Fugitives

Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, center, and former Catalan Health Minister Antoni Comin, left, gesture during a press conference at the Square Meeting Center in Brussels on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. The pro-secession bloc won a majority in Catalan regional elections, but the anti-independence Ciutadans (Citizens), led by 36-year-old lawyer Ines Arrimadas, won the highest number of votes for a single party. Several members of the ousted Cabinet, including Puigdemont, have campaigned from Brussels, where they sought refuge from Spanish justice. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
December 22, 2017 - 9:37 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont called Friday for talks with his adversary, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, following snap regional elections that gave pro-independence parties a parliamentary majority. Rajoy ignored the fugitive leader's direct appeal for...
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Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, center, and former Catalan Health Minister Antoni Comin, left, gesture during a press conference at the Square Meeting Center in Brussels on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. The pro-secession bloc won a majority in Catalan regional elections, but the anti-independence Ciutadans (Citizens), led by 36-year-old lawyer Ines Arrimadas, won the highest number of votes for a single party. Several members of the ousted Cabinet, including Puigdemont, have campaigned from Brussels, where they sought refuge from Spanish justice. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
December 21, 2017 - 6:30 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the regional election in Catalonia (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Catalonia's fugitive leader of its separatist movement says that the collective victory of pro-secession parties in elections in the Spanish region represents "a slap to the face" of Prime...
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December 19, 2017 - 3:56 pm
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey police officer convicted of helping gang members in investigations has been sentenced to 10 years without parole. Forty-nine-year-old Keith German, a 16-year veteran of the Asbury Park police department, was convicted in September of three counts of...
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December 14, 2017 - 3:57 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A man who spent nearly eight years on the run after a slaying in Atlanta has been convicted and sentenced to prison. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard Jr. said in a news release Wednesday that jurors found 31-year-old Brandon Williams guilty of murder for the May 10, 2008,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2015, file photo, Lyle Jeffs leaves the federal courthouse in Salt Lake City. The former polygamous sect leader was sentenced Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, to nearly five years for his role in carrying out an elaborate food stamp fraud scheme and for escaping home confinement while awaiting trial. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
December 13, 2017 - 4:18 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former polygamous sect leader was sentenced Wednesday to nearly five years in prison for his role in carrying out an elaborate food stamp fraud scheme and for escaping home confinement while awaiting trial. The sentencing of Lyle Jeffs closes the book on a major government...
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November 30, 2017 - 6:01 am
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who failed to appear for sentencing for aggravated assault on a police officer has been captured in Georgia. Federal agents on Wednesday tracked 27-year-old Donnell Cook of Newark to a residence in Lithonia, Georgia. Cook did not show up at the Middlesex...
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November 22, 2017 - 7:00 am
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a fugitive has been captured near Atlanta after escaping from the same county jail in Alabama twice within a three-week span. The Coosa County Sheriff's office in Alabama said early Wednesday that 27-year-old Shane Anthony Vernon was taken into custody late...
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Holding a national Venezuelan flag, ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma waves from inside El Dorado international airport, as he prepares for departure, in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Ledezma, one of Venezuela's most prominent opposition leaders, said he plans to take his fight against Venezuela's socialist government to Europe after he escaped house arrest in Caracas, and fled to Colombia on Friday. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
November 18, 2017 - 8:20 am
MADRID (AP) — The ousted mayor of Caracas pledged to spread his protest against Venezuela's socialist government across the world as he arrived in Spain on Saturday, a day after escaping from house arrest and slipping past Venezuelan security forces into Colombia. Antonio Ledezma's flight from...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2009 file photo, Caracas' Mayor Antonio Ledezma attends a Senate meeting, in Brasilia, Brazil. The former mayor has escaped house arrest in Caracas and arrived in Colombia, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
November 17, 2017 - 11:33 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Former Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma escaped house arrest and fled to Colombia on Friday, an apparent embarrassment for security forces who had been keeping close watch over one of Venezuela's most prominent opposition leaders. Colombian immigration authorities said in a...
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November 07, 2017 - 7:41 am
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A husband and wife who had pleaded guilty to mistreating their 16-year-old son in Washington have been arrested in South Carolina. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported that police arrested 45-year-old Anthony Shaun Foxworth and 43-year-old Mary Gloria Foxworth at a motel...
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