- Obstacles abound in prosecution of Texas priest in cold case Updated: Feb-12-16 4:58 pm
HOUSTON - Prosecutors face a tough road in their case against a former priest accused this week in the killing of a young Texas teacher and beauty queen nearly 56 years ago, according to legal experts.
- Ex-Irish bank executive agrees to return to Ireland Updated: Feb-11-16 5:59 pm
BOSTON - The former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank, now living in Boston, has dropped his fight against extradition and agreed to return to Ireland to face fraud charges.
- Hong Kong to send Chinese man back to US over teen deaths Updated: Feb-11-16 7:34 am
HONG KONG - A Chinese man agreed in a Hong Kong court Thursday to be sent back to the U.S., where he is wanted by authorities in connection with the slayings of his teenage nephews.
- The Latest: Ex-priest worked at Catholic charity in Phoenix Updated: Feb-10-16 5:31 pm
PHOENIX - The Latest on the arrest in Arizona of a former priest in the 1960 cold-case killing of a Texas schoolteacher (all times local):
- Jordan rejects French extradition request in 1982 attack Updated: Feb-10-16 10:49 am
AMMAN, Jordan - A Jordanian court has rejected a request by France to extradite two Jordanians sought in connection with a 1982 attack on a Jewish deli in Paris in which six people were killed, including two Americans, a Jordanian official said Wednesday.
- El Salvador arrests 4 ex-soldiers in massacre of Jesuits Updated: Feb-06-16 11:26 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Salvadoran police have arrested four former soldiers wanted in Spain for the 1989 murder of six Jesuit priests during the Central American country's brutal civil war, officials said Saturday. Five of the priests were Spanish and their killings sparked international outrage.
- Judge: Ex-Salvadoran colonel can face charges in Spain Updated: Feb-05-16 3:44 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A judge cleared the way Friday for a former Salvadoran colonel to face charges in Spain that he helped plan the 1989 slayings of six Jesuit priests during El Salvador's civil war - a notorious crime that prompted international outrage.
- Assange sex case sinks in international quagmire Updated: Feb-05-16 2:05 pm
LONDON - It started more than five years ago as what appeared to be a fairly simple sex crime case: two women in Sweden came forward to accuse Julian Assange of sexual misconduct.
- The Latest: Assange hails 'victory' from embassy balcony Updated: Feb-05-16 12:06 pm
GENEVA - The Latest on the U.N. panel's determination that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained (all times local):
- Chronicle of Julian Assange's battle against extradition Updated: Feb-05-16 9:58 am
LONDON - Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, has been fighting to avoid extradition to Sweden, which wants to question him about allegations of rape. He has spent more than three years inside the Embassy of Ecuador in London to avoid being sent to Sweden and possibly forced to go to the United States to face charges there. A United Nations panel said Friday that he has been unlawfully detained by Swedish and British authorities. Here are key events in the Assange saga:
- Official: spy was in Lebanon to help kidnapped Czech Updated: Feb-05-16 6:40 am
PRAGUE - The Czech defense minister says a military spy who was among five Czechs returned Thursday from Lebanon was seeking information about a fellow countryman kidnapped in Libya last year.
- US embassy condemns Czechs for not extraditing suspects Updated: Feb-04-16 2:12 pm
PRAGUE - The U.S. embassy in Prague on Thursday blasted a decision by the Czech Republic's justice minister not to extradite a Lebanese national to the U.S. to face weapons charges.
- British trader accused in flash crash case appears in court Updated: Feb-04-16 12:11 pm
LONDON - An American academic has defended a British trader accused of contributing to a 2010 flash crash in financial markets, arguing that stocks plummeted because of a confluence of events, including the actions an inexperienced mutual fund employee.
- Suspect arrested in 1996 slaying, will be tried in Maryland Updated: Feb-03-16 3:59 pm
FREDERICK, Maryland - Police say a Missouri man has been charged in the 1996 slaying of a 15-year-old Maryland girl, and he has waived extradition and will return to face trial in Frederick.
- Suspect in 1996 slaying of Maryland girl waives extradition Updated: Feb-03-16 3:57 pm
FREDERICK, Maryland - Police say a Missouri man charged in the 1996 slaying of a 15-year-old Maryland girl has waived extradition and will return to face trial in Frederick.
- New York real estate heir pleads guilty on weapons charge Updated: Feb-03-16 2:34 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A New York real estate heir pleaded guilty in New Orleans on Wednesday to a weapons charge and agreed to an 85-month prison sentence, a move that could usher in his extradition to California to face murder charges.
- The Latest: Prosecutor talks about heir's proposed sentence Updated: Feb-03-16 12:52 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Latest on the plea agreement of a New York heir wanted in California for the death of a friend (all times local):
- NY executive held after alleged bid to flee to South America Updated: Jan-26-16 3:33 pm
CENTRAL ISLIP, New York - An FBI agent moonlighting as a sailing instructor was among those who became suspicious when a New York real estate executive negotiated to buy a $400,000 sailboat to flee to South America and elude vehicular manslaughter and other charges after a fatal Southampton car crash last summer, prosecutors said.
- Mexico president to accelerate extradition of drug lord Updated: Jan-22-16 1:46 pm
MEXICO CITY - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Friday he's ordering officials to accelerate the extradition of recaptured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States.
- New Jersey teen arrested for online threat at Indiana school Updated: Jan-19-16 5:13 pm
NEW ALBANY, Indiana - Police say a 17-year-old New Jersey youth has been extradited to southern Indiana to face prosecution over a threat directed against a school on Facebook.
- Portuguese court rules to extradite ex-CIA agent to Italy Updated: Jan-15-16 7:20 am
LISBON, Portugal - A Portuguese court has ruled that a former CIA operative convicted of kidnapping an Egyptian cleric as part of an extraordinary renditions program should be turned over to Italy to serve her six-year sentence there, a court official said Friday.