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Scientists, a journalist and even a bakery worker are among those convicted of treason in Russia

Jul. 14, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Over the past decade, Russia has seen a sharp increase in treason and espionage cases. Lawyers and experts say prosecutions for these high crimes started to grow after 2014 — the year that Russia illegally annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine....

What to know about the growing number of treason and espionage cases in today's Russia under Putin

Jul. 14, 2024 00:44 AM EDT

Treason cases were rare in Russia 30 years ago, with only a handful brought annually. In the past decade and especially since the 2022 invasion of Ukraine, however, the number has soared, along with espionage prosecutions. They are ensnaring citizens and foreigners alike. Recent...

Court voids last conviction of Kansas researcher in case that started as Chinese espionage probe

Jul. 13, 2024 14:01 PM EDT

A federal appeals court has reversed the conviction of a researcher who was accused of hiding work he did in China while employed at the University of Kansas. Feng “Franklin” Tao was convicted in April 2022 of three counts of wire fraud and one count of making a materially false...

Arrests, summonses of potential presidential candidates in Tunisia continue as election day nears

Jul. 13, 2024 13:22 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — As elections approach in Tunisia, potential candidates are facing arrest or being summoned to appear in court as authorities clamp down on those planning to challenge President Kais Saied. On Friday, a judge in a Tunis court put a potential presidential...

Man accused of holding girlfriend captive in Minnesota college dorm room reaches plea deal

Jul. 13, 2024 12:24 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A man who was accused of holding his girlfriend captive in her dorm room at a Minnesota college for three days while raping, beating and waterboarding her has reached a plea deal that calls for a sentence of up to 7 1/2 years. Keanu Avery Labatte, 20, of...

Today in History: July 13, Live Aid concerts

Jul. 13, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 13, the 195th day of 2024. There are 171 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 13, 1985, the “Live Aid” benefit rock concerts were held simultaneously in London and Philadelphia,...

Peter Navarro, Trump ex-aide jailed for contempt of Congress, will address RNC, AP sources say

Jul. 12, 2024 23:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House trade advisor Peter Navarro, who is currently in jail on contempt of Congress charges, is expected to speak at next week's Republican National Convention just hours after his release. That's according to two people familiar with the event's...

Rays' Franco used his mother to pay the mother of a minor he is accused of abusing, documents say

Jul. 12, 2024 23:11 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco used his mother to give money to the mother of a minor who he was accused of abusing in an effort to hide the funds, according to documents that prosecutors presented to a judge this week and viewed by The Associated...

One woman escaped a 'dungeon’ beneath a Missouri home, another was killed. Here's a look at the case

Jul. 12, 2024 18:48 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man facing trial on kidnapping and sexual assault charges after a woman said she escaped weeks in his captivity was arraigned Friday on a new charge of murder. Authorities say they linked him to the remains of a woman found in a barrel by the Missouri River. ...

Retired Massachusetts pediatrician pleads not guilty to abusing young patients

Jul. 12, 2024 17:38 PM EDT

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A retired pediatrician in Massachusetts pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he sexually abused at least 15 children who were his patients. Dr. Richard Kauff, who appeared in Plymouth Superior Court, is charged with 11 counts of rape of a child with...