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Pakistan's former prime minister Khan tells court that recently held vote was stolen from his party

May. 30, 2024 11:19 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s imprisoned former prime minister Imran Khan addressed court officials Thursday and said that parliamentary elections held earlier this year were stolen from his party, which he claimed is being victimized. There was no immediate comment from the...

Dutch police say they're homing in on robbers responsible for multimillion-dollar jewelry heist

May. 29, 2024 08:25 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An international investigation is homing in on a gang of robbers believed to be responsible for a brazen multimillion-dollar jewelry heist at an art show in the Netherlands and two stolen gemstones have been recovered, Dutch police said Wednesday. ...

US vows more returns of looted antiquities as Italy celebrates latest haul of 600 artifacts

May. 28, 2024 23:03 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy on Tuesday celebrated the return of around 600 antiquities from the U.S., including ancient bronze statues, gold coins, mosaics and manuscripts valued at 60 million euros ($65 million), that were looted years ago, sold to U.S. museums, galleries and collectors and recovered as a...

Rapper Sean Kingston agrees to return to Florida, where he and mother are charged with $1M in fraud

May. 28, 2024 19:47 PM EDT

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Rapper and singer Sean Kingston on Tuesday waived his right to fight extradition in a California court and agreed to be turned over to authorities in Florida, where he and his mother are charged with committing more than a million dollars worth of fraud. ...

Former California water official pleads guilty to conspiring to steal water from irrigation canal

May. 28, 2024 18:33 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A former California water official has pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal water in a deal with federal prosecutors in the state's crop-rich Central Valley. The Los Angeles Times reports Tuesday that 78-year-old Dennis Falaschi, who used to head the Panoche...

You're going to need a bigger bowl: Highway bandits in Mexico make off with 40 tons of avocados

May. 24, 2024 20:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — You’re going to need a bigger bowl. Highway bandits in Mexico made off with over 40 tons of avocados, federal prosecutors said Friday. The Attorney General's Office said the avocados were stolen in two separate robberies in the western state of...

Rapper Sean Kingston and his mother stole more than $1 million through fraud, authorities say

May. 24, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Rapper and singer Sean Kingston and his mother committed more than a million dollars in fraud in recent months, stealing money, jewelry, a Cadillac Escalade and furniture, documents released Friday allege. Kingston, 34, and his 61-year-old mother,...

American soldier arrested in Russia over an alleged theft will remain in custody, state media report

May. 24, 2024 08:26 AM EDT

An American soldier arrested in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok on charges of stealing lost an appeal against his detention and will remain in custody, Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reported Friday, citing court officials. The soldier, identified by court officials...

Former UK Post Office boss breaks down in inquiry over scandal that saw hundreds wrongly convicted

May. 22, 2024 23:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The former head of Britain's Post Office Paula Vennells broke down in tears on several occasions as she gave evidence Wednesday to an inquiry into one of the country’s biggest miscarriages of justice that saw hundreds of branch managers wrongly convicted of theft or fraud because...

California advances legislation cracking down on stolen goods resellers and auto theft

May. 22, 2024 19:59 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Senate approved a bipartisan package of 15 bills Wednesday that would increase penalties for organized crime rings, expand drug court programs and close a legal loophole to make it easier to prosecute auto thefts. One proposal would require...