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6 European nations agree to step up anti-drug cooperation

Oct. 07, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Six European countries pledged Friday to beef up their cross-border cooperation and to work more closely with Latin America in fighting organized crime, especially drug barons battling for control of the lucrative cocaine market. The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany,...

Sheriff: Killing of kidnapped California family 'pure evil'

Oct. 07, 2022 00:59 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The suspect in the kidnapping and killings of an 8-month-old baby, her parents and an uncle had worked for the family’s trucking business and had a longstanding feud with them that culminated in an act of “pure evil,” a sheriff said Thursday. The bodies...

Sheriff: Suspect had longstanding feud with California family found slain after kidnapping; accomplice sought

Oct. 06, 2022 19:22 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sheriff: Suspect had longstanding feud with California family found slain after kidnapping; accomplice sought.

Sheriff: Suspect had longstanding feud with California family found slain after kidnapping; accomplice sought

Oct. 06, 2022 19:13 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sheriff: Suspect had longstanding feud with California family found slain after kidnapping; accomplice sought.

2nd man convicted in Whitmer plot gets 4 years in prison

Oct. 06, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

A man who pleaded guilty to conspiring to kidnap Michigan's governor in 2020 was granted a major break Thursday and sentenced to four years in prison. Kaleb Franks was rewarded for testifying for prosecutors at two trials. His sentence was longer than the term given to another man...

Kidnapped California family, including baby, found dead

Oct. 06, 2022 14:09 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A baby girl, her parents and uncle who were kidnapped at gunpoint from their central California business two days ago were found dead Wednesday, the sheriff of Merced County said. “Our worst fears have been confirmed," Sheriff Vern Warnke told reporters...

California sheriff says kidnapped baby, parents and uncle found dead in orchard

Oct. 05, 2022 23:43 PM EDT
MERCED, Calif. (AP) — California sheriff says kidnapped baby, parents and uncle found dead in orchard.

3 accused of assisting governor kidnapping plot stand trial

Oct. 05, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

Postings in chatrooms by members of a paramilitary group connected to a 2020 anti-government plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer included instructions on how to make explosives, an FBI agent testified Wednesday. Screenshots of excerpts from the 1971 counterculture book "The...

Ukraine nuclear workers recount abuse, threats from Russians

Oct. 05, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Alone in his apartment in the Russian-occupied city of Enerhodar in southeastern Ukraine, nuclear plant security guard Serhiy Shvets looked out his kitchen window in late May and saw gunmen approaching on the street below. When his buzzer rang, he was sure he was...

23 hostages from Nigeria passenger train reported freed

Oct. 05, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — More than 20 people who were abducted from a passenger train in Nigeria have regained their freedom after more than six months, Nigerian authorities said Wednesday. A government committee assembled by Nigeria’s chief of defense staff “secured the release...