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Amateur boxing president steps aside during IOC inquiry

Mar. 22, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With Olympic boxing under investigation by the IOC, the president of the sport's governing body says he is stepping aside to let an interim leader take charge. Gafur Rakhimov says he is not resigning as AIBA president, however, and does not call for new elections. Rakhimov's...

Pence talks border security, targets Atlanta mayor

Mar. 21, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's visit Thursday to Atlanta included a stop at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's field office and a conversation about the "broader mission of border security." He also blasted Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms over her decision last year to bar the city jail from...

450 cocaine bricks worth $38M found at Philadelphia port

Mar. 21, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. customs officials say drug dogs sniffed out 450 bricks of cocaine in Philadelphia, the city's largest seizure of the drug in more than two decades. Local, state and federal law enforcement officials said Thursday the cocaine was found inside 13 duffel bags in a shipping container....

APNewsBreak: Police say Salvadoran suspect killed for meth

Mar. 21, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A detective says a Salvadoran immigrant charged with four Nevada murders told police he robbed and killed his elderly victims during a 10-day rampage in January because he needed money to buy methamphetamine. The detective told the grand jury, which indicted Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman...

Insta-gram: Teen accused of using platform to advertise weed

Mar. 21, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina teen who went by "itslilhotgirl" on Instagram is accused of using the social media platform to sell marijuana. Citing a Durham County Sheriff's Office warrant, The Herald-Sun reports 18-year-old Hannah Lyne Peters posed online with what appeared to be a pound of...

Vietnam arrests 8 Chinese suspected of drug trafficking

Mar. 21, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police have arrested eight Chinese suspected of drug trafficking after seizing 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of methamphetamine worth up to $26 million. The state-run Tuoi Tre newspaper said the alleged ring leader was arrested Wednesday when he received the drugs in Ho Chi...

Jury awards $250,000 to woman jailed without seeing a judge

Mar. 20, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi jury awarded $250,000 in damages Tuesday to a woman jailed 96 days without seeing a judge, a case spotlighting how Mississippi still struggles to provide access to lawyers or bail to people jailed before trial. The verdict included $200,000 in damages against Choctaw...

Dakotas tribes seek more crime-fighting help from feds

Mar. 20, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — American Indian reservations in the Dakotas need more resources and cooperation from the federal government to combat crime and improve safety, tribal leaders told members of Congress on Wednesday as they detailed a range of problems including drug trafficking, sex crimes, and missing...

Man who sought drugs smuggled by sled gets 2 more days

Mar. 20, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A North Carolina man who court documents say imported drugs from Canada "utilizing the dark web" was sentenced Wednesday to spend two more days in jail for plotting to steal a shipment of counterfeit Xanax pills valued at $1.6 million that were pulled across the Vermont-Quebec border on...

Ex Colombia soccer star arrested for drug shipments

Mar. 20, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Former Southampton and Portsmouth midfielder Jhon Viafara has been arrested in his native Colombia on a U.S. drug warrant, officials said Wednesday. Colombia's chief prosecutor's office said that prosecutors in Texas believe Viafara was part of a criminal network tied to the...