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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a meeting of government and ruling party officials at his office in Tokyo Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Japan’s Cabinet has approved a proposed 32 trillion-yen ($296 billion) supplementary budget to help fund measures to cushion the blow to the economy from the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo News via AP)

The Latest: Japan approves largest budget for combined $2.1T

May. 27, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Virus expands grip in many areas, US nears 100,000 deaths....

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Ex-strongman Bouterse seeks another term in Suriname

May. 25, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Few leaders have the sort of shadows that hang over Suriname's President Dési Bouterse, a former coup leader and strongman, convicted of murder and drug smuggling, who is overseeing a dire economy. Yet the charismatic 74-year-old president stands a fair chance of holding...

Man charged with making meth, heroin, west of Salem

May. 22, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A 75-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of manufacturing methamphetamine and heroin. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies searched a home this week west of Salem in Otis and found stolen property including firearms that had been taken during recent burglaries in the...

FILE - In this July 26, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers' Montravius Adams is seen during NFL football training camp in Green Bay, Wis. Packers defensive lineman Montravius Adams was arrested in Georgia this week and charged with marijuana and driving offenses. He was stopped Tuesday, May 18, 2020, just after 6 p.m. on suspicion of driving with suspended registration and no insurance, according to a Houston County Sheriff’s Office report. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Packers' Montravius Adams faces marijuana, driving charges

May. 22, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

ELKO, Ga. (AP) — Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Montravius Adams was arrested in Georgia this week and charged with marijuana and driving offenses. He was stopped Tuesday just after 6 p.m. on suspicion of driving with a suspended registration and no insurance, according to a Houston County...

Police: Boy found dead hours after mom said he was abducted

May. 22, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A 9-year-old autistic boy has been found dead hours after his mother told police he was abducted by two men who “ambushed" her during a late-night drive south of Miami, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement confirmed Friday. An Amber Alert that had been issued for Alejandro Ripley...

'Godfather of Grass' seeks prison release over virus concern

May. 22, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

LISBON, Ohio (AP) — The “Godfather of Grass,” who was sentenced for his role in a large marijuana operation after eight years on the run, has asked a judge to release him from a federal prison in Ohio that has seen nine coronavirus deaths. John Robert “Johnny” Boone vouched for...

Man charged in son's death after police chase, crash

May. 21, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has been charged in the death of his 15-year-old son, who died in a car crash after the man led officers and a reality television crew on a high speed chase. Reico Terry, 41, was charged Wednesday with reckless murder in the death of Jaylen Derrell Terry, news outlets...

FILE- This undated file photo provided by the Houston Police Department shows Gerald Goines in Houston. Prosecutors say they expect to dismiss at least 91 more drug convictions tied to Goines, a former Houston police officer whose cases are being reviewed following a deadly drug raid. The Thursday, May 21, 2020, announcement comes after the Harris County District Attorney's Office had said in February it would dismiss 73 cases connected to ex-officer Goines.(Houston Police Department via AP, File)

DA: 91 more drug cases tied to ex-Texas cop to be dismissed

May. 21, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors announced Thursday they expect to dismiss at least 91 more drug convictions tied to an indicted ex-Houston police officer whose cases are being reviewed following a deadly drug raid. This comes after the Harris County District Attorney’s Office had announced in February...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 file photo, acting Drug Enforcement Administration Administrator Uttam Dhillon speaks to DEA employees at their headquarters in Arlington, Va. In less than two years on the job, many field agents complained that Dhillon, a former Los Angeles federal prosecutor, was more of a bureaucrat than a leader, lacked experience and, as an acting administrator who was never confirmed, the full authority to implement meaningful reforms. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

‘Very unprepared:’ DEA shakeup followed mounting criticism

May. 21, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — It's an agency with a critical mission of keeping American streets safe from narcotics. But in recent years, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has needed protection from itself, with several agents charged with corruption and the agency engulfed by scandal. This week came more upheaval...

Brazil police seize marijuana in nation's 'biggest bust'

May. 21, 2020 7:11 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police said Thursday that nearly 28 tons of marijuana have been seized hidden in corn in what authorities have called “the biggest drug bust” ever in the country. The Brazilian federal police say several packages of the drug were underneath the corn being carried...