Turkish rap artist acquitted of inciting drug use

ISTANBUL (AP) — A court in Istanbul has acquitted a rap musician of the charge of inciting drug use in his song lyrics and video clips. Sercan Ipekcioglu, better-known as rapper "Ezh...

Frenchman in US beard contest pleading guilty in drug case

MIAMI (AP) — A Frenchman arrested when he arrived in the United States for a world beard-growing championship is set to plead guilty in Miami federal court to drug charges. Court rec...

The Latest: Family of man killed by officer seeks answers

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a man by a Chicago police officer (all times local): 6:40 a.m. Relatives of a man who was fatally shot by a Chica...

Costs of Snowden leak still mounting 5 years later

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whistleblower or traitor, leaker or public hero? National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden blew the lid off U.S. government surveillance methods five years...

American English teacher, MMA fighter arrested for growing marijuana in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American cram school English teacher and amateur mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter was arrested in Taipei on Thursday (May 30) for growing marijuana in his apartment, reporte...

5 years on, US government still counting Snowden leak costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whistleblower or traitor, leaker or public hero? Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden blew the lid off U.S. government surveillance methods fiv...

Man vying for beard prize to plead guilty on drug charges

MIAMI (AP) — A Frenchman arrested when he arrived in the United States for a world beard-growing championship will plead guilty in federal court on drug charges. The Miami Herald rep...

The winners (by a nose) in top US sniffer dogs competition

GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) — One of America's best law enforcement officers at sniffing out hidden explosives is 8 years old, already going gray and loves nothing more than chewing vigorously on a white cott...

Turkey: Rapper arrested accused of encouraging drug use

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have arrested a popular rap artist on charges of inciting drug use. Anadolu Agency said 27-year-old Sercan Ipekc...

Russia's doping capital gears up for World Cup

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Nestled on the edge of the forest outside the Russian city of Saransk is the home of one of the most successful doping programs in history. Athletes from the V...

Revolving door of despair: Drugs land more women behind bars

JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) — On opposite sides of the county jail, a mother and her son chat about school, girls, birthday gifts — and their future together. They aren't allowed to see each other face-to-f...

Revolving door of despair: Drugs land more women behind bars

JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) — On opposite sides of the county jail, a mother and her son chat about school, girls, birthday gifts — and their future together. They aren't allowed to see each other face-to-f...

The Latest: 4 troopers hurt in Oklahoma shootout before fire

TALIHINA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of several Oklahoma troopers who were serving a warrant in southeast Oklahoma (all times local): 11:50 a.m. A spok...

Millions' worth of heroin, meth seized in traffic stop

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says it has seized millions of dollars' worth of heroin and methamphetamine during a traffic stop along a central Ohio interstate. The...

The Latest: US wants Venezuela punished by 35-nation group

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. imposing sanctions on Venezuelans (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The United States has asked the countries of the Western Hem...