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Man freed in 'doppleganger' case facing federal indictment

May. 24, 2019 8:40 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man who was released from prison and awarded $1 million for his wrongful conviction has been indicted on weapons and drug charges. Federal prosecutors say Richard Jones is charged in a five-count indictment returned Wednesday by a grand jury. He is charged with...

Man charged in death of daughter he mistook for intruder

May. 23, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina have charged a man with killing his daughter, whom he mistook for a potential intruder. The Greenville County Sheriff's Office says 43-year-old Jermaine Pressley faces charges of murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and three counts of...

Pot backers ask Maine to put locals, small businesses first

May. 23, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Marijuana enthusiasts in Maine used a public hearing Thursday to implore the state to protect the small businesses and growers they think should make up the backbone of its budding cannabis industry. The Maine Office of Marijuana Policy held the public hearing about the state's draft...

Suns' Holmes arrested in Florida for Marijuana possession

May. 23, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Phoenix Suns big man Richaun Holmes was arrested for misdemeanor possession of cannabis after a Miami-area traffic stop. Twenty-five-year-old Holmes was arrested Tuesday night along with former Brooklyn Nets forward James Webb III after authorities say the found a recently used marijuana joint...

Comedian Artie Lange awaits drug program violation hearing

May. 23, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a court hearing has not yet been scheduled for comedian Artie Lange following his arrest on a charge of having failed to comply with his court-ordered drug program. The Essex County sheriff in New Jersey says Lange was arrested Tuesday morning at a halfway house on an...

US sanctions Argentina-based online pharmacy

May. 23, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Thursday designated the Argentina-based online pharmacy Goldpharma and eight Argentine citizens as significant foreign narcotics traffickers. The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control said in a news release that Goldpharma sells illicit opioids...

Police raids homes of alleged Iraqi crime gang in Germany

May. 22, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police in western Germany have raided 49 homes and businesses linked to an Iraqi gang suspected of involvement in human trafficking, drug dealing, illegal arms trade and forging identity papers. Some 800 police officers were involved in the raids that began early Wednesday morning in eleven...

Duterte's allies dominate Senate race, shut out opposition

May. 22, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president's allies won a majority of the 12 Senate seats at stake in midterm elections, official results showed Wednesday, while the opposition's shutout heralds a stronger grip on power by a leader accused of massive human rights violations. Election officials...

EU police agency says operation smashed organized crime ring

May. 22, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union's police agency says an international law enforcement operation has smashed an organized crime gang that earned hundreds of millions of euros in drug and cigarette trafficking, assassinations and money laundering. Europol said Wednesday that more than 450...

Death penalty possible in Myanmar cannabis farm case

May. 21, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A court in Myanmar on Tuesday formally charged an American man and two local co-workers with violating drug laws concerning marijuana, with potential penalties ranging from five years' imprisonment to death. The court in the central Mandalay region charged John Frederic Todoroki with...