Law and order

Brazil police: 2 men arrested in killing of Marielle Franco

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police on Tuesday arrested two suspects in the killing of Rio de Janeiro councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver, a brazen assassination that shocked and angered Brazilians and sparked protests in several countries. The arrest of the men comes two days before the anniversary of the killings on March 14, … Continue reading Brazil police: 2 men arrested in killing of Marielle Franco

Questions about Russian’s death revived by judge’s ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a foggy November morning in 2015, a heavily intoxicated man showed up before dawn at the Dupont Circle Hotel, forked over $1,200 cash for a ninth-floor penthouse suite and kept drinking. His bender continued all day. By the next morning, he was dead. Authorities concluded that he died of blunt force … Continue reading Questions about Russian’s death revived by judge’s ruling

MMA fighter Conor McGregor arrested in South Florida

MIAMI (AP) — Mixed martial artist and boxer Conor McGregor has been arrested in South Florida for stealing the cellphone of someone who was trying to take his photo, authorities said. According to a Miami Beach police report, the 30-year-old McGregor was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with robbery and criminal mischief. An attorney for … Continue reading MMA fighter Conor McGregor arrested in South Florida

Google paid former exec $35 million after harassment claim

SAN FRANCISCO (AP)— Google paid former search executive Amit Singhal $35 million in an exit package when he was reportedly forced to resign after a sexual assault investigation, according to court documents released Monday. Details of the exit package were revealed as part of a shareholder lawsuit against the company, one that followed a published … Continue reading Google paid former exec $35 million after harassment claim

Indonesian woman freed 2 years after killing of Kim Jong Nam

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — An Indonesian woman held for two years on suspicion of killing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un‘s half brother was freed from custody Monday after Malaysian prosecutors unexpectedly dropped the murder charge against her. Siti Aisyah cried and hugged her Vietnamese co-defendant, Doan Thi Huong, before leaving the courtroom and … Continue reading Indonesian woman freed 2 years after killing of Kim Jong Nam

Dorial Green-Beckham gets jail time in marijuana case

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.(AP)  — Former NFL wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after a Missouri judge ruled that a marijuana arrest amounted to probation violation. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Green-Beckham was sentenced Friday. Springfield police say Green-Beckham had marijuana in his pocket after jumping from a home window while … Continue reading Dorial Green-Beckham gets jail time in marijuana case

Women’s national soccer team players sue for equitable pay

Three months before beginning their defense of their Women’s World Cup title, American players escalated their legal dispute with the U.S. Soccer Federation over equal treatment and pay. Players filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the federation Friday, alleging ongoing “institutionalized gender discrimination” that includes unequal pay with their counterparts on the men’s national team. … Continue reading Women’s national soccer team players sue for equitable pay

Court denies new trial in ‘Serial’ podcast murder case

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s highest court denied a new trial Friday for a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit podcast “Serial.” In a 4-3 opinion, the Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court that Adnan Syed‘s legal counsel was deficient in failing to investigate an alibi witness, but it disagreed that … Continue reading Court denies new trial in ‘Serial’ podcast murder case

Spain’s nursing “house of horrors” reveals deceit of elders

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Civil Guard says it has arrested six people for possibly swindling 1.8 million euros ($2 million) from elderly people held at an alleged “house of horrors.” In a tweet, the police force said it found foreign elders locked up, drugged and often fed through tubes at the private nursing home near … Continue reading Spain’s nursing “house of horrors” reveals deceit of elders

Suspect in death of Illinois deputy arrested after standoff

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting a sheriff’s deputy and wounding a woman at an Illinois hotel was taken into custody Thursday after an hourslong standoff that began when he crashed his vehicle along an interstate highway, authorities said. Floyd E. Brown, 39, was arrested hours after the crash in central … Continue reading Suspect in death of Illinois deputy arrested after standoff

Ex-Trump campaign boss Manafort sentenced to 47 months

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced Thursday to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, a significant break from sentencing guidelines that called for a 20-year prison term. Manafort, sitting in a wheelchair as he deals with complications from gout, … Continue reading Ex-Trump campaign boss Manafort sentenced to 47 months

German man gets life for poisoning co-workers’ sandwiches

BERLIN (AP) — A German man has been sentenced to life in prison for poisoning his co-workers’ sandwiches with mercury and other substances over several years, leaving one in a coma and two others with serious kidney damage. A judge at the regional court in Bielefeld, about 330 kilometers (205 miles) west of Berlin, found the … Continue reading German man gets life for poisoning co-workers’ sandwiches

Police: After jail, Taylor Swift’s stalker breaks in again

NEW YORK(AP)  — A man recently jailed for breaking into Taylor Swift‘s New York City townhouse was arrested early Thursday after, police say, he did it again. Roger Alvarado, 23, of Homestead, Florida, climbed a ladder and smashed a glass door to get inside the pop star’s pad around 2:30 a.m., police said. No one … Continue reading Police: After jail, Taylor Swift’s stalker breaks in again

The Latest: Cardinal offers resignation after conviction

LYON, France (AP) — The Latest on a church sex abuse trial in France (all times local): 1:15 p.m. French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin is offering his resignation to the pope after being convicted of failing to report a pedophile priest. In a brief statement to the media in Lyon, France, Barbarin said “I have decided … Continue reading The Latest: Cardinal offers resignation after conviction

The Latest: Convicted French cardinal will appeal

LYON, France (AP) — The Latest on a church sex abuse trial in France (all times local): 10:50 a.m. The lawyer for a top Catholic official who has been found guilty of failing to report to judicial authorities accusations against a pedophile priest says his client will appeal the verdict. Jean-Felix Luciani, lawyer for Cardinal … Continue reading The Latest: Convicted French cardinal will appeal

Japan stunned by Ghosn’s release, critics hope for change

TOKYO (AP) — Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn‘s release from detention nearly four months after his arrest has gripped Japan, giving the public a rare glimpse into how the criminal justice system works. Ghosn was recuperating Thursday, his lawyer said, after leaving the Tokyo Detention Center the evening before, just in time for his 65th … Continue reading Japan stunned by Ghosn’s release, critics hope for change

The Latest: Official: Kelly to be jailed until he pays $161K

CHICAGO  (AP)  — The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local): 4 p.m. A Cook County Sheriff’s Office official says singer R. Kelly won’t be released from jail until he pays $161,000 in back child support he owes. Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari says Kelly was taken into … Continue reading The Latest: Official: Kelly to be jailed until he pays $161K

Lawyer: Huawei arrest raises political motivation concerns

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The lawyer for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei arrested in Canada on a U.S. extradition warrant said Wednesday that comments by President Donald Trump suggest the case against her is politically motivated. Attorney Richard Peck referred to Trump’s comments during a brief court appearance by Huawei CFO Meng … Continue reading Lawyer: Huawei arrest raises political motivation concerns

Police link Scotland university device to London mail bombs

LONDON  (AP)  — British police said a suspicious package destroyed by bomb-disposal experts at the University of Glasgow on Wednesday contained an explosive device and was linked to three letter bombs sent to two London airports and a railway station. The Metropolitan Police force’s Counter Terrorism Command said the item sent to the Scottish university … Continue reading Police link Scotland university device to London mail bombs

Archeologists find hidden tunnels below Alcatraz prison

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Archaeologists have confirmed a long-time suspicion of historians and say that famed Alcatraz prison was built over a Civil War-era military fortification. SFGate reports researchers have found a series of buildings and tunnels under the prison yard of Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, which once held Al Capone. A study published in “Near … Continue reading Archeologists find hidden tunnels below Alcatraz prison

Second US judge calls citizenship question on census illegal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP)  — The Trump administration‘s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census “threatens the very foundation of our democratic system” because it would cause a significant undercount of immigrants and Latinos that could distort the distribution of congressional seats, a U.S. judge said Wednesday. Judge Richard Seeborg said the commerce … Continue reading Second US judge calls citizenship question on census illegal

Ghosn’s journey: Star auto executive to masked suspect

Carlos Ghosn, the star auto executive credited with rescuing both Renault and Nissan, left a drab Tokyo detention center Wednesday after more than three months in custody, his identity obscured by a surgical mask, hat and construction worker’s outfit. The jet-setting turnaround wizard was pursued by TV news helicopters as he traveled in a tiny … Continue reading Ghosn’s journey: Star auto executive to masked suspect

UK police probe suspicious packages at university, bank

LONDON (AP) — Buildings at the University of Glasgow were evacuated Wednesday as police examined a suspicious package found in the mailroom, a day after three London transport hubs received letter bombs. Police Scotland said officers examined packages discovered just before 11 a.m. (1100 GMT) at the university in Glasgow and at the Royal Bank … Continue reading UK police probe suspicious packages at university, bank

Former Nissan chairman Ghosn released after posting bail

TOKYO (AP) — The former chairman of Nissan Motor Co., Carlos Ghosn, appears to have left the Tokyo Detention Center after posting 1 billion yen ($8.9 million) bail. Ghosn left the facility in disguise, wearing a surgical mask, glasses, a hat and a construction worker’s outfit. Ringed by security guards, he was driven away in … Continue reading Former Nissan chairman Ghosn released after posting bail

Papa John’s, Schnatter reach settlement agreement

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — Papa John’s has reached a settlement agreement with founder John Schnatter that will see him step down from the company’s board. The agreement comes after more of a year of tussling between the Louisville-based pizza chain and Schnatter, who made a series of racially insensitive remarks that caused sales to plummet. … Continue reading Papa John’s, Schnatter reach settlement agreement

Counterterror police examine 3 explosive devices in London

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s counterterrorism police are investigating after three padded mailing bags containing small explosive devices were found near major transport hubs in London. Police said smaller bags inside the mailers enclosed the devices that “appear capable of igniting an initially small fire when opened.” Officials say the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command “is … Continue reading Counterterror police examine 3 explosive devices in London

Suspect in Belgium Jewish museum attack claims innocence

BRUSSELS (AP) — A suspected jihadi insisted Tuesday that he’s innocent of terrorism charges over the 2014 killing of four people at Belgium’s Jewish museum, as the jury in his trial prepared to consider its verdict. Weeks after telling the Brussels criminal court that he would reveal the truth “when the time is right,” Mehdi … Continue reading Suspect in Belgium Jewish museum attack claims innocence

Germany charges Russian man over alleged extremist bomb plot

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Tuesday they have charged a Russian national with plotting an Islamic extremist bombing in Germany with an alleged accomplice arrested in France for involvement in a separate planned attack there. The pair were associates for a time of Anis Amri, a Tunisian who carried out an attack on a … Continue reading Germany charges Russian man over alleged extremist bomb plot