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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 file photo, the Salisbury Cathedral 1215 copy of the Magna Carta is installed in a glass display cabinet marking the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta at Runnymede in 1215, in Salisbury, England. A judge has on Friday, July 10, 2020 sentenced a man to four years for attempting to steal Salisbury Cathedral’s Magna Carta. Salisbury Crown Court Judge Richard Parkes sentenced Mark Royden, describing the failed theft as a “determined attempt on a document of huge historical importance. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)

Man gets prison for failed theft of Magna Carta in England

Jul. 10, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A U.K. judge has sentenced a man to four years for attempting to steal one of the original copies of the the Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral in England. Mark Royden, from Canterbury, Kent, was convicted Friday of using a hammer to try to smash the security case holding the document at...

Pair charged with stealing military funds to take vacations

Jul. 10, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man and a Maryland woman have been charged with stealing military funds to take personal vacations under the guise of work, federal prosecutors said Friday. Thomas Bouchard, 57, of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, and Chantelle Boyd, 50, of Woodsboro, Maryland, were arrested Monday,...

Sheriff: Deputy shot, wounded while attempting arrest

Jul. 10, 2020 8:27 AM EDT

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff's deputy was shot and wounded while trying to approach a man suspected of stealing a car, authorities said. Jones County Sheriff’s deputy Miguel Grimaldo was working as a Sandersville police officer Thursday when he was shot in the face and arm, news...

FILE - In this July 3, 2020, file photo, policemen inspect the scene of an ambush in Kanpur, India. A top suspect in dozens of crimes, including the killings of eight police officers last week, was fatally shot Friday, July 10 in police custody while allegedly trying to flee, officials said. (AP Photo, File)

Indian police kill top crime suspect in deaths of 8 officers

Jul. 10, 2020 2:56 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — The top suspect in the ambush killings of eight police officers last week and dozens of other crimes was fatally shot in police custody Friday while allegedly trying to flee, officials said. Vikas Dubey snatched a revolver from officers after their vehicle overturned on a highway...

This aerial photo taken from video provided by Fox11 News KTTV-TV shows the Hollywood Hills home, center, where Pop Smoke, 20, was shot and killed early Feb. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles. Authorities say three men and two juveniles have been arrested in connection with the home-invasion death of the rising rapper. (Fox11 News KTTV-TV via AP)

Police: Pop Smoke's social media led killers to LA home

Jul. 10, 2020 1:24 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities believe rising rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed during a Los Angeles home-invasion robbery in February after his social media posts led five suspects to the house he was renting, police said after detectives arrested the group Thursday morning. Los Angeles police had...

California death row inmate has sentenced reduced to life

Jul. 9, 2020 11:38 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California death row inmate had his sentence reduced to life with a chance of parole after San Francisco's district attorney called capital punishment “undeniably cruel." Clifford Bolden, 65, was the last San Francisco person on death row at San Quentin State Prison. On...

Police: Transgender person assaulted, robbed in Wilsonville

Jul. 9, 2020 10:00 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Wilsonville police say three teenagers assaulted a transgender 20-year-old and stole their phone. Police said the victim told officers that while walking along the river Tuesday near Boones Ferry Park, they crossed paths with three male teens, one of whom called the individual a...

Former dispatch center director pleads guilty for theft

Jul. 9, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (AP) — The former director of a Wyoming emergency dispatch center has pleaded guilty to embezzling funds. Robin Etienne pleaded guilty Monday to felony theft, wrongful appropriation of public property and unlawful use of a credit card between September 2016 and March 2018, the Rock...

Sheriff: Detective claimed $15,000 for unworked shifts

Jul. 9, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida detective was arrested Thursday on accusations he claimed more than $15,000 in pay for shifts he didn't work, authorities said. Detective Luis Silberberg was taken into custody at the Broward Sheriff's Office headquarters and charged with grand theft, official...

Missouri man charged in death of woman in Olathe burglary

Jul. 9, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities charged a 42-year-old Missouri man Thursday in the death of a woman whose body was found by police responding to a burglary call in Olathe. The Johnson County District Attorney's Office said in a Twitter post that Clyde J. Barnes Jr., of Kansas City, Missouri, has been...