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Japanese men nabbed for shooting at defacto NKorean embassy

Feb. 23, 2018 12:44 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Police have arrested two Japanese men believed to be right-wing activists for shooting at North Korea's de facto embassy in Tokyo. Police said Friday that the men fired several shots at the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, a pro-Pyongyang group representing ethnic Koreans in...

Argentina: Drug seizure at Russian embassy leads to arrests

Feb. 23, 2018 12:02 AM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A former Russian diplomatic official and an Argentine police officer were among those arrested in connection with a large cocaine seizure at the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires that prompted a yearlong investigation into an international drug ring, officials said Thursday....

Activist Lewis honored decades after civil rights arrest

Feb. 22, 2018 11:15 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The first time John Lewis traveled to Mississippi in 1961, he was arrested and jailed with other Freedom Riders, black and white, who challenged segregation in a bus station. Lewis, who is African-American, remembers going into a restroom labeled for white men only. A Jackson police...

Malaysian rapper's dog video sparks claim of insulting Islam

Feb. 22, 2018 7:28 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police said a popular ethnic Chinese rapper has been detained over complaints that his latest music video featuring dancers wearing dog masks and performing "obscene" moves insulted Islam and could hurt racial harmony. It was the second time in two years that Wee...

Officer dies of cardiac arrest after fan violence in Spain

Feb. 22, 2018 6:47 PM EST

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — A Spanish riot police officer died of cardiac arrest after clashes involving Russian soccer fans before a Europa League match on Thursday between hosts Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow, raising concerns less than four months before the World Cup in Russia. Basque Country authorities...

Brazilian couple indicted for kidnapping in Texas case

Feb. 22, 2018 6:40 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Brazilian couple accused of helping their grandson from Texas illegally remain in Brazil after his mother allegedly violated a custody order in a divorce case. Carlos and Jemima Guimaraes were each indicted Wednesday in Houston on two counts —...

Correction: US-Neurologist-Sexual-Abuse story

Feb. 22, 2018 5:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Feb. 20 about a neurologist charged with repeatedly raping a patient in New York City, The Associated Press, relying on information from police, reported erroneously the year the alleged abuse ended. Accuser Hillary Tullin says she called a sexual abuse hotline last year and...

Man arrested in shooting death of postal worker on highway

Feb. 22, 2018 4:27 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A man arrested in the fatal shooting of a postal worker driving a delivery rig on a Dallas highway may have been acting out of road rage, authorities said Thursday. U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox issued a statement saying that Donnie Ferrell, 25, of Hutchins, had been arrested and was being...

Husband of slain online exhibitionist charged with murder

Feb. 22, 2018 4:21 PM EST

CALERA, Ala. (AP) — The husband of an online exhibitionist whose partially nude body was found outside her suburban home was arrested Thursday in her killing, an Alabama police chief said. William Jeffrey West, 44, is being charged with murder in the death of his 42-year-old wife, Kathleen Dawn West,...

Eyewear website operator sentenced to 2 more years in prison

Feb. 22, 2018 4:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An eyewear website operator who was sentenced to four years in prison after threatening customers with rape and murder was ordered Thursday to serve an additional two years in prison by an angry New York judge who said the unrepentant businessman mocked the criminal justice system with lies...