at the Vatican for a general audience as his then-butler Paolo Gabriele, bottom, and his personal secretary Georg Gaenswein sit in the car with him. Paolo Gabriele, the Vatican butler who was convicted of stealing and leaking Pope Benedict XVI’s private papers in 2012, has died at age 54, the Vatican said.
Vatican News, the Holy See’s media agency, said Gabriele died Tuesday after a long illness. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

Vatican butler convicted in Benedict XVI leaks case dies

Nov. 24, 2020 12:20 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Paolo Gabriele, the Vatican butler who was convicted of stealing and leaking Pope Benedict XVI’s private papers in 2012, has died. He was 54. Vatican News, the Holy See’s media portal, said Gabriele died Tuesday after a long, undisclosed illness. Gabriele's case kicked off the...

Oklahoma City police kill boy, 15, during robbery attempt

Nov. 24, 2020 12:16 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City officers fatally shot a 15-year-old boy who had tried to rob a convenience store at gunpoint, police said. Five officers opened fire on Stavian Rodriguez after he crawled out a drive-thru window of the store Monday night with a gun in his hand, according to Sgt. Gary...

Sheriff: Florida rapper made music, then fatally shot 2 men

Nov. 22, 2020 12:17 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida rapper spent an evening recording music in a makeshift studio and then fatally shot two men who were with him, authorities say. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a news release that Billy Bennett Adams III, 23, was arrested Saturday on two counts of...

Riot police form a cordon as flames shoot out from the Congress building after protesters set a part of the building on fire, in Guatemala City, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Hundreds of protesters were protesting in various parts of the country Saturday against Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei and members of Congress for the approval of the 2021 budget that reduced funds for education, health and the fight for human rights. (AP Photo/Oliver De Ros)

Protesters torch Guatemala's Congress building amid unrest

Nov. 21, 2020 10:08 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Hundreds of protesters broke into Guatemala's Congress and burned part of the building Saturday amid growing demonstrations against President Alejandro Giammattei and the legislature for approving a controversial budget that cut educational and health spending. The incident came as...

FILE- In this April 11, 2019, file photo, television personality Jonathan Cheban attends The Hollywood Reporter's annual Most Powerful People in Media cocktail reception in New York. On Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, federal authorities in New York City charged a man for stealing Cheban's $250,000 watch at gunpoint. The holdup occurred in August 2020, when Cheban was arriving at a friend's house in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., police said. Two men approached and asked for the time before pulling a gun and making off with the victim's Richard Mille timepiece, police said. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Feds charge man in armed robbery of Kardashian pal Cheban

Nov. 20, 2020 6:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities in New York City have brought charges in the armed robbery of Jonathan Cheban, a reality TV pal of Kim Kardashian. Victor Rivera is accused of stealing a $250,000 watch at gunpoint from Cheban, the self-styled culinary influencer known as “Foodgod.” Cheban...

Dan Donovan, joined by his wife, Barbara, holds the antique shillelagh he used to chase burglars from the couple's Niles home even hitting one of the men in the back of the head, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 in Niles, Ill. Donovan, an 81-year-old former Marine from suburban Chicago used his grandfather's antique Irish walking stick to chase off three burglars and deliver one a thump in the head for his trouble.(Jennifer Johnson/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Illinois man, 81, uses antique walking stick to beat thieves

Nov. 20, 2020 7:48 AM EST

NILES, Ill. (AP) — An 81-year-old former Marine from suburban Chicago used his grandfather's antique Irish walking stick to chase off three burglars and deliver one a thump in the head for his trouble. Dan and Barbara Donovan told the Pioneer Press newspaper group that a man in a reflective vest and mask...

Northeast Missouri city clerk charged in fraud scheme

Nov. 18, 2020 6:22 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former city clerk in a small northeast Missouri town has been indicted on wire fraud and theft from federal programs, the U.S. attorney's office said Wednesday. Tracey Ray, 48, who was city clerk in Center in Ralls County, was indicted by a grand jury on Nov. 5. She was arrested Tuesday...