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Police in Montenegro say they have arrested Terraform Labs founder Do Kwon, who is wanted in South Korea following the $40 billion crash of the firm’s cryptocurrency. South Korea’s Justice Ministry confirmed the arrests of Kwon and another unidentified individual linked to the cryptocurrency crash and said Friday it will seek their extradition. South Korea last year asked Interpol to circulate a “red notice” for the agency’s 195 member nations to apprehend Kwon. He and five others are wanted because of allegations of fraud and financial crimes in relation to the implosion of Terraform's digital currencies in May 2022.
The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that state law doesn’t require Gov. Katie Hobbs to carry out the execution of a prisoner who is scheduled to be put to death on April 6. The decision marks a legal victory for the newly elected Democratic governor whose office said the state isn’t currently prepared to carry out the death penalty. The court had previously set the April execution date for Aaron Gunches, who was convicted of fatally shooting Ted Price near Mesa, Arizona in 2002.
A former Missoula nurse involved in diverting multiple opiates from St. Patrick Hospital was sentenced to three years of probation in federal court on Thursday.
Alabama's Nick Saban, Nate Oats clear the air, Crimson Tide 'enjoying the moment'
Authorities say a woman accused of setting fire last year to a Wyoming abortion clinic that was under construction told investigators that she opposes abortion and was experiencing anxiety and nightmares over the facility opening. According to court documents, 22-year-old Lorna Roxanne Green, of Casper, told an investigator she broke into the Wellspring Health Access clinic in Casper on May 25 and poured and lit gasoline. Green made an initial appearance by video Thursday in federal court in Cheyenne. She remains jailed in Wheatland with no bond set yet. Her attorney didn't immediately return a message seeking comment. The clinic has yet to open.
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Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, March 18, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Circana BookScan © 2023 Circana. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2023, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "I Will Find You" by Harlan Coben (Grand Central) Last week: — 2. ...
Blackman faces a maximum sentence of life in prison, a $250,000 fine and no less than five years to a lifetime of supervised release.
The Gymnastics Ethics Foundation was created in 2019 to help protect athletes after the American sexual abuse scandal and it has now published its strategy to set new safeguarding standards with a view to the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.
A sheriff said that a body was found Wednesday night during a search in the Colorado woods near where they had found an abandoned car that belonged to a 17-year-old student accused of shooting two administrators at his Denver high school earlier in the day. Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw said the body was found not far from the car in a remote mountain area about 50 miles southwest of Denver, near the small town of Bailey, in Park County. But, authorities said they have not yet identified who it was and McGraw declined to say if it was a man or the cause of death. Earlier in the day, Denver police identified the suspect as Austin Lyle.
Thai police busted an international gang that operated call centers to deceive older Americans into wiring them money and netted $87 million. More than 20 suspects, including Indians and Thais, were arrested this week by Thai and U.S. law enforcement agents. They also seized bank accounts and real estate. The suspects have been charged with transnational crime, fraud, money laundering and other offenses. Police said the scammers claimed to be investigating money laundering and told their victims their funds needed to be transferred to be verified. Some of their computers also were hacked. Investigators found the gang laundered their proceeds through Thai gold shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues and had assets hidden in several countries.
California prosecutors on Wednesday dropped domestic violence charges against Justin Roiland.
A federal appeals court in a sealed order has directed a lawyer for Donald Trump to turn over to prosecutors documents in the investigation into the former president’s retention of classified records at his Florida estate. The ruling is a significant win for the Justice Department, which has focused for months not only on the hoarding of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago but also on why Trump and his representatives resisted demands to return them to the government. It suggests the court has sided with prosecutors who have argued behind closed doors that Trump was using his legal representation to further a crime.
The attorney is creating a task force to look at more than 100 cases that her predecessor's office apparently did not review to see if charges could still be brought.
Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was taken to a hospital after being assaulted at an LA Fitness gym in South Florida on Tuesday evening, according to th…
Two inmates in a Virginia jail used primitively made tools to create a hole in the wall of their cell and escape.
Criminals look for people who are not paying attention to their surroundings and use the element of surprise to their advantage. Crime usually…
For months, authorities have been urging civilians in areas near the fighting in eastern Ukraine to evacuate to safer parts of the country. But while many have heeded the call, others — including families with children — have steadfastly refused. So it has fallen to local police to try to persuade residents to leave.
Inmates dig out of Virginia jail using toothbrush, metal object; later found at nearby IHOP, officials say
"I'm thankful for the citizens who observed Garza and Nemo at the IHOP and notified law enforcement," the sheriff said.
Rev. Wheeler Parker was there in the bedroom when Emmett Till was abducted. His memoir recounts the 70-year push for federal charges
The Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr. lives just outside Justice. This has been true his whole life. In the geographic sense, he has lived in Summit, Illinois (or the subdivision of Argo, annexed long ago into Summit), for most of his 83 years. Summit ambles alongside the Des Plaines River, a bit north of the village of Justice. In a more poetic sense, though, Parker has also lived outside justice since ...
NONFICTION: A harrowing exposé of child abuse and torture in Catholic orphanages of the 20th century. "Ghosts of the Orphanage" by Christine Kenneally; PublicAffairs (367 pages, $30) ——— Even after Spotlight, even after Tuam, this book was a shock. Christine Kenneally's exposé of the abuse and torture of children in 20th-century orphanages fits neatly alongside those earlier stories of ...
FICTION: A potent, unusual crime novel about an ex-cop whose misfortunes mirror those of his homeland. "Old God's Time" by Sebastian Barry; Viking (272 pages, $27) ——— Tom Kettle, the main character of Sebastian Barry's heartbreaking new novel, joined the Gardaí — Ireland's national police force — in the 1960s. His uniform was meant to withstand the elements, but it absorbed water like a ...
"I Have Some Questions for You" by Rebecca Makkai; Viking (448 pages, $28) ——— At 40, Bodie Kane isn’t especially nostalgic about her high school years. The narrator of Rebecca Makkai’s smart, gripping new novel, “I Have Some Questions for You,” Bodie was an outsider at the Granby School, a sort-of scholarship student at the New Hampshire boarding school mostly populated by rich kids. She ...