FBI: Man wanted to attack White House with anti-tank rocket

U.S. 01/16/19, 20:22

A Georgia man who had detailed plans to use an anti-tank rocket to storm into the White House was arrested in a sting Wednesday after he traded his car for guns and explosives, authorities said. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, of Cumming was arrested Wednesday and is charged with attempting to damage ...

TV journalist Chris Hansen accused of bouncing checks

Entertainment 01/16/19, 14:24

A TV journalist known for confronting would-be child predators has been snared himself in a police investigation alleging he wrote bad checks for $13,000 worth of marketing materials.Former "To Catch a Predator" host Chris Hansen was arrested Monday in his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut. He was charged with issuing a ...

Report: Turkey seeks warrant for NBA player Enes Kanter

Basketball 01/16/19, 08:29

Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant for New York Knicks player Enes Kanter, accusing him of membership in a terror organization.Sabah newspaper says the Istanbul chief prosecutor's office had also prepared an extradition request for the NBA player. Officials at the prosecutor's office could not be reached for ...

Zimbabwe police arrest prominent government critic

World 01/16/19, 04:41

Zimbabwe police armed with AK-47 rifles arrested Evan Mawarire, an activist and pastor, from his home in the capital, Harare, on Wednesday morning as a crackdown grew over protests against dramatic fuel price hikes in the economically shattered country. He was clutching a Bible when police bundled him into their ...

Former major leaguer Wetteland charged with child sex abuse

Baseball 01/15/19, 18:04

John Wetteland, a former All-Star and World Series MVP, has been charged in Texas with continuous sex abuse of a child under age 14. Wetteland, 52, was arrested Monday and freed on $25,000 bond, according to Denton County jail records. Wetteland lives in the Dallas-area suburb of Trophy Club. Bartonville Police Chief ...

Spain arrests 17 in ongoing Catalonia anti-terror operation

World 01/15/19, 11:19

Authorities in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia said 17 people, including five alleged members of an extremist Islamist cell, were arrested Tuesday as part of an ongoing anti-terror operation.As well as having terror links, the suspects also allegedly participated in theft, drug trafficking and other crimes, according to the ...

Moscow courts extends arrest for Ukrainian seamen

World 01/15/19, 08:22

A Moscow court has extended the detention of eight out of 24 Ukrainian seamen captured by Russian coast guards in the Black Sea.Three Ukrainian vessels and their crews were fired at and captured by the Russians in November, triggering a showdown between Russia and Ukraine in a conflict that has ...

Poland arrests 3 urging more deaths after mayor slain

Europe 01/15/19, 03:53

Poland's interior ministry says police have arrested three people calling for more killings following the assassination of the mayor of Gdansk.Joachim Brudzinski said Tuesday on Twitter that police arrested the three on Monday, the day Pawel Adamowicz died after being stabbed while on stage during a charity event.He described those ...

Tokyo court denies bail to Nissan’s ex-chair Carlos Ghosn

Business 01/15/19, 02:09

The Tokyo District Court says it has turned down a request by Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn's for release on bail, prolonging his detention.Ghosn, 64, was arrested on Nov. 19 and has been charged with falsifying financial reports in underreporting his income, and with breach of trust in having Japanese ...

Update: Police arrest 2 men in Utah mall shooting

U.S. 01/14/19, 12:49

The Latest on a shooting at a Utah mall that wounded two people (all times local):10:45 a.m.Utah police say they have made two arrests connected to the suburban Sal Lake City Mall shooting that wounded two people.Police said Monday they arrested two 19-year-old men but were unsure whether those men ...

Report: 2 killed, 40 detained in new gay purge in Chechnya

Europe 01/14/19, 09:50

The Russian republic of Chechnya has launched a new crackdown on gays in which at least two people have died and about 40 people have been detained, LGBT activists in Russia charged Monday. The new allegations come after reports in 2017 of more than 100 gay men arrested and subjected to ...

Italy sends plane to Bolivia to get seized fugitive Battisti

Europe 01/13/19, 05:47

Italy sent an aircraft to Bolivia on Sunday to pick up fugitive communist militant Cesare Battisti after he was captured there nearly three decades after he was convicted of murder. The development sets the stage for a climax to one of Italy's longest-running efforts to bring a fugitive to justice.Bolivian ...

Huawei fires sales manager who Poland charged with spying

World 01/12/19, 11:33

The Chinese tech company Huawei on Saturday announced it has fired a sales director who was arrested in Poland and charged with spying for China, saying he has brought the firm's reputation "into disrepute."The company said it has "decided to terminate the employment of Mr. Wang Weijing, who was arrested ...

Huawei fires employee arrested in Poland on spy charges

Business 01/12/19, 11:08

Chinese tech giant Huawei said Saturday it has fired an employee who was arrested in Poland on spying charges.The allegations against Wang Weijing "have no relation to the company," Huawei Technologies Ltd. said in a statement. It said Wang was fired because the incident "brought Huawei into disrepute," a violation ...

Update: French yellow vest protesters number 32,000

Europe 01/12/19, 10:58

The Latest on French yellow vest protests (all times local):4:50 p.m.The French Interior Ministry says about 32,000 people have turned out in yellow vest demonstrations across France, including 8,000 in Paris, where scuffles broke out between protesters and police.The ministry said more than 100 people have been arrested Saturday in ...

French yellow vest protests stretch into 9th straight week

Europe 01/12/19, 09:09

Thousands of French yellow vest protesters marched through Paris on Saturday for a ninth straight weekend as others took to the streets in the central city of Bourges to denounce President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies amid high security measures as authorities feared more violence.Protesters walked through central Paris from the ...

Nissan executive Munoz resigns after Ghosn’s arrest

Business 01/11/19, 21:02

Nissan Chief Performance Officer Jose Munoz, who took a leave of absence a week ago, has resigned, the first high-profile departure at the Japanese automaker publicly acknowledged as related to the arrest of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.Munoz said in a statement on LinkedIn Saturday he made the decision after serious ...

Police: Fugitive in Vegas manicurist death found in Arizona

U.S. 01/11/19, 15:07

Police say a 21-year-old woman sought for almost two weeks after allegedly skipping out on a $35 manicure and using a stolen car to run over and kill a manicurist in Las Vegas has been arrested in Arizona.Las Vegas police say Krystal Whipple was arrested Friday in the Phoenix suburb ...

Update: Orange is cooperating in Poland spying case

Europe 01/11/19, 09:51

The Latest on the espionage-related arrests in Poland (all times local):3:40 p.m.Orange, a leading telecommunications company in Poland, says it's cooperating with the Polish security services who say a Polish employee at the company and a Chinese manager for tech giant Huawei have been accused of spying on Poland for ...

Man in Australia arrested over suspicious consulate packages

World 01/09/19, 19:27

Australian police have arrested a man after 38 suspicious packages containing a possibly hazardous substance were sent to foreign consulates in the Australian cities of Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney.Police say a 48-year-old man was arrested at his home in Shepparton, Victoria state, on Wednesday night, and charged with sending dangerous ...

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