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Atlanta FedEx driver transports shooting victims to hospital

Jul. 16, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A FedEx truck driver in Atlanta is being credited for transporting three shooting victims to a hospital. News outlets report four people were shot Monday. Before police arrived, three of the victims flagged down a FedEx driver who took them to Grady Memorial Hospital. The fourth person was...

Police: Rapper accused of throwing meth off balcony arrested

Jul. 15, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says an Alabama rapper accused of throwing $250,000 dollars' worth of methamphetamine off an apartment balcony during a raid has been arrested. News outlets report drug and gang investigators arrested 37-year-old Kelvin James Dark, who goes by the monikers...

'This Side of Night' is suspenseful, thought-provoking

Jul. 15, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

"This Side of Night" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by J. Todd Scott In Texas' Big Bend country, Sheriff Chris Cherry, the protagonist of J. Todd Scott's previous two novels, may finally have run into more than he and his smattering of small-town peace officers can handle. War between Mexican cartels has broken out again...

Rakhimov resigns from troubled boxing body AIBA

Jul. 15, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Gafur Rakhimov, a businessman with alleged links to organized crime, resigned Monday as president of the International Boxing Association after his tenure played a role in the body being stripped of the right to organize the Olympic boxing events. The Uzbekistani became interim...

Thai police seize over a ton of crystal meth in raids

Jul. 15, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand said they have seized more than a ton of crystal meth and over 10 million methamphetamine tablets in a series of drug raids this month, amid increased production and use of the drugs in Southeast Asia. Thai authorities often make several large seizures a year of...

Barr: Justice Dept. is 'all in' on criminal justice overhaul

Jul. 13, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

EDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) — Leroy Nolan has spent the last 26 years behind bars at a federal prison for a drug conviction. In the prison factory, he works making T-shirts, backpacks and other products that are later sold to government agencies, nonprofits and others. But what has become a decades-long routine...

Another Canadian detained in China amid diplomatic chill

Jul. 13, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian citizen has been detained in Yantai, China, Canada's government said Saturday, a step that comes amid tense relations between the countries. Global Affairs Canada did not provide details about the identity of the detainee, nor the reason for the detention. Earlier this...

Colombian bishop hopes holy water will curb city's crime

Jul. 13, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

BUENAVENTURA, Colombia (AP) — A Catholic bishop in Colombia hopes holy water will curb violence in a city struggling with crime and corruption. Rubén Darío Jaramillo Montoya traveled on a fire truck to some of Buenaventura's most crime-ridden neighborhoods on Saturday, sprinkling water that he...

Police say man arrested on drug, gun charges after explosion

Jul. 13, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

GATES, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a western New York man has been arrested on drug and gun charges after a solvent used to extract plant oils exploded in his refrigerator. Police and firefighters responded to the scene of an explosion in Gates Friday afternoon and found that the blast had blown out two windows...

Ex-pitcher Dwight Gooden charged with drug possession

Jul. 12, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — Former New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden has been charged with drug possession in New Jersey after a traffic stop last month. Gooden's car was stopped by police in Holmdel, about 20 miles (30 kilometers) from New York, early on June 7 for failure to maintain a lane and driving too...