109 human trafficking victims rescued under Operation Autumn Hope with 179 arrests made in Ohio and West Virginia

2020 Campaign 10/27/20, 22:59

More than 100 human trafficking survivors, including 45 missing children, have been recovered in Ohio and West Virginia, in what has been described as the state’s largest anti-human trafficking attempt, leading to 179 arrests. Attorney General David Yost said the effort—Operation Autumn Hope—coordinated through Yost’s Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission, is ...

Pompeo intensifies surveillance of Chinese Communist Party media in the US

U.S. 02/20/20, 13:21

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo intensified surveillance of the Chinese Communist Party's media in the United States, designating five of them as "foreign missions." "This action is long overdue. For years, these so-called media outlets have been mouthpieces of the Chinese Communist Party and these Chinese outlets are becoming more ...

5 stabbed at rabbi’s house on Hanukkah; suspect arraigned

New York 12/29/19, 08:54

A knife-wielding man stormed into a rabbi's home and stabbed five people as they celebrated Hanukkah in an Orthodox Jewish community north of New York City, an ambush the governor said Sunday was an act of domestic terrorism fueled by intolerance and a “cancer” of growing hatred in America. Police tracked ...

A Hong Kong protester on why he won’t surrender to police

Asia & Pacific 11/20/19, 00:53

Pale and thin, a teenager wandered the nearly deserted campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University at about 1 a.m. Wednesday. He hugged his body with his arms, whether because of the chill in the air or gnawing worry he felt was unclear. Only a handful of protesters remain at “Poly U,” ...

Protests paralyze Catalonia as marches head for Barcelona

Europe 10/18/19, 09:01

Catalonia and its riot-swept regional capital, Barcelona, were paralyzed Friday by a mix of strikes and marches as the northeastern Spanish region endured its fifth day of mass protests over the conviction of independence leaders. More than 200 people have been arrested and scores injured since separatist sentiment swelled on Monday, ...

Update: 37 injured, 108 flights canceled in Barcelona

Europe 10/14/19, 14:27

The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Health authorities in northeastern Spain say 37 protesters have been injured during ongoing clashes with police at Barcelona's airport. Protesters block the roads leading to El Prat airport, outskirts of Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Spain's Supreme ...

Police unsure why man went on West Texas shooting rampage

U.S. 09/02/19, 09:28

Police say they are not sure why a man with a misdemeanor on his record and no warrant for his arrest erupted in a spate of violence after a routine traffic stop in West Texas, killing seven, including a man slain outside his parents' home and a teenager fatally shot ...

Stabbing rampage by man in 2 California cities leaves 4 dead

U.S. 08/08/19, 08:42

A man "full of anger" stabbed, slashed and robbed his way across two Southern California cities in a bloody rampage that killed four people and wounded two others who were apparently targeted at random, authorities said. The 33-year-old man from the city of Garden Grove robbed more than half a dozen ...

Military woman slain with kids became citizen at White House

New York 06/24/19, 12:01

A U.S. military member who became an American citizen during a 2012 White House ceremony has been slain along with her two toddlers, and the children's father has been arrested. Alla Ausheva, 2-year-old Ivan Walker and 3-year-old Elia Walker were found dead Saturday in their Staten Island home. Ausheva, 37, had obtained ...

Florida woman charged after giving husband’s guns to police

U.S. 06/24/19, 10:58

A Florida woman's effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims' safety. Courtney Irby gave her estranged husband's guns to police after he was charged with domestic violence-aggravated battery, only to find herself arrested for theft. Now a Florida lawmaker and ...

David Ortiz shooting suspect charged with drug possession

U.S. 06/20/19, 13:31

The man in custody in the Dominican Republic on suspicion of shooting former baseball star David Ortiz was indicted Thursday on drugs and weapons charges unrelated to the shooting. Rolfi Ferreira-Cruz was indicted in New Jersey on cocaine and heroin possession charges, a charge of conspiracy to distribute drugs and firearms ...

Flight diverted to Oklahoma City due to unruly passenger

U.S. 06/19/19, 12:42

Police say an American Airlines flight from Pittsburgh to Dallas was diverted to Oklahoma City because of a drunken, unruly passenger.The airline says the flight landed in Oklahoma City at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday and departed less than an hour later for Dallas/Fort Worth.Police body camera footage shows one apparent ...

33K pounds of cocaine seized in one of biggest US drug busts

U.S. 06/18/19, 18:48

U.S. authorities seized 33,000 pounds, or 15,000 kilograms, of cocaine from a ship at Philadelphia's port in what they described as one of the largest drug busts in American history. They said the haul could have been worth more than $1 billion on the street. The U.S. attorney's office in Philadelphia announced ...

Man re-arrested for fatal stabbing of Houston boy, 11

U.S. 06/18/19, 16:39

Newly tested DNA evidence led to the re-arrest of a man accused of fatally stabbing an 11-year-old Houston boy as he walked home from school in 2016, authorities said Tuesday.Andre Timothy Jackson Jr. was indicted by a grand jury in Houston in the death of Josue Flores.The sixth-grader was killed ...

Government fails to release data on deaths in police custody

U.S. 06/17/19, 23:10

More than four years after Congress required the Department of Justice to assemble information about those who die in police custody, the agency has yet to implement a system for collecting that data or release any new details of how and why people die under the watch of law enforcement.The ...

Police: 4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

Sports 06/17/19, 19:53

Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less than a block from where the players and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat on stage. Three people were arrested and two guns were ...

Search warrant cites synagogue shooter’s hatred of Judaism

U.S. 06/17/19, 11:45

The sole gunman in a Southern California synagogue shooting in which a woman was killed told an investigator he adopted his hatred of Judaism 18 months before the fatal attack, according to a federal search warrant.John T. Earnest, 19, also told a San Diego Sheriff's detective that that he was ...

Duo arrested in fatal Modesto police chase, taco truck crash

U.S. 06/16/19, 18:33

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of homicide after they allegedly led Modesto police on a stolen car chase amid gunfire that ended when they crashed into a taco truck's seating area and killed two pedestrians. Modesto police say Rodney Quiros and Antonio Gazo were jailed Saturday. Authorities say the incident ...

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