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Christina Bollo of Urbana, Illinois, holds a sign as she protests the execution of Corey Johnson, near the Federal Correctional Complex, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Terre Haute, Ind. (Joseph C. Garza/The Tribune-Star via AP)

US executes Virginia gang killer despite COVID-19 infection

Jan. 15, 2021 11:46 AM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. government executed a drug trafficker Thursday for slaying seven people in a burst of violence in Virginia’s capital in 1992, with some witnesses in the death-chamber building applauding as the 52-year-old was pronounced dead. Corey Johnson's execution went ahead...

Warrant: Rapper YFN Lucci was driver in fatal shooting

Jan. 15, 2021 8:40 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci is accused of being the driver in a gang-related drive-by shooting that left one man dead and another wounded, authorities said. The 29-year-old rapper turned himself in Wednesday, a day after Atlanta police announced murder charges against Lucci, whose real name is...

US government executes drug trafficker for Virginia gang killings, despite his COVID-19 infection last month

Jan. 14, 2021 11:37 PM EST
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — US government executes drug trafficker for Virginia gang killings, despite his COVID-19 infection last month.

US prosecutors: Jailed MS-13 bosses behind wave of violence

Jan. 14, 2021 4:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. prosecutors announced terrorism charges Thursday against top MS-13 leaders imprisoned in El Salvador, accusing them of ordering killings and other crimes by the notorious street gang from behind bars. The directives by the 14 defendants — members of an illicit commission known...

FILE - This Aug. 28, 2020, file photo shows the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind. Corey Johnson, A federal inmate scheduled to be executed less than a week before President Donald Trump leaves office was a gang member who was sentenced to death for killing seven people in Richmond, Virginia in 1992. Johnson is scheduled to be executed Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at the federal prison in Terre Haute. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Drug dealer convicted in 7 killings could face execution

Jan. 13, 2021 7:06 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It was one of the worst bursts of gang violence Richmond had ever seen. At least 11 people were killed in a 45-day period in 1992, all at the hands of gang members who eliminated anyone they thought would get in the way of their growing crack cocaine business. Corey Johnson, who was...

This undated booking photo released by the Merced County Sheriff's Office shows escapee inmate Edgar Eduardo Ventura, from Portland, Ore. Authorities in central California are searching for six inmates, including Ventura, who used a

Officials capture 1 of 6 inmates who escaped California jail

Jan. 12, 2021 8:29 PM EST

MERCED, Calif. (AP) — One of six inmates who used a homemade rope to escape from a jail in central California was arrested Tuesday, authorities said. Some of those still on the loose have been charged with murder or attempted murder. Edgar Eduardo Ventura, 22, of Portland, Oregon, was captured in the...

Turkish televangelist gets life term for sex abuse, offenses

Jan. 11, 2021 9:15 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court on Monday sentenced a controversial Muslim televangelist and cult leader to life in prison, finding him guilty of forming a criminal gang and sexual abuse of minors, among several other offenses. Adnan Oktar, who was known for holding theological discussions surrounded by...

This undated booking photo released by the Merced County Sheriff's Office shows escapee inmate Jorge Barron, from Atwater, Calif. Authorities in central California are searching for six inmates, including Barron, who used a

6 inmates use 'homemade rope' to escape from California jail

Jan. 10, 2021 8:05 PM EST

MERCED, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in central California were searching Sunday for six inmates who used a “homemade rope” to escape from a county jail, sheriff's officials said. All six escapees should be considered armed and dangerous, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office said in a news...

Bullet holes mark the wall and window of a home, after gunmen opened fire the previous night on mourners at a wake out front, on the outskirts of Celaya, Guanajuato State, Mexico, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. Nine people were killed and one wounded when gunmen opened fire at the wake for a murder victim, officials said. (AP Photo/Mario Armas)

9 killed in attack on wake in Mexico's Guanajuato state

Jan. 8, 2021 4:08 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nine people were killed and one wounded when gunmen opened fire at a wake the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, officials said. Public safety officials in the city of Celaya said in a statement the gunmen arrived late Thursday night and opened fire on a group of people. The victims...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2016 file photo, Jalisco state Governor Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz talks about the problems of climate change at the close of the Second Climate Change Summit of the Americas in Guadalajara, Mexico. The former governor of Mexico’s troubled western state of Jalisco was shot to death early Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 at a restaurant in the Pacific coast resort of Puerto Vallarta, according to state prosecutor Gerardo Octavio Solis. (Refugio Ruiz/AP Images for Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco, File)

Ex-governor of Mexico's Jalisco state shot to death

Dec. 18, 2020 9:24 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The former governor of Mexico’s troubled western state of Jalisco was shot to death early Friday at a restaurant in the Pacific coast resort of Puerto Vallarta. State prosecutor Gerardo Octavio Solis said Friday that Aristóteles Sandoval was killed in an attack that targeted...