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Alex Murdaugh, already convicted of murder, will be sentenced for stealing from 18 clients

Nov. 28, 2023 00:06 AM EST

For years, South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh looked his anguished clients in the eyes and promised to help them with their medical bills, their suffering or simply to survive. Then he stole most, if not all, of what he won for many of them. On Tuesday, those folks get to look...

Robbery suspect's colorful underwear helped police arrest him, authorities say

Nov. 22, 2023 13:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of multicolored briefs peeking out above a robbery suspect's low-slung trousers helped police arrest him more than a year later, federal authorities in New York said Wednesday. The robbery happened at a tobacco shop in Queens on Sept. 14, 2022. Three masked...

More than 100 guns stolen in Michigan after store manager is forced to reveal alarm code

Nov. 21, 2023 22:28 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — More than 100 handguns were stolen from a store in southwestern Michigan after the manager was held at gunpoint outside his home and forced to reveal how to turn off the alarm, authorities said Tuesday. All guns except one were recovered and two men were arrested...

The District of Columbia is combating car thefts and carjackings with dashcams and AirTags

Nov. 20, 2023 08:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeff Pena contacted his father as soon as he heard that police were passing out auto tracking devices to try to stem a sharp increase in carjackings, auto thefts and other crimes in the nation's capital. “It's just getting crazy out there,” said Pena, whose...

A Chinese man is extradited from Morocco to face embezzlement charges in Shanghai

Nov. 18, 2023 10:34 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese man wanted for allegedly embezzling millions of yuan (hundreds of thousands of dollars) from his company and then fleeing to Morocco was extradited back to China on Saturday, the Ministry of Public Security said. The man, a financial executive at the...

Officer fires gun at Atlanta hospital while pursuing vehicle theft suspect

Nov. 17, 2023 19:21 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say they arrested a man suspected of stealing a vehicle, after officers chased him to a hospital and one of them fired his gun. When officers responded to a report of a possible stolen vehicle around 12:30 p.m. Friday, a person told them the suspect...

Escaped murderer back in court over crimes authorities say he committed while on the run

Nov. 17, 2023 16:14 PM EST

A convicted murderer who escaped from a southeastern Pennsylvania prison earlier this year and eluded a massive two-week search before he was recaptured was arraigned Friday on theft, burglary and other charges in connection with alleged crimes committed while he was on the run. ...

Pennsylvania high court justice's name surfaces in brother's embezzlement trial

Nov. 17, 2023 14:05 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A witness in federal court reportedly testified this week that he oversaw thousands of dollars in improvements at the Philadelphia home of a Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice, work he said was initially paid for by the labor union that the justice's brother led at the...

Alabama inmate executed for the shooting death of man in 1993 robbery

Nov. 16, 2023 22:26 PM EST

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate convicted of killing a man during a 1993 robbery when he was a teenager was executed Thursday by lethal injection. Casey McWhorter, 49, was pronounced dead at 6:56 p.m. at a southwest Alabama prison, authorities said. McWhorter was convicted of...

Alabama inmate executed for the shooting death of man in 1993 robbery

Nov. 16, 2023 20:11 PM EST
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama inmate executed for the shooting death of man in 1993 robbery.