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Spain to file rebellion charges against Catalan leader

Madrid - Spain's public prosecutor's office will file rebellion charges next week against Catalan secessionist leader Carles Puigdemont, a spokesman said Friday after Catalonia's regional parliament voted to declare independence.

Brazil prosecutor charges President Temer with corruption

Bras - Brazil's chief prosecutor on Thursday charged President Michel Temer with obstruction of justice and leading a criminal group in the biggest climax yet to the country's ever-growing corruption scandal.

Brazil prosecutor files two corruption charges against Temer

Bras - Brazil's chief prosecutor on Thursday charged President Michel Temer with obstruction of justice and leading a criminal group.

Five charges facing Samsung's Lee

Seoul - The heir to the Samsung business empire Lee Jae-Yong faces five charges in his corruption trial, after being caught up in the scandal that brought down president Park Geun-Hye.

US Olympic doctor faces trial for sexual abuse of athletes

Mason - A former doctor to gymnasts from successive US Olympic teams is to stand trial on charges that he sexually assaulted female athletes, one of whom was only 11, over almost two decades.

US Olympic doctor charged over sex abuse of athletes

Chicago - A former doctor to gymnasts from successive US Olympic teams is to stand trial on charges that he sexually assaulted female athletes, some younger than 13, over almost two decades.

Flint water scandal prompts manslaughter charge for health chief

Chicago - The chief of Michigan state's health department and four others were charged with involuntary manslaughter Wednesday over the Flint water contamination scandal, the most serious criminal offenses leveled so far.

Africa in the dock at the International Criminal Court

The Hague - The International Criminal Court -- dealt a blow Friday with South Africa's decision to withdraw from the tribunal -- has launched nine investigations in eight African countries since its establishment in 2002.

US police officer charged in death of black man in Tulsa

Chicago - Prosecutors in the southern US city of Tulsa charged a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man with first-degree manslaughter.

Belgium charges man with attempted 'terrorist murder'

Brussels - Belgian authorities charged a man on Saturday with attempting to commit "terrorist murder" after police uncovered an alleged plot to launch an attack in Belgium.An investigating judge charged Nourredine H.

Suspect in Bay Area murders said to agree to guilty plea

San Rafael - One of three young drifters charged with killing a hiker in Marin County and a backpacker in Golden Gate Park last year has agreed to a plea deal to testify against the other two, officials said Monday.

Belgium charges Abrini over Paris attacks, Osama K. over Brussels attacks

Brussels - Belgian prosecutors on Saturday held Mohamed Abrini in connection with the Paris attacks and a new suspect in the Brussels attacks identified as Osama K., charging them both with "terrorist murders.

No charges filed in balcony collapse that killed 6 in Berkeley

Berkeley - California prosecutors will not bring criminal charges over last year's fatal balcony collapse that killed six young people.

Karadzic found guilty of 10 of 11 charges in historic ruling

Den Haag - UN war crimes judges on Thursday sentenced Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to 40 years in jail after finding him guilty of genocide and a slew of atrocities, including ethnic cleansing, during the 1990s Balkans conflict.

The 11 charges against Radovan Karadzic

Den Haag - Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic will Thursday learn if UN war crimes judges have found him guilty of a slew of atrocities, including a campaign of ethnic cleansing, during the 1990s Balkans conflict.

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam charged with 'terrorist murder'

Brussels - Key Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam was formally charged Saturday with "terrorist murder" and being part of a terrorist group, the Belgian federal prosecutors office said."Salah Abdeslam...

Drunk customer hit with $1,114.71 charge from Uber

Edmonton - A man in Canada used Uber, a company that connects drivers to those seeking a ride via an app, and he got hit with a charge of $1,114.71.

Belgium charges two new suspects in Paris attacks case

Brussels - Belgium has charged two new suspects in connection with the Paris massacre last month, prosecutors said Thursday, bringing to eight the number of people it is holding in the case."Two other suspects have been charged...

Belgium charges two with terrorism over Paris attacks: prosecutor

Brussels - Belgian authorities have charged two people who were arrested after the Paris attacks with involvement in terrorism, prosecutors said Monday.

Suspect in S.F. pier killing has new felony charge added

San Francisco - Prosecutors have added a firearms possession charge to accusations against Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the illegal Mexican immigrant blamed for the random slaying of a San Francisco woman at the city's waterfront on July 1

Man charged with intentionally kills bald eagles with vehicle

Unalaska - A man from Oregon is being charged with intentionally driving his truck into a group of bald eagles feeding on an Alaskan roadway.

Criminal charges possible in California coast oil spill

Goleta - State and county officials in California say they're considering criminal charges stemming from Tuesday's 20,000-gallon oil spill from a pipeline near Refugio State Beach off the Santa Barbara coast.

Man gets hit with $539 Uber charge after 18-mile Halloween ride

A man in Denver got hit with a surprise from Uber. That surprise was being charged more than $500 for an 18-mile trip on Halloween.

Man faces charges after parking plane at pub to grab a drink

Newman - A man in Australia has been charged by police after he drove a light plane down the street and then parked it at a pub while he went to have a beer inside.

Amazon charges customers a penny per order to negate French law

After French authorities placed a number of restrictions on Amazon to protect in-country suppliers the company has fired back with a one-penny solution.

Three charged with manslaughter in Turkey mine disaster: prosecutor

Soma - A Turkish court on Sunday charged three people with manslaughter over a mine disaster that killed 301 people, the prosecutor in charge of the probe said.

UK fraud agency charges three ex-Barclays bankers over Libor

Britain's fraud agency started criminal proceedings against three former bankers at Britain's Barclays Plc on Monday for the alleged manipulation of Libor interest rates.

Ex NFL player Darren Sharper accused of drugging, raping women

Former professional football player Darren Sharper, a star defensive back turned television sports analyst, was charged on Friday with drugging four women and raping two of them ...

Man sentenced for one year after uploading cat throwing video

A 24-year-old Frenchman that has been accused of injuring a kitten by throwing it against a building, and then uploading a clip of him doing it on his Facebook page is facing animal cruelty charges.

Mother charged with murder in failed exorcisms of children

Germantown - A mother in Maryland faces murder charges in the stabbing deaths of two of her children after she took it upon herself to release the devil from them.
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SCENE: The entry to the Pier 14 walking pier on the San Francisco waterfront is shown in a photograp...
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CASE: American Amanda Knox (left) is driven away from court in Perugia  Italy  during her murder tri...
CASE: American Amanda Knox (left) is driven away from court in Perugia, Italy, during her murder trial in 2011. Knox was acquitted by an appeals court on Friday.
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ASHES: Photo from 2010 shows the aftermath of an underground pipe explosion that killed eight and destroyed 38 homes in the city of San Bruno, Calif.
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