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FILE - In this July 31, 2014 file photo, the U.S. and U.S. Department of Homeland Security flags fly in Karnes City, Texas.  The Trump administration pledged Friday to step up efforts against the vast amounts of counterfeit clothing, medicine and other goods that have flooded into the U.S. with the rise in e-commerce. The move was announced Friday by Chad Wolf, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.    (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

US says e-commerce firms need to do more about fake goods

Jan. 24, 2020 9:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — E-commerce has unleashed an increasing torrent of fake merchandise upon the world and private companies and the U.S. government must do more to address the problem, Trump administration officials said Friday as they released a plan aimed at cracking down on counterfeit goods. An...

FILE - This Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 file photo shows a general view of a meeting of the North Atlantic Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Sweden's top military commander on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 says a man who duped the Swedish military for 18 years by using forged credentials did not release any information that could harm the Scandinavian country’s security. The Swedish man, who was not named, also worked at NATO headquarters. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, file)

Sweden: Fake officer didn't spy at NATO or hurt security

Jan. 23, 2020 10:18 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man who duped the Swedish military for 18 years by using forged credentials and who even worked at NATO headquarters and was a contact for Russia's security services did not divulge any secret information that could harm Sweden's security, the country's top military commander...

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, after signing a trade agreement in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trade deal: US eases sanctions, China to buy more US exports

Jan. 15, 2020 5:22 PM EST

The United States and China signed an initial trade pact Wednesday, easing tensions between the world's two largest economies. A look at highlights of the 86-page deal. U.S. EXPORTS: China agreed to increase purchases of U.S. services and manufactured, energy and farm products by $200 billion this year and next....

Rio police identify suspect of attack on Netflix filmmakers

Dec. 31, 2019 11:02 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police in Rio de Janeiro have identified one of the people responsible for a gasoline bomb attack targeting satirists behind a Christmas program on Netflix that some critics have described as blasphemous. The 41-year-old businessman, named Eduardo Fauzi Richard Cerquise, has a...

No reduced bail for Wisconsin suspect in vaping operation

Dec. 14, 2019 2:09 PM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge refused Friday to lower the bond of a man suspected of running an illegal operation to manufacture thousands of vaping cartridges filled with THC. Tyler Huffhines, 20, has been held on 500,000 bond since his Sept. 5 arrest on charges of maintaining a drug trafficking...

In this Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, photo, a recovering tramadol user waits for her medication at a de-addiction center in Kapurthala, in the northern Indian state of Punjab. The pills were everywhere, as legitimate medication sold in pharmacies, but also illicit counterfeits hawked by itinerant peddlers and street vendors. India has twice the global average of illicit opiate consumption. Researchers estimate about 4 million Indians use heroin or other opioids, and a quarter of them live in the Punjab, India's agricultural heartland bordering Pakistan. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

How tramadol, touted as safer opioid, became 3rd world peril

Dec. 13, 2019 3:24 PM EST

KAPURTHALA, India (AP) — Reports rolled in with escalating urgency — pills seized by the truckload, pills swallowed by schoolchildren, pills in the pockets of dead terrorists. These pills, the world has been told, are safer than the OxyContins, the Vicodins, the fentanyls that have wreaked so much...

Police say man wanted in North Macedonia arrested in Germany

Dec. 11, 2019 8:43 AM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — One of North Macedonia's most wanted criminals, who faces a 32-year prison sentence for crimes including fraud, forgery and assault, has been arrested in Germany, police in Skopje said Wednesday. The man, identified by his initials R.B., was arrested in Hamburg last month on...

Police: 3 arrested for using counterfeit bills at store

Dec. 7, 2019 4:03 PM EST

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Auburn police say they have arrested three people who tried to pass counterfeit hundred dollar bills at a Home Depot Store in the city. Police say as officers arrived at the store on Friday evening, two of the suspects tried to flee on foot. All three suspects were taken into custody. ...

Reports: Japan tech worker accused of taking $5M found dead

Dec. 2, 2019 12:38 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A Japan Display employee accused of taking 578 million yen ($5.4 million) of company money through fake deals has been found dead, according to Japanese media reports. Police and Japan Display Inc. declined to comment on the reports Monday. NHK and other outlets cited unidentified...