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4 killed and 25 arrested after a shooting in Mexico City

Jun. 20, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City prosecutors say four people are dead and 25 arrested after a series of shootings apparently related to drug dealing. Police responding to reports of drug deals found two people dead on the city's south side. Police chased the suspects and came under fire from gunmen on...

Ex-'Silk Road' website adviser extradited from Thailand

Jun. 15, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Canadian man who federal authorities say earned hundreds of thousands of dollars working for the notorious "Silk Road" drug-dealing website was extradited from Thailand. Roger Thomas Clark, arrested in December 2015 in Thailand, arrived in New York on Friday. Clark, 56, awaited an...

Woman pleads guilty to faking will to stop house seizure

Jun. 14, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman has pleaded guilty to faking a will to keep a drug dealer's home from being seized by the government. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 38-year-old Samantha Smith entered the plea Tuesday for conspiracy to obstruct justice. Smith's charges stem from the prosecution...

Man charged in car chase that killed Milwaukee officer

Jun. 12, 2018 8:23 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee prosecutors filed a dozen charges Tuesday against a man suspected of leading police on a high-speed chase that killed an officer when the vehicle he was a passenger in rolled several times last week. Prosecutors said in charging documents the car chase reached speeds of nearly...

Top US attorney in Oregon charges 9 in fraud, pot scheme

Jun. 12, 2018 7:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's top federal prosecutor has charged nine people with financial and drug crimes in a scheme that involved defrauding banks and using the money to start illegal marijuana grow houses and fund an interstate pot distribution ring, according to court documents filed Tuesday. The...

Frenchman in US beard contest pleads guilty in drug case

Jun. 12, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Frenchman arrested when he arrived in the United States for a world beard-growing championship pleaded guilty in Miami federal court Tuesday to participating in worldwide online illicit drug sales using the alias "OxyMonster." Gal Vallerius, 36, pleaded guilty to drug distribution conspiracy...

Extradited from Mexico, cartel leader gets nearly 50 years

Jun. 11, 2018 3:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Texas-born man who prosecutors say rose to the top ranks of a Mexican drug cartel using ruthless violence to defeat rivals and secure control of drug trafficking routes was sentenced Monday by a federal judge in Atlanta to serve nearly five decades in prison. Edgar Valdez Villarreal, known...

The Latest: Tough prison term for Mexican drug cartel leader

Jun. 11, 2018 1:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Edgar Valdez Villarreal, otherwise known as "La Barbie" (all times local): 1 p.m. A former Texas high school football player who authorities say rose to the top ranks of a Mexican drug cartel has been sentenced to serve nearly 50 years in federal prison on...

Minneapolis ends pot stings criticized as targeting blacks

Jun. 7, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis Police Department said Thursday it will discontinue undercover stings targeting low-level marijuana sales in the wake of operations that resulted in the disproportionate arrests of black people. Police Chief Medaria Arradondo announced the new policy at the direction of...

The Latest: Autopsy: Man shot by police had wound in back

Jun. 7, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a man by a Chicago police officer (all times local): 3:00 p.m. An autopsy has determined that a man fatally shot on Chicago's South Side by police was shot in the back. The Cook County Medical Examiner's office on Wednesday said that 24-year-old Maurice...