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US officials: Iraqi refugee was part of terror group

Aug. 15, 2018 8:31 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A refugee from Iraq was arrested Wednesday in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman while fighting for the Islamic State organization. Omar Abdulsattar Ameen, 45, and other members of ISIS killed the officer after the town of Rawah, Iraq, fell...

Man arrested after overdoses at downtown city park

Aug. 15, 2018 8:27 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — People are saying 46 people overdosed Wednesday from a suspected bad batch of "K2" synthetic marijuana at or near a city park in Connecticut. No deaths were reported, but officials said two people had life-threatening symptoms. Most of the overdoses were on the New Haven Green, a...

Ex-ICE agent pleads not guilty to sexual assault

Aug. 15, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A former special agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting two women and using his position to make sure they didn't report the crimes. Authorities say John Olivas of Riverside was arrested Wednesday and pleaded not...

Van Damme's son pleads guilty in Arizona knife incident

Aug. 15, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A son of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for holding his roommate at knifepoint at their apartment in suburban Phoenix. Nicholas Van Varenberg had a change of plea hearing Wednesday. He's now scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 3 and authorities say...

16-year-old arrested in friend's fatal shooting near Seattle

Aug. 15, 2018 4:05 PM EDT

BURIEN, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has been arrested for investigation of manslaughter after he accidentally shot and killed his 14-year-old friend near Seattle. King County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ryan Abbott said the older boy was recklessly handling the gun when it went off inside...

Armenian police says officers injured in scuffle at station

Aug. 15, 2018 11:49 AM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Police in Armenia say that they have detained a man on charges of assaulting and injuring police officers in an incident that followed an attack on a group of gay people. Police said the incident happened Tuesday after they detained a suspect in an attack on a group of gay people in...

UK arrests Romanian who is one of Europe's most wanted men

Aug. 15, 2018 11:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's National Crime Agency says it has arrested one of Europe's most wanted men, nabbing the suspected head of a Romanian organized crime network. The NCA says Romanian Florin Ghinea, 43 was detained after leaving a gym in Watford, about 15 miles (25 kilometers) northwest of central...

UK police seek motive of Sudan-born Parliament car crasher

Aug. 15, 2018 10:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Detectives searched several properties as they built up a profile Wednesday of a Sudan-born man who crashed a car outside Britain's Parliament in what police are treating as an act of terrorism. Police are trying to determine what was in the mind of 29-year-old Salih Khater when he plowed a...

Swedish police say suspect in car fires arrested in Turkey

Aug. 15, 2018 5:50 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man suspected of arson in connection with dozens of car fires in Goteborg, Sweden's second largest city, has been arrested in Turkey, police said Wednesday. About 80 cars were set ablaze in the night from Monday to Tuesday, chiefly in Goteborg, and nearby Trollhattan, an...

ICE takes into custody defendant in New Mexico compound case

Aug. 15, 2018 2:21 AM EDT

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A judge's decision to allow the release of an extended family accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound in New Mexico prompted a political uproar Tuesday by prominent Republican lawmakers. The controversy was stoked even further when court officials condemned threats of...