Last defendant in Jamaican lottery scam case going to trial

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman accused of funneling lottery scam money between the U.S. and Jamaica through her airline job goes on trial in federal court in North Dakota this week. She is...

Senegal's president fires Dakar's mayor over prison sentence

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's president has effectively fired the mayor of the capital, Dakar, after an appeals court upheld his five-year prison sentence for forgery, criminal conspiracy, embezzlem...

Court upholds 5-year prison sentence for Dakar's mayor

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An appeals court in Senegal has upheld the five-year prison sentence for the mayor of the capital for forgery, criminal conspiracy, embezzlement and fraud. Daka...

Greece holds 3 NGO members for allegedly aiding traffickers

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece have arrested three members of a charity helping migrants on the eastern island of Lesbos for allegedly belonging to a criminal organization that directly f...

The Latest: Greece: 3 held for allegedly aiding traffickers

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Greek police say they have arrested three members of a charity that helps migrants on the...

Taiwanese woman gets busted for landing a managerial job by posing as a graduate of a prestigious university

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A Taiwanese woman has got herself into legal trouble by using a counterfeit prestigious university diploma to successfully land a managerial job at a technology company for ...

Tajik journalist sentenced to 12 years in prison

MOSCOW (AP) — A Tajik journalist who also headed a comedy troupe has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in a case denounced by rights advocates. Khairullo Mirsaidov was sentenced W...

Businessman linked to slain reporter held in separate case

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A controversial businessman linked to a slain investigative journalist in Slovakia has been detained in a separate case of forgery against a broadcaster. ...

Police: Thief tried paying waitress with her own stolen card

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say an Arkansas thief got his just deserts when he tried to pay for a meal using the waitress' stolen credit card. Police spokesman Lt. David De F...

Taipei Fubon Bank employee caught embezzling NT$4.69 million from 22 customers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An incident involving a Fubon Bank employee embezzling NT$4.69 million (US$155,000) from 22 customers last year provides a cautionary tale for cus...

US returns 1493 Christopher Columbus letter to Vatican

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The United States is returning to the Vatican Library a letter written by Christopher Columbus in 1493 announcing his discovery of the New World that was stolen and replaced with a...

Court gives Spanish princess' husband 5 days to go to prison

MADRID (AP) — Judicial authorities have informed the brother-in-law of Spain's King Felipe VI that he has to enter prison within five days to serve a sentence of five years and 10 months for fraud and...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, June 8, the 159th day of 2018. There are 206 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 8, 196...

Funeral home owner stole nearly $300,000 from clients

HULMEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania funeral home owner has admitted stealing nearly $300,000 from dozens of clients who prepaid for their funerals. David Faust pleaded guilty Wedne...

Police stop street dog scam in Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei Police Department recently detained a woman accused of illicit fundraising and dog abuse around the Xinyi Shopping Area. Starting in April, a 42-y...