Drug-related crime

August 07, 2017 - 9:37 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Sinaloa cartel leader and his son have been indicted on drug smuggling charges in the United States in what U.S. authorities called a blow to one of Mexico's most powerful drug rings. The indictment against Damaso Lopez Nunez was unsealed in Virginia as his 29-year-old son made...
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Protesters call for the removal of president Jacob Zuma in a march on Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. South Africa's parliament will vote by secret ballot on a motion of no confidence on South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, the legislative body's speaker announced Monday. (AP Photo/ Halden Krog)
August 07, 2017 - 9:03 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. WHAT'S TROUBLING DIPLOMATIC COMMUNITY The strongest U.N. sanctions in a generation may still prove no match for North Korea's relentless nuclear ambitions. 2. DATA DUMP INCLUDES WHAT APPEAR...
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August 07, 2017 - 8:28 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Sinaloa cartel leader and his son have been indicted on drug smuggling charges in the United States in what U.S. authorities called a blow to one of Mexico's most powerful drug rings. The indictment against Damaso Lopez Nunez was unsealed in Virginia as his 29-year-old son made...
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People enjoy at Dolores Park hours after San Francisco Police responded to reports of a shooting at the park in San Francisco on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. At least one gunman opened fire Thursday at the popular San Francisco park packed with families and tourists, leaving a few people wounded and sending dozens of panicked people running for cover, witnesses and police said. (AP Photo/Linda Wang)
August 04, 2017 - 7:33 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco park where three people were shot on a sunny afternoon underwent a $20 million renovation last year and immediately became one of the city's most popular destinations — and a magnet for drug use, gang activity and violence. The new playground, additional...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2008 file photo, actor Tom Wopat arrives at the 62nd Annual Tony Awards in New York. Wopat, 65, who played Luke Duke in the 1980s television show "The Dukes of Hazzard," is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Waltham, Mass., District Court. on indecent assault and battery, and drug charges. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file)
August 03, 2017 - 3:27 pm
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on groping accusations against "The Dukes of Hazzard" star Tom Wopat (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Prosecutors say the actor who played Luke Duke on the 1980s television show "The Dukes of Hazzard" walked behind a female cast member during a rehearsal for a show in...
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August 03, 2017 - 7:42 am
COVINGTON, La. (AP) — Authorities say a man speeding down an interstate in Louisiana has been arrested after deputies found 2 pounds (1 kilogram) of marijuana in cereal boxes. News outlets report 23-year-old Donald Roots-Scott Jr. of Sacramento, California, was charged with possession with intent...
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Heidi and Charles Lepp, who run the Sugarleaf Rastafarian Church, stand in the backyard of their Sacramento, Calif., home on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. The Lepp's use cannabis as a sacrament in their religion. The shooting of two California deputies responding to a disturbance at the Rastafarian marijuana farm has drawn attention to religious use of the drug, sparking debate over whether churches should be protected from drug prosecutions. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
August 02, 2017 - 8:08 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The shooting of two California deputies responding to a disturbance at a Rastafarian marijuana farm has drawn attention to religious use of the drug, sparking debate over whether churches should be protected from drug prosecutions. Religious organizations throughout...
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Heidi and Charles Lepp, who run the Sugarleaf Rastafarian Church, stand in the backyard of their Sacramento, Calif., home on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. The Lepp's use cannabis as a sacrament in their religion. The shooting of two California deputies responding to a disturbance at the Rastafarian marijuana farm has drawn attention to religious use of the drug, sparking debate over whether churches should be protected from drug prosecutions. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
August 02, 2017 - 6:57 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The shooting of two California deputies responding to a disturbance at a Rastafarian marijuana farm has drawn attention to religious use of the drug, sparking debate over whether churches should be protected from drug prosecutions. Religious organizations throughout...
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Heidi and Charles Edward Lepp sit in their Sacramento, Calif., home Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, discussing a shooting at the cannabis farm affiliated with their Rastafarian church in Dobbins, Calif., earlier in the day. Heidi Lepp received a call Tuesday morning that a worker at the Northern California farm was pulling up plants and was armed, prompting her to call the Yuba County Sheriff's Department. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
August 02, 2017 - 6:33 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The shooting of two California deputies responding to a disturbance at a Rastafarian marijuana farm has drawn attention to religious use of the drug, sparking debate over whether churches should be protected from drug prosecutions. Religious organizations throughout...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the Columbus Police Academy about the opioid epidemic, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
August 02, 2017 - 2:37 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Justice Department will dispatch 12 federal prosecutors to cities ravaged by addiction who will focus exclusively on investigating health care fraud and opioid scams that are fueling the nation's drug abuse epidemic, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday. He...
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