Crime

May 21, 2020 - 12:38 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors announced Thursday they expect to dismiss at least 91 more drug convictions tied to an indicted ex-Houston police officer whose cases are being reviewed following a deadly drug raid. This comes after the Harris County District Attorney’s Office had announced in February...
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May 21, 2020 - 12:05 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A former director of an Ohio memory-loss clinic accused by dozens of patients of falsely diagnosing them with Alzheimer’s disease has been indicted on federal fraud charges. The U.S. Justice Department said Sherry-Ann Jenkins was not trained or licensed to provide any medical...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2017, file photo, members of the National Bureau of Investigation and FBI gather evidence at the home of an American suspected child webcam cybersex operator during a raid in Mabalacat, Philippines. The Philippines has emerged as a global hot spot for online child sexual exploitation, and coronavirus lockdowns that restrict millions to their homes may be worsening the abuses, a U.S. official said Thursday, May 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
May 21, 2020 - 7:07 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has emerged as a global hot spot for online child sexual exploitation, and coronavirus lockdowns that restrict millions to their homes may be worsening the abuses, a U.S. official said Thursday. A new study released by the Washington-based International...
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May 21, 2020 - 6:59 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police in Greece said Thursday they have seized 21 tons of illegally imported tobacco at warehouses near Athens, allegedly used to make counterfeit branded smoking products. Six men, ranging in age from 39 to 68, were arrested after police raided two warehouses where the...
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May 21, 2020 - 6:10 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police said Thursday that nearly 28 tons of marijuana have been seized hidden in corn in what authorities have called “the biggest drug bust” ever in the country. The Brazilian federal police say several packages of the drug were underneath the corn being carried in a...
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May 21, 2020 - 5:44 am
PRAGUE (AP) — A Czech appeals court on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling that convicted a former Prague Muslim leader of being part of a terror group and financing terrorism, sentencing him to 10 years in prison. Prosecutors said imam Samer Shehadeh helped his brother Omar in 2016 and later his...
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In this photo taken on Monday, May 18, 2020, Dr. Irina Vaskyanina adjusts a face mask to protect against coronavirus during her interview with the Associated Press in front of a hospital in Reutov, just outside Moscow, Russia. Vaskyanina headed a department handling blood transfusions at a hospital in Reutov, outside Moscow, and spent weeks fighting for better working conditions after 40 of her colleagues got infected with the virus and dozens quit. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
May 21, 2020 - 3:33 am
MOSCOW (AP) — There are no daily public displays of gratitude for Russian doctors and nurses during the coronavirus crisis like there are in the West. Instead of applause, they face mistrust, low pay and even open hostility. Residents near the National Medical Research Center for Endocrinology, a...
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May 20, 2020 - 10:53 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A suspect is in custody after a shooting was reported in the area of the Phoenix-area Westgate shopping and entertainment district, Glendale police said. Glendale police said Wednesday evening that early information from dispatch indicates two people were shot and one person was...
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May 20, 2020 - 7:59 pm
BRIDGTON, Maine (AP) — A bald eagle died last year in Maine after being stabbed through the heart by a loon, wildlife officials said. A biologist at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife recently got word about the July 2019 attack, the Bangor Daily News reported Wednesday. Danielle...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2020, file photo, Bianca Austin composes herself before making remarks during a vigil for her niece, Breonna Taylor, outside the Judicial Center in downtown Louisville, Ky. A high-profile civil rights attorney says, Taylor, a black emergency medical worker fatally shot by police in Kentucky was “executed” in her home. Benjamin Crump made the comment Wednesday, May 20, 2020, to the Louisville public safety committee, which heard testimony about Breonna Taylor's death. (Sam Upshaw/Courier Journal via AP, File)
May 20, 2020 - 7:57 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A black emergency medical worker fatally shot by police serving a narcotics search warrant in Kentucky was “executed” in her home, a high-profile civil rights attorney said Wednesday. Benjamin Crump's remark to the Louisville public safety committee came during testimony the...
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