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Review: In 'The Mule,' Clint reflects on a life on the road

Dec. 12, 2018 6:25 PM EST

Both tender apologia and vigorous justification, Clint Eastwood's "The Mule" is a deeply, fascinatingly personal meditation from the 88-year-old director who, like his aged drug mule protagonist, has spent a long time on the road. "The Mule" is the indefatigable Eastwood's second film just this year, following...

3 carnival workers charged in killings of Kansas couple

Dec. 10, 2018 3:24 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Three carnival workers have been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a couple at a Kansas fair whose bodies were found days later in shallow graves in a national forest in Arkansas. The Kansas Attorney General said 52-year-old Kimberly Younger, of McIntosh,...

Serbia court sentences drug lord to 15 years in prison

Dec. 10, 2018 7:57 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A Serbian court on Monday sentenced a Balkan drug lord to 15 years in prison for smuggling 5.7 tons of cocaine from South America to Europe. The Organized Crime court ruled that Darko Saric was guilty of leading a criminal organization that smuggled cocaine from Colombia, Argentina...

Report: Mexican cartel denies US consulate attack

Dec. 7, 2018 2:27 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials in western Mexico confirmed Friday that a drug cartel has hung up banners denying involvement in a Nov. 30 grenade attack on the U.S. consulate in Guadalajara. Several media outlets posted photos of the banners, which read: "Our cartel totally and completely distances itself...

US loses to Russia in case of 2 arms trafficking suspects

Dec. 7, 2018 9:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russian father and son were in a Hungarian jail, charged in an elaborate plot to ship weapons to Mexican drug cartels and cocaine to the U.S. They found an American lawyer anticipating an inevitable extradition and trial in New York. But then the case took an unexpected turn. ...

Officials: Money mules swallowed cash pills for drug gangs

Dec. 6, 2018 12:18 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Authorities say Colombian and Mexican drug cartels have been trafficking money by recruiting young men and women to swallow thousands of dollars of U.S. bills wrapped in latex. Colombia's chief prosecutor announced Thursday that 27 people have been captured in a joint operation with...

German police, city officials probed over Italian mob ties

Dec. 6, 2018 9:21 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors in western Germany say they are investigating five current and former police and municipal officials on suspicion that they passed information to Italian mobsters or their helpers. The dpa news agency reported that prosecutors in Duisburg said Thursday the five include two police...

Police arrest 84 in European crackdown on Italian mob

Dec. 5, 2018 2:32 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In an investigation that underscored an Italian crime syndicate's role as a leading player in international cocaine trafficking, police in four countries arrested at least 84 suspected mobsters Wednesday in a series of carefully coordinated raids. Those detained allegedly work...

The Latest: Police arrest about 90 in raids on Italian mafia

Dec. 5, 2018 6:12 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on raids on the Italian mob across Europe (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Police say they have arrested about 90 suspected mafia members in a series of coordinated raids in four European countries. The arrests in Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium came as part of an...

Police arrest about 90 suspected mafia members in a series of coordinated raids in four European countries

Dec. 5, 2018 6:05 AM EST
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police arrest about 90 suspected mafia members in a series of coordinated raids in four European countries.