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Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, right, and Ivan Lam, left, are escorted by Correctional Services officers to prison, in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Three prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activists,  Wong, Lam, and Agnes Chow were sentenced to jail Wednesday for a protest outside police headquarters as authorities step up a crackdown on opposition to tighter Chinese control of the territory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam jailed

Dec. 2, 2020 9:57 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Three prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were sentenced to jail Wednesday for a protest outside police headquarters as authorities stepped up a crackdown on opposition to tighten control by Beijing over the territory. The activists — Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam...

Man accused in fatal stabbing case is extradited to Nevada

Nov. 22, 2020 10:13 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 23-year-old man accused in a fatal stabbing in Las Vegas and then posting to Snapchat with the victim’s property has been extradited to Nevada’s Clark County, authorities said. Las Vegas Metro Police said 23-year-old Nile Herrington was arrested Nov. 2 north of Austin,...

Alleged Sinaloa Cartel member extradited to US from Italy

Nov. 20, 2020 4:40 PM EST

New York (AP) — A former Mexican federal police officer accused of trafficking drugs for the Sinaloa Cartel was extradited this week to the U.S. from Italy, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday night. Ramón Santoyo-Cristobal, also known as “Dr. Wagner,” faces charges of...

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, left, and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, salute during the annual Independence Day military parade in Mexico City's main square. U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, formally dropped a drug trafficking and money laundering case against Gen. Cienfuegos, a decision that came after Mexico threatened to cut off cooperation with U.S. authorities unless the general was sent home. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

Mexico says it wants its ex-officials tried in Mexico

Nov. 19, 2020 5:05 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's foreign secretary said Thursday the country no longer wants officials accused of corruption to be put on trial in the United States, a move that could scale back a tradition that saw most of Mexico’s corruption cases tried north of the border. However, a spokesman for...

Warrant issued in 2013 gang-related shooting death in Omaha

Nov. 18, 2020 5:10 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man currently jailed in Arizona has been charged with first-degree murder in a 2013 shooting death in Omaha. Bernard “B.J.” Turner Jr., 25, is in the Maricopa County Jail in Phoenix, awaiting extradition to Omaha to face charges in the death of 19-year-old Julius Vaughn,...

Man not contesting extradition to California in 1969 slaying

Nov. 18, 2020 2:28 PM EST

A 75-year-old eastern Pennsylvania man will not contest extradition to California to face charges in the 1969 rape and murder of a young mother. Defense attorney John Waldron said he spoke to John Sipos in preparation for Wednesday's hearing in Lehigh County and determined that his client was clear-headed-enough...

New Jersey man accused of cutting gas line in Pennsylvania

Nov. 17, 2020 5:57 AM EST

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man faces extradition to Pennsylvania, where he was accused of cutting the gas line to a home where five family members were sleeping. Authorities charged Ryan Elliott, 30, of Middletown, New Jersey, with five counts of criminal attempt to commit criminal homicide. ...

Teenager awaits extradition to Virginia after fatal shooting

Nov. 16, 2020 2:25 PM EST

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — A 17-year-old was charged with second-degree murder following a shooting in Chesterfield last week, police said Monday. The Chesterfield County Police Department said in a news release that police were called on Thursday for a report of a shooting. That call was followed with...

Feds: California man ran kidnapping scam from Mexican prison

Nov. 12, 2020 10:20 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man imprisoned in Mexico ran a “virtual kidnapping” scheme that duped dozens of Americans into paying ransoms to free family members who were never actually kidnapped, according to federal prosecutors. Julio Manuel Reyes Zuniga, 48, appeared in a Los Angeles...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a press conference during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa, Ontario, on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Trudeau looks to Biden for help in dispute with China

Nov. 9, 2020 6:01 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday he spoke with President-elect Joe Biden about China's imprisonment of two Canadians in retaliation for the arrest of a top Huawei executive and he expects Biden to be a good partner in persuading Beijing to release them. The prime...