Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2019. There are 283 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 23...

Men found crammed in SUV accused of entering US illegally

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Fourteen men from central and South America were found crammed into an SUV that was pulled over last month on Interstate 64 in southern Illinois, authorities said Wednesd...

Police in North Macedonia arrest man smuggling 5 migrants

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say they have arrested a man suspected of smuggling five migrants from Greece, headed north toward Serbia. Police said Saturd...

Czech police: ring smuggling migrants from Asia broken up

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech police say they have broken up an international ring smuggling migrants from southeast Asia to western Europe. They say 12 members of the group, nationals of unsp...

US suspends some military aid to Guatemala over vehicle use

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Defense Department has suspended some military aid to Guatemala over questionable use of armored vehicles donated by Washington. The U.S. Embassy says ...

Turtle kingpin to serve 16 months in international scheme

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man who was a kingpin in an international scheme to traffic in rare turtles will become the first person to serve prison time in South Carolina for illegal wild...

Algeria's leader: Freedom fighter, peacemaker, enigma

PARIS (AP) — Algeria's longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been known as a wily political survivor ever since he fought for independence from France in the 1950s and 1960s. And his crafty concess...

Meth production in Vietnam, Laos and Thailand booming: UN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) published a report Tuesday which names the “Golden Triangle” of Myanmar, Thailand and Laos as the heart of...

Pence talks energy, Trump at Ohio oil and gas gathering

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence highlighted curbs in environmental regulations and called energy a "source of prosperity" during a speech in Ohio's capital city of Columbus. ...

Sea Turtles’ Beauty Only Belongs in Ocean

(WildAid) - Chinese actor Eddie Peng (Peng Yuyan) is reminding the public that beautiful souvenirs are often made from poached Hawksbill sea turtles, contributing to their critically endangered status...

Taiwanese citizen arrested in New Zealand in major meth bust

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 39 year old Taiwanese man and his 27 year old Chinese partner in crime were arrested last week in New Zealand on charges of smuggling methamphetamine into the country. ...

Greek court refuses to extradite dissident to Iran

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A Greek court has refused to extradite to Iran an Iranian political dissident and Christian wanted in her country for alleged drugs-smuggling, citing fears that she might f...

Opioid crisis engulfs blockaded Gaza Strip

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An opioid crisis has quietly spread in the Gaza Strip, trapping thousands in the hell of addiction and adding another layer of misery to the blockaded and impoverished coa...

Greek police find 4 children, 3 adults hidden in truck

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police in northern Greece say they found seven migrants — four of them children — hidden in a furniture truck whose driver allegedly had been paid to take them from Turkey ...

The Latest: Defense officials tour sections of border wall

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's visit to the Southwest border (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Top defense officials hav...