Law enforcement officials

WASHINGTON | Ex-teacher charged with trying to support Islamic State

WASHINGTON —Jan 25, 2019— A former substitute teacher from Texas has been indicted on federal charges alleging he tried to provide material support to the Islamic State, the Justice Department said Friday. Warren Christopher Clark, 34, appeared in court in Houston on Friday and was ordered held without bail. Clark was captured recently by the Syrian … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ex-teacher charged with trying to support Islamic State

MOSCOW | Russian police detains drunken man who hijacked plane

MOSCOW —Jan 22, 2019— Russian police detained a drunken man who threatened the crew of an passenger plane flying Tuesday from a Siberian city to Moscow, forcing it to land shortly after take-off. The Russian Investigative Committee said that the man told the Aeroflot crew that he was armed and demanded the diversion of the … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian police detains drunken man who hijacked plane

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | New Florida governor suspends sheriff over school massacre

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— Jan 11, 2019—New Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on Friday over his handling of February’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The Republican governor flew to Fort Lauderdale three days after taking office to remove the Democratic sheriff, appointing a former police sergeant to serve as … Continue reading FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | New Florida governor suspends sheriff over school massacre

WASHINGTON | Supreme Court will hear Wisconsin drunk driving case

WASHINGTON—Jan 11, 2019—The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to a Wisconsin drunk driving law that has parallels in other states. Wisconsin law says law enforcement officials can draw blood from an unconscious driver without a warrant if they suspect the person was driving drunk. The case the court agreed Friday to hear … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court will hear Wisconsin drunk driving case

WASHINGTON | US charges 2 with China intelligence ties in hacking case

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say two Chinese citizens acting on behalf of their country’s main intelligence agency carried out an extensive hacking campaign to steal data from government agencies and companies in the United States and nearly a dozen other nations. It was the latest in a series of Justice Department indictments targeting cyberespionage from … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US charges 2 with China intelligence ties in hacking case

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Van in Florida has flag, RNC and CNN stickers

WASHINGTON — The Latest on pipe bombs sent to prominent critics of President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The name of the man detained in connection with the pipe bomb scare is Cesar Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Florida, according to law enforcement officials. Four officials familiar with the investigation identified the man to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Van in Florida has flag, RNC and CNN stickers

WASHINGTON | Investigators treating packages as ‘live devices,’ not hoax

WASHINGTON — Investigators searched coast-to-coast Thursday for clues to the motives behind a mail bomb plot apparently aimed at critics of the president, analyzing the mechanics of the crude devices to reveal whether they were intended to detonate or simply sow fear two weeks before Election Day. Law enforcement officials said the devices, containing timers … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Investigators treating packages as ‘live devices,’ not hoax

WASHINGTON | Investigators zero in on crude bombs as clues to motive

WASHINGTON  — Investigators probing crude pipe bombs sent to prominent critics of President Donald Trump are trying to determine whether the devices were intended to detonate or simply to sow fear, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press Thursday. The officials said the devices were not rigged like a booby-trapped package bomb that would explode … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Investigators zero in on crude bombs as clues to motive

ISTANBUL | Turkish official: Police found evidence of Khashoggi slaying

ISTANBUL — Police searching the Saudi Consulate found evidence that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there, a high-level Turkish official said Tuesday, and authorities appeared ready to also search the nearby residence of the consul general after the diplomat left the country. The comment by the Turkish official to The Associated Press intensified pressure … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Turkish official: Police found evidence of Khashoggi slaying

FRANKFURT, Germany | Investigators search Opel premises in diesel emissions probe

FRANKFURT, Germany — German prosecutors said Monday that law enforcement officials have conducted searches at automaker Opel as part of an investigation into suspected manipulation of diesel emissions. Meanwhile, the country’s transportation ministry said it intended to order 100,000 Opel vehicles recalled, saying Opel had dragged out voluntary fixes. The dpa news agency reported that … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | Investigators search Opel premises in diesel emissions probe

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. | Trial begins for man charged in ‘Gyspy Hill’ serial killings

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.  — A career criminal who authorities believe is the Gypsy Hill Killer faces trial Friday in Northern California for the murders of two young women four decades ago. Law enforcement officials believe Rodney Halbower, 69, is the man who raped and killed six young women during a five-month period in 1976. The … Continue reading REDWOOD CITY, Calif. | Trial begins for man charged in ‘Gyspy Hill’ serial killings

NEW YORK | Officials: Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe

NEW YORK (AP) — Law enforcement officials say Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday morning to face criminal charges in a months-long investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted women. The two officials said the criminal case involves allegations by Lucia Evans, a former actress who was among the first women to … Continue reading NEW YORK | Officials: Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe

Top Beijing official urges outreach to non-mainland Chinese

BEIJING/March 3, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A top Chinese leader called Saturday for continued efforts to rally non-mainland ethnic Chinese, including those overseas, around China’s national interests and help realize President Xi Jinping’s “Chinese Dream” of national rejuvenation. The comments from Yu Zhengsheng come amid heightened Western scrutiny of the Communist Party’s attempts to exert control and … Continue reading Top Beijing official urges outreach to non-mainland Chinese

Trump meets Florida shooting victims, first responders

POMPANO BEACH, Fla./February 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump came face-to-face Friday with hospitalized victims of the horrific school shooting in Florida and offered thanks to the doctors and nurses who helped the wounded, declaring “the job they’ve done is incredible.” Asked if he’d talked with victims, Trump added: “I did indeed, and it’s … Continue reading Trump meets Florida shooting victims, first responders