Hawaii warden: Violent sex films used in "shame therapy"

HONOLULU (AP) — The warden of a Hawaii jail testified Wednesday that he showed inmates violent sexual films as part of a program he created that includes what he calls "shame therapy." ...

Israel court says lawmaker Hazan did drugs as casino manager

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court has ruled that a lawmaker from the ruling Likud party had used hard drugs when he ran a casino in Bulgaria, before entering politics. Tuesday's ruli...

UN expert decries Iran executions of 12 linked to drug crime

GENEVA (AP) -- A U.N. expert focusing on Iran has condemned the execution of 12 people there over the weekend on drug-related charges.Special rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed on Monday said executions for dru...

Indonesia arrests five Taiwanese for drug trafficking, death penalty possible

Five Taiwanese nationals have been arrested by the Indonesian police Thursday on drug trafficking charges, Indonesian authorities said. The arrest came amid the government’s stringent efforts to c...

Three Taiwanese arrested in drug raids in the Philippines

Manila, July 6 (CNA) Three Taiwanese were arrested in two separate drug raids in the Philippines on Tuesday in the latest crackdown on drugs in the Southeast Asian country. One group of dru...

5 dead, 1 arrested in Los Angeles abandoned building fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A dispute between homeless people living together in an abandoned office building led one of them to set a fire that killed five others, authorities alleged Tuesday.Just one man wa...

Australian police seize $900 million in methylamphetamine

SYDNEY (AP) -- Australian law enforcement agencies have seized methylamphetamine worth 1.26 billion Australian dollars ($900 million) in the country's largest-ever haul of the illicit drug in its liqu...

Police seize record quantity of meth in German capital

BERLIN (AP) -- Berlin police say they've made the biggest seizure ever of methamphetamine in the German capital, confiscating 4.5 kilograms (about 10 pounds) of the synthetic drug worth some 675,000 e...

Israel's Netanyahu struggles to govern with narrow majority

JERUSALEM (AP) -- When Benjamin Netanyahu called early elections last year, he said his unwieldy coalition was untenable and that Israel needed a more stable government to carry out vital reforms.But ...

Spike in meth seen from Mexico as US production low

TUCSON, Arizona (AP) -- Seizures of methamphetamine in Arizona so far this fiscal year have already surpassed last year's total, continuing an upward trend for the drug that officials say is much easi...

'Better Call Saul' plays game of Easter eggs with audience

NEW YORK (AP) -- Every week, the hunt is on.When each "Better Call Saul" episode hits the air (Mondays at 10 p.m. EDT on AMC), a certain segment of its audience answers the call, not just savoring eac...

French festival to assist Taiwan director on new film

Paris, Jan. 16 (CNA) A French film festival is set to assist Burmese-Taiwanese director Midi Z (???) on the production of his new film "The Road To Mandalay," (????) which centers on the life and l...

German, Czech police break up crystal meth gang

BERLIN (AP) -- German authorities say they have seized 2.9 tons of a chemical used to produce crystal meth in an operation that brought 15 arrests in Germany and the Czech Republic.The Federal Crimina...