Criminal investigations

Police conduct fingertip searches of Queen Elizabeth Gardens, in Salisbury, which British woman Dawn Sturgess visited before she fell ill after being exposed to nerve agent Novichok, Thursday, July 19, 2018. Senior coroner David Ridley opened an inquest into the poisoning death of Sturgess Thursday, but said the cause of Sturgess' death won't be given until further tests are completed. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
July 19, 2018 - 11:57 am
LONDON (AP) — A coroner on Thursday opened an inquest into the death of a British woman who was exposed to a military grade nerve agent, while British media reported that police may have identified suspects in an attack that poisoned a former Russian spy with the same deadly substance. Senior...
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July 19, 2018 - 10:18 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state tax officials have opened an investigation into the Trump Foundation to determine whether President Donald Trump or his charity violated state law. The probe began about a month ago and was confirmed to The Associated Press on Thursday by a state official with...
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July 19, 2018 - 10:18 am
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A man suspected in a series of burglaries and thefts and wanted in nine states has been arrested by police in Maine. York County Sheriff William King Jr. says an investigation by his department and other law enforcement agencies led to the arrest of 55-year-old Joseph Hodge of...
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July 19, 2018 - 5:49 am
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin prosecutors say they have provisionally confiscated 77 properties in the German capital that were linked to a suspected organized crime clan during a money-laundering investigation. Prosecutors said the raids, which were carried out last Friday, were part of an investigation...
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July 19, 2018 - 3:35 am
BERLIN (AP) — Audi's chief executive is seeking his release from jail during an ongoing investigation of suspected fraud as part of parent company Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal. Rupert Stadler was arrested June 18 due to fears he might try to evade justice. Authorities had earlier searched...
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This courtroom sketch depicts Maria Butina, a 29-year-old gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian agent, listening to Assistant U.S. Attorney Erik Kenerson as he speaks to Judge Deborah Robinson, left, during a hearing in federal court in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Prosecutors say Butina was likely in contact with Kremlin operatives while living in the United States. And prosecutors also are accusing her of using sex and deception to forge influential connections. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 5:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 29-year-old gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian agent was likely in contact with Kremlin operatives while living in the United States, prosecutors said Wednesday, accusing her of using sex and deception to forge influential connections. The woman, Maria...
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Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos, wife of former Donald Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, takes a break from a closed-door meeting with Democrats on the House intelligence committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty last year to lying to investigators about his contacts with people linked to Russia during the campaign. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 18, 2018 - 3:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of former Donald Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos defended her husband Wednesday in an interview with Democrats on the House intelligence committee and said she hopes he receives a pardon. Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos said she traveled to Washington for the...
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July 17, 2018 - 10:06 am
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — An investigation into the operation of one of Missoula County's justice courts found the judge was frequently late for work or absent and had employees walk her dog and put court fees in an unlocked box on her back porch. Justice of the Peace Marie Andersen declined to...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2018 file photo, Ziad Itani, a Lebanese stage actor, who was indicted on charges of collaborating with Israel and drug possession, shouts as he speaks with journalists after he was released by Lebanese authorities, at his house, in Beirut, Lebanon. The New York-based Human Rights Watch called on Lebanese authorities to investigate allegations of torture made by Itani. The watchdog said Monday, July 16, 2018, that the case of Itani is a test for whether the law criminalizing torture, passed in November, will end impunity for security officials. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
July 16, 2018 - 12:42 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The New York-based Human Rights Watch called Monday on Lebanese authorities to investigate allegations of torture made by a well-known actor who was detained and later exonerated of charges of spying for Israel. Ziad Itani, a stage actor from Beirut, was arrested in November and...
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Protesters on a beach near Turnberry golf club, Scotland, Saturday, July 14, 2018. U.S. President DonaldTrump is due to play golf at his Turnberry course Saturday. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
July 14, 2018 - 8:12 am
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — From the capital of Edinburgh to seaside golf resorts, thousands in Scotland staged colorful, peaceful protests against Donald Trump on Saturday as the U.S. president played golf at one of his luxury retreats. Trump and his wife, Melania, are spending the weekend out of...
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