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  • The Latest: Defense: Prosecutors' star witness a 'sociopath'

    The Latest on the case against an elderly former Mafia boss (all times local): 2:55 p.m. A defense attorney has tried to poke holes in the government's case against a former New England Mafia boss charged with killing a nightclub owner in 1993. Steven Boozang is a lawyer for...

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  • Mexico arrests ex-prosecutor in disappearance cases

    Mexican police have arrested a former state prosecutor in the forced disappearance of over a dozen people.

    Washington Post
  • Mexico arrests ex-prosecutor in disappearance cases

    Mexican police have arrested a former state prosecutor in the forced disappearance of over a dozen people. The arrest of former Veracruz state prosecutor Luis Angel Bravo is the latest in a string of arrests targeting the top law enforcement officials under former Gov. Javier Duarte. ...

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  • Israel arrests former government minister for Iran spying

    A former Israeli government minister, once imprisoned for trying to smuggle drugs, is back behind bars after being charged with spying for archenemy Iran, the country’s internal security agency said Monday.

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  • Uber driver attacked police with sword near Buckingham Palace out of hatred for the Queen, court hears

    An Uber driver attacked police with a Samurai sword outside Buckingham Palace out of "hatred" for the Queen, a court has heard.

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  • Greek far-right lawmaker arrested on treason-linked charges

    Greek anti-terrorism police in Athens have arrested an extreme far-right lawmaker on treason-linked charges, more than two days after he evaded arrest by speeding past a series of police highway checkpoints.

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  • Greek far-right lawmaker arrested on treason-linked charges

    Greek anti-terrorism police in Athens have arrested an extreme far-right lawmaker on treason-linked charges, more than two days after he evaded arrest by speeding past a series of police highway checkpoints. Constantinos Barbaroussis has been charged with committing preparatory acts for...

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  • Vietnam arrests 8 people after economic zone law protests

    Vietnamese police have arrested eight more people after protests a week ago over a proposed law on special economic zones that protesters fear would fall in the hands of Chinese investors, state media reported Monday.

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  • Lawyers to present final arguments in Mafia boss trial

    Attorneys are preparing to make their final pitches to jurors in the case of a former New England Mafia boss charged in the 1993 killing of a nightclub owner. Closing arguments are expected Monday in Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme's trial. Salemme and his co-defendant, Paul Weadick,...

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  • The last Mafioso? 'Cadillac Frank' trial shows mob's decline

    Francis Salemme leaned forward in his chair and craned his neck to get a better look at the photo being shown to jurors. On the computer screen was Salemme with brown curly hair, at the time the New England Mafia boss known as "Cadillac Frank," holding court outside a hotel under the watchful...

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  • Ex-3 Doors Down bass player arrested, drugs, weapons found

    One of the founding members of the rock band 3 Doors Down is back in jail after guns and drugs were seen in his Mississippi home. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell, in a news release, said 46-year-old Todd Harrell, the band's original bass player, was arrested Friday at his St. Martin home....

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  • Giuliani says Trump could issue pardons after Russia probe

    Rudy Giuliani says President Donald Trump has no plans to issue pardons now in the Russia investigation but could choose to do so once the special counsel's work is finished. The president's attorney tells CNN's "State of the Union" that issuing a pardon now is not necessary and could cloud...

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  • Police: Taxi driver who hit Moscow pedestrians fell asleep

    The suspect in a taxi crash near Red Square that injured two Mexican World Cup fans and other pedestrians told interrogators that he fell asleep at the wheel, Moscow police said Sunday. City police released a video Sunday of an interrogation session with a man identified as the Kyrgyz taxi...

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  • Taxi driver questioned after injuring 8 near Red Square

    Moscow police are investigating a taxi crash that injured eight people, including two Mexican World Cup fans, when the driver plowed into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square.

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  • 'Jeopardy!' winner could get prison for sneaking into emails

    A seven-time "Jeopardy!" winner who taught history at a small Michigan college faces up to five years in prison for sneaking into the email accounts of other professors, administrators and students. Stephanie Jass, who taught at Adrian College in southern Michigan, pleaded guilty Wednesday...

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  • Trucker charged in 1987 deaths of couple in Washington state

    A Washington state trucker who authorities say was linked by DNA evidence to the 1987 deaths of a young Canadian couple has been charged with two counts of aggravated first-degree murder. William Earl Talbott II, 55, of SeaTac was charged Friday in Snohomish County Superior Court, the Daily...

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  • Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases

    A microscopic thread of DNA evidence in a public genealogy database led California authorities to declare this spring they had caught the Golden State Killer, the rapist and murderer who had eluded authorities for decades. Emboldened by that breakthrough, a number of private investigators...

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  • California moves to clear coffee of cancer-risk stigma

    California officials, having concluded coffee drinking is not a risky pastime, are proposing a regulation that will essentially tell consumers of America's favorite beverage they can drink up without fear. The unprecedented action Friday by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard...

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