Crime

December 19, 2018 - 9:30 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Ten former employees of the Estonian branch of Danske Bank have been detained in connection with a probe into a major money laundering scandal that allegedly involved money from Russia and former Soviet states. Estonian Prosecutor General Lavly Perling said Wednesday the employees...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2014, file photo, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks during a press conference in Manama, Bahrain. A New York-based organization dedicated to the safety of journalists says the number killed worldwide in reprisal for their work, including Khashoggi, nearly doubled in 2018. Khashoggi was one of 53 journalists killed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 14, 2018, the committee said. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)
December 19, 2018 - 9:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of journalists killed worldwide in retaliation for their work nearly doubled this year, according to an annual report by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The New York-based organization found that 34 journalists were killed in retaliation for their work as of Dec. 14...
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December 19, 2018 - 8:54 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Authorities in Denmark and Norway have warned their citizens from hiking alone without local guides in Morocco after the bodies of two female Scandinavian tourists were found in the Atlas Mountains, a popular hiking destination. Danish police said Wednesday it had sent an...
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December 19, 2018 - 8:50 am
WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — An escaped inmate is back in custody after being found soaking in a hot tub at an Ohio senior living community, still wearing her yellow jail outfit. The Pike County Sheriff's Office says the 34-year-old woman fled while being booked on drug-possession charges Tuesday. She was...
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December 19, 2018 - 8:25 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A golden ball swiped from the top of the conservatory at St. Paul's Como Park has been returned, gift wrapped in a giant Christmas stocking. Officials say someone scaled the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory over the weekend and stole the finial from atop the building's dome,...
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December 19, 2018 - 8:22 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai social media influencer who criticized a gown worn by her country's Miss Universe contestant could end up in court after another online personality filed a complaint with police charging that her thumbs-down fashion comment defamed the royal family. Kitjanut Chaiyosburana, a...
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December 19, 2018 - 8:15 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's supreme court has accepted a French extradition request for a Russian bitcoin fraud suspect, whom the same court has, confusingly, already agreed to extradite to the U.S. and Russia. For the time being, 38-year-old Alexander Vinnik will remain in Greece after...
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December 19, 2018 - 6:52 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African authorities issued an arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe, the wife of Zimbabwe's former leader who was accused of assaulting a woman in Johannesburg last year, South African police said Wednesday. The warrant follows a long legal process during which a South African...
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The U.S. Capitol Building Dome is seen before the sun rises in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 19, 2018 - 6:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A criminal justice bill passed by the Senate late Tuesday would give judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and would boost prisoner rehabilitation efforts and was hailed by scores of conservative and liberal advocacy groups. The sweeping bill addresses...
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December 19, 2018 - 6:09 am
The Senate has passed a sweeping criminal justice overhaul. The House also is expected to pass the bill, sending it to President Donald Trump for his signature. The bill passed by the Senate on Tuesday: —Attempts to focus the toughest sentences on the most violent offenders by lowering mandatory...
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