Law and order Headlines

  • Police arrest 5 ‘terrorists’ planning attacks in Pakistan

    Pakistani counter-terrorism police say they have arrested five “terrorists” who were planning attacks on security agencies and seized explosive vests and weapons in the country’s east

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  • Mother indicted in death of baby found in motel freezer

    A woman has been indicted in the death of her 6-month-old son, whose body was found last summer in an Alabama motel room freezer. The Dothan Eagle reported Friday that 36-year-old Amanda Gail Oakes is charged with manslaughter and abuse of a corpse. A man who had been traveling with

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  • Correction: Honduras-Activist Slain story

    In a story Nov. 29 about the conviction of seven men in the killing of a Honduran environmental activist, The Associated Press reported erroneously that three of the men were convicted of lesser charges. All seven men were convicted of the same charge of murder in the killing of Berta Caceres

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  • Business Highlights

    ___ US hiring slower but steady as employers add 155K jobs WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in November, adding just 155,000 jobs. That's below this year's average monthly gains but enough to suggest that the economy is expanding at a solid pace despite sharp

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  • Judge: Sheriff can't hold people for immigration authorities

    A Colorado sheriff's practice of continuing to jail people suspected of being in the country illegally on behalf of federal authorities is unconstitutional, a judge said as he barred the office from honoring the so-called "detainer" requests. District Court Judge Eric Bentley ruled late

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  • Caregivers for 3600 migrant teens lack complete abuse checks

    Nearly every adult working with children in the U.S. — from nannies to teachers to coaches — has undergone state screenings to ensure they have no proven history of abusing or neglecting kids. One exception: thousands of workers at two federal detention facilities holding 3,600 migrant teens in

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  • Former Armenian president is arrested for deadly crackdown

    An Armenian court on Friday put the nation's former president in custody on charges linked to a deadly police crackdown on a 2008 protest over alleged voting fraud. Robert Kocharian, 64, spent two weeks in jail last summer on charges of violating the constitutional order by sending police

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  • Meng Wanzhou's rise through the ranks at Huawei

    Before her dramatic arrest in Canada, few in the U.S. had heard of Meng Wanzhou. Meng, 46, is chief financial officer and deputy chairwoman of the board of Chinese telecom company Huawei. She now faces extradition to the U.S. on charges of trying to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran. She

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  • Correction: Honduras-Activist Slain story

    Correction: Honduras-Activist Slain story

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  • Spaniard convicted for 5 killings arrested in Brazil

    A Spanish man convicted for the 1977 killing of five people in a Madrid trade union office has been taken into custody in Brazil's biggest city, police said Friday. The head of the Federal Police in Sao Paulo, Disney Rosseti, said at a press conference that Carlos Garcia Julia was arrested

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  • Judge: Cardi B must not contact strip club melee victims

    Cardi B must not contact, in person or through social media, the victims of a melee she was involved in at a New York strip club, a judge ordered Friday. The platinum rapper appeared in court in New York City after a summons was issued Oct. 1 for misdemeanor reckless endangerment and

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  • Former Armenian president is arrested for deadly crackdown

    An Armenian court has ruled that the nation’s former president should be put in custody on charges linked to the dispersal of a 2008 protest

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  • Spaniard convicted for 5 killings arrested in Brazil

    Brazilian police say a Spanish man convicted for the 1977 killing of five people in a Madrid trade union office has been taken custody in Sao Paulo

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  • Ex-inmates: Torture rife in prisons run by Yemen rebels

    Farouk Baakar's mistake was taking a selfie. The Yemeni medic was on duty at al-Rashid hospital the day when a bleeding man was brought into the emergency room with gunshot wounds and signs of torture. He had been dumped on the side of a highway after being held in a prison run by the

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  • Congolese colonel arrested in killings of UN experts

    Congolese colonel arrested during inquiry into killings of UN experts from US, Sweden

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  • Croatia police arrest 2 suspected of 1991 war crimes

    Croatian police say they have arrested two former Serb paramilitary fighters suspected of committing war crimes during the 1991-95 war. Police said on Friday the suspects are accused of unlawful imprisonment and harassment of Croatian civilians in eastern Croatia in 1991. They were detained

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  • The Latest: Outcry over brutal arrest of French students

    The Latest on the protests in France (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Footage showing the brutal arrest of high school students protesting outside Paris is causing a stir ahead of further anti-government protests this weekend. The footage, which has been shared widely on social media,

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  • Nissan discloses more dubious inspections amid Ghosn arrest

    Nissan, the Japanese automaker under scrutiny after its former chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested on suspicion of financial misconduct, is recalling 150,000 vehicles spanning 11 models in Japan for dubious inspections for brakes and steering. Nissan Motor Co. Corporate Vice President Seiji

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