By PABLO ELIAS GIUSSANIAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The leaders of three Latin American nations hit hard by drug trafficking called on the membership of the United Nations on Wednesday to promote a debate on alternative ways to combat drug trafficking.
In an unusually energetic
By BEN FELLERAP White House Correspondent
NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama called human trafficking nothing more than "modern slavery," outlining new steps on Tuesday to combat the exploitation of workers and children in the United States and abroad.
Obama said in an address to the
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Iran's president called Israel a nuclear-armed "fake regime" shielded by the United States, prompting Israel's U.N. ambassador to walk out of a high-level U.N. meeting Monday promoting the rule of law.
Iranian President Mahmoud
By GREG RISLINGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An undercover FBI agent has been accused in court documents of spending U.S. taxpayer dollars on prostitutes in the Philippines for himself and others during an international weapons trafficking probe last year.
Deputy Federal Public Defender
By GILLIAN WONGAssociated Press
CHENGDU, China (AP) - China has nearly mopped up a murder scandal that has roiled the country for months, but the last step - dealing with a fallen political star who was once among the Communist Party's most popular figures - will be the most delicate of all
By MICHELLE R. SMITHAssociated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Boston mobster acknowledged he was the acting head of the New England Mafia as he pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to one count of racketeering conspiracy for shaking down Rhode Island strip clubs for protection money.
By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
MACAU (AP) - In the Philippines, a $4-billion casino will soon rise from reclaimed land on Manila Bay. In South Korea, foreign investors are expected to break ground next year on a clutch of casino resorts offshore. And on the eastern edge of Russia, authorities
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mexico's reliance on the military to combat widespread drug violence and crime has been largely ineffective and has led to increases in human rights violations, according to a congressional report released Thursday.
The majority staff of the
SPOKANE, Wash. - For months, Operation Redlight was a secret.
The year-long investigation into prostitution in Spokane came to a head on
Tuesday when local and federal agencies raided eight "day spas" and "massage
parlors", which police believe were front organizations for widespread
By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEINAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's next president has boldly promised to halve the number of kidnappings and murders during his six-year term by moving law enforcement away from showy drug busts and focusing on protecting ordinary citizens