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N.M. police hunt robbery suspects

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Albuquerque police were looking yesterday for at least two men who they believe helped commit an armed robbery that turned deadly at a packed Denny's restaurant.

Two suspects were arrested within minutes of the crime Saturday on suspicion of murder, kidnapping, robbery, and child abuse because there were at least five children in the restaurant, Albuquerque Officer Nadine Hamby said.

Hamby said the men who were arrested are in their late 20s to early 30s and are from South America, but she did not know where specifically.

Hamby said at least four masked men with rifles and handguns rushed into the northwest Albuquerque Denny's about 9:30 a.m. Saturday and demanded money. A teenage female employee was fatally shot during the robbery. - AP

$340,000 taken in casino heist

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Police in Puerto Rico's capital are searching for a lone man who stole $340,000 from a popular hotel and casino by threatening a supervisor's family.

A police statement said the robber approached the supervisor at the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino before dawn yesterday and showed a note threatening him and specific members of his family.

The supervisor, Denny Ciprian Correa, told detectives he emptied a safe of cash and gave it to the man because he was scared for his life. Police have not said if the supervisor reported seeing a weapon.

Police say surveillance videos show the middle-age suspect walking out of the casino with several full bags. The statement said the man apparently fled in a dark-colored Toyota Yaris. - AP


The National Organization for Women has elected Terry O'Neill, 56, of Maryland, as its next president over a rival who was endorsed by the group's current president. NOW said O'Neill, who is white, defeated Latifa Lyles, 33, an African American from Washington, during the organization's three-day national conference in Indianapolis.