KANSAS News: KANSAS CITY, Fernando Chavez-Rodriguez, Man Sentenced For Smuggling Liquid Methamphetamine to Kansas

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Mexican man was sentenced Monday to 12 years in federal prison for his role in smuggling more than 1,000 pounds of liquid methamphetamine into Kansas City, Kan., U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. Fernando Chavez-Rodriguez, 43, a citizen of Mexico, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent … Continue reading KANSAS News: KANSAS CITY, Fernando Chavez-Rodriguez, Man Sentenced For Smuggling Liquid Methamphetamine to Kansas

BRUSSELS | US, EU seek details of Saudi arrests but dodge Canada spat

BRUSSELS — The United States and the European Union said Tuesday that they are seeking details about the arrest of women’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia, but they sidestepped a sensitive diplomatic dispute over the crackdown between the ultraconservative kingdom and Canada. Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador Monday and froze “all new business” with … Continue reading BRUSSELS | US, EU seek details of Saudi arrests but dodge Canada spat

Kansas News: Topeka Man, Ryan J. Singleton Sentenced For Possession of Child Porn

TOPEKA, KAN. – A Topeka man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison for possessing thousands of images of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. Ryan J. Singleton, 36, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography. In his plea, he admitted emailing child pornography to a user who … Continue reading Kansas News: Topeka Man, Ryan J. Singleton Sentenced For Possession of Child Porn

LISBON, Portugal | Wildfires torment Portugal, Spain; French, Dutch feel heat

LISBON, Portugal  — Firefighters and anxious residents braced Tuesday for a fifth straight night of battling a major wildfire that is racing across tinder-dry forested hills in southern Portugal. The blaze is sending high plumes of smoke across the Algarve region’s famous beaches and bringing criticism of authorities for failing to halt the flames. A … Continue reading LISBON, Portugal | Wildfires torment Portugal, Spain; French, Dutch feel heat

A year after deadly Virginia rally, wounds are still raw

Sometimes Alfred Wilson still has to take a moment to collect himself after he pulls open files at the law firm where he works and sees Heather Heyer’s handwriting. “I get choked up and have to gather myself before I talk to the client,” said Wilson, who hired Heyer, the 32-year-old paralegal killed nearly a … Continue reading A year after deadly Virginia rally, wounds are still raw

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo | Colorado zoo closed after hail storm injures 5, kills birds

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo— A busy Colorado zoo was closed Tuesday as officials assessed damage from a severe hail storm that sent five people to the hospital and killed two zoo birds. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo suffered extensive property damage in Monday afternoon’s short but intense storm. The storm with baseball-sized hail hit as about 3,400 … Continue reading COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo | Colorado zoo closed after hail storm injures 5, kills birds

ALEXANDRIA,Va | Gates describes funneling millions through Cyprus accounts

ALEXANDRIA, Va— Paul Manafort’s longtime deputy told jurors Tuesday how he spent years disguising millions of dollars in foreign income as loans to lower the former Trump campaign chairman’s tax bill. Rick Gates, the government’s star witness, recounted how he and Manafort used offshore shell companies and bank accounts in Cyprus to funnel the money, … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA,Va | Gates describes funneling millions through Cyprus accounts

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif | Council powerless to remove Trump star from Walk of Fame

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif— The West Hollywood City Council is powerless to remove President Donald Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The council unanimously approved a resolution urging the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Los Angeles to remove the star because of what it says is Trump’s “disturbing treatment of women and other actions.” … Continue reading WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif | Council powerless to remove Trump star from Walk of Fame