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Digital footprints lead cops to Arizona fugitive in Canada

By PAUL DAVENPORT | February 1, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to murder before fleeing Arizona over 16 years ago to avoid being sentenced has been arrested in Canada after police followed digital footprints provided by social media posts of his family and friends, authorities...

Feds: Man living in Arizona was al-Qaida leader

January 31, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities say they have arrested a Phoenix-area man suspected of killing two men while acting as a leader of al-Qaida in Iraq.The Department of Justice said that 42-year-old Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri appeared before a magistrate...

Police open fire at ‘impaired’ driver in Mar-a-Lago breach

By TERRY SPENCER | January 31, 2020

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Law enforcement agents opened fire on an SUV driver who smashed through two security checkpoints at Mar-a-Lago on Friday in what authorities described as the actions of “an obviously impaired" driver but not an intentional...

Mauritania arrests 10 gay men after purported gay wedding

January 31, 2020

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Authorities in Mauritania have arrested 10 men after a video appeared on social media of a gay couple appearing to take part in a traditional wedding ceremony, human rights groups said.Police later determined the gathering...

Ex-priest charged with sex assault against child in 1989

January 30, 2020

DITTMER, Mo. (AP) — A former Catholic priest has been arrested at a Missouri facility that provides a home for disgraced clergy, accused of sexually assaulting a child in North Texas 31 years ago.The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 78-year-old...

Arrests at LA church allege marriage, immigration fraud

By BRIAN MELLEY | January 29, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal agents raided a Philippines-based church in Los Angeles Wednesday in a human trafficking investigation that led to arrests of three church leaders in what prosecutors said was a decades-long scheme to trick followers into...

Bond denied for officer in handcuffed man’s fatal shooting

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | January 29, 2020

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A judge denied bond Wednesday for a Maryland police officer who has been charged with murder after being accused of fatally shooting a handcuffed man in his patrol car.Judge Robert Heffron Jr. said he found convincing evidence...

Russia arrests 5 ex-police in reporter’s planted drugs case

January 29, 2020

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Investigative Committee on Wednesday detained five former police officers involved in a controversial drug arrest of a prominent investigative journalist last year and said they will be charged with fabricating evidence.Ivan Golunov,...

San Francisco official charged with corruption in FBI probe

By JANIE HAR and JULIET WILLIAMS | January 28, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A top San Francisco public official and go-to bureaucrat to mayors over two decades was charged with public corruption Tuesday, upending City Hall as elected leaders scrambled to reassure the public that bribery and kickbacks would...

Sandy Hook denier charged with having victim’s dad’s ID info

By Associated Press | January 28, 2020

SORRENTO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who repeatedly harassed parents of shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School has been arrested for possessing the identification of one of the parents, authorities said.Wolfgang Halbig, 73, was arrested Monday...

Father arrested in killings of 5 of his infant children

By DON THOMPSON | January 28, 2020

WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) — A California father about to be freed from prison has been taken into custody in connection with the decades-old killings of five of his infant children in a case a sheriff said has haunted his agency for years.Paul Perez, 57,...

Police: Man man asks gym mates to borrow guns for robbery

January 27, 2020

MONROE, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana have charged a man with drug possession after he approached two people in a gym parking lot and asked to borrow their guns to commit a robbery, according to arrest documents.West Monroe Police charged Landon Wayne...