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Montenegro arrests alleged criminal gang boss

Apr. 21, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro’s police have arrested an alleged boss of a criminal gang which has spread fear and bloodshed in the Balkans and across Europe, officials said Wednesday. Deputy Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic hailed the arrest of Slobodan...

Spain dismantles Chinese gang selling cannabis across Europe

Apr. 20, 2021 07:30 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Police in Spain said Tuesday they have dismantled one of the largest criminal gangs growing cannabis in the country and trafficking it across Europe. At least 65 people, most of them Chinese nationals, were arrested in several Spanish cities,...

Surge in violence rattles Haiti as poverty, fear deepens

Apr. 16, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The attack was brazen, streamed live on the internet: Men carrying big guns walked into a Holy Thursday church service, grabbed the pastor and three parishioners and led them away in full view of cameras. For Haitians, it was a fearsome...

Orange County inmate convicted in daring jail escape

Apr. 08, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — One of three men accused of carrying out an elaborate escape from a Southern California jail has been convicted of the jailbreak and of kidnapping a taxi driver while on the run, authorities announced Thursday. Bac Tien Duong, 48, was found...

Man gets 30 years in shooting deaths of 2 Colorado teens

Apr. 05, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to conspiracy in the shooting deaths of two Colorado Springs teenagers was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison. Marco Garcia-Bravo, 34, was sentenced during a tearful hearing after previously pleading guilty to...

University of California victim of nationwide hack attack

Apr. 02, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California is warning its students and staff that a ransomware group might have stolen and published their personal data and that of hundreds of other schools, government agencies and companies nationwide. A cybersecurity attack...

California man expected to have conviction overturned

Apr. 02, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man who has spent years behind bars for an alleged gang shooting is expected to have his conviction reversed this month, according to a law school project that pursues claims of innocence. Ignacio Ixta Jr. was 21 in December...

Large Florida school district hit by ransomware attack

Apr. 01, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The computer system of one of the nation's largest school districts was hacked by a criminal gang that encrypted district data and demanded $40 million in ransom or it would erase the files and post students' and employees' personal information online. ...

Third person arrested in New Year's Day killing in Wichita

Mar. 30, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 21-year-old woman has been arrested in the shooting death of a man in downtown Wichita on Jan. 1. Isabel Martin was arrested Monday on possible charges of first-degree murder and recruiting gang members. She was held without bond on Tuesday. ...

Another arrest made in fatal New Years shootings in Wichita

Mar. 30, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Wichita have announced another arrest in the New Year’s Day fatal shooting of a man, marking the city’s first homicide of 2021. Isabel Martin, 21, of Wichita, was arrested Monday on suspicion of first-degree murder and recruiting gang...