Authorities raid 247 Colorado homes growing black market pot

U.S. 05/24/19, 16:37

Authorities said Friday they raided hundreds of black market marijuana operations in Colorado that flouted the state's cannabis law by growing tens of thousands of plants in Denver-area homes and selling it out of state. Investigators seized more than 80,000 plants and 4,500 pounds (2,040 kilograms) of harvested marijuana, state and ...

Russian court extends arrest for American accused of spying

Europe 05/24/19, 06:45

A Russian court has extended the arrest for a former U.S. Marine who faces espionage charges.The court ruled on Friday to keep Michigan resident Paul Whelan, who also holds British, Irish and Canadian citizenship, behind bars for three more months.Whelan told reporters in court that he has been threatened and ...

Comedian Artie Lange awaits drug program violation hearing

Entertainment 05/23/19, 12:01

Authorities say a court hearing has not yet been scheduled for comedian Artie Lange following his arrest on a charge of having failed to comply with his court-ordered drug program.The Essex County sheriff in New Jersey says Lange was arrested Tuesday morning at a halfway house on an unspecified violation.Sheriff ...

Victim’s mother angry over possible bail for officer

U.S. 05/22/19, 14:56

The mother of a Mississippi murder victim is protesting a prosecutor's discussion of possible bail for the police officer charged with killing her daughter.Oxford police officer Matthew Kinne was arrested Monday and charged with murder in the killing of 32-year-old Dominque Clayton, who was found dead Sunday. Clayton's relatives say ...

MTV star’s girlfriend gets new lawyer in Las Vegas case

Entertainment 05/22/19, 14:07

Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro's on-again-off-again girlfriend got a new lawyer to defend her on a misdemeanor allegation that she attacked Ortiz-Magro at a Las Vegas club on New Year's Eve.Jennifer Annette Harley made a brief appearance Wednesday before a judge who set another hearing June 12 to let her ...

EU police agency says operation smashed organized crime ring

Europe 05/22/19, 06:28

The European Union's police agency says an international law enforcement operation has smashed an organized crime gang that earned hundreds of millions of euros in drug and cigarette trafficking, assassinations and money laundering.Europol said Wednesday that more than 450 police and customs officers in Spain, the United Kingdom, Poland and ...

Plea deal for serial online harasser fits lenient pattern

Tech 05/22/19, 00:05

Only hours before women marched through many U.S. cities in January, Christopher Cleary set off a manhunt when he posted a Facebook message threatening to kill "as many girls as I see" in retaliation for years of romantic rejection.Cleary, 27, called himself a virgin who never had a girlfriend, stoking ...

Protesters clash with Indonesian police after election loss

World 05/21/19, 21:38

Supporters of an unsuccessful presidential candidate clashed with security forces and set fire to a police dormitory and vehicles in the Indonesian capital on Wednesday after the release of official election results.The situation turned violent late Tuesday when protesters tried to force their way into the offices of the election ...

Police checked kidnapping suspect’s room hours before arrest

Texas 05/21/19, 06:44

Authorities say police visited the motel room of a Texas man suspected of kidnapping an 8-year-old girl but didn't see the child, who was eventually found safe about two hours later.Michael Webb is charged with aggravated kidnapping after authorities say he snatched the girl as she walked with her mother ...

Unser Jr. accused of operating vehicle while intoxicated

Sports 05/20/19, 13:37

Retired two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. was arrested early Monday in central Indiana and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated.Unser, 57, was stopped in Avon, just west of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Star reported from police records.He was jailed about 3:20 a.m. in Hendricks County on a charge ...

Russia: Spy arrests reflect anti-corruption fight

Europe 05/20/19, 08:55

The Kremlin says the arrest of three senior officers of Russia's top spy agency reflects a no-holds-barred fight against corruption.Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday when asked about the arrests that the Kremlin has coordinated anti-corruption efforts that targeted "all agencies and officials of any rank without ...

Update: Police arrest suspect in shooting of 3 officers

U.S. 05/20/19, 08:07

The Latest on shootings of police officers in Auburn, Alabama (all times local): 8:00 a.m. Auburn University has announced that a man suspected of killing one Auburn police officer and wounding two others near campus has been arrested. Auburn Campus Safety made an "all clear" announcement on Twitter and said police reported the ...

Turkey seeks 249 suspects over cheating at ministry exam

Europe 05/20/19, 05:17

Authorities in Turkey have issued detention warrants for 249 people as part of an investigation into alleged cheating during exams to recruit staff to the country's foreign ministry between 2010 and 2013.The Ankara Chief Prosecutor's office says 91 of the suspects were detained on Monday.The suspects are believed to have ...

Sweden requests detention order for WikiLeaks’ Assange

Europe 05/20/19, 02:50

Swedish authorities on Monday issued a request for a detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is now jailed in Britain, a Swedish prosecutor said.Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson says if the Swedish court decided to detain Assange "on probable cause suspected for rape ... I will issue a European Arrest ...

Rape trial begins for ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr

Football 05/20/19, 00:10

Kellen Winslow Jr., a former NFL No. 1 draft pick and son of a Hall of Famer who starred for his hometown San Diego Chargers, goes on trial Monday on multiple charges, including raping two women last year and the 2003 rape of an unconscious 17-year-old girl.The 35-year-old who once ...

Suspect in homeless woman’s death arrested in Modesto

California 05/18/19, 17:24

Police in central California say an anonymous tip has led them to identify and arrest a man wanted on suspicion of killing a homeless woman.Modesto police said officers pulled over 37-year-old Joseph Chapman Friday night and took him into custody. He was booked into jail for investigation of murder.Detectives released ...

Ex-rebel hospitalized in Colombia day after polemical arrest

Science 05/18/19, 14:28

A former Colombian rebel leader was hospitalized with signs of "altered consciousness" on Saturday, a day after being freed from jail and then rearrested in a highly-politicized drug case that has strained relations with the U.S.Authorities at Colombia's National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences did not provide further ...

Lawyer: 17 wounded in prison where US-Nicaraguan man killed

America 05/17/19, 17:51

Seventeen people who were arrested in previous anti-government protests were wounded in a prison disturbance in which a 57-year-old Nicaraguan-American dual national was shot dead, a lawyer for several inmates said Friday. Attorney Yonarqui Martínez also said three student protest leaders were among those hurt, and alleged that Eddy Montes Praslin ...

‘Jersey Shore’ star’s ex-girlfriend accused of battering him

Entertainment 05/17/19, 17:34

A lawyer says "Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro's on-again-off-again girlfriend will fight a misdemeanor domestic battery charge alleging she attacked Ortiz-Magro at a Las Vegas club on New Year's Eve.Jennifer Annette Harley's attorney, Michael Cristalli, said Friday he was surprised his 32-year-old client was arrested Thursday on a warrant issued ...

Protesters arrested at Venezuelan Embassy face US charges

Politics 05/17/19, 16:09

Four demonstrators arrested after a weeks-long protest inside the Venezuelan Embassy have been formally charged in federal court. Prosecutors say Kevin Bruce Zeese, Margaret Ann Flowers, Adrienne Pine and David Vernon Paul appeared before a judge Friday. They say an arrest warrant was issued earlier this week and the four were arrested ...

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