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Authorities make 5th arrest in Wisconsin THC vaping business

Oct. 17, 2019 7:07 AM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have made a fifth arrest in connection with a black market THC vape manufacturing business in Wisconsin. A 22-year-old Racine man is accused of working for the large-scale operation in Kenosha County. He's facing charges of possession of THC with intent to deliver....

Swiss fine commodities firm Gunvor over bribes in Africa

Oct. 17, 2019 6:49 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities have ordered commodities trading company Gunvor to pay nearly 94 million Swiss francs (dollars) in compensation and fines after being convicted of failing to prevent its representatives from bribing public officials to gain access to oil markets in Congo and Ivory Coast. The...

China detains 2 US citizens who ran teaching program

Oct. 17, 2019 6:48 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday it detained two U.S. citizens on suspicion of organizing others to illegally cross the border, amid sharpening tensions between the sides over trade, technology and other sensitive issues. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said police in the eastern province...

Opposition lawmakers again shout down Hong Kong leader

Oct. 17, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam was forced from the legislature for the second day on Thursday by opposition members protesting a bloody attack on a leader of the nearly 5-month-old pro-democracy movement. The lawmakers shouted and waved placards depicting Lam with bloodied hands, prompting...

Alabama student's family awarded $9M in wrongful death suit

Oct. 17, 2019 4:42 AM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — The family of an Alabama college student who died from complications of improperly prescribed birth control medication has been awarded $9 million in their wrongful death, medical malpractice suit. Court records obtained by news outlets show a Lee County jury awarded Auburn University...

Indonesia arrests 36 militant suspects ahead of inauguration

Oct. 17, 2019 4:38 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's elite anti-terrorism unit went on a busy 24-hour spree to root out suspected Islamic militants ahead of a presidential inauguration that will be attended by regional leaders and foreign envoys. At least 36 suspects have been detained by the counterterrorism squad,...

NC woman charged in kidnapping now accused in another case

Oct. 17, 2019 4:35 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman charged with kidnapping a 3-year-old girl is now accused of kidnapping another toddler. News outlets report 22-year-old N'denezsia Lancaster, of Greensboro, is now charged with second-degree kidnapping in addition to first-degree kidnapping. She's accused of...

Former Nazi SS guard, 93, going on trial in Hamburg

Oct. 17, 2019 4:13 AM EDT

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — From his post as a young SS private in a watchtower in Nazi Germany's Stutthof concentration camp, Bruno Dey could hear the screams of Jews dying in the gas chamber. And, Dey later told investigators, the carting of their lifeless bodies to the camp's crematorium was a daily sight....

80 injured in third night of Catalonia protests; 33 arrested

Oct. 17, 2019 3:18 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say that 80 people, including 46 police officers were injured overnight during the most violent of three nights of rioting over the imprisonment of Catalan separatist leaders. A statement from the office of Spain's caretaker prime minister says that 33 people have been...

Court to hear appeal of Jodi Arias' murder conviction

Oct. 17, 2019 1:42 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers are scheduled to make arguments Thursday before the Arizona Court of Appeals as Jodi Arias seeks to overturn her murder conviction in the 2008 death of her former boyfriend. Arias argues a prosecutor's misconduct and a judge's failure to control news coverage during the case deprived...