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Thai policeman arrested in killing of French man

Dec. 12, 2018 11:12 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A policeman in Thailand was arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a French man Wednesday at a shopping plaza in Bangkok. Security video of the killing posted online by Thai media allegedly shows the officer in street clothes running after the French man and shooting him at close range...

Suburban boy charged with threatening to "shoot up school"

Dec. 11, 2018 10:50 PM EST

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A student at a suburban Chicago junior high school has been arrested after allegedly posting online in a chatroom a threat to "shoot up the school." In a news release, the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office and the Naperville Police Department announced that the male student at...

A primer on the ongoing Trump-Russia investigation

Dec. 11, 2018 9:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is facing escalating criminal investigations in Washington and New York that are examining not only whether his campaign coordinated with the Kremlin but also whether he illegally bought the silence of two women who say they had sex with him. A look at the nearly...

Man accused of selling drugs online indicted in fatal OD

Dec. 9, 2018 11:41 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say a Los Angeles man who dealt drugs over Craigslist has been indicted on charges of selling the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl to a customer who died of an overdose. A federal grand jury charged 25-year-old Andrew Madi with one count of distribution of a controlled...

The Latest: Huawei awaits 'right conclusion' in CFO's arrest

Dec. 7, 2018 11:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of an executive of Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei says it has "every confidence that the Canadian and U.S. legal systems will reach the right conclusion" over the arrest of...

Disbarment for ex-federal prosecutor in New Orleans

Dec. 5, 2018 5:53 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former federal prosecutor whose anonymous online posts led to turmoil at the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans and upended a high-profile police abuse case was disbarred Wednesday by Louisiana's Supreme Court. Sal Perricone was an assistant U.S. Attorney when his posts to the...

2 Iranian men face new charges over Atlanta cyberattack

Dec. 5, 2018 2:08 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Two Iranian men already indicted in New Jersey in connection with a broad cybercrime and extortion scheme targeting government agencies, cities and businesses now face new federal charges in Georgia related to a ransomware attack that caused havoc for the city of Atlanta earlier this year. A...

Man gets 48 years for murder in hit advertised on Craigslist

Dec. 3, 2018 5:49 PM EST

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man who told police he shot a teenager in the head after she hired him to kill her via a Craigslist ad pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Monday as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors. The agreement allowed Joseph Lopez, who had been charged with first-degree...

Student, employee accused of hacking into school's computer

Nov. 30, 2018 11:38 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 27-year-old Ph.D. student and a 32-year-old communications specialist at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University are accused of hacking into the school's computer system. WFTV reports that Kevin Scott and Jeanette Barott hacked the system to see information they...

Feds: Russian man hacked Pittsburgh gold course computer

Nov. 29, 2018 3:13 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Russian man hacked into a computer at the Pittsburgh National Golf Club and bought items from eBay using fake accounts. The federal indictment unsealed Thursday charges Ilya Kulkov, of Barnaul, Russia, with wire fraud, computer fraud and money-laundering. A...