Smuggling

FILE - In this July 26, 2018, file photo, families with young children protest the separation of immigrant families with a sit-in at the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington. The government has made only incremental improvements to its troubled efforts to care for thousands of migrant children detained entering the U.S. without their parents, perpetuating a problem the Trump administration has aggravated with its “zero tolerance” immigration crackdown, a bipartisan Senate report said Wednesday, Aug. 15. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 15, 2018 - 7:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has made only incremental improvements to its troubled efforts to care for thousands of migrant children detained entering the U.S. without their parents, perpetuating a problem the Trump administration has aggravated with its "zero tolerance" immigration crackdown...
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FILe - In this July 9, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives to court in New York. A New York judge cited the long history of the casting couch in Hollywood as he approved for trial the sex trafficking claims of an aspiring actress against Weinstein. U.S. District Judge Robert W. Sweet said the lawsuit filed by Kadian Noble last fall was fairly brought under sex trafficking laws Congress passed that had an “expansive” definition of what could be considered a “commercial sex act.” (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 14, 2018 - 3:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has ruled that an aspiring actress can sue Harvey Weinstein for violating sex trafficking laws because the proverbial casting couch, in which women are asked to trade sex for Hollywood opportunities, could be considered a "commercial sex act." U.S. District Judge...
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August 14, 2018 - 1:39 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The chief executive of a California check cashing business pleaded guilty Monday to helping smuggle rifle parts and other military equipment to rebels in his native Syria. Rasheed Al Jijakli, 57, was arrested last year and charged in federal court with violating U.S. laws...
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This photo released by the Colombia's presidential press office shows Colombia's newly sworn-in President Ivan Duque arriving to the presidential palace with his wife Maria Juliana Ruiz and children after his inauguration ceremony in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. (Colombia's presidential press office via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 7:34 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's youngest elected president was sworn in to office Tuesday, promising to "make corrections" to a peace deal with leftist rebels that has divided the country and to crack down on lingering armed groups still roaming the countryside. Ivan Duque, the 42-year-old...
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Drug dog Sombra, has helped detect more than 2,000 kilos of cocaine hidden in suitcases, boats and large shipments of fruit, sits outside the police station in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Colombian police recently revealed that the Gulf Clan, a cartel that boasts its own guerrilla army, has offered a reward of $7,000 to whoever kills or captures Sambra. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
July 27, 2018 - 3:26 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — This is the story of a drug dog with a bounty on its head. Sombra, a six-year-old German shepherd, has helped Colombia's police detect more than 2,000 kilos of cocaine hidden in suitcases, boats and large shipments of fruit. But as the dog sniffs her way toward record...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2009, file photo, Correctional Officer Jose Sandoval inspects one of the more than 2,000 cell phones confiscated from inmates at California State Prison, Solano in Vacaville, Calif. Judges in California and South Carolina have ordered cellphone carriers to shut down nearly 200 contraband phones used by inmates in state prisons to coordinate drug deals, gang operations and even murders. California's corrections chief tells The Associated Press on Monday, July 23, 2018, that it's the first time prison officials obtained warrants requiring a mass shutdown of contraband phones. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
July 23, 2018 - 8:45 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Judges in California and South Carolina have ordered cellphone carriers to disable nearly 200 contraband cellphones used by inmates to orchestrate crimes behind and outside prison walls, the most sweeping order of its kind ever won by corrections officials. It's an...
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FILE - This May 13, 2008 file photo shows a box turtle at the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge near Cape Charles, Va. Two flight attendants for a Chinese airline were fined and ordered to leave the United States within 72 hours for attempting to smuggle nearly two-dozen spotted and box turtles in a carry-on bag from Los Angeles to China. On Monday, July 23, 2018, U.S. District Judge S. James Otero ordered Chinese nationals Huaqian Qu and Renfeng Gao to pay $5,500 each to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service before returning to China within three days. (Chris Tyree/The Virginian-Pilot via AP, File)
July 23, 2018 - 4:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two flight attendants for a Chinese airline were fined and ordered to leave the United States within 72 hours Monday for attempting to smuggle dozens of spotted and box turtles in carry-on bags from Los Angeles to China. U.S. District Judge S. James Otero ordered Chinese...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2018, image tweeted by David Caltabiano of KABB/WOAI, a heavily damaged SUV is seen on Texas Highway 85 in Big Wells, Texas, after crashing while carrying more than a dozen people fleeing from Border Patrol agents. A federal grand jury on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, indicted several people in Texas connected to an alleged immigrant smuggling scheme, including the driver of an SUV crash last month that killed five of 14 people inside. (David Caltabiano/KABB/WOAI via AP File)
July 19, 2018 - 6:43 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A 20-year-old man indicted in an alleged immigrant smuggling scheme was under federal supervision when he led authorities in Texas on a high-speed chase and crashed an SUV, killing five of the 14 people inside, according to court records. Federal prosecutors said the driver, Jorge...
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A rescue worker from the Proactiva Open Arms Spanish NGO helps a migrant, rescued off the Libyan coast, on Tuesday July 17, 2018. Proactiva Open Arms said it found one woman alive Tuesday and another dead, along with the body of a toddler, amid the drifting remains of a destroyed migrant boat some 80 nautical miles from the Libyan coast. (Proactiva Open Arms via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 2:40 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Nineteen people drowned when a boat loaded with as many as 150 people who were thought to be migrants capsized off the northern coast of Cyprus, a Turkish Cypriot official said Wednesday. Tolga Atakan, the transport minister in the breakaway north of ethnically divided Cyprus...
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In this frame from video, porn actress Stormy Daniels is led into jail in Columbus, Ohio., after being taken into custody during a Wednesday evening, July 11, 2018, show. Daniels was arrested at a strip club and is accused of letting patrons touch her in violation of a state law, her attorney said early Thursday, July 12. (WBNS via AP)
July 13, 2018 - 12:47 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of porn star Stormy Daniels at a strip club in Ohio (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Porn actress Stormy Daniels has performed at an Ohio strip club a day after police arrested her at another club. Daniels performed for about 20 minutes at Vanity...
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