Crime

Cristhian Bahena Rivera is escorted into the Poweshiek County Courthouse for his initial court appearance, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Montezuma, Iowa. Rivera is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts, who disappeared July 18 from Brooklyn, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 24, 2018 - 5:49 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A top Republican fundraiser whose firm works for several prominent immigration hardliners is the partial owner of the land where the Mexican man accused of killing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts lived rent-free, a farm spokeswoman said Friday. Nicole Schlinger has long...
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In this Aug. 21, 2018, photo, Michael Cohen, center, leaves federal court in New York. President Donald Trump has long demanded loyalty from his friends and associates. But he has been learning the hard way that in politics those relationships come and go. A key defection came this week when Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney, implicated the president in a stunning plea deal, followed by a longtime friend and media boss cooperating with prosecutors. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 24, 2018 - 5:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — He's one of the longest-serving employees in Donald Trump's family real estate business. Through triumphs, scandals and bankruptcies, he was there. Allen Weisselberg was handling the books when Fred Trump ran the company in the early 1970s. He was handling them when his son Donald...
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FILE- In this May 24, 2018 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and first lady Cilia Flores greets the media as they arrive to a military parade at Fort Tiuna in Caracas, Venezuela. U.S. prosecutors are looking into whether members of Maduro's family were simultaneously benefiting from what they contend was a scheme to siphon off $1.2 billion from the state-owned oil company, two people familiar with the U.S. investigation told The Associated Press .(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
August 24, 2018 - 1:48 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S. prosecutors are looking into whether relatives of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro were benefiting from what they contend was a scheme to siphon off $1.2 billion from the state-owned oil company, two people familiar with the U.S. investigation told The Associated...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2014, file photo, Islamic State group militants hold up their flag as they patrol in a commandeered Iraqi military vehicle in Fallujah, Iraq. The United States on Aug. 24, 2018, sanctioned three members of the Islamic State who were featured in a beheading video distributed by the group and accused of luring recruits in Southeast Asia. The Treasury Department sanctions target Mohamad Rafi Udin, Mohammed Karim Yusop Faiz and Mohammad Reza Lahaman Kiram. The action freezes any interest they have in property within U.S. jurisdiction and blocks Americans from engaging in transactions with them. The U.N. Security Council sanctioned the same three on Thursday. (AP Photo, File)
August 24, 2018 - 1:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Friday sanctioned three members of the Islamic State who were featured in a beheading video distributed by the group and accused of luring recruits in Southeast Asia. The Treasury Department sanctions target Mohamad Rafi Udin, Mohammed Karim Yusop Faiz and...
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U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, center, leaves an arraignment hearing as a protester carries a sign, left, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in San Diego. Hunter and his wife Margaret pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges they illegally used his campaign account for personal expenses. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
August 24, 2018 - 11:55 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Indicted Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter is suggesting that his wife is to blame for misuse of campaign funds after the couple was indicted on using up to $250,000 in campaign funds for trips, clothing purchases and school tuition Hunter in an interview with Fox News on Thursday...
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Firefighters battle a wildfire near the village Klausdorf, about 85 kilometers (53 miles) south of Berlin on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (Patrick Pleul/dpa via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 11:54 am
BERLIN (AP) — Firefighters struggled Friday to tame a wildfire southwest of Berlin but had to maneuver carefully as the blaze set off old World War II ammunition that is still buried in the forests around the German capital. Flames forced the evacuation of several nearby villages and sent clouds of...
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August 24, 2018 - 9:49 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen failed to redress civilian victims and conduct credible investigations into alleged war crimes committed there, an international rights group said on Friday. In a 90-page report titled "Hiding Behind the Coalition," Human Rights...
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Craig Lang, co-owner of Yarrabee Farms, left, speaks to the press with his son and co-owner Dane Lang, on their families farm on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 in Brooklyn. Cristhian Rivera, a former employee at the farm has been charged with the murder of Mollie Tibbetts. (Brian Powers /The Des Moines Register via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 7:56 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The arrest of a Mexican farmworker in the death of an Iowa college student renewed calls to change immigration laws, but it also focused attention on the immigrant workers whose labor is essential to the state's agricultural industry. Hours after authorities found the body...
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August 24, 2018 - 5:41 am
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — A prosecutor on leave from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office has been arrested for investigation of driving under the influence after his car smashed into one carrying popular Los Angeles radio personality Big Boy. The Los Angeles Times reports Michael...
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In this May 22, 2015, image from video provided by Now TV, a police officer searches and collects evidence in a yellow mini cooper where the suspect's wife and daughter were found unconscious in Hong Kong. An anesthesiologist is on trial in Hong Kong charged with killing his wife and daughter by placing a leaking yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide in their car. (Now TV via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 5:01 am
HONG KONG (AP) — An anesthesiologist is on trial in Hong Kong charged with killing his wife and daughter by placing a leaking yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide in their car. Malaysian citizen Khaw Kim-sun, 53, was allegedly having an affair and had become estranged from his wife and four...
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