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Ex-baseball players Dotel, Castillo linked to DR drug ring

Aug. 20, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested former MLB pitcher Octavio Dotel and cited ex-infielder Luis Castillo for their alleged links to a drug-trafficking and money-laundering ring, officials said Tuesday. Dominican Attorney General Jean Alain...

Authorities: Man charged with performing castration at home

Aug. 20, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

SEBRING, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man has been charged with performing a castration on another man he met on a eunuch fetish website. The Highland County Sheriff's Office posted on social media that 74-year-old Gary Van Ryswyk was arrested Monday and charged with practicing medicine without a...

It's no joke, mom: Florida teen arrested in school threat

Aug. 20, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have posted a video of their arrest of a 15-year-old Florida boy who allegedly posted an online threat to kill at least seven people at a high school. Volusia County Sheriff's officials interviewed the boy and his mother outside their home near Daytona Beach last...

Labor leader Dolores Huerta arrested in worker demonstration

Aug. 20, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Dolores Huerta, a social activist and labor leader who marched with Cesar Chavez, was arrested Tuesday along with seven other union members during a protest to demand a raise for Fresno county home care workers. Sheriff deputies put Huerta and the others in plastic handcuffs and...

Shreveport police officer arrested on malfeasance charge

Aug. 20, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police officer has been arrested on a charge of malfeasance in office. A Shreveport Police Department news release says Dylan Hudson turned himself in on Tuesday and his bond was set at $25,000. It says he was put on paid leave Aug. 8 because of information that he might...

Minnesota hemp group protests driver arrest in South Dakota

Aug. 20, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Minnesota Hemp Association is protesting the arrest of a hemp driver in South Dakota. The group's executive director, former Minnesota legislator Joe Radinovich, accuses South Dakota of violating the 2018 Farm Bill by arresting the driver. The Argus Leader reports the driver...

Chinese woman accused of Mar-a-Lago trespass angers judge

Aug. 20, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese woman accused of trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents is frustrating the federal judge hearing her case as she ignores his questions and leaves him bewildered with her answers. The woman, 33-year-old Yujing Zhang,...

Mormon local leader charged in dressing room camera incident

Aug. 20, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Utah man who serves as a local leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is accused of illegally photographing a woman in Tennessee in a mall dressing room. According to an affidavit filed in criminal court in Nashville, the incident began last week when a woman...

Brazilian police kill man who held bus passengers hostage

Aug. 20, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brandishing a fake gun, a man on Tuesday took dozens of hostages on a bus in Brazil and threatened to set the vehicle on fire with gasoline before police shot him dead in a four-hour standoff on Latin America's longest bridge. All the hostages were freed unharmed on a 13-kilometer...

FBI: Truck driver threatened mass shooting at Memphis church

Aug. 20, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

A truck driver who threatened to "shoot up" a church in Memphis and said he was haunted by "spiritual snakes and spiders" people put in his bed was arrested in Indiana, less than a week before the day of the planned attacks, authorities said in newly filed court records. Thomas Matthew McVicker was arrested in...