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Turkish businessman arrested in scheme with Utah polygamists

Jun. 22, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Turkish businessman has been arrested by the U.S. Justice Department in connection with what authorities say was a biodiesel fraud scheme operated by a Utah business that stole nearly $500 million in government funds. Sezgin Baran Korkmaz was...

Iowa man arrested after leaving anti-gay notes at 4 homes

Jun. 22, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

BOONE, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been arrested after allegedly leaving handwritten notes saying “burn that gay flag” at four different houses. Boone Police said the notes were left at homes that had flags or door mats supporting LGBTQ, and they were all reported...

International criticism of Nicaragua crackdown grows

Jun. 22, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — International criticism of Nicaragua's government grew on Tuesday after another night of arrests in Managua. Fifty-nine countries at the United Nations Human Rights Council signed onto a statement expressing concern over arbitrary arrests and the restriction of...

New trial date set for ex-Ohio vice officer over sex charges

Jun. 22, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new federal trial date has been set for a former Ohio vice squad officer accused of forcing women to have sex with him under threat of an arrest. Ex-Columbus police officer Andrew Mitchell, 57, is also charged with pressuring others to help...

Police: Man arrested in fourth fatal shooting within week

Jun. 22, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A man has been arrested and charged in a North Carolina city’s fourth fatal shooting within a week, police said Tuesday. Durham police said in a news release that its officers responded to a call of a shooting on Monday afternoon. When they...

Charges dropped against 2 in deadly Austin shooting

Jun. 22, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors are dropping criminal charges against two juveniles after police identified a different gunman in a mass shooting in downtown Austin that killed a tourist and wounded more than a dozen others, authorities said Tuesday. Authorities have...

14-year-old boy charged in shooting death in Georgia

Jun. 22, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy has been charged as an adult in the murder last week of an 18-year-old in Georgia. Bibb County Sheriff's deputies arrested the teenager Monday in the death of Marquaviuos Wright at the Majestic Gardens Apartments in Macon. The...

Oklahoma man arrested for threatening Biden, Congress

Jun. 22, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa man is facing federal charges after federal prosecutors say he threatened to kill President Joe Biden, members of Congress and their families. Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson says 58-year-old John Jacobs Ahrens was charged Monday with...

Belarus denounces Western sanctions as 'economic war'

Jun. 22, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus said Tuesday that the new prospective Western sanctions over its diversion of a passenger plane amount to the declaration of an “economic war,” and threatened to retaliate. The United States, the European Union, Britain and Canada joined...

Three arrested after fireworks display in store is ignited

Jun. 22, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Police in a Twin Cities suburb arrested a group of juveniles after a fireworks display was set on fire in a grocery store. The display went up in flames Monday afternoon at the Hy-Vee store in Eagan. Police spokesman Aaron...