Phoenix FBI seeking ex-Arizona trooper in $9M fraud scheme

PHOENIX (AP) — The FBI is looking for a retired Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper who is wanted in connection with a $9 million fraud scheme. FBI officials in Phoenix said ...

Agency: No Cyprus passports for wealthy investors' families

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ top oversight body urged lawmakers on Thursday to rethink new legislation that empowers the government to grant citizenship to family members of wealthy investors under ...

Ex-cops blame one another, seek own trials in Floyd's death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for four former Minneapolis officers charged in the death of George Floyd say that each client should get his own trial, as the officers try to diminish their roles in the...

610,000 fraudulent surgical masks circulate in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Nantou District Prosecutor's Office said on Tuesday (Sept. 8) that they seized a total of more than 210,000 masks of unknown origin that were falsely advertised as...

Taiwan major general charged in corruption scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A major general and three associates were indicted Wednesday (Sept. 2) for forging a fire extinguishing project for armored vehicles, allowing them to pocket NT$30 million...

Slovakia court set to give verdict in reporter's slaying

PRAGUE (AP) — A court in Slovakia is expected to issue a verdict Thursday in the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee, a crime that shocked the country and led a government to fall....

Platini quizzed in Swiss investigation of $2M FIFA payment

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Soccer great Michel Platini arrived at Switzerland’s federal prosecution office Monday morning to be questioned about a $2 million payment he received from FIFA in 2011. ...

Possible shot at freedom for lifer who stole hedge clippers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An October parole hearing has been set for a Black man sentenced to life in prison after stealing hedge clippers in a 1997 burglary, a sentence Louisiana's Supreme Court upheld desp...

State chief justice blasts small-time thief's life sentence

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man caught with stolen hedge clippers decades ago must continue to serve his life sentence, despite a stinging dissent from the chief justice of Louisiana’s Supreme Court, who sai...

Bangladeshi hospital owner arrested over fake virus tests

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Security officials in Bangladesh have arrested the owner of two hospitals that issued thousands of fake coronavirus test reports as he attempted to flee the country to India, ...

Q&A: US government not as prolific an executioner as states

CHICAGO (AP) — Executions carried out by federal authorities have stopped, restarted and stopped again for long stretches since the first one in 1790, when U.S. marshals hanged a mariner in Maine for ...

New Taipei owner of ID number 'A123456789' suffering from years of misuse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsieh Tiao-ken (謝條根), a Taiwanese citizen and the owner of national ID number "A123456789," said he has been troubled by constant illegitimate usage of his card ...

Michel Platini now a formal suspect in Swiss case

GENEVA (AP) — French soccer great Michel Platini has been formally placed under investigation in Switzerland in relation to a $2 million payment he got from FIFA in 2011. Swiss feder...

Ex-librarian, bookseller get home detention in library theft

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former librarian and a bookseller who pleaded guilty in the theft of rare books from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in a years-long scheme have been sentenced to lengthy terms ...

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Today in History Today is Monday, June 8, the 160th day of 2020. There are 206 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 8, 196...