American extradited to Australia charged with murder of Thai

California 04/14/19, 02:39

Australian police on Sunday charged a man extradited from the United States with murder in the death of a Thai national, whose body was found bound and gagged on the side of a Sydney road.Alex Dion, 38, was charged with the 2018 murder of Wachira "Mario" Phetmang after he arrived ...

DC police: Eagles’ Mills, Wiz’s Robinson arrested for fight

Sports 04/13/19, 13:34

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills and Washington Wizards forward Devin Robinson were arrested after a fight outside a nightclub, Washington police said Saturday.Karimah Bilal, program manager for the Metropolitan Police Department's office of communications, confirmed in an email to The Associated Press that the Mills named in the police report ...

UK lawmakers: Julian Assange should face justice in Sweden

Europe 04/13/19, 02:57

More than 70 British legislators are urging the government to make sure WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces Swedish justice if prosecutors there reopen a rape allegation against him.The lawmakers signed a letter late Friday urging Home Secretary Sajid Javid to "do everything you can to champion action that will ensure ...

Phoenix man accused of killing 4, including wife and 2 kids

U.S. 04/12/19, 20:08

A Phoenix man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his wife, two of his young daughters and a man who the suspect thought was romantically involved with his wife, police said Friday. Austin Smith was booked on suspicion of four counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder ...

Ace Swedish coder held by Ecuador was defender of Assange

Europe 04/12/19, 18:03

An ace Swedish programmer who was an early, ardent supporter of Wikileaks has been arrested in Ecuador in an alleged plot to blackmail the country's president over his abandonment of Julian Assange.But friends of Ola Bini say the soft-spoken encryption expert is being unfairly targeted for his activism on behalf ...

Child attack suspect had previous Mall of America arrests

U.S. 04/12/19, 17:23

A 5-year-old boy plummeted three floors Friday after being pushed or thrown from a balcony at the Mall of America, according to witnesses, and a 24-year-old man with a history of causing disturbances at the mall was in custody. Bloomington Police Chief Jeffrey Potts said police don't think there is any ...

Assange arrest leads to interest in book of Vidal interviews

Entertainment 04/12/19, 15:30

The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has made a book of interviews with Gore Vidal an unexpected best-seller.Assange was carrying a copy of "Gore Vidal: History of the National Security State & Vidal on America" when he was arrested Thursday at the Ecuadoran embassy in London.By Friday afternoon, the ...

After 7 long years, Assange’s capture happened quickly

World 04/12/19, 15:19

Huddled at a home in Ecuador's capital, President Lenin Moreno's aides anxiously awaited word in the middle of the night on an operation that would soon make headlines around the world: the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange inside the country's London embassy.For nearly seven years, the Australian hacker had ...

Update: Monday bond hearing for suspect in church fires

U.S. 04/12/19, 15:11

The Latest on the arrest of a suspect in recent arson fires at black churches in Louisiana (all times local):3 p.m.A bond hearing has been set for the suspect in three recent arson fires at African American churches in Louisiana.FILE - In this April 4, 2019 file photo, firefighters and ...

Venezuela’s ex-spy chief arrested in Madrid on US warrant

World 04/12/19, 14:50

Venezuela's longtime spy chief was arrested Friday in Madrid by Spanish police acting on a United States warrant for allegedly trafficking tons of cocaine.Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal, who for more than a decade advised late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez and headed the country's security apparatus, recently became the most influential ...

Chinese woman at Mar-a-Lago indicted on 2 charges

U.S. 04/12/19, 14:41

A Chinese woman recently arrested at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club has been charged with unlawful entry of restricted buildings and making false statements. The charges against 32-year-old Yujing Zhang are contained in an indictment filed in federal court in South Florida on Friday. Zhang faces a maximum sentence of five years ...

Swedish prosecutors could pursue Assange for sex-crimes case

Europe 04/12/19, 13:21

When Julian Assange sought asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in 2012, he was fleeing from sexual assault accusations against him in Sweden. Swedish authorities could still go after the WikiLeaks founder, who was arrested Thursday after Ecuador withdrew its protection and allowed British police to drag him out ...

Man angry about virginity pleads guilty to threatening women

U.S. 04/12/19, 11:25

A man has pleaded guilty to a felony terroristic threat charge after authorities said he threating to target women in a mass shooting because he couldn't get a girlfriend.Utah prosecutor Chad Grunander tells the Deseret News that 27-year-old Christopher W. Cleary of Denver was in court on Thursday.Police said Cleary ...

Update: France won’t offer Assange asylum unless asked

Europe 04/12/19, 03:48

The Latest on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's arrest (all times local):9:45 a.m.France's government says it won't consider offering Julian Assange political asylum unless he asks for it.FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2011, file photo, the founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange speaks to the media after his extradition hearing at ...

Labour Party chief says UK should oppose Assange extradition

Europe 04/12/19, 03:05

The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party says the government should oppose the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States.Jeremy Corbyn said in a tweet that the U.S. is trying to extradite Assange because he exposed "evidence of atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan."Diane Abbott, Labour's spokeswoman for domestic affairs, ...

Exasperated Ecuador ends asylum for world’s worst houseguest

America 04/12/19, 01:04

Did Western media and government hypocrisy bring about Julian Assange's arrest, or was it his bad manners?The dramatic end to Julian Assange's asylum has sparked curiosity about his 7-year stay inside Ecuador's embassy in London that was marked by his late-night skateboarding, the physical harassment of his caretakers and even ...

Shock at arrest of deputy’s son in black church fires

U.S. 04/12/19, 00:15

Authorities said he had no known criminal record. A friend described him as an introverted animal lover who showed no animosity toward any race, and a talented, if frustrated heavy metal guitar player and singer. A fellow musician called him "a really sweet guy."But Holden Matthews, the white, 21-year-old son ...

Hillary Clinton: Assange must ‘answer for what he has done’

Politics 04/11/19, 20:48

Newly arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange needs to "answer for what he has done," Hillary Clinton said on Thursday. The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee and former secretary of state weighed in on Assange while at a speaking event with her husband, former President Bill Clinton. Assange was arrested earlier Thursday at ...

Man pleads not guilty to killing Northern California officer

California 04/11/19, 20:05

A man suspected of being in the country illegally has pleaded not guilty to killing a Northern California police officer during a traffic stop in a case that has rekindled a debate over California's sanctuary law that limits law enforcement's cooperation with federal immigration authorities. An attorney for Paulo Virgen Mendoza ...

Takeaways from the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Tech 04/11/19, 15:55

Julian Assange's arrest on Thursday in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London opens the next chapter in the saga of the WikiLeaks founder: an expected extradition fight over a pending criminal prosecution in the United States. It's also likely to trigger a debate over press freedom and call attention to unresolved questions ...

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