By KRISTEN DE GROOT and MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) 08/15 — The criminal history of a man suspected of barricading himself inside a Philadelphia rowhome should have prevented him from legally owning the firepower he used Wednesday to wound six police officers in a standoff that carried deep into the night,
By JOHN SEEWER and DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) 08/15 — The gunman in Dayton who killed nine people had cocaine, an antidepressant and alcohol in his system during the mass shooting,
By AMY TAXIN, Associated Press GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) 08/09 — The video is chilling. A man walks into an office, steps up to a woman at a desk and pulls two large knives and savagely attacks her.
By FRANCES D’EMILIO, Associated Press ROME (AP) 07/31 — A plainclothes police officer had forgotten his gun the night he was fatally stabbed during a confrontation with two American teenagers in Rome,
By FRANCES D’EMILIO, Associated Press ROME (AP) 07/28 — Two American teenagers who were classmates at a California high school spent a second night in a Rome jail Saturday after they were interrogated for hours about their alleged roles in the murder of an Italian policeman.
MEXICO CITY (AP) 07/22 — Mexico set a new record for homicides in the first half of the year as the number of murders grew by 5.3% compared to the same period of 2018,
By THOMAS BEAUMONT and ELANA SCHOR, Associated Press 07/23 – Joe Biden is proposing to reverse several key provisions of the 1994 crime bill he helped write in an acknowledgment that his tough-on-crime positions of the past are at odds with the views of the modern Democratic Party.
SYDNEY (AP) 07/23 — A driver has been charged after methamphetamine valued at more than $140 million was found in a van that crashed into police cars parked outside a Sydney police station,
By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 07/17 — The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars in a U.S.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) 07/02— The 16-year-old charged with manslaughter in the crash that killed Auburn radio announcer Rod Bramblett and his wife was driving more than 30 miles over the speed limit when his Jeep struck the rear of the couple’s SUV,
KILLEN, Ala. (AP) 06/28 — An Alabama man who denied feeding methamphetamine to a so-called “attack squirrel” he considered a pet has been arrested on new charges.Read more »
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) 06/26 — Dutch police say they have made Europe’s biggest ever seizure of methamphetamine after discovering 2.5 tons of the drug stashed behind a wall in a building in the port city of Rotterdam.Read more »
By MICHAEL CASEY, Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) 06/25 — The head of the Massachusetts motor vehicle division has resigned after her agency failed to terminate the commercial driving license of a man whose collision with a group of motorcyclists on a rural New Hampshire road left seven bikers dead.
By MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press XALTIANGUIS, Mexico (AP) 06/21 — What now passes for the law in Xaltianguis, a little town on the road to Acapulco,
By DANICA COTO and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, Associated Press SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) 06/21 — Alberto Rodríguez Mota had one job: taking a photo of the man that his crew of hired killers was supposed to fatally shoot at an outdoor cafe,
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) 06/19 — An Alabama man has posted a video denying he fed methamphetamine to a so-called “attack squirrel” that he calls a pet.Police are searching for Mickey Paulk on drug and other charges after claiming they found a caged squirrel during a search.Read more »
By JIM MUSTIAN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 06/14 — A narcotics agent accused of betraying his badge applied for a job with the U.S.
By REBECCA BOONE, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) 06/12 — The Idaho Supreme Court says law enforcement officers can’t arrest someone for a misdemeanor unless they have a warrant or actually saw the crime being committed.
BOSTON (AP) 06/07 — A drug company subsidiary has pleaded guilty to fraud charges stemming from allegations that the manufacturer schemed to bribe doctors to prescribe its highly addictive fentanyl spray.Read more »
By CLAIRE GALOFARO and FRANCES D’EMILIO, Associated Press PARMA, Italy (AP) 05/29 — Managers with Mundipharma, the international arm of Purdue Pharma, have been swept up in a corruption case in Italy alleging they and other pharmaceutical executives paid a prominent pain doctor to help push more opioids in this country long leery of the powerful painkillers.