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Baltimore deputy commissioner and wife robbed at gunpoint

Jul. 20, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say one of Baltimore's newest deputy police commissioners and his wife were robbed at gunpoint. The Baltimore Sun reports that Deputy Commissioner Daniel Murphy and his wife were approached by four men in an SUV at about 9 p.m. Friday near Patterson Park. Police say the men...

East Texas jailer accused of stealing cash from inmates

Jul. 20, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Texas (AP) — An East Texas jailer has been charged with stealing hundreds of dollars from inmates who surrendered the cash when booked. The Liberty County Sheriff's Office says 23-year-old Mayra Gallegos-Balderas was arrested Tuesday on a theft of property warrant and freed on a personal...

Man pleads not guilty in Foster Farms plant incident

Jul. 20, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — An Albany man has pleaded not guilty to charges related to a Thursday incident in which a shot was fired at Foster Farms in Corvallis. The Gazette-Times reports 22-year-old Adrian Nickerson faces charges including failure to perform the duties of a driver, criminal mischief, theft,...

Suspect in Japan anime studio arson reportedly had grudge

Jul. 20, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The man suspected of setting ablaze a beloved Japanese animation studio, killing 34 people, was raging about theft and witnesses and media reported he had a grudge against the company, as questions arose why such mass killings keep happening in the country. Police only have said the suspect...

Political standoff leaves suburban community with 2 mayors

Jul. 19, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — A dispute over the mayor's guilty plea to stealing campaign funds has left a suburban New York community with two men who claim to be mayor. The municipal government of Mount Vernon has been locked in a standoff since July 11, when the City Council ruled that Mayor Richard Thomas...

Man given 4 life sentences for 2010 murders

Jul. 19, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man who killed four people during a series of home invasion robberies has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole. Sixty-two-year-old John Ewell was sentenced Friday to four life terms for invading homes in Los Angeles and neighboring Hawthorne in 2010....

Thieves stage armed robbery at Mexico's ex-first lady's home

Jul. 19, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A gang of at least seven gunmen burst into the Mexico City home of former first lady Angelica Rivera and forced employees to hand over valuables. The city prosecutor's office said Friday that guards managed to shoot one of the robbers in the leg and also caught another. Prosecutors say...

3 charged with federal crime stemming from Maine robbery

Jul. 19, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Prosecutors say they've invoked a federal law in charging three men from New York City with robbery and conspiracy in Maine. U.S. Attorney Halsey Frank said Friday that 48-year-old Andre Muller, 39-year-old Robert Holland and 57-year-old Hector Munoz have been charged with conspiracy...

Ex-NSA contractor sentenced to 9 years for stolen documents

Jul. 19, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A former National Security Agency contractor who stored two decades' worth of classified documents at his Maryland home was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison. Harold Martin, 54, apologized to the federal judge who sentenced him for a theft that prosecutors have called "breathtaking"...

Teen rapper Tay-K convicted of murder in Texas home invasion

Jul. 19, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury has convicted a teenage rapper of murder in the 2016 shooting death of a man during a home invasion. The Tarrant County jury on Friday found 19-year-old Taymor McIntyre of Arlington guilty for his role in the death of 21-year-old Ethan Walker at Walker's home in...