Army war hero pleads guilty to trying to smuggle over $1 million of cocaine into the US hidden in gutted punching bags on a military aircraft

Reuters/Carlos Jasso An Army Special Forces veteran pleaded guilty to two drug trafficking conspiracy counts, admitting he attempted to smuggle nearly 90 pounds of cocaine from Colombia.  Master Sgt. Daniel Gould was charged in August after officials at the US Embassy in Bogota discovered cocaine in gutted-out punching bags. An X-ray scan revealed the cocaine […]

Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina reportedly pleads guilty to one charge of conspiring to act as a foreign agent

AP Photo Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina has reportedly pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiring to act as a foreign agent without registering with the Justice Department. Butina is suspected of trying to infiltrate the National Rifle Association and influence US policy toward Russia. The government’s complaint against Butina did not explicitly mention Trump’s […]

Man pleads guilty to swatting attack that led to death of Kansas man

Enlarge (credit: Chatsimo / Getty Images) Federal prosecutors in Kansas announced Tuesday that a 25-year-old Californian has admitted that he caused a Wichita man to be killed at the hands of local police during a swatting attack late last year. Swatting is a way to harass or threaten someone by calling in a false threat […]

Mollie Tibbetts’ father pleads in op-ed: ‘Do not appropriate Mollie’s soul in advancing views she believed were profoundly racist’

Poweshiek County Emergency Management Agency Mollie Tibbetts’ father wrote in a Des Moines Register op-ed that he wants people to stop using his daughter’s name to push “profoundly racist” views. The revelation that Tibbetts’ suspected murderer was an unauthorized immigrant from Mexico reignited a national debate over immigration — but Rob Tibbetts wrote that he wants […]

As NATO chief pleads for alliance unity, MoD ministers warn ‘Russia is preparing for war’ (VIDEO)

Ahead of next month’s NATO meeting, Jens Stoltenberg used Thursday’s London speech to appeal for unity despite disagreements. Meanwhile, Tory ministers warned “Russia is preparing for war” amid a funding row with Downing Street. Speaking at Lancaster House ahead of a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May at No.10, the Secretary-General Stoltenberg said the bond […]

Backpage CEO pleads guilty to conspiracy, money laundering

Enlarge (credit: Fairfax Media via Getty Images) Carl Ferrer, the co-founder of Backpage, the notorious and now-shuttered site that once hosted a vast quantity of prostitution-related ads, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and money laundering charges. The CEO, in a federal plea agreement unsealed in federal court in Arizona on Thursday, admitted that during the […]

Home Secretary pleads ignorance over govt report linking Tory police cuts to spike in violent crime

A leaked Home Office document links police cuts to a frightening spike in violence across London in the past few months, but Home Secretary Amber Rudd says she hasn’t even seen it. The document, published by The Guardian, found that a drop in the number of bobbies policing the streets of London “likely contributed” to […]

Piers Morgan pleads with Meghan Markle for reunion ahead of wedding: 'I'm heartbroken'

The Good Morning Britain presenter was teasing Susanna Reid  about receiving direct messages on social media when she turned the topic of conversation to his messages to the Suits star. “What about your DM’s with Meghan Markle?” she asked Piers Morgan. Piers quickly corrected her: “Actually, she slipped into my DM’s. She said she was […]

Roy Moore pleads for money after resources were ‘depleted’ from sexual misconduct lawsuit

AP Photo/Hal Yeager Former US Senate candidate Roy Moore is pleading for money to pay for his legal bills. Moore is fighting a lawsuit against a woman who says he molested her when she was 14. Moore’s campaign Facebook page said his “resources have been depleted.” Former US Senate candidate Roy Moore is pleading for […]