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Venezuelan president says arrest of Juan Guaidó “will come”

By SCOTT SMITH and CHRISTINE ARMARIO | February 14, 2020

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said Friday that authorities haven't detained opposition leader Juan Guaidó because the courts haven’t ordered it, but he warned: “It will come.”Maduro made the remark in a meeting...

AP Exclusive: Agency memo contradicts Greyhound on bus raids

By GENE JOHNSON | February 14, 2020

SEATTLE (AP) — A Customs and Border Protection memo obtained by The Associated Press confirms that bus companies such as Greyhound do not have to allow Border Patrol agents on board to conduct routine checks for immigrants in the country illegally,...

US murder suspect went undetected in Italy for 2 weeks

February 14, 2020

ROME (AP) — An American woman wanted in her husband's 2002 murder was able to stay at the Rome hotel where she was arrested for nearly two weeks before an international arrest warrant turned up in the system identifying her as a murder suspect, Italian...

Jehovah’s Witnesses report convictions, torture in Russia

By DARIA LITVINOVA | February 14, 2020

MOSCOW (AP) — Two Jehovah's Witnesses have been convicted of extremism in Russia and four more arrested, one of whom reported being tortured in custody, the religious group said Friday.A court in Kamchatka on Friday sentenced Mikhail Popov and his wife...

LA church leaders charged with marriage, immigration fraud

February 14, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three officials with a Philippines-based church in Los Angeles have been charged as part of an alleged scheme to trick followers into becoming fundraisers and arrange sham marriages to keep them in the U.S.Federal agents arrested...

Calif. man free after DNA site leads to new arrest in murder

By DON THOMPSON | February 13, 2020

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California authorities used recently developed DNA techniques to free one man and implicate another for only the second time in the United States, officials said Thursday.A man who spent about 15 years in prison after being...

US woman wanted for husband’s 2002 death arrested in Rome

By NICOLE WINFIELD | February 13, 2020

ROME (AP) — An American woman wanted in the 2002 death of her husband, whose remains were so badly burned they weren’t identified for more than a decade, was arrested in Rome after a multinational search, police said Thursday.Rome police arrested...

Spanish court keeps former Mexican oil chief in detention

February 13, 2020

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court ruled Thursday that a former head of Mexico's state oil company must remain in custody while an extradition case is heard against him.A judge ruled that Emilio Lozoya is a flight risk, according to a statement from the...

North Macedonia finds 53 migrants crammed into a truck

February 13, 2020

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia have found 53 migrants crammed into a truck in a southeastern border region and arrested the driver on suspicion of belonging to a trafficking gang, officials said Thursday.A police statement...

German accused of delivering machinery to Russian military

February 13, 2020

A German businessman has been arrested on suspicion of delivering machinery to the Russian military in violation of European Union sanctions against the country, prosecutors said Thursday.The suspect, the boss of a company based in southern Germany who...

2 Ohio State football players dismissed amid rape charges

By MITCH STACY | February 12, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio State University football players were kicked off the team Wednesday after being charged with rape and kidnapping.Defensive backs Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint, both 21, were booked into jail earlier in the day after they...

Jury finds Mar-a-Lago intruder not guilty of trespassing

By Associated Press | February 12, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida jury acquitted a Chinese woman Wednesday of trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort after she testified she didn't understand a security guard who told her to leave.However, jurors did find Jing...