Tag: Crime

US seeks to drop Chinese researcher’s visa fraud case

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — U.S. prosecutors sought Thursday to drop their case against a Chinese researcher accused of concealing her ties to the Chinese military...

Man sentenced for deadly ‘swatting’ scheme over username

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Tennessee man was sentenced to five years in prison this week for his role in an international “swatting” scheme that...

Fowler, Vegas, Merritt tied for 3M Open lead in Minnesota

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BLAINE, Minn. — Rickie Fowler’s improved driving helped him shoot a 5-under 65 on Sunday in the final round of the British Open. ...

FirstEnergy to pay $230M in agreement in Ohio bribery case

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CINCINNATI — The energy giant at the center of a $60 million bribery scheme in Ohio admitted Thursday to using dark money groups to...

Volunteers hunting for Mexico’s ‘disappeared’ become targets

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MEXICO CITY — The mainly female volunteers who fan out across Mexico to hunt for the bodies of murdered relatives are themselves increasingly being...

Eritrean refugees under attack in Ethiopia’s Tigray war

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NAIROBI, Kenya — Thousands of Eritrean refugees are increasingly caught in the middle of the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where witnesses and U.N....

Police: Armed person stole ambulance with patient inside

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HOUSTON — An armed suspect stole an ambulance early Friday while a patient and a firefighter were inside, Houston police said. ...

Trump’s sway tested in race for open mid-Ohio US House seat

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The crowded Republican primary for an open U.S. House seat in central Ohio is testing the ongoing political sway of former...

El Salvador seeks arrest of former president for corruption

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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Prosecutors in El Salvador have issued an arrest warrant for former president Salvador Sánchez Cerén on charges of embezzlement...

El Salvador seeks arrest of former president for corruption

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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Prosecutors in El Salvador have issued an arrest warrant for former president Salvador Sánchez Cerén on charges of embezzlement...