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Prosecutors mull retrial for Border Patrol agent

Apr. 24, 2018 2:08 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors are evaluating whether to pursue a retrial for a U.S. Border Patrol agent on manslaughter charges after an Arizona jury deadlocked on the lesser counts. A mistrial was declared Monday in the case of Agent Lonnie Swartz after Tucson jurors acquitted him of a second-degree murder...

Mistrial declared for border agent charged with killing teen

Apr. 24, 2018 12:33 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A mistrial was declared Monday in the case of a U.S. Border Patrol agent after an Arizona jury acquitted him of a second-degree murder charge in the killing of a teen from Mexico but deadlocked on lesser counts of manslaughter. The decision by U.S. District Judge Raner Collins means...

Official: Suspect in killing of Mexican journalist arrested

Apr. 23, 2018 11:47 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities arrested a suspect in the killing of internationally recognized journalist Javier Valdez on Monday night, Interior Secretary Alfonso Navarrete Prida said. Navarrete said via Twitter late in the evening that federal agents in a joint operation had just arrested the...

3 teens accused of killing 1 of the boys' mothers

Apr. 23, 2018 8:31 PM EDT

LITCHFIELD, Maine (AP) — Three teenagers tried to drug one of the boys' mothers before strangling and stabbing her in her Maine home, according to court documents. A juvenile petition containing chilling details of the killing of 47-year-old Kimberly Mironovas was released on Monday as the three teens...

Gang members convicted for murder and racketeering

Apr. 23, 2018 7:17 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Three members of the notorious MS-13 gang have been convicted of racketeering and murder by a Boston federal jury. U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling said 27-year-old Noe Salvador Perez Vasquez, a Salvadoran national; 27-year-old Luis Solis Vasquez, a Salvadoran national; and 39-year-old Hector...

Naval academy head says court martial possible in drug case

Apr. 23, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A drug investigation at the U.S. Naval Academy could result in a court martial of a midshipman who is "a suspected distributor," the academy's superintendent said Monday. Vice Adm. Ted Carter gave an update on the investigation during a Board of Visitors meeting. Carter said in an...

Former Mexico governor extradited to US to face drug charges

Apr. 20, 2018 6:57 PM EDT

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The former governor of the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas has been extradited from Italy to the United States to face charges of racketeering, drug smuggling, money laundering and bank fraud, federal officials announced Friday. Italy extradited Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba after...

Investigation says Prince was isolated, addicted and in pain

Apr. 20, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After Prince had to be revived from a drug overdose a week before his death, one friend told the musical superstar that he needed to stop taking painkillers. But Prince said he couldn't — his hands hurt so much that if he quit, he'd have to stop performing. "This piano tour I...

Prosecutors: Police chief made officers give him drugs

Apr. 20, 2018 3:15 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For nearly his whole career, a South Carolina police chief has been making his officers give him narcotics legally prescribed to their families, according to indictments filed against him on Friday. Former Walhalla Police Chief Ronald Wilbanks also spent 10 years getting painkillers...

Ex-rebel leader in Colombia relocates amid talk of arrest

Apr. 20, 2018 2:01 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The former chief peace negotiator for Colombia's FARC rebel movement has decided to relocate to a rural camp for ex-guerrillas amid speculation he could soon be arrested as part of a U.S. drug investigation. The rebel leader known as Ivan Marquez alerted the Colombian government of...