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Russian media: Griner pleads guilty in Russia drugs trial

Jul. 07, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner on Thursday pleaded guilty to drug possession and smuggling during her trial in Moscow but said she had no intention of committing a crime, Russian news agencies reported. The reports quoted Griner as saying through an...

Russian media: US basketball star Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug possession, smuggling charges in Russia trial

Jul. 07, 2022 10:09 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian media: US basketball star Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug possession, smuggling charges in Russia trial.

Jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner arrives at a Russian court for her trial on drug charges

Jul. 07, 2022 08:16 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner arrives at a Russian court for her trial on drug charges.

Singapore hangs 2 drug traffickers despite opposition

Jul. 07, 2022 03:20 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two drug traffickers were hanged in Singapore on Thursday, bringing the number of executions this year in the city-state to four despite growing calls to abolish its death penalty. Activists said the prison department handed the belongings and death...

Rural Florida county shocked by fentanyl deaths over holiday

Jul. 06, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A small, largely rural county west of Florida’s capital experienced an unheard-of spike in deadly drug overdoses believed to be caused by fentanyl over the July 4 weekend, with nine people dying in the latest sign that a national crisis is becoming even more...

Italy's No. 2 most-wanted mobster is extradited from Brazil

Jul. 06, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A convicted mobster who was one of Italy's most-wanted fugitives and reputedly one of the world's most powerful drug brokers, arrived in Rome Wednesday, extradited by Brazil after 28 years on the lam. Rocco Morabito held the No. 2 position on the list of Italy’s most...

Group seeking statewide vote on legal pot submits signatures

Jul. 05, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group seeking a statewide vote on whether to fully legalize adult use of marijuana in Oklahoma submitted boxes of signatures on Tuesday with hopes of getting the question on the November ballot. Oklahomans for Sensible Marijuana Laws submitted more than...

After West Virginia opioid verdict, another case postponed

Jul. 05, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A trial in a lawsuit accusing three major U.S. drug distributors of causing a health crisis throughout West Virginia was postponed Tuesday, a day after the companies prevailed in another case in the state. Attorneys who represented Cabell County and the...

US judge finds for 3 drug distributors in WVa opioid lawsuit

Jul. 04, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ruled in favor of three major U.S. drug distributors in a landmark lawsuit that accused them of causing a health crisis by distributing 81 million pills over eight years in one West Virginia county ravaged by opioid addiction. The...

Singapore urged to halt hanging of Malaysian drug trafficker

Jul. 04, 2022 05:19 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Anti-death penalty activists in Malaysia urged Singapore's government on Monday to halt the execution of a convicted Malaysian drug trafficker this week, the second in less than three months. Kalwant Singh, who was convicted in 2016 of bringing heroin...