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  • Concealed cargo in North Korean ship is missile parts, Jane's says

    Concealed cargo in North Korean ship is missile parts, Jane's says
    WASHINGTON -- The military equipment shown in images tweeted by Panama's president after his government stopped a ship en route to North Korea are radar parts for the SA-2 family of surface-to-air missiles, according to IHS Jane’s Intelligence,...
  • Echoes of race and history from the days of Pullman rail

    Echoes of race and history from the days of Pullman rail
    On the night of June 22, 1937 — when Joe "The Brown Bomber" Louis was fighting James "Cinderella Man" Braddock to become world heavyweight champion — everyone and his brother was trying to get into Chicago. But the immaculately turned out...
  • FDLE: 'There will be more arrests' in case of mistakenly released killers

    FDLE: 'There will be more arrests' in case of mistakenly released killers
    One at a time, recaptured killers Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins appeared briefly before a judge on Sunday, back in their inmate scrubs. It was a pit stop on the way back to prison, where they'll soon resume life sentences. They won't be the last...
  • Costa Rica's peace dividend: How abolishing the military paid off

    Costa Rica's peace dividend: How abolishing the military paid off
    On Dec. 1, 1948 — 65 years ago this month — Jose Figueres, then president of Costa Rica, made a fiery and eloquent speech, after which he took a sledgehammer and bashed a hole in a huge stone wall at the nation's military headquarters, Cuartel...
  • Details emerge on Orange killers' capture, how they spent time on lam

    Details emerge on Orange killers' capture, how they spent time on lam
    Orange County killers Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins checked into a motel on Panama City Beach Friday for a two-day stay. Their plans were cut short Saturday when about 20 law officers swarmed Coconut Grove Motor Inn and arrested the men about 5:30...
  • Italy: Convicted ex-CIA chief in Milan has been arrested

    ROME -- A former CIA base chief in Italy who was convicted in absentia in the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric from the streets of Milan, has been arrested, an Italian Justice Ministry official said Thursday. The official, who spoke on condition of...
  • Panama charges 'contentious' North Korean crew with arms trafficking

    Panamanian authorities have charged 33 crew members of the North Korean freighter seized at the Panama Canal with endangering public security by attempting to traffic undeclared weapons, local news media reported Thursday. State prosecutor Javier...
  • Suspected top Mexican cocaine trafficker extradited to U.S.

    WASHINGTON -- A top leader in the Mexican drug trade, who at his peak oversaw the distribution of eight tons of cocaine a month, has been captured by authorities in Panama and secretly extradited to the U.S., law enforcement officials said Wednesday....
  • O.C. man accused of stealing nearly $3 million arrested in Panama

    A Newport Beach man who prosecutors say ran a Ponzi scheme that stole nearly $3 million from investors has been extradited from Panama to face trial in Orange County.   Thomas F. Tarbutton allegedly fled to Brazil in 2011 after charges were filed and...
  • Did dead Panhandle grave robbers steal their own burial plots?

    The plot has thickened in Caryville, a small Panhandle town, in a case of adverse possession gone awry: Some folks apparently may have made a grave mistake by stealing their own burial plots, reports WJHG ABC News-7 in Panama City. "You have to pay to be...
  • North Korean ship carrying Cuban arms to be freed; two officers held

    A North Korean freighter seized in Panama for carrying contraband fighter jet engines and missile components from Cuba will be released soon and allowed to return home with most of its crew members, Panamanian authorities have decided. The ship's...
  • Go Away With ... Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis of Grits and Glamour

    Go Away With ... Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis of Grits and Glamour
    Grits and Glamour celebrated the completion of its CD "Dos Divas" in a relaxing way. The duo -- comprised of country music stars Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan -- took a trip to Mexico. "We went with our husbands on a couples' getaway to celebrate the...