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Nashville authorities probe fatal storage unit fire

Jul. 8, 2020 4:15 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville authorities are investigating a weekend fire at a storage facility that killed one person in a unit that included materials used for methamphetamine production. The Nashville Fire Department says several units were on fire Saturday at the Cube Smart facility. ...

South Korean Imperial guards wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus move near the Deoksu Palace in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: S Korea has 60-plus new virus cases for 3rd day

Jul. 4, 2020 10:46 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has recorded 60-plus COVID-19 cases for a third consecutive day, a continuation of a virus spread beyond the greater Seoul area. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday it has confirmed 61 additional cases, bringing the national total to 13,091. It...

DA: Sparks police justified in fatal shooting of 18-year-old

Jun. 29, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks has cleared Sparks police of any wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of an armed, suicidal 18-year-old man in January. Hicks said Monday that the officers were justified when they shot and killed Miciah Lee. Hicks said Lee was armed with a handgun...

Court: Some evidence against driver in biker crash allowed

Jun. 26, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire court ruled Friday that some evidence related to the driving and drug use of the pickup driver whose collision with a group of bikers last year left seven motorcyclists dead was admissible in his criminal case. The Superior Court decided that evidence of Volodymyr...

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 file photo, actor Johnny Depp arrives for the screening of the film Minamata during the 70th International Film Festival Berlin, Berlinale in Berlin, Germany. Lawyers for British tabloid The Sun asked a judge on Thursday, June 25, 2020 to throw out Johnny Depp’s libel claim against the paper because the film star allegedly failed to disclose evidence relating to his drug use. Depp is suing the newspaper’s publisher News Group Newspapers and executive editor Dan Wootton over a 2018 article claiming he was violent and abusive to his ex-wife Amber Heard.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

Tabloid's lawyers seek to get Johnny Depp lawsuit thrown out

Jun. 25, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Lawyers for British tabloid The Sun urged a U.K. judge on Thursday to throw out Johnny Depp’s libel claim against the paper because the film star allegedly failed to disclose evidence relating to his drug use. Depp is suing the newspaper’s publisher, News Group Newspapers, and...

Ex-fraternity president pleads guilty in deadly hazing case

Jun. 24, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — The former president of a now-defunct fraternity at Ohio University has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from hazing that led to a student's death two years ago. Elijah Wahib, 22, of Westlake, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts each of felony obstruction of justice and misdemeanor...

Medical workers administer tests for the coronavirus to people in vehicles, Thursday, June 11, 2020, in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. Boston is offering those who were involved in protests following the killing of George Floyd access to coronavirus testing at the mobile site whether or not they are showing signs of COVID-19. Floyd, who was black, died May 25th after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee on his neck as he pleaded for air. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Azar joins governor on tour of Boston hospital

Jun. 12, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar joined Gov. Charlie Baker on a visit to Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on Friday to see how the state is responding to the coronavirus crisis. Azar toured the hospital’s COVID-19 test kit assembly areas and visited the...

US designates Northern Idaho county as drug-trafficking area

Jun. 4, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials on Thursday announced that a northern Idaho county with a drug-trafficking problem will be included in a regional enforcement network and will face a crackdown. Jim Carroll, the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President Donald Trump,...

Man pleads guilty in scheme to falsify urinalysis results

Jun. 2, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas man who worked as a supervisor at a contractor facility that tested for drug use has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes to falsify urinalysis results provided to federal probation officials. Prosecutors said 57-year-old Billy Joe West pleaded guilty in federal court Monday and...

Las Vegas coroner: Drugs killed 'Twilight' actor, girlfriend

Jun. 1, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Drug use killed an actor from the film “Twilight” and his girlfriend, the coroner in Las Vegas said Monday. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said Gregory Boyce, 30, and Natalie Adepoju, 27, died from the effects of cocaine and fentanyl intoxication, and their deaths were...