North Korea urges UN chief to act against US ship seizure

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea is denouncing the United States as "a gangster country" for recently seizing one of its cargo ships and is calling on U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to take ...

Whitey Bulger jailhouse letters show deteriorating health

BOSTON (AP) — Jailhouse letters from late Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger appear to contradict federal officials who said his health had dramatically improved, making him eligible for a transfer...

Doris Day, actress who honed wholesome image, dies at 97

Doris Day, the sunny blond actress and singer whose frothy comedic roles opposite the likes of Rock Hudson and Cary Grant made her one of Hollywood's biggest stars in the 1950s and '60s and a ...

Ahead of 'The Irishman,' Scorsese and De Niro look back

NEW YORK (AP) — Ahead of their much-anticipated and most recent collaboration, "The Irishman," Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro convened at the Tribeca Film Festival to look back on their long partn...

Report takes issue with error-prone Chicago gang database

CHICAGO (AP) — A poorly managed police database of 130,000 purported street-gang members in Chicago is rife with errors and offers no practical way for those wrongly entered into it to purge their nam...

Video shows chaos when 'White Wolf' crashes Taiwan's Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A video has surfaced showing the complete chaos that ensued when notorious former gang leader and current head of the Chinese Unity Promotion Party (CUPP, 統促黨) Chang An-le (張安樂...

5 injured in melee after pro-China gangster 'White Wolf' shows up at Taiwan's Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Complete chaos and multiple injuries ensued when former gang leader and current head of the Chinese Unity Promotion Party (CUPP, 統促黨) Chang An-le (張安樂), who is nicknamed the &l...

Upstart party turns cannabis into key Israeli election issue

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Cinderella story of Israel's current election campaign is a fringe party led by an ultranationalist libertarian with a criminal record who vows to legalize marijuana, and seems to...

Bolton disputes NK claim he created mistrust at Kim summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Bolton, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, says North Korea's allegations that he and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo created an atmosphere of hostility and mist...

North Korea mulls suspending denuclearization talks with US, diplomat says

North Korea has said it is considering suspending denuclearization talks with the US amid an "atmosphere of hostility and mistrust" created by high-ranking US officials, Russian news agency ...

Cohen says Trump behaved 'much like a mobster would do'

WASHINGTON (AP) — He carried out the boss' wishes. He understood "the code." He was blindly loyal — but now he's considered a rat. Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen spoke at...

Whitey Bulger letters fetch as much as $1,430 at auction

BOSTON (AP) — Letters written behind bars by notorious Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger have sold for as much as $1,430 at an auction. The letters auctioned Sunday provide a gli...

'The Sopranos' creators look back at a TV show that slayed

NEW YORK (AP) — Back in 1997, then-up-and-coming actor Michael Imperioli was mulling two work offers: a cable TV show pilot and a small role in a Woody Allen film. The script for the...

Video shows Taiwanese pro-China gangster 'White Wolf' stumble into coffin

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Former gang leader and current head of the Chinese Unity Promotion Party (CUPP, 統促黨) Chang An-le (張安樂), who is nicknamed the “White Wolf," stumbled into a coffin dur...

In letters, Whitey Bulger fondly recalled old days, Alcatraz

BOSTON (AP) — Locked up for life after 16 years on the run, murderous Boston gang boss James "Whitey" Bulger couldn't stand how much the world around him had changed. Prison was noth...