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As police wait to arrest him, ex-Peru president kills self

Apr. 17, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former President Alan Garcia mortally wounded himself with a gunshot to his head Wednesday as officers waited to arrest him in a big graft probe that has put Peru's most prominent politicians behind bars and provoked a reckoning over corruption. Authorities broke through a door at...

The Latest: Memorial held for ex-Peru leader who killed self

Apr. 17, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The latest on former Peruvian President Alan García (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The body of former Peruvian President Alan Garcia has been taken to the headquarters of his political party for a memorial service, after he fatally shot himself in the head moments as authorities...

20 years for ex-Mississippi officer in child's hot-car death

Apr. 2, 2019 4:29 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi Gulf Coast police officer is headed to prison for the death of her 3-year-old daughter, who was left in a patrol car while her mom had sex with a police supervisor. The Sun Herald of Biloxi reports ex-Long Beach police officer Cassie Barker was sentenced Monday to...

Brazilian ex-president remains silent under questioning

Mar. 22, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Brazilian President Michel Temer remained silent when questioned by investigators Friday, a day after he was arrested as part of the country's sprawling Car Wash corruption probe. The probe has ensnared several top politicians and businessmen in the South American country,...

Albanian anti-govt protesters try to storm parliament

Mar. 16, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian opposition supporters clashed with police while trying to storm the parliament building Saturday to protest the government, which they accuse of being corrupt and linked to organized crime. Thousands of supporters of the center-right Democratic Party-led opposition gathered...

Feds accuse vice officer of forcing women into sex

Mar. 11, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A longtime police officer forced women to have sex with him under threat of an arrest, pressured others to help cover up crimes, and lied to federal investigators when he said he'd never had sex with prostitutes, according to charges unveiled Monday. Columbus vice squad Officer Andrew...

Officer charged with assaulting handcuffed black man

Mar. 7, 2019 5:22 PM EST

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland say a white police officer is facing assault and misconduct charges after being accused of punching a handcuffed black man. Prince George's County State's Attorney Aisha Braveboy announced the indictment on Thursday of county police Cpl. Stephen Downey for...

Chicago will elect a black woman as its mayor for first time

Feb. 27, 2019 1:15 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A former federal prosecutor and a county board leader will face each other in a runoff to become Chicago's first black female mayor after leading a large field Tuesday that included a member of the Daley family that has dominated the city's politics for much of the last six decades....