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Bandidos gang leader pleads guilty to racketeering in Texas

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Prosecutors say a Bandidos biker gang leader has pleaded guilty to racketeering, drug trafficking and extortion charges in Texas and faces up to life in federal prison. Sergeant-at-arms Justin Cole Forster remains in custody in San Antonio pending sentencing next year. A gunfight in May 2015 during a bikers’ meeting in […]
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Rolls-Royce Plc has agreed to pay the United States a $170 million criminal penalty as part of a global settlement to resolve bribery investigation, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement
Conservative Antonio Tajani led Tuesday's third round of voting for speaker of the European Parliament following a coalition deal with the liberals, and will face fellow Italian Gianni Pittella of the
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday he has been questioned by the country's ethics watchdog in an unprecedented probe into a Bahamian holiday he took with the Aga Khan.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen said Tuesday she would relish a duel for the presidency with former economy minister Emmanuel Macron, as polls show the rising star closing in on the front-runner
Spain's regional tensions took center stage Tuesday as Catalan and Basque leaders boycotted a major gathering attended by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, in a first.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Tuesday declared a state of emergency, citing foreign interference in a presidential election he lost to opponent Adama Barrow last month.
With the anti-globalization wave impacting major elections, including that of US President-elect Donald Trump, the United States and European Union made a final plea on Tuesday to conclude a trans-Atl
Foreign minister says inviting representatives of new US administration to Astana would be a "right" decision
Fraudsters have been using social media and emails to trick British corporations and members of the public to donate money to fake charity appeals, the U.K.'s charity regulator said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A student’s painting that divided members of Congress for its depiction of Ferguson, Missouri, has been removed from its Capitol Hill display, this time perhaps permanently. S
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa senator has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for accepting payment to endorse presidential candidate Ron Paul in 2012. Kent Sorenson was Iowa chairman of Co
NEW YORK (AP) — A disciplinary trial has begun for a white New York City officer in a case that was an early catalyst for outrage over police use of deadly force against black men. Richard Haste appe
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg met with president-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower on Tuesday to talk about the jet maker’s contract to built the new Air Force One and about the F-18 Super Hornet.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a federal judge to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A white sheriff’s sergeant in Tennessee has been suspended after he used a racial slur while talking to a black deputy. The Chattanooga Times Free-Press reports (http:
Among the wounded are Nigerians working for Doctors Without Borders and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The world economy has not yet emerged from a period of slow growth, a trend that threatens to derail an ambitious U.N. plan to end extreme poverty by 2030, a U.N. report said Tuesday.
The air force pilot thought he was attacking Boko Haram militants, the army says.
Great Britain will leave the common market of the EU; it will not make any significant contributions to the common budget; it will reject the jurisdiction of European courts and aim at a free-trade ag
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will quit the EU single market when it leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday, in a decisive speech that set a course for a clean break with t
Brazilian police fired rubber bullets Tuesday at inmates who have taken over a jail where dozens were massacred over the weekend in the latest in a string of prison riots
MEXICO CITY - The spokeswoman for Mexico's Attorney General's Office says there are no warrants for actress Kate del Castillo, but she has been "mentioned" in criminal investigations. Del Castillo sa
BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, state television said, after refusing to hand power to opposition leader Adama Barrow who won an election on
TORONTO - The chief of the Grassy Narrows First Nation says he welcomes Ontario's promise to find mercury hot spots that have poisoned the water, but he wants the federal government to commit to clean
President Yahya Jammeh is meant to hand over power to Adama Barrow on Thursday.
The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman has been charged with helping her husband in the months leading up to the June massacre that left 49 people dead, according to an indictment unsealed on Tue
President-elect Donald Trump takes office this week with dismal approval and popularity numbers, according to polls out Tuesday, underscoring the deep divisions among Americans as the New York busines
A report on security at hotels in the Tunisian resort of Sousse had found security failings just months before a terror attack, an inquest into the killings of 30 British tourists there heard on Tue
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Federal, state and county lawmakers are calling for a Detroit-area mayor to quit after unverified audio tapes surfaced purportedly featuring him making racist and sexist comments
A painting depicting protests in Missouri and police as pigs is removed after political tit-for-tat.
President-elect Donald Trump was on the receiving end of Ivanka Majic, whom he accidentally tweeted at instead of his own daughter who has the same name.
MAIDUGURI (Reuters) - An air strike by the Nigerian Air Force killed 50 people and wounded 120 at a refugee camp on Tuesday, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said.
The taxpayers of Davos, Switzerland are paying $36.9 million dollars in security as it hosts the World Economic Forum. Josh King has the story.(@abridgetoland).           &n
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has made a surprise visit to the final daily press briefing with White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. Obama praised Earnest Tuesday for “his smarts

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