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El Salvador extends anti-gang emergency for another month

May. 25, 2022 22:48 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s congress granted a request Wednesday by President Nayib Bukele for a second extension of the country’s anti-gang emergency decree. The vote extends for 30 more days the state of emergency that was originally issued for one month...

Rappers Young Thug, Gunna remain jailed in racketeering case

May. 23, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rappers Young Thug and Gunna remained jailed on racketeering charges Monday in Atlanta following a court hearing in a case in which prosecutors have accused them of being members of a violent street gang that committed multiple murders, shootings and carjackings. A...

Gangs strangle Haiti's capital as deaths, kidnappings soar

May. 22, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — It was about 6 a.m. when Venique Moïse flung open the door of her house and saw dozens of people running — their children in one hand and scant belongings in the other — as gunfire intensified. Minutes later, she joined the crowd with her own three...

Police bust gang for tricking old men with love in Italy

May. 20, 2022 06:54 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Police in four European countries have busted a crime gang accused of using young women to trick elderly Italian men out of their savings, the European Union's law enforcement agency said Friday. Europol said the gang was mostly composed of members of one Romanian...

13-year-old arrested in Cinco de Mayo shooting that hurt 5

May. 19, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. (AP) — A 13-year-old central Washington boy is accused of shooting five people during a Cinco de Mayo festival. The teen is being held at the Yakima County Juvenile Justice Center on suspicion of five counts of first-degree assault in connection with the May 6...

Ransomware gang threatens to overthrow Costa Rica government

May. 16, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — A ransomware gang that infiltrated some Costa Rican government computer systems has upped its threat, saying its goal is now to overthrow the government. Perhaps seizing on the fact that President Rodrigo Chaves had only been in office for a week, the...

Motion seeks bond for jailed rapper Young Thug, reports say

May. 13, 2022 23:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Attorneys for Young Thug, who was arrested this week under an indictment accusing him of co-founding a violent street gang, filed an emergency motion Friday seeking bond for the Atlanta rapper, calling his confinement “inhumane." The performer, whose real name is...

Costa Rica declares emergency in ongoing cyber attack

May. 12, 2022 13:19 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — After a month of crippling ransomware attacks, Costa Rica has declared a state of emergency. In theory, the measure usually reserved to deal with natural disasters or the COVID-19 pandemic would free up the government to react more nimbly to the crisis. ...

2 shootings leave 10 injured, 1 dead on Chicago's South Side

May. 11, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — One person was killed and 10 were injured in two shootings on Chicago’s South Side in the space of six hours, a spasm of gun violence on the hottest day of 2022 so far, serving as a warning that the city is entering the warmest and deadliest time of year. The...

Rapper Gunna booked into jail on racketeering charge

May. 11, 2022 09:46 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The rapper Gunna was booked into a jail in Atlanta on a racketeering charge Wednesday after he was indicted with fellow rapper Young Thug and more than two dozen other people. An indictment filed Monday in Fulton County Superior Court accuses Gunna, whose given name...