Theft

FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, LaVar Ball, father of Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball and UCLA player LiAngelo Ball, watches the Lakers play the Los Angeles Clippers during an NBA summer league basketball game, in Las Vegas. President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday, Nov. 19, that he should have left three UCLA basketball players, including LiAngelo Ball, accused of shoplifting in China in jail after LaVar Ball minimized Trump’s involvement in winning the players’ release during an interview Saturday, Nov. 18, with ESPN. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
November 19, 2017 - 3:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail. Trump's tweet Sunday comes after the father of player LiAngelo Ball minimized Trump's involvement in winning the players' release in comments to ESPN. "Who?"...
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FILE--This photo from Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 shows New York State Police waiting with families for students to be released after a lockdown at Stissing Mountain Middle School and High School in Pine Plains, N.Y. The president of the National Association of School Resource Officers says schools regularly practice safety plans and have gotten good at taking action anytime they hear about a potential threat in or outside the building. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
November 18, 2017 - 1:47 pm
It's a familiar scenario: A school official, hearing about a potential danger that's too close for comfort, locks down the building. A nearby bank may have been robbed. Officers might be serving a warrant in the neighborhood. There are reports of shots fired in the area. For a northern California...
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November 17, 2017 - 5:01 pm
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Police have arrested two people after the fatal stabbing of a New Jersey man who relatives say was trying to defend his 8-year-old son from being robbed. Detectives arrested 19-year-old Nasiar Day, of Newark, on Thursday, two days after police found 30-year-old Jose Malave...
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November 17, 2017 - 12:56 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man was close to turning a locomotive into his own runaway train. Police say 20-year-old Julio Rodriguez was arrested earlier this month after trying to steal a train from a rail yard just south of downtown Phoenix. Union Pacific Railroad workers say they were alarmed when...
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This photo provided by Bill Suthard shows an orange traffic cone with a weed growing out of it, decorated with tinsel and ornaments in Huntersville, N.C. The roadside attraction dubbed "Cone Weed" is something of a Christmas miracle to locals. The weed has been growing unencumbered across from the Huntersville Fire Station for a year and has amassed a cult following. The fire station tweeted pictures of Cone Weed decked in tinsel and ornaments last week. (Bill Suthard via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 12:18 pm
'OBSCENI MANKINIS:' CZECH TOURISTS SPORTING LIME GREEN BORAT 'MANKINIS' FINED PRAGUE (AP) — Six Czech tourists who dressed up in skimpy swimsuits made famous by Sacha Baron Cohen's "Borat" have reportedly been detained by authorities in Kazakhstan's capital Astana. Sporting lime green "mankinis"...
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November 17, 2017 - 9:26 am
UNDATED (AP) — Houston Astros dynamo Jose Altuve has won the American League MVP award, towering over New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge by a wide margin. The 5-foot-6 Altuve drew 27 of the 30 first-place votes in balloting by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Altuve batted...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2017, file photo, Venus Williams, of the United States, reacts after conceding a point to Caroline Garcia, of France, during their semifinal match at the WTA tennis tournament in Singapore. Burglars hit the tennis star's Florida home, stealing $400,000 worth of goods while she was at the U.S. Open. Palm Beach Gardens police released a report Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, about the burglary, which happened between Sept. 1 and 5. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim, File)
November 16, 2017 - 6:02 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Burglars hit tennis star Venus Williams' Florida home, stealing $400,000 worth of goods while she was at the U.S. Open, police said Thursday. The burglary happened between Sept. 1 and 5 at Williams' 10,000-square-foot (1,000-square-meter) home, which is in a well-to-do...
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November 16, 2017 - 9:01 am
COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — A McDonald's drive-thru window became a squeeze-thru window for a woman who apparently needed a fast food fix. A surveillance video shows her worming her way inside, helping herself to a soft drink and making off with a box of items. The video , posted on the Twitter feed of...
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November 16, 2017 - 8:11 am
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man authorities dubbed the "spelling bee bandit" because the notes he passed to tellers during multiple bank robberies in the Boston area contained the same spelling error has pleaded guilty. Federal prosecutors say 34-year-old Jason Englen pleaded guilty Wednesday to...
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November 16, 2017 - 4:56 am
GRAHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been charged with hitting and robbing an 81-year-old man. Alamance County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Randy Jones told news outlets 54-year-old Barbara Michelle Small, of Snow Camp, was arrested Tuesday on a probation violation for...
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