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Police: Woman sold cocaine from hotel room where kids lived

Jul. 15, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police have accused a woman of selling cocaine from the hotel room where she and her 1-year-old child were living. News sources report Raleigh police say 35-year-old Saquanna Tyisha Thorpe is charged with selling, delivering and possession with the intent to sell or deliver cocaine,...

Police: Rapper accused of throwing meth off balcony arrested

Jul. 15, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says an Alabama rapper accused of throwing $250,000 dollars' worth of methamphetamine off an apartment balcony during a raid has been arrested. News outlets report drug and gang investigators arrested 37-year-old Kelvin James Dark, who goes by the monikers...

Authorities: Man ran heroin mill at New Jersey apartment

Jul. 15, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

IRVINGTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say they've broken up a heroin mill and seized tens of thousands of doses of the drug. Union County prosecutors say Sean Henderson is charged with maintaining a narcotics production facility, possessing heroin with the intent to distribute and other drug offenses. It's...

'This Side of Night' is suspenseful, thought-provoking

Jul. 15, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

"This Side of Night" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by J. Todd Scott In Texas' Big Bend country, Sheriff Chris Cherry, the protagonist of J. Todd Scott's previous two novels, may finally have run into more than he and his smattering of small-town peace officers can handle. War between Mexican cartels has broken out again...

Rakhimov resigns from troubled boxing body AIBA

Jul. 15, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Gafur Rakhimov, a businessman with alleged links to organized crime, resigned Monday as president of the International Boxing Association after his tenure played a role in the body being stripped of the right to organize the Olympic boxing events. The Uzbekistani became interim...

Thai police seize over a ton of crystal meth in raids

Jul. 15, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand said they have seized more than a ton of crystal meth and over 10 million methamphetamine tablets in a series of drug raids this month, amid increased production and use of the drugs in Southeast Asia. Thai authorities often make several large seizures a year of...

Sununu signs 1 marijuana bill, vetoes another

Jul. 14, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire residents who were convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana in the past will be able to annul their convictions. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday signed a bill establishing an annulment process for those convicted of possessing up to three-quarters of an...

Barr: Justice Dept. is 'all in' on criminal justice overhaul

Jul. 13, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

EDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) — Leroy Nolan has spent the last 26 years behind bars at a federal prison for a drug conviction. In the prison factory, he works making T-shirts, backpacks and other products that are later sold to government agencies, nonprofits and others. But what has become a decades-long routine...

Another Canadian detained in China amid diplomatic chill

Jul. 13, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian citizen has been detained in Yantai, China, Canada's government said Saturday, a step that comes amid tense relations between the countries. Global Affairs Canada did not provide details about the identity of the detainee, nor the reason for the detention. Earlier this...

Colombian bishop hopes holy water will curb city's crime

Jul. 13, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

BUENAVENTURA, Colombia (AP) — A Catholic bishop in Colombia hopes holy water will curb violence in a city struggling with crime and corruption. Rubén Darío Jaramillo Montoya traveled on a fire truck to some of Buenaventura's most crime-ridden neighborhoods on Saturday, sprinkling water that he...