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Lafayette woman sentenced for 2 deaths during robbery

Dec. 04, 2021 09:20 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — An 18-year-old Lafayette woman has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the shooting deaths of a pizza delivery driver and her boyfriend, both killed during a botched robbery. A Tippecanoe County judge ordered the sentence Friday for Jaelynn...

San Francisco Chronicle photographer robbed at gunpoint

Dec. 03, 2021 22:19 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Chronicle photographer was robbed at gunpoint on Friday afternoon in West Oakland, California, during an assignment, the newspaper reported. The robbery came on the heels of the death of a security guard, who was shot Nov. 24 in...

UN renews anti-piracy ships off Somalia for only 3 months

Dec. 03, 2021 21:17 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to allow international naval forces to continue using all necessary means to fight piracy off the coast of Somalia — but only for the next three months because the Somali government says there has been no piracy...

DAs, retailers say California needs tougher retail theft law

Dec. 03, 2021 18:58 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Spurred by a recent run of large-scale smash-and-grab robberies, prosecutors and retailers are pushing back on assertions by California's governor and attorney general that they have enough tools to combat retail theft in the wake of a voter-approved easing of...

16-year-old boy charged with killing 3 in Indianapolis field

Dec. 03, 2021 18:31 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was charged Friday with three counts of murder in the October deaths of three young men whose bodies were found in a field in Indianapolis. Marion County prosecutors charged Caden Smith of Indianapolis as an adult in the deaths,...

Plumber's find possibly tied to 2014 Texas megachurch theft

Dec. 03, 2021 17:42 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — For more than seven years, no one has known what happened to $600,000 in checks and cash that was stolen from a safe at Pastor Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch, which has one of the largest congregations in the country. Now, there’s a possible plot...

Another Mississippi inmate asks state to set execution date

Dec. 03, 2021 17:26 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi death row inmate says he wants the state to start planning his execution — a request that comes weeks after another Mississippi prisoner surrendered appeals and was put to death. “I ask to see that my execution should be carried...

Police: Mall shooting stemmed from attempted robbery

Dec. 03, 2021 15:01 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A mall shooting in North Carolina that left three people wounded was the result of an attempted robbery and one of the wounded is the suspected robber, police said Friday. Interviews by investigators and reviews of video determined that two men...

Indiana man gets 30 months in prison for defrauding employer

Dec. 03, 2021 11:12 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A central Indiana man has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to stealing $270,000 from an ophthalmology practice where he worked through a fraud scheme. A federal judge also ordered Joshua D. Millspaugh, the former...

Arizona DPS arrest man in stolen SUV with military ordnance

Dec. 03, 2021 00:20 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona authorities have arrested a man who was allegedly driving a stolen vehicle that had an inactive military ordnance inside. State Department of Public Safety officials said 36-year-old Timothy Carpenter is facing one count of theft of...