Free or not? Washingtonians have say on fate of '80s kingpin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long before it became a tranquil middle-class neighborhood scattered with pride flags, the area around 7th Street and Orleans Place near Gallaudet University in northeast Washington ...

AP Report: 'Pain League' allegedly pushed opioids in Italy

PARMA, Italy (AP) — The police huddled for hours each day, headphones on, eavesdropping on the doctor. They'd tapped his cellphone, bugged his office, planted a camera in a trattoria. ...

AP Report: 'Pain League' allegedly pushed opioids in Italy

PARMA, Italy (AP) — Managers with Mundipharma, the international arm of Purdue Pharma, have been swept up in a corruption case in Italy alleging they and other pharmaceutical executives paid a promine...

Afghan official: Taliban hit security checkpoints, killing 8

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the Taliban have targeted security checkpoints in northeastern Takhar province, killing eight members of the security forces. Wafiul...

Taiwanese man found dead in Tokyo hotel with 50 packets of drugs inside his body

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The body of Taiwanese man found dead inside a hotel in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday (March 30) was found to contain 50 packets of an illegal substance, the leakage of which investi...

Berlin police raid premises suspected of Mideast crime links

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police have searched hookah bars, jewelers and travel agents linked to families suspected of involvement in organized crime in the German capital. Police said th...

Perennial presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche dead at 96

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Lyndon LaRouche Jr., the political extremist who ran for president in every election from 1976 to 2004, including a campaign waged from federal prison, has died. He was 96. ...

Crystal meth becomes popular New Year gift in North Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While tea, cakes and condiments may be popular Lunar New Year gifts in Taiwan, many North Korean citizens are celebrating with something much heavier. Radio Free Asia (...

Ex-Tainan County Council speaker extradited from Manila back to Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Former Tainan County Council Speaker Wu Chien-pao (吳健保), who fled Taiwan in 2014 after being convicted of fixing professional baseball games, was extradited back to Taiwan from the Phi...

El Chapo trial highlights how Mexico graft impedes drug war

NEW YORK (AP) — In the same Brooklyn courthouse where jurors have heard testimony about Mexican politicians protecting Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's drug empire, a former Mexican state attorney general ...

US border agency says it's made biggest-ever fentanyl bust

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced Thursday their biggest fentanyl bust ever, saying they captured nearly 254 pounds (114 kilograms) of the deadly synthetic opioid f...

Don Winslow writes novel about war on drugs

"The Border" (William Morrow), by Don Winslow Don Winslow's epic trilogy about America's longest war, which he launched with "The Power of the Dog" in 2005 and continued with "The Ca...

Nevada inmate whose execution called off found dead in cell

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A twice-convicted murderer who had repeatedly said he wanted to die by lethal injection was found dead in his death-row prison cell from an apparent hanging, officials said Saturday. ...

Nevada inmate whose execution called off found dead in cell

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A twice-convicted murderer who declared he wanted to die and who Nevada officials said tried several times to kill himself after two scheduled lethal injections were postponed has bee...

Colorful cast of cooperators put the heat on El Chapo

NEW YORK (AP) — One was a gambling addict who got plastic surgery to change his appearance even after his predecessor died from doing the same thing. Another claims to have begun his life of crime at ...