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Security video captures jail inmate’s fall through ceiling

February 22, 2020

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A security camera captured footage of a jail inmate's apparent escape attempt from a holding room that ended with her falling through a ceiling and landing head-first in a trash can.Jessica Boomershine, 42, was charged with escape...

Police: Robbery looks unlikely as motive in rapper killing

By ANDREW DALTON and STEFANIE DAZIO | February 20, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The home-invasion death of rising rapper Pop Smoke in Los Angeles does not appear to be part of a robbery, police said Thursday, as detectives sought to identify the shooter and the music community mourned.Investigators were not ruling...

Authorities: Virginia farmer holds goat thief at gunpoint

February 20, 2020

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — AVirginia man held a suspect who was trying to steal goats from his farm at gunpoint until authorities could arrive to make an arrest, authorities said.Stafford County deputies responded to a call Friday night from the property...

LA man charged with killing ex, prominent family therapist

February 19, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend, a prominent family therapist and the former fiancee of comedian Drew Carey, was charged Wednesday with her murder.Dr. Amie Harwick died over the weekend after Gareth Pursehouse...

14-year-olds plead not guilty in NYC college student’s death

By KAREN MATTHEWS | February 19, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Two 14-year-old boys pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder in the death of a Barnard College student who was fatally stabbed during a robbery in a park.Manhattan prosecutors said that Rashaun Weaver stabbed 18-year-old Tessa Majors...

Stolen Lamborghinis crash; man says, ‘I just made a mistake’

February 19, 2020

WAYLAND, Mass. (AP) — A man who was charged with stealing a pair of Lamborghini SUVs that were then damaged in a crash says he was picked up along the way and wasn't involved with the theft.The $200,000 luxury vehicles were stolen from Herb Chambers...

Elderly, halfhearted Florida bank robber won’t be jailed

February 18, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 74-year-old Florida man whose halfhearted attempt at bank robbery was caused by depression after his wife's death will not spend any time in jail, it was announced Friday.Sandy Hawkins reached an agreement with Palm Beach...

California death row inmate dies; prisoner killed in attack

February 15, 2020

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...

14-year-old charged with Barnard College student death

By JULIE WALKER and MICHAEL HILL | February 15, 2020

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...

3 employees suspended in $4M Puerto Rico online scam

By DÁNICA COTO | February 14, 2020

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...

US brings new charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei

By ERIC TUCKER | February 14, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has added new criminal charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei and several subsidiaries, accusing the company of a brazen scheme to steal trade secrets from competitors in America, federal prosecutors...

Puerto Rico online scam targeted more than $4M amid crisis

By DÁNICA COTO | February 13, 2020

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An online scam that targeted Puerto Rican agencies attempted to steal more than $4 million, police said Thursday, deepening concerns about the management of local government finances during an economic crisis.Authorities...