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Shoplifting arrest ends search for teen accused of killings

Feb. 16, 2020 3:40 PM EST

MIDLAND, Va. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy charged with fatally shooting his mother and 6-year-old brother in their Virginia home was apprehended after he tried to shoplift hair dye, clothes and a backpack from a North Carolina department store, police said Sunday. Levi Norwood was arrested Saturday after...

Police seek suspect who robbed 3 Portland banks in 1 hour

Feb. 16, 2020 12:27 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man robbed three Portland banks in less than one hour last week, according to the Portland Police Bureau. The robberies occurred Friday, The Oregonian/Oregon Live reported. The man wore glasses, a black beanie and flannel shirt. He robbed the Bank of the West on Northwest Broadway...

California death row inmate dies; prisoner killed in attack

Feb. 15, 2020 10:00 PM EST

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — A death row inmate died Saturday at a hospital, while the previous day another prisoner was killed after two inmates attacked him, California officials said. John Abel — who was sentenced to death row for killing a man in 1991 during a robbery at a bank in Orange County...

Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker gestures as he watches his team during spring training baseball practice Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Baker to MLB: Tell teams to 'stop the comments' on Astros

Feb. 15, 2020 8:28 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dusty Baker wants action from Major League Baseball: End the criticism of the Astros from across baseball over sign stealing, and take steps to ensure pitchers don't throw at his players. “It's not good for the game, it's not good for kids to see it, so I think...

Woman arrested on suspicion of trying to steal baby

Feb. 15, 2020 6:26 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington woman and her teenage daughter are suspected of drugging a new mother after posing as photographers in an elaborate plot to kidnap the mother's newborn baby, authorities say. Detectives for the Pierce County Sheriff's Department believe the woman wanted to steal a baby to...

Bo Bichette: Tough to hear Astros' response to scandal

Feb. 15, 2020 5:05 PM EST

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Bo Bichette says it's been tough to watch the Houston Astros response to their sign-stealing scandal exposed in Commissioner Rob Manfred's report. "I don't know what they're really thinking," the 21-year old Toronto Blue Jays shortstop and son of former player Dante Bichette said...

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., briefs the media on the arrest of a 14-year-old male in the Dec.2019 murder of Barnard College student Tessa Majors, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 in New York. Majors, 18, was stabbed as she walked through New York City's Morningside Park early in the evening of Dec. 11. At left is NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison and at right in New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea. (AP Photo/Julie Walker)

14-year-old charged with Barnard College student death

Feb. 15, 2020 2:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 14-year-old has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a Barnard College student in a park during a robbery in December, a crime that rattled New York City residents, authorities said Saturday. Rashaun Weaver has been indicted by a grand jury and was taken into custody Friday night...

Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger leaves the batting cages during spring training baseball Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Bellinger: Altuve stole MVP from Yankees' Judge

Feb. 14, 2020 5:03 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cody Bellinger thinks Houston's José Altuve stole the 2017 AL MVP award from the Yankees' Aaron Judge and the Astros swiped that year's World Series title from the Los Angeles Dodgers. “These guys were cheating for three years,’’ Bellinger said Friday at the...

FILE - In this July 29, 2015 file photo, the Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico's Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A senior Puerto Ricon official said Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, that the island's government has lost more than $2.6 million after falling for an email phishing scam. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)

3 employees suspended in $4M Puerto Rico online scam

Feb. 14, 2020 4:39 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s government said Friday that it suspended three employees as federal agents investigate an online scam that attempted to steal more than $4 million from the U.S. territory. Manuel Laboy, executive director of Puerto Rico’s Industrial Development...

Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, right, signs autographs for fans during spring training baseball practice Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

'They cheated': Nats GM Rizzo unsatisfied by Astros' apology

Feb. 14, 2020 3:56 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Count Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo among those not impressed or satisfied by the Houston Astros' attempts to apologize for -- and put behind them -- their sign-stealing scandal. "They cheated. They were found guilty of it. And I haven't heard it yet," Rizzo...