Mar 25, 2015

Former senior Mizuho Bank employee arrested over fraud

Police arrest former senior Mizuho Bank employee Mikio Oikawa and two others on suspicion of defrauding a doctor out of ¥115 million, with authorities suspecting Oikawa may have also swindled dozens of others out of billions of yen.

Wealthy N.Y. eccentric arrested on LA murder warrant

Mar 16, 2015

Wealthy N.Y. eccentric arrested on LA murder warrant

Robert Durst, a wealthy eccentric linked to two killings and his wife’s disappearance, was arrested on a murder warrant just before Sunday’s finale in a serial TV documentary about his life. Durst was arrested by FBI agents Saturday at a J.W. Marriott hotel in ...

Suspect, 20, charged in shooting of Ferguson police officers

Mar 16, 2015

Suspect, 20, charged in shooting of Ferguson police officers

A 20-year-old man was charged on Sunday with first-degree assault for last week’s shooting of two police officers during a protest in the troubled city Ferguson, Missouri, a crime that fueled a national debate on race and policing. The suspect, Jeffrey Williams, has admitted ...

Feb 16, 2015

Hyogo teen in hot water for making lethal air gun

A teenager in Hyogo Prefecture was arrested Monday on suspicion of making an air gun capable of killing a person and possessing three such weapons, police said. The first-year high school student has admitted to the charges, the police said. His name was withheld ...

Feb 11, 2015

Serial flight stowaway jailed in Florida, nabbed at beach resort

A woman notorious for sneaking onto commercial flights has been jailed in North Florida, where she was caught checking into a beach resort under a false name, authorities said on Tuesday. Marilyn Hartman managed to board a flight from Minnesota to Jacksonville, Florida, on ...

Feb 4, 2015

Wine-tasting U.S. couple 'left toddlers in freezing car'

A couple allegedly left their two toddlers marooned in a car and strapped into their seats in near-freezing temperatures while attending a wine-tasting event in an upmarket Washington restaurant, U.S. police said. Jennie Chang, 46 — who works for the U.S. Food and Drug ...

Prosecutor seeks 26 years for Costa Concordia captain

Jan 27, 2015

Prosecutor seeks 26 years for Costa Concordia captain

Prosecutors asked a court to convict the captain of the Costa Concordia and sentence him to 26 years in prison Monday for the 2012 shipwreck off Tuscany that killed 32 people, saying the term is hardly excessive given the death toll. Prosecutor Maria Navarro ...

Powerful N.Y. state politician arrested on corruption charges

Jan 23, 2015

Powerful N.Y. state politician arrested on corruption charges

One of New York state’s most powerful politicians was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges and accused of using his position to obtain millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks masked as legitimate income. The 70-year-old New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was taken ...

Jan 22, 2015

Pakistan arrests Islamic State militant in Lahore: officials

Pakistani security forces have arrested a member of the Islamic State jihadi group and two accomplices in the eastern city of Lahore, officials said Wednesday. “A Pakistani Syrian man named Yousaf Al-Salafi and two of his accomplices have been arrested two days ago,” a ...