Crime

February 13, 2019 - 6:41 am
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they have arrested two suspected ex-members of Syria's secret police on suspicion of carrying out or aiding in crimes against humanity. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday the men were arrested Tuesday in Berlin and the southwestern state of Rhineland-Palatinate...
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February 13, 2019 - 6:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say eight Albanians have been charged with smuggling some 1.8 tons of cocaine into Germany in banana boxes in an elaborate scheme to run drugs from South America into Europe. Prosecutors in the Bavarian city of Landshut said Wednesday the men, whose names weren't...
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In this June 27, 2012, photo, lawyer Junichiro Hironaka speaks at press cub of courthouse in Tokyo. Hironaka, a defense lawyer famous for winning innocent verdicts in a legal system where 99 percent of the cases result in convictions, has been hired to defend Nissan Motor Co.'s former chairman Carlos Ghosn on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 after Motonari Ohtsuru, the lawyer heading the defense for Ghosn was resigned. (Kyodo News via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 4:57 am
TOKYO (AP) — Junichiro Hironaka, a lawyer famous for winning extremely rare acquittals in Japan, has been tapped to defend Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn as he battles charges of false financial reporting and breach of trust. The move, confirmed Wednesday by Ghosn and Hironaka's office,...
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Officers salute a procession as the remains of slain Detective Brian Simonsen are removed from Jamaica Hospital Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in the Queens borough of New York. A NYPD detective and a NYPD sergeant were shot while responding to an armed robbery at a T-Mobile store in Queens. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).
February 12, 2019 - 11:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police detective was shot and killed by friendly fire Tuesday night as officers confronted a robbery suspect who turned out to be armed with a replica handgun, Commissioner James O'Neill said. "This appears to be an absolutely tragic case of friendly fire," an...
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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is prepped for the Senate session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Vanessa Tyson, a college professor who has accused Fairfax of sexual assault, will appear Tuesday at a long-planned Stanford University academic symposium on that topic. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 12, 2019 - 10:38 pm
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — On Tuesday night, college professor Vanessa Tyson avoided talking directly about her accusation that Virginia's lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her, but she wasn't shy about publicly discussing her research and thoughts on the growing number of women reporting abuse...
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Investigators look over the area after a few New York City police officers were shot while responding to a robbery at a T-Mobile store in the Queens borough of New York on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. An official said one of them was killed. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
February 12, 2019 - 10:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a fatal police shooting in New York City (all times local): 10:55 p.m. New York City police say a detective was killed by friendly fire while responding to a report of an armed robbery. Police say Det. Brian Simonsen was shot at a T-Mobile store in the Richmond Hill...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2017, file photo, former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha, right, and his wife, Katherine Keahola, leave federal court in Honolulu. A federal grand jury has indicted Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, former Honolulu prosecutor Katherine Keahola and her brother on drug distribution charges. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
February 12, 2019 - 7:07 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A federal grand jury indictment unsealed Tuesday accuses a former Honolulu city prosecutor of dealing opioids with her physician brother and using her position to cover up their crimes. Katherine Kealoha, the wife of now-retired Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha, steered law...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2013, file photo, a mechanized shovel loads a haul truck with coal at the Spring Creek coal mine near Decker, Mont. A judge says U.S. officials should reconsider the climate change effects of expanding the mine. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
February 12, 2019 - 6:50 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials have again been faulted by a federal judge for failing to adequately consider the potential climate change effects of expanding a massive coal mine in the sagebrush-covered hills of southeastern Montana. U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy Cavan recommended in a...
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Pro independence demonstrators shout slogans during a protest in Catalonia square in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. A sensitive trial against a dozen Catalan separatist politicians and activists got underway Tuesday in Spain's Supreme Court amid protests by pro-independence supporters and a highly volatile political environment. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
February 12, 2019 - 5:34 pm
MADRID (AP) — A politically charged trial of a dozen Catalan separatist leaders began Tuesday in Spain's Supreme Court amid protests and the possibility of an early general election being called in the country. The defendants are being tried on rebellion and other charges stemming from their roles...
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Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., calms interruptions during questioning of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Capitol Hill, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 12, 2019 - 4:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are stepping up their efforts to investigate President Donald Trump and his associates, hiring new lawyers and staff as they take on oversight responsibility and prepare for a showdown over access to special counsel Robert Mueller's final Russia report. House...
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