By VIOLET LAW, Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) 02/01 — Hong Kong customs officers have intercepted a record 8.3 tons of pangolin scales and hundreds of elephant tusks worth more than $8 million combined,
By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) 01/31 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced Thursday their biggest fentanyl bust ever, saying they captured nearly 254 pounds of the synthetic drug that is fueling a national epidemic of fatal opioid overdoses from a secret compartment inside a load of Mexican produce heading into Arizona.
By AMY TAXIN, Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) 01/31 — Dongyuan Li’s business was called “You Win USA,” and authorities say she coached pregnant Chinese women on how to get into the United States to deliver babies who would automatically enjoy all the benefits of American citizenship.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 01/31 — Three California men have been granted French citizenship for their role in thwarting a terror attack on a French train in 2015.Read more »
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 01/31 — Increased efforts by California to change the behavior of prison inmates have not reduced the rate at which ex-convicts commit new crimes,
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) 02/01 — Officials say a staggeringly large bust of smuggled ivory and pangolin scales in Uganda is worth $3.5 million.
Uganda Revenue Authority spokesman Vincent Seruma told reporters on Friday that the intercepted shipment contained more than three tons of elephant tusks and nearly a half-ton of pangolin scales.
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) 02/01 — Authorities say a 13-year-old Indiana boy is charged with intimidation after he told Apple’s digital assistant Siri that he planned a school shooting and posted an iPhone screenshot of the response on social media as an apparent joke.Read more »
By ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 01/31 — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took a hard line Thursday against funding President Donald Trump’s long-stalled border wall,
By JUAN A. LOZANO and MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) 01/30 — A 61-year-old Texas inmate was executed Wednesday evening for killing a Houston police officer more than three decades ago.
PHOENIX (AP) 01/31 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Arizona say they’ve made their biggest fentanyl bust ever.
The agency says it will provide details Thursday during a late morning news conference at the Mariposa border crossing in Nogales,
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) 01/31 — A judge has sentenced a 15-year-old boy to 22 to 48 years in prison in the fatal shooting of an Omaha teenager during a dispute that prosecutors say involved drugs.Read more »
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 01/31 — Detectives have recovered more surveillance footage of “Empire” actor Jussie Smullett walking in downtown Chicago before and after he says he was attacked by two masked men,
By KEN RITTER and MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) 01/29 — The high-stakes gambler responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S.
By JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) 01/29 — It started as an attempt to serve a search warrant at a suspected drug house and quickly turned into a gun battle that killed two suspects and injured five officers,
By REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press GONZALES, La. (AP) 01/28 — A 21-year-old man suspected of killing his parents and three other people — including a girl he was dating — was arrested Sunday when he drove up with a gun to his grandmother’s house in Virginia,
ROCKMART, Ga. (AP) 01/28 — Federal authorities have arrested a man wanted in the slayings of four people and injuring of a man in a pair of shootings in Georgia.Read more »
DENVER (AP) 01/28 — Denver police arrested a suspect after an hours-long standoff that left a house burning and two police officers hospitalized.
Police Chief Paul Pazen says the two officers — a veteran and a rookie — were both in fair condition at Denver Health Medical Center and should make a full recovery.
By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) 01/25 — A male St. Louis police officer was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a female officer during what was described as a deadly game with a revolver.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) 01/26 — The man who bought two rifles that terrorists used to kill 14 people in a 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino wants to withdraw his guilty plea.Read more »