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Prosecutor: Maryland man threatened IRS building, Pelosi

Jan. 22, 2021 4:18 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man was arrested and accused of threatening to blow up a federal building and kill elected officials, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland said. A press release from the agency said Cody Wolf Gideon Mohr, 27, was charged Wednesday with making...

Fairfax teacher charged with decades-old child sex assault

Jan. 22, 2021 4:15 AM EST

FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia teacher has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a student more than 20 years ago. Fairfax County Police say Marc Cheatham, 51, of Woodbridge has been a teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools for nearly 30 years. He was arrested Wednesday night...

Turkey seeks arrest of judges, prosecutors over coup ties

Jan. 22, 2021 3:26 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Friday issued arrest warrants for 44 judges and prosecutors suspected of links to the group Ankara blames for a 2016 coup attempt, state-run media said. The Anadolu news agency, citing a statement from the Ankara Chief Prosecutor’s Office, reported that...

Maduro sent letter to Iran's Leader accrediting US fugitive

Jan. 22, 2021 12:22 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Colombian businessman was carrying a letter from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accrediting him to Iran's supreme leader when he was arrested on a U.S. warrant last year, according to a new court filing in a politically charged corruption case ratcheting up tensions with the South...

Texas man accused in Capitol breach surrenders to agents

Jan. 21, 2021 10:43 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Central Texas man shown on video participating in the U.S. Capitol insurrection two weeks ago has surrendered to the FBI in San Antonio, according to court documents filed Thursday in Washington. The federal complaint accused Christopher Ray Grider, 39, of Eddy, Texas, of willful...

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown, left, followed by Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan walk up to the podium to address reporters on the rise in carjackings in Chicago and surrounding communities at Chicago Police Headquarters, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Chicago police announces plan to combat surge in carjackings

Jan. 21, 2021 9:39 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police officials said Thursday they will put a stronger focus on prosecution and increased collaboration with other police agencies to combat a spike in carjackings. Carjackings rose about 135% last year to 1,415 and continue at a high pace this year, with the youngest carjacker in...

Teen accused of stealing nearly $1M from Georgia supermarket

Jan. 21, 2021 6:27 PM EST

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — A suburban Atlanta teenager has been arrested on charges that he defrauded a supermarket where he worked of nearly $1 million over a two-week period. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 19-year-old Tre Brown was arrested Jan. 14 by Gwinnett County police on charges of felony theft....

Another NYC area man faces charges in US Capitol siege

Jan. 21, 2021 6:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities have arrested another New York City area man in the Jan. 6 rampage at the U.S. Capitol. Chris Kelly was released without bail on Thursday after being charged disorderly conduct and other federal counts. The FBI had picked up Kelly on Wednesday in suburban Rockland County in the...

Woodson Houses, a New York City housing project for seniors and the site of three murders of three women according to authorities is shown, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. n. A 78-year-old victim was found dead last week with a telephone cord around her neck in her apartment at the housing project. The building was the scene of two other killings of elderly women in 2015 and in 2019 that had sparked complaints about security. Thursday, authorities announced the arrest of a suspect, Kevin Gavin, in the unsolved slayings of the women. Gavin lived in the building and was known to run errands for residents. He was arrested after forensic evidence and witnesses linked him to the murders, the officials said. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Man arrested in 3 slayings at NYC senior housing project

Jan. 21, 2021 5:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Police have arrested a man in the unsolved slayings of three women in the same building at a New York City housing project for seniors. Officials announced the arrest of Kevin Gavin on Thursday, about a week after a 78-year-old victim was found dead in her Brooklyn apartment, with a...

Couple indicted for pandemic unemployment benefits fraud

Jan. 21, 2021 5:37 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A woman who worked for the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance and her husband are facing charges they sought to illegally collect unemployment benefits for workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Tiffany Pacheco, 35, and Arthur Pacheco, 47, were indicted Thursday in...