9 hurt when DUI suspect drives onto sidewalk in California

U.S. 02/10/19, 18:46

Witnesses and emergency responders lifted a pickup truck off people trapped when a driver plowed into a crowd on a sidewalk in Southern California early Sunday, injuring at least nine, authorities said. Police arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs after the truck crashed into ...

Broadcaster Warner Wolf arrested for damaging ‘racist’ sign

Sports 02/09/19, 14:34

Sportscaster Warner Wolf is facing a felony charge after police say he damaged a sign outside his Florida community because it included the word "Plantation," which he considers racist.Collier County records show the 81-year-old Wolf surrendered Thursday on a felony criminal mischief charge and was released.The sheriff's office says Wolf ...

6 people arrested after largest US-Australian meth seizure

Asia & Pacific 02/08/19, 12:05

Australian police arrested six people after what authorities said Friday was the largest single seizure of methamphetamine in the United States and the biggest drug haul bound for Australia.U.S. Customs and Border Protection said 1,728 kilograms (3,800 pounds) of the drug were seized mid-January at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port ...

US-Mexico border arrests fall in January, 2nd straight drop

U.S. 02/08/19, 11:29

The number of people arrested or stopped for immigration violations at the U.S. border with Mexico eased in January. It's a relatively small decline in line with seasonal trends.Customs and Border Protection says it made 58,207 arrests or denials of entry. That's a 4 percent drop from December but a ...

New Zealander freed after arrest in Kenya, near Somalia

Africa 02/08/19, 07:30

A Kenyan court has freed a New Zealander held in police custody for several days on suspicion of links with extremism.Sulub Warfaa, 36, spoke to journalists outside the court in Garissa, in northwestern Kenya."Just because I was born in Mogadishu does not mean that I am a terrorist," he said."I ...

Man arrested for breaking into Mellencamp’s Indiana home

Entertainment 02/07/19, 18:23

An Indianapolis man has been arrested after ramming his SUV through a security gate at the home of rocker John Mellencamp and kicking in a door.The Monroe County Sheriff's Department says 48-year-old Robert P. Carter was arrested about 6 a.m. Thursday by officers responding to an alarm at Mellencamp's home ...

Jury begins 4th day of deliberations at El Chapo trial

U.S. 02/07/19, 13:06

Jurors at the U.S. trial of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman contemplated their case for a fourth day on Thursday while some colorful action erupted, presumably out of their earshot, in the adjacent courtroom.As the anonymous jury toiled away, a man showed up in the federal courtroom in ...

Romanians, Nigerians arrested in Cambodian drug bust

Europe 02/07/19, 04:47

Cambodian police said Thursday they have arrested two Romanians and three Nigerians after seizing nearly 5 kilograms (11 pounds) of methamphetamine from one of them as he prepared to board a flight to Hong Kong.Deputy National Police Chief Mok Chito said police on Wednesday found the drug in four plastic ...

Milwaukee officer killed serving warrant; suspect arrested

U.S. 02/07/19, 00:37

A 17-year police veteran was shot and killed as he served a warrant on Milwaukee's south side Wednesday, becoming the city's third officer to be killed in the line of duty in eight months, authorities said. Officer Matthew Rittner was a tenured member of the Milwaukee Police Department's Tactical Enforcement Unit, ...

Man who broke into Taylor Swift’s home gets 6 months in jail

Entertainment 02/05/19, 21:10

A man who broke into Taylor Swift's townhouse in New York City and took a nap has been sentenced to six month in jail. The New York Post's Page Six reports that 22-year-old Roger Alvarado, of Homestead, Florida, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to criminal contempt and attempted burglary. The Post ...

Detroit Lions player arraigned in NYC police assault case

Football 02/05/19, 17:42

Detroit Lions linebacker Trevor Bates was arraigned Tuesday from a psychiatric ward on charges accusing him of punching a New York City police officer after he was taken to a precinct house for failing to pay a taxi fare.Bates, 25, pleaded not guilty to charges of assault, resisting arrest, theft ...

After 20 years police in 2 states link dead mother and son

U.S. 02/05/19, 15:15

Decades after the unidentified bodies of a woman and a 10-year-old boy were found in separate states beside a Southern interstate highway, investigators now say they were a mother and son and the boy's father has confessed to killing them. The case was cracked thanks to an online DNA database, help ...

Suspect arrested in shooting outside Baltimore hospital

U.S. 02/04/19, 18:52

A Baltimore hospital went on lockdown Monday after a 24-year-old employee was critically wounded by a gunman near an ambulance bay at the University of Maryland Medical Center.Lt. Col. Kevin Jones of the Baltimore Police Department said the shooter was arrested with a loaded pistol a few blocks away from ...

Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage in US immigration custody

Entertainment 02/03/19, 16:33

Authorities in Atlanta say Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage is in federal immigration custody.U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox says the artist, whose given name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested in a targeted operation early Sunday in the Atlanta area.Cox says Abraham-Joseph is a British citizen who ...

Australian police disable, arrest man in airport standoff

Asia & Pacific 02/02/19, 23:54

A man who falsely claimed to have a bomb and menaced a woman with a knife forced the evacuation of Brisbane International Airport for more than two hours in an emergency that police described on Sunday as elaborate and terrifying.Police ended the standoff late Saturday by shooting the 50-year-old man ...

Hong Kong makes record seizure of pangolin scales, ivory

Africa 02/01/19, 20:49

Hong Kong customs officers have intercepted a record 8.3 tons of pangolin scales and hundreds of elephant tusks worth more than $8 million combined, underscoring the threat to endangered species from demand in Asia.Acting on a tip from mainland Chinese authorities, local officials found the haul in mid-January in a ...

Louisiana shooting suspect won’t fight extradition from Va.

U.S. 02/01/19, 10:41

A man charged with killing five people in Louisiana and fleeing to Virginia was being flown back home after waiving extradition on Friday.Authorities said Dakota Theriot confessed and could face the death penalty on five murder charges. They said he shot and killed his girlfriend along with her brother and ...

Update: Alleged birth tourism operators enter pleas

U.S. 01/31/19, 21:29

The Latest on the federal charges related to Chinese birth tourism schemes (all times local):6:15 p.m.Three people have pleaded not guilty to running schemes to bring Chinese women to the United States to give birth to babies who automatically hold American citizenship.Dongyuan Li, Jing Dong and Michael Wei Yueh Liu ...

Spain-bound cocaine seized in Italy is largest in 25 years

Europe 01/31/19, 09:40

Spanish police arrested the alleged recipient of a massive cocaine shipment in a cargo container in Barcelona with the help of Italian authorities in a sting operation, authorities said on Thursday.The operation, involving investigators and customs officials in both countries, has led to the seizure of more than 2.7 tons ...

NATO chief: China must treat arrested Canadians fairly

Europe 01/31/19, 04:55

NATO’s chief has called on China to treat detained two Canadian citizens “fairly and with due process.” Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday he was following the situation of the Canadians detained in China in December “with concern,” in his first public comments about the case. He called on Beijing to address the ...

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