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Italian police smash cross-border antiquities trafficking

Nov. 18, 2019 10:54 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian police have broken up a cross-border criminal gang illicitly trafficking in archaeological artifacts clandestinely excavated in southern Italy for export abroad, authorities said Monday. The culture-crime division of the Carabinieri military police said two suspects were jailed and 21...

Grandmother finds support as family mourns teen’s murder

Nov. 16, 2019 9:01 AM EST

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Five years ago, 19-year-old Corey Clanagan was brutally murdered during a gang melee at a Halloween party in Culpeper County. The former football player at Eastern View High School left behind a loving family who continues to miss him every day. "It seems like it was just yesterday,"...

Crackdown results in arrest of 162 St. Louis-area fugitives

Nov. 14, 2019 4:32 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities said Thursday that 162 fugitives, including murder suspects, gang members and others with violent criminal pasts, were arrested during a three-month crackdown in the St. Louis area. The effort was part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s “Operation Triple...

Police: Texas biker gang accused in Louisiana ATM thefts

Nov. 14, 2019 3:12 PM EST

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff’s office says a Texas motorcycle gang leader and six associates are accused in ATM thefts from two Louisiana banks. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that 44-year-old Michael Cupp of Dayton, Texas, was arrested Tuesday in Liberty...

Slayings of Americans show drug war worse this time around

Nov. 7, 2019 12:40 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — There was a time when the violence of Mexico's 2006-2012 drug war shocked Americans, but barely touched them. This time around — like everything else about the country's renewed cartel conflict — it's worse. The slaughter of three U.S. women and six of their children, some...

2 escaped murder suspects arrested at US-Mexico border

Nov. 7, 2019 12:13 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine if anyone helped two inmates who escaped from a California jail, traveled hundreds of miles and crossed into Mexico before being captured trying to walk back into the United States. Jonathan Salazar, 20, and Santos Fonseca, 21, were arrested by U.S....

2 escaped murder suspects arrested at US-Mexico border

Nov. 6, 2019 6:52 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two murder suspects who escaped from a jail on California's central coast eluded an intense manhunt, traveled hundreds of miles and crossed into Mexico but were arrested trying to walk back into the United States, authorities said Wednesday. Jonathan Salazar, 20, and Santos...

Georgia Supreme Court upholds conviction in prison killing

Nov. 5, 2019 7:40 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a state prison inmate accused of stabbing a one-armed man to death in the facility's outdoor exercise area. The Augusta Chronicle reports the court affirmed Frankie Jay Henry III's murder conviction on Monday ruling that it found no...

Suspects in slayings slip into walls to flee California jail

Nov. 4, 2019 6:39 PM EST

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Two inmates charged with murder broke out of a California jail over the weekend after climbing through a hole they made in a bathroom ceiling of their housing unit and then squeezing through a wall before finding an escape hatch, authorities said Monday. Santos Fonseca, 21, and...

Juvenile charged with shooting Chicago trick-or-treater, 7

Nov. 1, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 15-year-old boy was charged Friday night with attempted murder in the suspected gang-related shooting of two people on Chicago's West Side, including a 7-year-old girl out trick-or-treating in a bumblebee costume when she was shot in the neck and critically injured. The shooting Thursday...