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Postal worker went zip-lining while on disability

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A former postal worker who had claimed a wrist injury prevented him from working posted photos of himself zip-lining and rappelling, state authorities said Monday as they announced insurance fraud and theft charges.

September 18, 2017 | | Crime


Man sentenced for trying to sell satellite secrets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California engineer who worked for a defense contractor was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for selling sensitive satellite information to an undercover FBI employee he thought was a Russian intelligence agent.

September 18, 2017 | | Crime


Dad pleads not guilty in deaths of his children

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Prosecutors charged a father Monday with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his children, saying a belt was used in two of the killings.

September 18, 2017 | | Crime


Gas station robbery suspect’s getaway car runs out of fuel

LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say an Indiana man who robbed a gas station made off with food, drinks and cigarettes. What he didn't steal was gas.

September 17, 2017 | | Crime


Man guilty of killing wife in San Diego college restroom

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man who admitted brutally stabbing his estranged wife in a restroom at San Diego City College turned to thank the jury after he was found guilty of murder, according to a newspaper report.

September 17, 2017 | | Crime


Suspect in 4 slayings appears in court

BOSTON (AP) - A 22-year-old recent Oberlin College graduate and jazz drummer from Maine will face murder charges Monday in the slayings of four adults found at a Massachusetts home.

September 10, 2017 | | Crime


Texas man arrested in ex- wife’s death day of Harvey

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) - The body of a Texas real estate agent was found in a marshy wooded area Saturday more than two weeks after she disappeared the day Hurricane Harvey made landfall, authorities said.

September 10, 2017 | | Crime


Concrete slab may hold remains of missing woman

MILTON, Pa. (AP) - Investigators hope tests on a three-ton hunk of concrete will soon solve the 1989 disappearance of a young mother, by determining whether her remains were fed through wood chipper and then entombed in the basement of a Pennsylvania duplex.Sunbury Police Chief Tim Miller announced earlier this month that preliminary results showed the concrete contained wood chips, and he's waiting to see if they also hold the remains of Barbara Elizabeth Miller.A forensic pathologist is "dissecting the walls, so to speak, piece by piece, hammer-and-chisel type, looking for the smallest of clues," Miller, no relation ...

August 27, 2017 | | Crime


Vandals strike Catholic missionary statue in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles officials say vandals have defaced a statue of Father Junipero ( ) Serra, the 18th century missionary canonized by Pope Francis.

August 20, 2017 | | Crime


Group charged with selling $7M in drugs over dark web

ALTADENA . (AP) - Six people have been charged with selling millions of dollars' worth of drugs on the dark web in an operation run out of a Los Angeles-area home.

August 20, 2017 | | Crime


Prosecutors: Prof killed boyfriend as part of sexual fantasy

CHICAGO (AP) - The fatal stabbing of a hairstylist in Chicago was part of a sexual fantasy hatched in an online chatroom between a Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee, whose plan included killing someone and then themselves, prosecutors told a Cook County judge Sunday at a bond hearing for the men.

August 20, 2017 | | Crime


Sex offenders can live next door to victims in many states

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) - A convicted sex offender who molested his niece when she was 7 years old moved in next door to his victim nearly a dozen years after he was sent to prison for the crime.

August 20, 2017 | | Crime


Newlywed had husband killed to get his insurance

CLEVELAND (AP) - A newlywed accused of soliciting her firefighter husband's killing to collect $100,000 in insurance money has been convicted of aggravated murder in a scheme that was flawed from the start: His ex-wife was still the beneficiary of his policy.

July 09, 2017 | | Crime


Woman arrested in killing of elderly parents Bay Area

PITTSBURG (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area woman has been arrested after confessing to killing her elderly parents in their house.

July 09, 2017 | | Crime


1 dead after shootout at Tulsa fireworks stand

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office says one person is dead after a shootout at a fireworks stand on the Fourth of July.

July 04, 2017 | | Crime


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26 KILLED IN TEXAS CHURCH

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - A man dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault rifle opened fire inside a church in a small ...

November 05, 2017 | | Crime


Pair charged with securing child to bed with duct tape

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) - The parents of a 6-year-old boy have been charged criminally after the boy told police his mother sometimes bound his arms ...

November 05, 2017 | | Crime


Doctors prepare for deep dive into shooter’s brain

STANFORD (AP) - Scientists are preparing to do a microscopic study of the Las Vegas gunman's brain, but whatever they find, if anything, likely won ...

October 29, 2017 | | Crime


Police officer fatally shot at domestic dispute call

GIRARD, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio police officer has been fatally shot while responding to a reported domestic disturbance in the northeastern part of the state.

October 22, 2017 | | Crime


Fake bomb shuts down LA-area office

WHITTIER (AP) - Authorities say a phony bomb left outside a Los Angeles-area Planned Parenthood office shut down the center for about three hours before the ...

October 22, 2017 | | Crime


38 accuse writer/director James Toback of sexual harassment

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Writer and director James Toback, who received an Oscar nomination for writing "Bugsy," has been accused of sexual harassment by 38 women ...

October 22, 2017 | | Crime


3 arrested after shooting following white nationalist speech in Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A man who fired a shot at anti-Nazi protesters following a speech at the University of Florida by a white nationalist has ...

October 21, 2017 | | Crime


Deputies: Man had arsenal. note promising ‘bloody revenge’

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies conducting a child porn raid on a Florida home Wednesday found an arsenal of guns and explosives and a ...

October 20, 2017 | | Crime


Man killed in backyard near Manteca High campus

A predawn shooting Sunday morning in Central Manteca left one man dead and another injured.

October 16, 2017 | | Crime


Multiple victims hospitalized after shooting in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Multiple victims were being transported to hospitals after a shooting late Sunday at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip.

October 01, 2017 | | Crime


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