Mug shot proposal pits privacy versus the right to know

U.S. 02/19/19, 11:44

New York's governor doesn't want state police to routinely release mug shots of criminal suspects, or arrest booking records about exactly what they are accused of doing.Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal is the latest by states aimed at curtailing the so-called "internet shaming industry"— websites that claim to be able ...

Napkin, genealogy site leads to arrest in 1993 murder case

U.S. 02/18/19, 11:14

A businessman has been charged with fatally stabbing a Minneapolis woman in 1993 after investigators ran DNA evidence from the murder scene through a genealogy website and obtained his DNA from a discarded napkin. Jerry Westrom, 52, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Jeanne Ann "Jeanie" Childs. ...

Former Maldives president arrested over money laundering

World 02/18/19, 08:20

A Maldives court ordered the arrest and detention of former Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom on Monday for alleged money laundering.The criminal court in Male, the capital, ordered Yameen held in custody after prosecutors argued at a hearing that he could attempt to influence witnesses if he were free.Police say ...

Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett case

Entertainment 02/16/19, 01:23

Chicago police released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them. "The individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative ...

2nd arrest in robbery that led to NYPD friendly fire death

U.S. 02/15/19, 23:23

Police arrested a man Friday suspected of being the lookout during a robbery that led to the friendly fire death of a New York City police detective, an official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press. The man was taken into custody in Queens hours after NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill ...

Graham: US should be stronger on Canadians detained in China

Politics 02/15/19, 19:01

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Friday the response by the United States to China detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a Chinese Huawei executive has not been strong enough. Graham also told Munich Security Conference delegates the international reaction to China's arrest of ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig and ...

Chicago police arrest 2 black suspects in attack on Smollett

Entertainment 02/15/19, 16:20

The investigation into black actor Jussie Smollett's account of being beaten in a racist, anti-gay attack took a sharp turn Friday when police announced the arrest of two black men they believe assaulted the "Empire" cast member. At least one of the men worked on "Empire," police said. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi ...

Update: Portland officer restricted following texts

U.S. 02/15/19, 15:34

The Latest on text messages between the commander of the Portland, Oregon Police Bureau's rapid response team and the leader of the far-right group Patriot Prayer (all times local):12:30 p.m.Portland, Oregon, police say commander will not work with a specialized rapid response team he leads while the city investigates texts ...

Update: Police says men arrested in Smollett case are black

Entertainment 02/15/19, 15:07

The Latest on the attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett (all times local): 2:05 p.m. A Chicago police spokesman confirms that the two suspects arrested in the reported hate crime involving black actor Jussie Smollett are black. Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi also says the suspects were arrested on suspicion of assault and battery. ...

21 Savage ‘wasn’t hiding’ being British, feared deportation

Entertainment 02/15/19, 12:19

The Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage said in an interview aired Friday that he didn't talk about his British citizenship before because he didn't want to get deported.The Grammy-nominated artist, whose given name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested Feb. 3. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement called it a targeted operation. ...

Oregon official: texts show police-extremist collusion

U.S. 02/14/19, 21:58

A member of Portland's city council said Thursday a newspaper's report that the commander for the police rapid response team exchanged friendly text messages with a leader of far-right protests that have rocked the city confirms collusion exists between some police and right-wing extremists."I am not shocked, and I am ...

Interview: Philippine journalist sees threat to democracy

World 02/14/19, 07:57

The head of a Philippine online news site who was arrested by government agents in a libel case accused President Rodrigo Duterte's administration on Thursday of acting like a dictatorship and using the law as a weapon to muzzle dissent."What we're seeing ... is a level of impunity that I ...

Journalist and Duterte critic posts bail after libel arrest

Business 02/14/19, 00:32

The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's administration has been freed on bail after her arrest in a libel case.National Bureau of Investigation agents served the warrant against Maria Ressa late Wednesday afternoon and escorted her from the Rappler Inc. office ...

Update: Robbery suspect in police shooting had rap sheet

New York 02/13/19, 12:10

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a New York Police Department detective (all times local):12:10 p.m.Records show the man suspected of a robbery that led to the death of a New York Police Department detective has been arrested at least 11 times since 2012.Police say that in 2016, the ...

Philippine agents arrest journalist critical of president

World 02/13/19, 08:11

The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's policies was arrested Wednesday by government agents in a libel case.Maria Ressa, who was selected by Time magazine as one of its Persons of the Year last year, was arrested over a libel complaint ...

Brothers held for alleged killing of missing California teen

California 02/12/19, 22:29

Authorities have arrested two Southern California brothers on suspicion of killing a 16-year-old girl who vanished last month.Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said Tuesday that evidence dug out of the brothers' Hesperia backyard led investigators to believe Aranda Briones was a victim of homicide.She was last seen alive on Jan. ...

Lawyers: Rapper 21 Savage released from immigration custody

Entertainment 02/12/19, 15:54

Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was released on bond Tuesday after spending more than a week in federal immigration custody, his lawyers said. The rapper, whose given name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested during a targeted immigration operation early on Feb. 3. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said at the time ...

Sinaloa cartel marches on after El Chapo arrest, conviction

World 02/12/19, 15:01

Despite the arrest, extradition and now conviction of narco-lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, his Sinaloa cartel marches on — and the proof is in huge, multi-drug shipments detected on the border in recent weeks.Those heaping bags of fentanyl and plastic tubs of crystal meth, heroin and cocaine offer no sign ...

Nearly 300 arrested by border patrol agents in New Mexico Bootheel

U.S. 02/12/19, 10:52

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrest a group of 290 illegal aliens near the Forward Operating Base located at the Antelope Wells Port of Entry. Border Patrol Agents working at the Camp Bounds FOB early this morning observed a large group illegally crossing the border and making their way into the United ...

Nissan’s profit drops amid former chair Ghosn’s arrest

Business 02/12/19, 05:26

Nissan said Tuesday that its third quarter profit plunged to about a quarter of the previous year's, partly due to special charges related to alleged false financial reporting by its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn.The main factor behind the sharp weakening in profit, however, was the absence of a lift from ...

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