Kathleen Joyce

A Wisconsin man arrested in connection with a bank robbery told officers he felt like trying “something new” that day, a criminal complaint states.

Xengxai Yang, 19, of Appleton, Wis., was charged Monday with “robbery of a financial institution with a dangerous weapon,” according to the Appleton Post-Crescent, citing the complaint.

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He was ordered held on $250,000 bond and is currently detained at the Outagamie County Jail. His next court date is slated for March 28.

The robbery occurred on March 15 at the Community First Credit Union in Appleton.

The criminal complaint stated that a bank teller saw a person wearing black clothes, a mask and was holding a gun. The masked person asked for $10,000 and tellers gave him the money.

When police arrived at the scene, they saw a man walking from the bank wearing black clothing and “what appeared to be a ski mask.” Officers who searched the man found a .22 caliber rifle “in his waistband with a round in the chamber,” the Appleton Post-Crescent reported. The suspect reportedly told officers the gun wasn’t loaded when he was in the credit union but he “cocked” the weapon.

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Police said they retrieved more than $10,000 in cash from the suspect.

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John McCain’s youngest daughter made a rare public statement hitting back at President Trump in the wake of his attacks on the late Arizona senator.

Bridget McCain tweeted at the president, speaking out on his recent comments about her father who died in August of brain cancer.

“Everyone doesn’t have to agree with my dad or like him, but I do ask you to be decent and respectful,” she wrote. “If you can’t do those two things, be mindful. We only said goodbye to him 7 months ago.”

In a second tweet, McCain delivered a stronger rebuke to Trump and referred to him as a “child.”

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Bridget and Meghan McCain console each other after their father's death.

Bridget and Meghan McCain console each other after their father’s death. (Getty Images)

“Even if you were invited to my dad’s funeral, you would have only wanted to be there for the credit and not for any condolences. Unfortunately, you could not be counted on to be courteous, as you are a child in the most important role the world knows,” she wrote.

A few hours later, McCain’s sister, “The View” host Meghan McCain discussed her sister’s comments on the program.

“I think it’s very brave of her,” Meghan McCain said of her sister. “She’s very young and she does not speak publicly.”

The host went on to say that she doesn’t “expect decency and compassion from the Trump family.”

"I do want to thank the American public for all the decency and compassion they have given us,” she continued.

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Trump’s most recent attack on the late Republican senator came Wednesday when he said he gave the longtime lawmaker “the kind of funeral he wanted” and “didn’t get a thank you.”

At an event in Ohio, Trump repeated his complaint that McCain voted against his legislation to repeal former President Barack Obama’s health care law and argued the Vietnam War hero was not supportive of military veterans.

Trump said "I’ve never liked him much," adding that he "probably never will."

On Thursday, Trump told Fox Business Network’s “Morning with Maria” that he was “not a fan of John McCain, and that’s fine.”

Fox News’ Samuel Chamberlain and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the U.S. from 1977 to 1981, became the country’s oldest living former president Thursday, surpassing the late President George H.W. Bush who died in November.

As of Thursday, Carter is 94 years and 172 days old. When Bush died on Nov. 30, 2019, he was 94 years and 171 days old. Carter broke another record after he became the country’s former president “to live the longest after leaving office, at more than 38 years,” ABC News reported. Former President Gerald Ford held that title until Carter broke it.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that there was some debate if Carter reached the milestone on Thursday or Friday “based on the hour of Bush’s death.”

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The Carter Center said in a statement that they were “rooting” for the former president.

“We at the Carter Center sure are rooting for him and are grateful for his long life of service that has benefited millions of the world’s poorest people,” the Carter Center said in a statement.

Carter was elected to office 1976 when he was 52 years old. Following his presidency, Carter did extensive humanitarian work and created the Carter Center that “seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.” He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his humanitarian efforts. He continues to be active in Habitat for Humanity with his wife Rosalynn.

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In 2015, Carter announced that he had cancer that spread to his brain. He underwent treatment and announced later that he was free of cancer.

“My most recent M.R.I. brain scan did not reveal any signs of the original cancer spots nor any new ones,” Carter said in a statement at the time.

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The man who hid convicted child killer Diane Downs after she escaped from prison in 1987 said he “should’ve turned her in” to police.

Wayne Seifer told “20/20” for the upcoming special on Downs that he was addicted to heroin when the single mother turned up at his door.

Downs was sentenced in 1984 to “prison for life plus 50 years for shooting her three children and killing one” in 1983, ABC News reported. Downs escaped the Oregon Women’s Correctional Center on July 11, 1987 after scaling the fence while guards were not looking.

Downs went to a home where Seifer was living with two friends. He recalled the day the convicted felon showed up at his doorstep.

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“So I walk downstairs, still a little bit bleary-eyed, and she [Downs] said, ‘Could I stay?’ And I said ‘Why not?’ and I went back upstairs to sleep,” Seifer told “20/20.”

Seifer said the woman introduced herself later, not as Downs but “as a girl with no clothes on.” He said the two had a sexual relationship while she stayed at the home.

“I was a nervous wreck, you know. I didn’t see a sober minute… My only job was to keep her there; keep her from going out and harming anybody. I should’ve turned her in, but I didn’t,” Seifer said.

Police were able to track down Downs thanks to a piece of paper she left in her cell.

“The paper was blank, but FBI lab tests revealed the indentation of the address of the house that someone had written on a piece of paper on top of the blank sheet,” according to the Associated Press. One of Downs’ fellow inmate gave her the address of the home, “20/20” reported.

Seifer said Downs was going to “grab a BB gun and just go suicide by cop” but he talked her out of it. He said, “she went without a fight.”

Seifer admitted he knew he would get in trouble for hiding Downs.

“When it came my time to burn, I was just going to tell the truth and get it over with,” he said.

After being asked “a million times” why he didn’t contact police and turn the single mother in, Seifer said he “still doesn’t have an answer other than his drug use at the time.”

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Seifer was sentenced to five years probation and six months in a restitution center after “pleading guilty to hindering prosecution.” Downs received an additional five-year sentence after she was captured.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Cue groans from the crowd.

Former Colorado governor and 2020 Democratic hopeful John Hickenlooper sought to flip the script when asked during a CNN town hall Wednesday night if he would choose a female running mate, as some of his male competitors have vowed to do.

“Of course,” Hickenlooper, 67, said.

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However, he wasn’t done.

“Well, I’ll ask you another question,” he continued. “But how come we’re not asking more often the women, ‘Would you be willing to put a man on the ticket?”

Hickenlooper’s question drew groans from the Atlanta audience.

Lauren Hitt, a spokesperson for Hickenlooper, tweeted about the comment.

“Making the point that the media too often discounts the chances of women winning the nomination themselves,” she tweeted.

Following the town hall, Hickenlooper told CNN he stood by his response and said “too often [the] media discounts the chance of a woman winning.”

“That is what I am talking about. People can take it out of context,” he continued.

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Last week, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., said during a campaign stop that the Democrats would definitely have a woman on the 2020 ticket.

"No matter what, I’m looking you in the eye and saying this: There will be a woman on the ticket. I don’t know if it’s in the vice president’s position or in the president’s position," Booker said.

“If I have my way, there will be a woman on the ticket,” he continued.

A number of women are running to be the Democratic nominee including Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.

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The United States is bristling at the suggestion Germany might miss its own defense spending target, which is already short of the NATO goal, prompting comments from officials, including U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell.

NATO countries have pledged to move toward spending 2 percent of GDP on defense and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government had pledged to increase spending to 1.5 percent by 2024. Last year, at the NATO summit in Brussels, Trump criticized Germany’s contribution to the NATO and Merkel countered that the European country is the organization’s "second largest providers of troops," according to The Guardian.

Finance Minister Olaf Scholz’s budget plan, which was presented to the nation’s cabinet on Wednesday, foresaw Germany’s defense spending rising to 1.37 percent of national income in 2020, but decline to 1.25 by 2023, according to the dpa news agency, which reviewed a copy of the proposal.

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Following the news of Germany’s expected contributions to NATO, U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell said, "NATO members clearly pledged to move towards, not away, from 2 percent by 2024. That the German government would even be considering reducing its already unacceptable commitments to military readiness is a worrisome signal to Germany’s 28 NATO Allies."

Following his comments, Wolfgang Kubicki, the deputy chairman of the left-leaning Free Democrats (FDP) said Foreign Minister Heiko Mass should declare the ambassador "persona non grata" saying Grenell interfered in the country’s sovereign affairs.

"Any U.S. diplomat who acts like a high commissioner of an occupying power must learn that our tolerance also knows its limits," Kubicki said, according to Deutsche Welle.

There is another cabinet meeting on Thursday which is expected to address the defense spending budget. Merkel said her government "could still hit the 1.5 percent target in budgets down the road," The New York Times reported.

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Criticism of Grenell comes just weeks after he called on Berlin to scrap Nord Stream 2, “a gas pipeline being laid across the Baltic Sea to deliver gas from Russia to Germany, and threatened firms involved in the project with sanctions” Deutsche Welle reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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A Florida judge has reportedly revoked the bond of the ex-boyfriend of a real estate executive, who was found dead in her home in October 2017, after the man removed his court-ordered GPS tracking device.

A warrant was issued Tuesday for Alejandro Aparicio, 60, and a Miami-Dade judge deemed him a flight risk after the GPS device’s last known location pinged in the middle of the Florida Everglades, The Miami Herald reported.

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Aparicio was arrested Feb. 8 on charges of stealing $547,000 from his late on-and-off girlfriend of 17 years, Andrea Greenburg. The arrest came 18 months after he told investigators he found Greenburg unresponsive on the couch in her home in Morningside. A toxicology report blamed her death on fentanyl.

Aparicio was released on bond Feb. 13 after surrendering his two passports and agreeing to wear the tracking device. After posting bond, Aparicio reportedly started sharing hundreds of pictures of him and Greenburg together on social media.

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Prosecutors do not know Aparicio’s current whereabouts, but his friends told The Miami Herald they fear he took his life.

“He said ‘goodbye’ to this physical world and made some statements that he was going to meet Andrea in the spiritual world,” one friend told the newspaper.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes made headlines for a number of outrageous things she did when she was considered a Silicon Valley sensation, but some close to the disgraced former CEO have only recently revealed her stunts also included changing her voice to make it sound lower.

Holmes, 35, is the subject of the HBO documentary “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley,” which chronicles the rise and fall of her company, Theranos. Her company claimed it discovered a new way of conducting blood testing that would allow them to perform dozens of tests with just a few droplets of blood.

The strange timbre of Holmes’s voice was revealed after Stanford professor Dr. Phyllis Gardner told ABC Radio’s podcast “The Dropout” that she recalled Holmes’ voice being higher when they first met.

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“When she came to me she didn’t have a low voice,” Gardner said. “When I next saw her again was at the Harvard Medical School board meeting where she was being introduced. She says with this low voice and I’m like, ‘Oh my god.’ It was quite off."

Ana Arriola, a former Theranos employee, backed up the claim in the podcast, saying she and her colleagues heard the then-CEO “fall out of voice.”

“It was maybe at one of the company parties, and maybe she had too much to drink or what not, but she fell out of character and exposed that that was not necessarily her true voice,” Arriola said. “Maybe she needed to be more convincing to project a persona within a room among male [venture capitalists], I’m not really quite sure.”

Arriola also noticed Holmes’ wardrobe had changed from “frumpy Christmas sweaters” to all black. She believed Holmes changed her attire to mirror Steve Jobs who wore black turtlenecks. However, Holmes told Glamour in 2015 that she has worn black turtlenecks since she was young.

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"My mom had me in black turtlenecks when I was, like, eight," she said. "I probably have 150 of these. [It’s] my uniform. It makes it easy, because every day you put on the same thing and don’t have to think about it—one less thing in your life. All my focus is on the work. I take it so seriously; I’m sure that translates into how I dress."

The demise of Theranos began following a Wall Street Journal investigation that discovered the company’s break-through technology was a sham, and it had been using average equipment for the vast majority of its blood tests. The FBI, Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission began to investigate Theranos following the report. Theranos shut its doors in September 2018 and Holmes was eventually charged with “11 criminal felony counts, including wire fraud and conspiracy,” Vanity Fair reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo was arrested Sunday in California on suspicion of public intoxication and was briefly detained, authorities said.

Toledo, 72, is wanted in his home country after being accused of taking $20 million in bribes from Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht while leading Peru. He has denied wrongdoing.

The former leader has been living in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Peruvian authorities have been seeking his extradition since 2017. A $30,000 reward has been offered for his capture.

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“Mr. Toledo was causing a disturbance at a local restaurant and they had asked him to leave and he refused,” San Mateo County Sheriff’s Det. Rosemerry Blankswade said.

 San Mateo County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Rosemerry Blankswade said Monday that Alejandro Toledo was arrested Sunday night near a restaurant near the San Francisco Bay city of Menlo Park.

 San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Rosemerry Blankswade said Monday that Alejandro Toledo was arrested Sunday night near a restaurant near the San Francisco Bay city of Menlo Park. (San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Toledo was arrested near a restaurant in Menlo Park. He was released Monday morning and the charge was dropped, as is routine for suspects arrested on public drunkenness.

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The San Mateo Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that it was aware of Toledo’s troubles in his home country but said “the existence of charges in Peru alone does not authorize the subject’s arrest in the United States.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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French Minister for European Affairs Nathalie Loiseau reportedly wrote on her private Facebook page that she named her cat Brexit because the animal is indecisive.

“He wakes me up every morning meowing to death because he wants to go out, and then when I open the door he stays put, undecided, and then glares at me when I put him out,” Loiseau said, according to Le Journal du Dimanche.

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The politician’s comment comes days after British lawmakers in Parliament voted in favor of a delay in the country’s departure from the European Union, just weeks before the U.K. was due to leave.

Lawmakers voted 412-202 in favor of the motion, which urges Prime Minister Theresa May’s government to go to Europe and request an extension past the March 29 deadline. In 2016, the U.K. voted to leave the European Union.

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Loiseau is considered one of the stars of French President Emmanuel Macron’s party. She is slated to run against far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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