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Police: Lincoln man arrested after setting fire to apartment

Oct. 25, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man was arrested after he intentionally set a fire in his apartment early Sunday, police said. Trent Burgess, 30, was booked into the Lancaster County jail on suspicion of first-degree arson, The Lincoln Journal-World reported. No one was injured but some residents in the...

In this image taken from SKY video, shows a tanker at sea, as filmed from land on Sunday Oct. 25, 2020. British police are investigating an undisclosed incident aboard an oil tanker in the English Channel. The incident reportedly took place aboard the Libyan-registered oil tanker Nave Andromeda south of Sandown on Isle of Wight, according to Isle of Wight Radio. (SKY News via AP)

British police respond to tanker stopped in English Channel

Oct. 25, 2020 2:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police and coast guard units responded Sunday to an incident aboard an oil tanker in the English Channel. The ship's owner attributed the problem to stowaways and said it was not a hijacking. The incident occurred on the Libyan-registered tanker Nave Andromeda, which had been...

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2019, file photo, Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, accompanied by other members of the clergy, leaves St. Mathews Cathedral after the annual Red Mass in Washington. Pope Francis on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, named 13 new cardinals, including Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who would become the first Black U.S. prelate to earn the coveted red hat. In a surprise announcement from his studio window to faithful standing below in St. Peter’s Square, Francis said the churchmen would be elevated to a cardinal’s rank in a ceremony on Nov. 28. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Black D.C. archbishop's rise marks a historic moment

Oct. 25, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory is set to become the first Black U.S. prelate to assume the rank of cardinal in the Catholic Church, a historic appointment that comes months after nationwide demonstrations against racial injustice. Gregory’s ascension, announced on Sunday...

Authorities: Man steals police car in NJ, crashes it in NYC

Oct. 25, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — A man who stole a police cruiser from an accident scene in northern New Jersey eventually led authorities on a pursuit into New York City that ended when the driver crashed into a parked car, officials said. Frank Suarez, 31, of Bayonne, was charged Sunday with reckless endangerment,...

NYPD probing officer who blared 'Trump 2020' from patrol SUV

Oct. 25, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department said it is investigating after an officer was seen on video Saturday saying “Trump 2020” over a patrol vehicle's loudspeaker. Commissioner Dermot Shea tweeted Sunday that the officer's behavior was “One hundred percent unacceptable....

Police investigate death of 18-year-old in car crash

Oct. 25, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

FLOYD, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left a teenager dead. Virginia State Police said Katerina Renee Higgins, 18, was driving a Ford Mustang in Floyd County early Sunday when the car left the road and struck a tree. Higgins was not wearing a seatbelt and died...

Law enforcement fatally shoots Arkansas man in Kansas

Oct. 25, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating after an Arkansas man was shot and killed by law enforcement officers after a police pursuit. Wesley Jordan, 32, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, died in the shooting Friday in Independence, the KBI said. The incident began when a...

Tennessee death row inmate's family awaits miracle DNA test

Oct. 25, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Carl Payne believes his son is innocent of murder. He believes that for 33 years, his son has been wrongfully imprisoned, facing the death penalty. And he believes that God has allowed it, choosing this family like the biblical Queen Esther for God’s glory to be manifested....

Man charged after fatal police-involved shooting in Chicago

Oct. 25, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 25-year-old man arrested after a fatal police shooting in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood has been charged in connection with another shooting that drew officers to the scene. Saul Zaragoza faces attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and unlawful...

Man fatally stabbed in San Juan County; Sister is in custody

Oct. 25, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A woman has been accused of fatally stabbing her older brother in San Juan County, authorities said, County Sheriff’s officials said 22-year-old Mykelti Brown was arrested Saturday in the area of Crouch Mesa and she was beng held on suspicion of an open count of murder in the...