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Baltimore financier pleads guilty to prostitution charge

Apr. 10, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore financier accused of spending at least $90,000 for sex with women, including some of whom he supplied with drugs, has pleaded guilty to a prostitution charge, according to federal prosecutors. Charles “Chuck” Nabit, 64, faces a maximum...

Woman charged with homicide in man's heroin overdose

Apr. 10, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Madison woman with homicide after she allegedly supplied heroin to a man at hotel and then tried to move his body out of the building on a luggage cart after he overdosed. The Wisconsin State Journal...

195 arrested in vast international human trafficking sweep

Apr. 09, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Interpol says police in Africa and Europe arrested 195 people and rescued nearly 500 victims of human trafficking in a vast crackdown on criminal networks led by the France-based international law enforcement agency. Interpol said in a statement Friday...

Kentucky limits no-knock warrants after Breonna Taylor death

Apr. 09, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed a partial ban on no-knock warrants Friday after months of demonstrations set off by the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor in her home during a botched police raid last year. The law signed by the Democratic...

Mexico detains cartel leader, local politician in 2 raids

Apr. 08, 2021 21:10 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors say they have detained one of the leaders of the Gulf Cartel, and in a related raid at a different house found a local politician with three guns. The federal Attorney General’s Office said late Wednesday that the raids took...

Nassau DA drops more than 1100 warrants after NY laws change

Apr. 08, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Warrants in more than 1,100 Nassau County cases were dropped on Thursday, as the prosecutor's office moved to dismiss them in the wake of the legalization of recreational marijuana in New York state as well as the repeal of a 1970s-era prostitution law. ...

Howard Weitzman, lawyer for Jackson, Bieber, DeLorean, dies

Apr. 08, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Howard Weitzman, an attorney whose clients included Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, and auto maker John DeLorean, has died. He was 81. Weitzman died Wednesday in the Pacific Palisades section of Los Angeles after a brief illness, his wife, Margaret...

Maine police using fentanyl tests to curb opioid epidemic

Apr. 08, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — More Maine police departments have begun distributing fentanyl testing strips to people who may have been exposed to the powerful opioid. The Bath and Brunswick police departments are the latest agencies to join the Police Assisted Addiction and...

Father, son arrested in shooting that left 1 dead, 3 wounded

Apr. 08, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

CHAMITA, N.M. (AP) — A man and his adult son have been arrested on charges stemming from a March 11 shooting in which one person was killed and three others wounded during a drug-related encounter in a rural area of northern New Mexico, the State Police said . Andrew...

Study: Black, Hispanic people disadvantaged in Denver courts

Apr. 07, 2021 23:32 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A study of decisions made by the Denver district attorney's office has said Black and Hispanic people charged with felonies in Denver face “a persistent set of disadvantages” compared with their white peers. The study found that white people facing...