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DeSantis wants panel to probe trafficking, sanctuary cities

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday asked that a statewide grand jury be set up to examine networks that illegally smuggle people into the state as part of an investigation that...

UK cancels first flight to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda

LONDON (AP) — Britain canceled a flight that was scheduled to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda late Tuesday after the European Court of Human Rights intervened, saying the plan carried “a real risk of ...

Israel strike crippling Syria's main airport hikes tensions

BEIRUT (AP) — Israel marked a major escalation in its years-long campaign of airstrikes in Syria, carrying out an attack last week that shut down the country’s main civilian airport in Damascus as Isr...

UK prepares to deport first asylum seekers to Rwanda

A plane carrying the first group of deported UK asylum seekers is set to take off for Rwanda on Tuesday evening. The flight will go ahead despite last-minute legal challenges from civil rights groups...

British Virgin Islands avoids direct U.K. rule amid scrutiny

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The British Virgin Islands announced Wednesday that it has avoided direct rule by the United Kingdom for now after its premier was recently arrested on cocaine charges and...

'Tiger King' star Doc Antle charged with money laundering

“Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle has been charged with laundering more than half a million dollars, money federal prosecutors said Monday that he believed to be the proceeds of an operation to s...

In Iraq, British man gets 15 years over smuggling artifacts

BAGHDAD (AP) — A British citizen was sentenced Monday by an Iraqi court to 15 years in prison after being convicted of attempting to smuggle artifacts out of the country, in a case that has attracted ...

Celtics add their voices to those asking for Griner's return

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brittney Griner hasn’t been forgotten at the NBA Finals. The WNBA star has been detained in Russia for more than 100 days — wrongfully so, U.S. officials insist ...

India sees surge in exotic wildlife smuggling

Last month, West Bengal's forest officials rescued three kangaroos in the forests of Jalpaiguri district and recovered the carcass of another. Though the rescued kangaroos were finally sent to th...

UAE dismantles plane of gunrunner Russia wants for Americans

UMM AL-QUWAIN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The hulking, Soviet-era cargo plane has sat for decades under the blazing sun in a remote corner of the United Arab Emirates, its four jet engines silent aft...

Detention hearing waived in plot to kill George W. Bush

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Iraqi man behind bars following his arrest on a charge of plotting to assassinate former President George W. Bush has waived his right to a detention hearing and will remain b...

Envoy: Iran nuclear deal looks 'tenuous' but worth seeking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States' top negotiator for Iran nuclear talks made the case to lawmakers Wednesday for sticking with what may be a last try for a deal reimposing limits on Iran’s nuclear ...

Brittney Griner's wife tells ABC she wants WNBA star home

Brittney Griner's wife, Cherelle, wants President Joe Biden to secure her partner's release, doing whatever is necessary to get the WNBA star home from Russia where she has been detained for more than...

Feds: Ohio man plotted visit to Texas to kill George W. Bush

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Iraqi man who came to the United States two years ago and applied for asylum hatched a plot to assassinate former President George W. Bush in retaliation for casualties agains...

Big cross-border tunnel found linking Tijuana, San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities on Monday announced the discovery of a major drug smuggling tunnel — running about the length of a six football fields — from Mexico to a warehouse in an industrial a...