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Dominican AG: Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity

Jun. 19, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in the back by a gunman who mistook him for the real target, another man who was seated at the same table at an outdoor cafe, Dominican officials said Wednesday. The Dominican Republic's attorney general and national...

Alabama man denies feeding meth to 'attack squirrel'

Jun. 19, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man wanted on drug and weapons charges has posted a video denying he fed methamphetamine to a so-called "attack squirrel" that he considers a pet. Mickey Paulk posted the video on his Facebook page Tuesday night as authorities continued searching for him. It shows him...

Staggering drug bust shows traffickers turning to East Coast

Jun. 19, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

If drug interdiction can be compared to a giant game of whack-a-mole, federal law enforcement officials delivered one mighty wallop this week when they raided a container ship at Philadelphia's port and discovered a staggering amount of cocaine. Hidden inside seven shipping containers were 33,000 pounds (15,000...

US: Gang leaders ran killings, drugs from California prison

Jun. 19, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities charged leaders of a California prison gang Wednesday with orchestrating killings, drug sales and other crimes from behind bars in a case filed two weeks after a different prison gang was accused of organizing drug trafficking and killings from their state prison...

Mexican pleads guilty in massive drug money laundering case

Jun. 19, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican man arrested last year in what prosecutors called the biggest international money laundering investigation ever in San Diego has pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge. The Union-Tribune reports Manuel Reynoso Garcia admitted Tuesday that his organization moved more than...

The Latest: 2 charged in huge cocaine bust at Philly port

Jun. 18, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on a large seizure of cocaine from a container ship in Philadelphia (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Two members of a container ship's crew face federal drug charges after agents raided their vessel at a Philadelphia port and seized about 33,000 pounds (15,000 kilograms) of...

33K pounds of cocaine seized in one of biggest US drug busts

Jun. 18, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. authorities seized 33,000 pounds, or 15,000 kilograms, of cocaine from a ship at Philadelphia's port in what they described as one of the largest drug busts in American history. They said the haul could have been worth more than $1 billion on the street. The U.S. attorney's office...

Authorities: Alabama man fed meth to caged 'attack squirrel'

Jun. 18, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Alabama investigators say a man kept a caged "attack squirrel" in his apartment and fed it methamphetamine to ensure it stayed aggressive. The News Courier reports authorities are seeking 35-year-old Mickey Paulk on multiple charges including possession of a controlled substance. Law...

Maine man convicted of killing sheriff's deputy

Jun. 18, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A man accused of placing a gun against the neck of a sheriff's deputy and pulling the trigger was convicted of murder Tuesday after a trial that focused on the defendant's drug-addled state of mind. Both sides agreed that defendant John Williams fired the shot that killed Cpl. Eugene...

Officials say they've seized over 16 tons of cocaine at a Philadelphia port in one of the largest busts in US history

Jun. 18, 2019 4:10 PM EDT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say they've seized over 16 tons of cocaine at a Philadelphia port in one of the largest busts in US history.