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US seeks extradition of former head of Honduras' police

May. 14, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The United States has requested the extradition of a former chief of the Honduras National Police on drug and weapons charges, a Honduran government official said Friday. Honduras’ Supreme Court had confirmed receiving an extradition...

Police: Teens in youth program were abused, given drugs

May. 14, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

MOUNT STERLING, Ky. (AP) — Teens in eastern Kentucky were sexually abused and supplied with drugs and alcohol after joining what was advertised as a “youth support group,” authorities said. The Mount Sterling Police Department said it began investigating the youth...

Middle school teacher charged with growing marijuana in yard

May. 13, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

LELAND, N.C. (AP) — A middle school teacher in North Carolina grew large quantities of marijuana using a greenhouse at her home, authorities said. Catherine Teague was charged Wednesday with manufacturing and trafficking marijuana and possession with intent to sell or...

Alabama man sentenced on federal drug trafficking charges

May. 13, 2021 01:44 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has been sentenced to federal prison for his role in a drug trafficking case in which authorities say 25 kilograms (55 pounds) of cocaine were brought into the state in a tractor-trailer. Muta Bolden, 36, of Dothan, was ordered to...

Man charged in 2017 death in Columbia tied to drug ring

May. 12, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Columbia man with second-degree murder in a 2017 death that investigators linked to a drug-trafficking ring. Jeffrey McWilliams, 28, was also charged Tuesday with first-degree robbery and armed criminal action in the death...

8 years for dad of Saints 'super fan' in charity, drug case

May. 11, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man whose seriously ill son gained fame in New Orleans for his devotion to the Saints football team was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday for drug trafficking and for fraudulently capitalizing on his son's illness with a phony charity. ...

Colombian rebel group says it captured 8 Venezuela soldiers

May. 11, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A Colombian rebel group that has been fighting against the Venezuelan army since March, said in a letter addressed to the International Committee of the Red Cross that it has captured eight Venezuelan soldiers and is trying to find a way to hand them over to human...

Feds: Gang members charged in 6 Conn. killings, other crimes

May. 08, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged eight suspected Connecticut gang members in connection with six killings and other crimes in the Bridgeport area including drug trafficking and racketeering. Four of the men were charged in a superseding...

Deadly police shootout prompts claims of abuse in Brazil

May. 07, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A bloody, hour-long gunbattle in a Rio de Janeiro slum echoed into Friday, with authorities saying the police killed two dozen criminals while residents and activists claimed human rights abuses and a Supreme Court justice hinted at an investigation. ...

Corruption, economic woes spark deadly protests in Colombia

May. 07, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — Kevin Anthony Agudelo wanted to live in a country where corruption was not part of everyday life. That dream motivated the electrician to join thousands of Colombians in a series of demonstrations against the government since last week. He...