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Report: Russian spy suspects detained this year by Dutch

Sep. 21, 2018 5:16 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — British investigative group Bellingcat says two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy were briefly detained in the Netherlands earlier this year. Bellingcat in its investigation released late Thursday quoted an unnamed security official saying that Alexander Petrov and Ruslan...

Police on guard for poison at UN meeting; no specific threat

Sep. 20, 2018 8:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police seeking to secure the United Nations General Assembly are on guard for would-be assassins like the two men accused of poisoning a former Russian spy in England. There have been no specific threats. But the New York Police Department's top counterterrorism official, John Miller, said...

German doctors: Pussy Riot poisoning 'highly plausible'

Sep. 18, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German doctors treating a member of Russian protest group Pussy Riot said Tuesday that claims he was poisoned are "highly plausible," but stressed they can't say how this might have occurred or who was responsible. Pyotr Verzilov has been receiving intensive care since arriving in Berlin from...

UK: Couple's illness in poisoned-spy city is not suspicious

Sep. 18, 2018 2:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police say the case of a couple who fell sick at a restaurant near where a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent is not suspicious. The Wiltshire Police force says the 42-year-old man and 30-year-old woman "were not exposed to any kind of nerve agent." The force...

German doctors say symptoms make claims that Pussy Riot member was poisoned 'highly plausible'

Sep. 18, 2018 4:12 AM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — German doctors say symptoms make claims that Pussy Riot member was poisoned 'highly plausible'

UK police say no Novichok link to Salisbury mystery illness

Sep. 17, 2018 12:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police said Monday that they don't know what made a man and woman sick at a restaurant near where former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned — but it wasn't the nerve agent Novichok. Police officers and paramedics descended on the Prezzo restaurant in Salisbury...

Roads shut after 2 fall ill in UK city where ex-spy poisoned

Sep. 16, 2018 8:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police closed roads and called a hazardous response team Sunday night after two people became ill at a restaurant in the English city where a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a chemical nerve agent. Wiltshire Police described the emergency steps taken in response to "a...

Florence death toll at 17, including 3-month-old

Sep. 16, 2018 8:16 PM EDT

The death toll attributed to Florence stands at 17, including 11 in North Carolina and six in South Carolina. —30-year-old Rhonda R. Hartley died early Sunday after driving a pickup truck into standing water near Gilbert, South Carolina, losing control and hitting a tree, according to the South Carolina...

The Latest: Price gouging complaints being investigated

Sep. 16, 2018 7:09 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 5:55 p.m. North Carolina's chief lawyer says he's looking into accusations that retailers are bilking customers through exorbitant prices as Hurricane Florence and the storm's remnants have crossed the state. Attorney...

UK police close off restaurant, call hazardous response team after two sickened in English city where ex-spy poisoned.

Sep. 16, 2018 3:57 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK police close off restaurant, call hazardous response team after two sickened in English city where ex-spy poisoned. .