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10 Indonesian fishermen accused of shark fin smuggling

Nov. 13, 2018 8:12 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Ten Indonesian fishermen arrested in Hawaii are accused of trying to smuggle nearly 1,000 shark fins from the U.S. to Indonesia. According to court documents, they had been working on a Japanese boat and were headed home via Honolulu when airport security workers found shark fins in their...

Trump calls on Florida Democrat to concede, implies fraud

Nov. 13, 2018 7:53 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to intervene in Florida's legally mandated vote recount Tuesday, calling on the state's Democratic senator to admit defeat and again implying without evidence that officials in two pivotal counties are trying to steal the election. "When will Bill...

1 Navy officer sentenced, 1 pleads guilty in bribery case

Nov. 13, 2018 7:47 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A retired U.S. Navy captain has pleaded guilty, while another former Navy officer was sentenced to 17 months in prison in a wide-spanning Navy bribery scandal involving a Malaysian defense contractor. Jeffrey Breslau, 52, of Georgia, pleaded guilty in federal court in San Diego on Thursday...

Mom of Utah shooting victim: Gun owner should be prosecuted

Nov. 13, 2018 7:43 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The mother of a University of Utah track athlete who was fatally shot by a sex offender parolee she had briefly dated says the person who loaned him the gun should be prosecuted. Jill McCluskey made the comment in a tweet Tuesday in which she said "it is a great responsibility to own...

Death of black security guard brings call for investigation

Nov. 13, 2018 7:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago alderman called Tuesday for prosecutors to investigate the fatal shooting of a black security guard by a white police officer outside the bar where the guard worked. Authorities have said little about the scene that ended early Sunday with the death of 26-year-old Jemel...

US trial of Mexican drug lord "El Chapo" gets underway

Nov. 13, 2018 7:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The infamous Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was alternately portrayed at his U.S. trial on Tuesday as a calculating leader of a bloodthirsty smuggling operation that funneled tons of cocaine and other drugs into American cities and a scapegoat for a conspiracy...

The Latest: Nelson files more lawsuits to delay deadlines

Nov. 13, 2018 7:29 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida recount of its Senate and governor elections (all times local): 7:25 p.m. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and a Democratic campaign committee are continuing to file lawsuits over the recount now underway in Florida. Nelson and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign...

Albuquerque police: Suspect in workplace shooting found dead

Nov. 13, 2018 7:29 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A warehouse employee accused of wounding three men in an Albuquerque workplace shooting had used a forklift to block the business' doors before carrying out the attack and then fleeing to the outskirts of the city, police said Tuesday. At a news conference a day after the attack,...

Oklahoma police officers kill 2 men in separate shootings

Nov. 13, 2018 7:27 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man who robbed a cellphone store at gunpoint and was later fatally shot by officers was found by use of a tracking device he had unknowingly taken from the store during the robbery, police in Oklahoma City said Tuesday. The man, whose name had not been released, was shot shortly...

Families mourn as first victims of California fire are named

Nov. 13, 2018 7:23 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Ernest Foss was a musician who gave lessons out of his home when he lived in San Francisco, where an amplifier that ran the length of a wall served as the family's living room couch. Carl Wiley refurbished tires for Michelin. Jesus Fernandez, known as "Zeus," was described as a...