SNC-Lavalin's ex-exec arrested in Switzerland Sun,29 Apr 2012 07:04 PM PDT Reuters - (Reuters) - SNC-Lavalin said on Sunday it has received confirmation that a senior executive who left the company in February, and who SNC accuses of a central role in a $56 million payments scandal had been arrested in Switzerland. SNC, Canada's biggest engineering company with operations in more than 100 countries, said it had been told that Riadh Ben Aissa, a former company executive vice-president who headed up its global construction operations, had been arrested. SNC did not disclose who it had received confirmation from about the arrest. ... Full Story
Student demos turn violent in Mexico, 200 arrested Sun,29 Apr 2012 10:25 AM PDT Reuters - MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Students demanding access to university hostels set fire to two police cars in street protests in the Mexican city of Morelia on Saturday that led to 200 arrests, local media reported on Sunday. Masked men sprayed a police pick-up with gasoline and then set it ablaze with molotov cocktails on one of the busiest streets of Morelia, television images showed. The protesters, mainly young men, were demanding local government funding to maintain access to student hostels from which they had were evicted by police. ... Full Story
Sudan says three foreigners and a South Sudanese national arrested by authorities in a disputed area on the border with South Sudan had military hardware and an armored vehicle in their possession but a representative for one of the foreigners said Sunday that they were on a mine clearing mission.
The British embassy was "urgently" investigating on Sunday the arrest in Sudan of one of its citizens, who was among four foreigners the Sudanese military said it captured in the tense Heglig oil region.
One-Time Poster Child for Missing Children Sentenced for Child Rape Sat,28 Apr 2012 04:21 PM PDT Good Morning America - A New York man who was once a poster child for missing children was sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison Friday for sexually assaulting and trying to strangle a 10-year-old girl, according to Albany County District Attorney David Soares. Adam Croote, 24,... Full Story
Ex-poster child for missing children sentenced for raping girl Sat,28 Apr 2012 04:03 PM PDT Reuters - (Reuters) - A repeat sex offender whose abduction as a child led former President Bill Clinton to order missing-children posters displayed in federal buildings has been sentenced to at least 25 years in prison for raping a 10-year-old girl he was babysitting in upstate New York, local media reported on Saturday. Adam Croote, 23, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Friday, the Albany Times Union reported, citing law enforcement officials. In March he pleaded guilty to a felony charge of predatory sexual assault against a child near Albany. ... Full Story
South Sudan army denies arrested foreigners aiding its forces Sat,28 Apr 2012 10:36 AM PDT Reuters - JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan's army said that three foreigners arrested by Sudan near a disputed border area were not helping its forces, contrary to accusations by Khartoum. "That is rubbish and just a lie," the spokesman for South Sudan's army (SPLA), Philip Aguer, said. Aguer said SPLA sources in Bentiu, the capital of South Sudan's Unity State, told him that a U.N. truck had got lost in the disputed border area and were "caught by the Sudanese Armed Forces". "The humanitarian truck ... should have been allowed free passage," Aguer said. ... Full Story
Sudan army: arrested foreigners have military backgrounds Sat,28 Apr 2012 09:30 AM PDT Reuters - KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Three foreigners arrested by Sudan's army on Saturday had military backgrounds and were helping the South Sudanese army, an army spokesman said. Sudan said it arrested a Briton, a Norwegian and a South African on Saturday for illegally entering the disputed Heglig border area, the scene of recent fighting between Sudan and South Sudan, with a soldier from South Sudan. The three had been travelling in two cars that contained military equipment, he said. (Reporting by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Louise Ireland) Full Story
Arrested foreigners arrive in Khartoum: Reuters witness Sat,28 Apr 2012 09:30 AM PDT Reuters - KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Three foreigners whom Sudanese authorities arrested for illegally entering an oil-producing border area arrived at the military airport in Khartoum on Saturday, a Reuters witness said. Sudan said it had arrested a Briton, a South African and a Norwegian in part of the disputed Heglig area, scene of recent fighting between Sudan and South Sudan. Sudan said they had been seen entering with a soldier from South Sudan. The witness said two Western men and two African men arrived on a civilian plane at the airport. ... Full Story
Law officers hunting for an armed survivalist suspected of killing his wife and daughter maintained a perimeter early Saturday around an elaborate, underground bunker where he might be hiding in the woods of Washington state.
Man arrested in killing of Las Vegas mom, daughter Fri,27 Apr 2012 11:50 PM PDT Associated Press - Police arrested a 22-year-old man Friday suspected of a bludgeoning attack in a blood-splattered Las Vegas home that left a woman and her daughter dead and her husband in critical condition, authorities said. Full Story
Authorities on Friday surrounded an elaborate, underground bunker believed to be that of a gun-toting survivalist suspected of killing his wife and daughter nearly a week ago and then holing up in the woods of Washington state.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young apologized on Friday for an incident that led to a hate crime charge against him for allegedly yelling anti-Semitic remarks during a scuffle with tourists in New York. Police say Young, 26, scuffled with four tourists from Illinois outside a hotel near Times Square early on Friday after the group gave money to a panhandler wearing a yarmulke. The baseball player is accused of yelling anti-Semitic remarks during the incident, but it was unclear at whom the remarks were directed, police said. ...
Arsonist Found Guilty Fri,27 Apr 2012 04:32 PM PDT PR Newswire - SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sacramento District Attorney Jan Scully, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), San Francisco Field Division Acting Special Agent in Charge Scot Thomasson, Sacramento Police Chief Rick Braziel and Sacramento Fire Chief Ray Jones announced Robert Durst was found guilty of an arson that caused great bodily injury to four Sacramento firefighters. Full Story
Prosecutors on Friday filed murder charges and said they intend to seek the death penalty against two men accused of kidnapping a Montana teacher whose body was discovered in North Dakota two months after she disappeared.