Florida pardons wrongly accused Groveland Four after 70 years

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption One of the pardoned men, Walter Irvin, speaks to his lawyers during his retrial in 1952 Four black men who were wrongly accused of raping a white teenager in Florida 70 years ago have been pardoned. Officials voted unanimously to issue the pardon at a meeting in the state…

Poland Arrests 2, Including Huawei Employee, Accused of Spying for China

The Polish authorities have arrested a Chinese employee of Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, and a Polish national, and charged them with spying for the Chinese government, officials said on Friday, amid a push by the United States and its allies to restrict the use of Chinese technology based on espionage fears. The Huawei employee…

Man accused of stealing roommate’s $10m lottery ticket

Image copyright Vacaville Police Department Image caption Adul Saosongyang was taken into custody after trying to claim the prize California police have arrested a man accused of stealing a winning $10m (£7.8m) lottery ticket from his roommate as he slept. Vacaville police say Adul Saosongyang, 35, was taken into custody as he attempted to claim…

Carlos Ghosn Emerges to Say He Was ‘Wrongly Accused and Unfairly Detained’

TOKYO — In his first public appearance since his arrest nearly two months ago, Carlos Ghosn pushed back on Tuesday against the accusations that toppled him from the top of a global automotive empire, declaring he was innocent of all allegations. “I have always acted with integrity and have never been accused of any wrongdoing…

Decorated US Navy Seal accused of killing teen IS fighter

Image copyright Facebook/ Eddie Gallagher Image caption Chief Gallagher has done eight tours of combat duty in the US Navy A veteran US Navy Seal is accused of killing Iraqi civilians at random, stabbing to death a teenage prisoner and nearly a dozen other crimes. Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher will plead not guilty…

Philippine Police Kill Ex-Mayor Accused of Drug Crimes by Duterte

MANILA — A former mayor in the southern Philippines who had been accused of drug trafficking by President Rodrigo Duterte was killed on Friday in a pre-dawn police raid, the authorities said. Talib Abo, formerly the mayor of the town of Parang in Maguindanao Province, was killed in a shootout with police officers who were…

Paul Whelan: US seeks access to man accused of spying in Russia

Image copyright Whelan family Image caption The Whelan family released an undated photo of Paul Whelan The US is hoping to get consular access “within the next few hours” to see US citizen Paul Whelan who was arrested in Russia on Friday for spying. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters that they wanted to…

American Accused of Spying in Russia Is a Marine Veteran, Family Says

LONDON — The American man who was arrested last week in Russia on a spying charge is a Marine Corps veteran who was in Moscow to attend a wedding, his family said on Tuesday. Russia’s Federal Security Service, known as the F.S.B., said on Monday that the American, Paul N. Whelan, had been detained on…

Jewish sect members accused of kidnapping children in New York

Four members of a Jewish sect have been charged with kidnapping a young brother and sister in New York state. Prosecutors say the men belong to the ultra-Orthodox Lev Tahor group, which is based in Guatemala. They are accused of abducting a 14-year-old girl and her 12-year-old brother from the village of Woodridge, which is…

Finnish Lawmaker Accused of Claiming Sauna as His 2nd Home

HELSINKI — Finland’s police are investigating whether a lawmaker had cheated Parliament out of over $14,000 in tax-free reimbursement after claiming allowances for a second home that turned out to be a Helsinki sauna. The member of Parliament, Ville Vahamaki of the nationalist Finns Party, denied any wrongdoing in a statement. The Finnish tabloid Iltalehti…