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Accounts deceivable: Email scam costliest type of cybercrime

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A shopping spree in Beverly Hills, a luxury vacation in Mexico, a bank account that jumped from $299.77 to $1.4 million overnight. From the outside, it looked li...

Accounts deceivable: Email scam costliest type of cybercrime

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It's a crime that siphons untold billions from the economy — but many people have never heard of it. Business Email Compromise scams involve criminals hacking i...

Sri Lankan lawmakers seek interim government to solve crisis

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A group of Sri Lankan governing party lawmakers called Tuesday for the appointment of an interim government, warning that a failure to do so would lead to violence and anarch...

Ex-Afghan president says had no choice but to flee Kabul

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan’s former president said he had no choice but to abruptly leave Kabul as the Taliban closed in and denied an agreement was in the works for a peaceful takeover, disputing t...

Ex-CEO charged with embezzling $15M to fund lavish lifestyle

STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former CEO has been charged with embezzling more than $15 million from her employer and using stolen money to pay for a lavish lifestyle, including travel, jewelry and famil...

Armed ATM robbers in New Taipei arrested, including 16-year-old

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three armed robbers who made away with over NT$1.2 million (US$43,100) at a convenience store in New Taipei City Tuesday (Dec. 14) were arrested two hours later. The ro...

New indictments: Alex Murdaugh stole almost $5 million

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh was indicted Friday on 27 additional charges, with prosecutors saying he stole nearly $5 million in settlement money he had obtained for hi...

Burglary gang who stole gems from Tamara Ecclestone jailed

LONDON (AP) — Members of a gang of international jewel thieves who stole millions in gems and other valuables from wealthy victims including Formula One heiress Tamara Ecclestone were sentenced to pri...

Judge again denies bond for prominent attorney Alex Murdaugh

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A prominent South Carolina attorney whose wife and son were found shot to death at the home where the family's housekeeper also died will likely remain in jail for many months no...

Lawyer: Murdaugh knows he'll go to prison for stealing money

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The attorney for prominent South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh, who discovered his wife and son dead at their home this summer, said Murdaugh is resigned that he will serve time ...

Supporters of condemned Missouri man push for clemency

Advocates for a Missouri man scheduled to be put to death next week are urging Gov. Mike Parson to grant clemency, citing his intellectual disability. A rally was taking place Wednes...

In Murdaugh family scandal, tiny South Carolina town shaken

HAMPTON, S.C. (AP) — Ask any of the 2,600 residents in this South Carolina town whether they know Alex Murdaugh, and you’ll probably get a quick nod. Nearly everyone does in Hampton, a tiny place wher...

Notorious 'Pizza Bandit' strikes again, nabbed in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei's notorious "Pizza Bandit" was arrested on Tuesday (June 1) for robbing a pizza parlor, 20 years after he had gone on a robbery spree against pizz...

Appeals court won't review denial of firing squad request

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court has declined to reconsider its earlier ruling that rejected the request by a man on Georgia's death row to die by firing squad rather than by the injection of a ...

Ex-cop-turned-lawyer gets 4+ years in prison in 9/11 scam

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former police lieutenant-turned-lawyer was sentenced Monday to more than four years in prison after cheating a fellow officer of $900,000 he was owed for working at the smo...