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Some Colombians fear ex-paramilitary leader deported from US

BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — On the north coast of Colombia there is anxiety over the return to the South American country of one of...

Dutch arrest alleged Canadian drug baron on Interpol warrant

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A suspected Canadian drug baron has been arrested in the Netherlands on an Interpol warrant, according to Dutch and Australian police. ...

Biden calls Canada’s Trudeau, Mexico’s López Obrador

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden made his first calls to foreign leaders as America's commander in chief on Friday, dialing up Canadian Prime...

UN warns of ‘serious’ rape charges in Ethiopia’s Tigray

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.N. special representative on sexual violence in conflict says “serious allegations of sexual violence” have emerged in Ethiopia’s embattled...

Deal offers more banking services for California pot firms

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California cannabis industry group announced Tuesday that it reached an agreement with a state credit union that will provide...

Mexico publishes heavily edited probe of exonerated general

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One day after Mexico angered U.S. officials by publishing an entire 751-page U.S. case file against former Defense Secretary Salvador...

Mexico clears general, publishes US evidence against him

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has accused the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration of fabricating drug trafficking charges against the...

Mexico says US ‘fabricated’ charges, releases evidence

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had “fabricated” drug trafficking accusations against...

US executes Virginia gang killer despite COVID-19 infection

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. government executed a drug trafficker Thursday for slaying seven people in a burst of violence in Virginia’s...

Drug dealer convicted in 7 killings could face execution

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It was one of the worst bursts of gang violence Richmond had ever seen. At least 11 people were killed...

Spain: Snow adds to misery in Madrid slum area without power

MADRID (AP) — As record snowfall and sub-freezing temperatures enveloped much of normally temperate Spain, few residents suffered as severely as the thousands who...

Colombia struggles to keep social leaders safe

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Just taking a walk in the streets of Colombia’s capital can feel dangerous for Luz Nelly Santana. ...

Italy puts over 320 on trial for ‘ndrangheta mob ties

LAMEZIA TERME, Italy (AP) — A trial with more than 320 defendants began Wednesday in southern Italy against the ‘ndrangheta crime syndicate, arguably the...

New law cracks down on shell companies to combat corruption

MIAMI (AP) — For years as a federal prosecutor in New York, Daniel R. Alonso led teams that had to search through a maze...

US motions expand drug claims against Honduras president

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. federal prosecutors have filed motions saying that Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández took bribes from drug traffickers and had...

Walgreens tops fiscal 1Q forecasts as it fights pandemic hit

Walgreens Boots Alliance lost $308 million in its first fiscal quarter due to a big charge tied to its ownership stake in the drug...

2 detectives involved in Breonna Taylor’s death are fired

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two more officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor have been fired — a detective believed to have...

Ukraine seizes ton of heroin destined for Europe

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian officials say they have seized about 1 metric ton (1.1 tons) of heroin that smugglers intended to take into European...

Top federal prosecutor in Los Angeles resigns after 3 years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The top federal prosecutor for the Central District of California announced Monday that he is resigning after three years in...

France charges an alleged organizer of giant New Year’s rave

PARIS (AP) — An alleged organizer of an illegal New Year's Eve rave that at least 2,500 people attended for more than a day...

France’s giant curfew-busting party is over after two nights

PARIS (AP) — A French prosecutor said police detained seven people Saturday, including two alleged organizers, after a New Year's Eve rave party drew...

Dick Thornburgh, ex-governor and US attorney general, dies

Dick Thornburgh, who as Pennsylvania governor won plaudits for his cool handling of the 1979 Three Mile Island crisis and as U.S. attorney general...

Man called most prolific serial killer in US history dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man authorities say was the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, with nearly 60 confirmed victims, died Wednesday...

High court allows murder charge after fetus is stillborn

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Supreme Court declined to stop the prosecution of a woman who was charged with murder after authorities said...

A look at the 29 people Trump pardoned or gave commutations

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a second night in a row, President Donald Trump issued a round of pardons and commutations in the final weeks...

A look at the 29 people Trump pardoned or gave commutations

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a second night in a row, President Donald Trump issued a round of pardons and commutations in the final weeks...

A look at pardons, clemency in waning weeks of Trump tenure

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the waning weeks of his presidency, Donald Trump has issued a slew of pardons and commutations, including former members of...

A look at pardons, clemency in waning weeks of Trump tenure

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the waning weeks of his presidency, Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a slew of pardons and commutations, including former members...

Ex-police investigator charged with using crime-scene drugs

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A former Huntington Beach police crime scene investigator was charged with stealing drugs from a crime scene, then taking...

Feds sue Walmart over role in opioid crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Walmart on Tuesday, accusing it of fueling the nation’s opioid crisis by pressuring its pharmacies to fill...

Lawyers: 2nd US inmate scheduled to be executed has COVID-19

CHICAGO (AP) — A second federal inmate scheduled to be put to death next month in a series of executions by the Trump administration...

Moms of Americans jailed in Italian police slaying testify

ROME (AP) — The mother of a young man from California on trial in Rome in the fatal stabbing of an Italian police office...

Beyond the no-knock: Push in states to reform police tactics

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After a year marked by police killings of Black men and women and mass civil unrest over racial injustice, some activists...

Credit Suisse indicted over alleged ties to Bulgarian mafia

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss attorney general’s office said Thursday it has filed an indictment against bank Credit Suisse for allegedly failing to do...

Italian police hail Albania’s fight against drug traffickers

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Italian police officers on Monday hailed their Albanian counterparts for their fight against drug production and trafficking in the western...

Mexican president wants to restrict US agents in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has tossed another hot potato to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden with a proposal that...

Rapper Casanova surrenders in federal racketeering case

NEW YORK (AP) — The rapper Casanova remained in federal custody Thursday after surrendering to law enforcement in a gang-related federal racketeering case, authorities...

Hungarian politician resigns party after Belgium party bust

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A former European Parliament lawmaker from Hungary resigned from his country’s ruling party Wednesday after being swept up in a...

18 indicted, including rapper, in gang-related activity

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday announced the indictment of 18 people, including New York City rapper Casanova, in connection to a litany...

NTSB: Safety processes failed in crash that killed 7 bikers

Systems meant to keep motorists safe failed to prevent a pickup driver on drugs from crashing last year into an oncoming group of motorcyclists...

Hungarian MEP resigns after Brussels lockdown party

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian European Parliament lawmaker on Tuesday admitted he was present at an illegal party broken up by Belgian police...

Ex-Hawaii prosecutor, police chief get prison for corruption

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. judge sentenced a former high-ranking Honolulu prosecutor to 13 years in prison Monday and her retired police chief husband...

Man with Aryan Brotherhood ties pleads guilty in drug case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man affiliated with the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood prison gang pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to distribute heroin and...

German far-right party member charged with drug smuggling

BERLIN (AP) — A former regional official with the far-right Alternative for Germany party has been charged on allegations he was involved in smuggling...

Criminal justice reformers cheer multiple election victories

NEW YORK (AP) — Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering the election of a handful...

Pair sentenced for Nebraska pharmacy fire bomb plot

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The plan to firebomb Cody’s U-Save Pharmacy in Auburn, Nebraska, was fantastical and convoluted, but very much real. ...

California officials announce takedown of Aryan Brotherhood

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California authorities said Friday they have dismantled the senior leadership of the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood as part of a...

Mexico says it wants its ex-officials tried in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's foreign secretary said Thursday the country no longer wants officials accused of corruption to be put on trial in...

US drops case against ex-Mexican general after pressure

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States on Wednesday dropped a high-profile drug trafficking and money laundering case against a former Mexican defense secretary,...

US dropping case against former Mexican defense secretary

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is dropping its drug trafficking and money laundering case against former Mexican Defense Secretary Salvador Cienfuegos,...

Gooden gets year probation for New Jersey drug charge

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Former New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden has been sentenced to a year of probation in connection with a drug...

Nurse suspected of attempted murder of 3 patients in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — A nurse has been arrested in Germany on suspicion of attempted murder following allegations that he gave three patients overdoses of...

4 people shot, 2 officers injured in crime spree in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — At least two police officers were injured and a person was shot by police during a robbery at a marijuana...

Oregon could become 1st US state to decriminalize hard drugs

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In what would be a first in the U.S., possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine, LSD and other hard...

Official: Rifle shell casings found at Breonna Taylor scene

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two long-rifle shell casings were found in and near Breonna Taylor's Louisville apartment after a botched police drug raid that...

Fentanyl dealer sentenced to 14 1/2 years for overdose death

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego-area drug dealer was sentenced Wednesday to 14 1/2 years in federal prison for selling fentanyl that led...

Low expectations in Mexico as US election approaches

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A week before U.S. elections, expectations and attention are unusually low in a foreign country that may have more at...

Cartels’ meth war bloodying once-peaceful state in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In the central Mexico state of Guanajuato, the color of the meth or the markings on the package in an...

Trump grants clemency to five backed by ally Alice Johnson

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted clemency to five people convicted of committing drug and financial crimes, all of them cases...

Worsening opioid crisis overshadowed in presidential race

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Like millions of Americans, Diane Urban watched the first presidential debate last month at home with her family. When it...

Grand juror speaks after judge ruling in Breonna Taylor case

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — A grand juror in the Breonna Taylor case is speaking out after a Louisville judge cleared the way for the...

AP Exclusive: 1,500 arrests in DEA violent crime initiative

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,500 people have been arrested on state and federal criminal charges in the last three months as part of...

Los Angeles faces lawsuit over marijuana delivery licenses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two marijuana trade organizations filed a lawsuit Monday against the nation’s largest legal pot market over restrictions on stand-alone delivery...

21 members of white supremacist orgs charged for guns, drugs

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Twenty-one members and associates of white supremacy organizations in Utah are facing charges over gun and drug distribution. ...

Authorities: Top Mexico official helped smuggle drugs to US

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mexico’s former defense secretary helped a cartel smuggle thousands of kilograms of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the United...

A look at H-2 cartel Mexican ex-army chief accused of aiding

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Former Mexican defense secretary Salvador Cienfuegos stands accused by U.S. prosecutors of aiding the so-called H-2 cartel ship drugs to...

Ex-Angels employee indicted in Tyler Skaggs’ fatal overdose

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted a former Los Angeles Angels employee on drug charges for allegedly providing Angels pitcher...

Arrest of former Mexican defense minister shakes military

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The arrest of Mexico’s former defense minister in the United States on charges that he protected a drug cartel in...

Ex-Mexico army chief arrested in LA on drugs, money charges

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Former Mexican defense secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, who led the country’s army for six years under ex-President Enrique Peña Nieto,...

AP source: Ex-Mexico defense minister arrested in Los Angeles on warrant for drug trafficking,...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — AP source: Ex-Mexico defense minister arrested in Los Angeles on warrant for drug trafficking, money laundering charges.

‘Bad Hombres’ film uses baseball to show the game of borders

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — People have always crossed borders to play baseball, and the sport routinely reaches across borders to fans. But rarely...

DEA shows off big haul of meth seized in Southern California

MONTEBELLO, Calif. (AP) — Federal authorities on Wednesday showed off results of Southern California raids early this month that led to the biggest domestic...

Authorities: 37 pounds of meth found in driver’s spare tire

FOREST, Miss. (AP) — Law enforcement officers who pulled a driver over for a traffic violation in Mississippi allegedly discovered about 37 pounds of...

Large amount of meth seized in Southern California

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal authorities have announced a seizure of thousands of pounds of methamphetamine in Southern California. ...

French police station attacked with fireworks, metal bars

PARIS (AP) — Dozens of people attacked a police station outside Paris early Sunday with blasts of fireworks and metal bars, damaging several police...

Breonna Taylor case: Dispute arises over grand jury secrecy

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — A lawyer for a grand juror involved in weighing charges in the case of Breonna Taylor, the Black woman killed...

California eradicates 1.1 million illegal marijuana plants

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s annual campaign against illegal marijuana cultivation eradicated more than 1.1 million plants and 20.5 tons (18,597 kilograms) of processed...

To dodge sanctions Venezuela turns to Asia asphalt giant

MIAMI (AP) — Back in January, a yearlong campaign of U.S. sanctions was taking its toll at Venezuela’s state-run oil company. Many of PDVSA’s...

Police release details of Breonna Taylor investigation

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police files released Wednesday show contacts between Breonna Taylor and a man she dated previously who was suspected of drug...

The Latest: Harris says Breonna Taylor didn’t get justice

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential election (all times local): ...

Bollywood actress at the center of media frenzy granted bail

NEW DELHI (AP) — A Bollywood actress who was arrested by India's narcotics agency, setting off a media frenzy that has gripped the nation,...

13 bodies piled in SUVs in Mexico, funeral attack kills 5

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in Mexico said Tuesday that 13 bodies were found stuffed into two SUVs in northern Mexico, while a shooting...

Duterte suspected extrajudicial killings in drug crackdown

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said that like his fierce critics, he has also suspected that extrajudicial killings may have happened...

Mexico City shooting leaves 6 dead, 4 injured

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A shootout between rival gangs in Mexico City left six people dead and four wounded, and police in the north-central...

Grand jury audio details raid that killed Breonna Taylor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police said they knocked and announced themselves for a minute or more before bursting into Breonna Taylor’s apartment, but her...

Videos: Man who died in handcuffs said he couldn’t breathe

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A family member said Friday she wasn’t satisfied with findings that led prosecutors not to charge Las Vegas police with...

The Latest: Subdued group gathers at Louisville park

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The latest on the release of grand jury proceedings in the Breonna Taylor case (all times local): ...

Belgium busts big cocaine ring that relied on corrupt police

BRUSSELS (AP) — Authorities in Belgium and another three countries have dismantled a criminal drug trafficking network that allegedly relied on corrupt police officers...

8th federal execution since July scheduled for Nov. 19

CHICAGO (AP) — A Black death-row inmate who was convicted of kidnapping and killing a Texas teenager in 1994 has been scheduled for execution...

Breonna Taylor grand jury recordings to be released Friday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has delayed until Friday the release of secret grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor’s killing by police,...

Court to release grand jury record in Breonna Taylor case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s attorney general acknowledged that he never recommended homicide charges against any of the police officers conducting the drug raid...

Mexico says drug cartels prey on mining companies

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico launched a special government guard force for mining operations Monday, admitting that drug cartels have preyed on the companies,...

Officer charged in Breonna Taylor case pleads not guilty

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The lone Kentucky detective facing charges related to the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor pleaded not guilty Monday. ...

Mexico to pursue soldiers, federal police in abduction probe

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has issued 25 arrest warrants for those who carried out and knew about the abduction of 43 students in...

APNewsBreak: Informant in top Venezuela case lied to feds

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — A key informant against one of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s closest aides has been accused of lying to his law...

3 Bollywood stars questioned in drug investigation

NEW DELHI (AP) — Three Bollywood actors, including top star Deepika Padukone, were questioned by India’s narcotics agency on Saturday as part of an...

The Latest: Protesters outside Louisville church amid curfew

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's...

The Latest: Louisville protest ends after a night of tension

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's...

San Francisco sues 28 alleged dealers to stop flow of drugs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco sued 28 alleged drug dealers who frequent a downtown neighborhood where drug dealing and drug use in broad...

Kentucky Senate candidates take up Breonna Taylor case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Amy McGrath called for fundamental change to combat “systemic racism" as the Senate candidate met Thursday with some of...

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