Figure in Haiti quake kidnapping case pleads not guilty in Vt. in immigrant smuggling case

Haiti quake figure pleads not guilty in Vermont

Mexican police find car bomb in border city of Juarez; no one hurt in controlled detonation

Mexican police neutralize car bomb in border city

Captain sentenced to more than 14 years for Haitian smuggling trip that killed at least 9

Captain sentenced for smuggling trip that killed 9

2 cars explode in Mexican state where 72 migrants killed; prosecutor in massacre case missing

2 cars explode in Mexico where 72 bodies found

Death of top Mexican kingpin threatens to unleash battle for control of his drug empire

Kingpin’s death could mean more violence in Mexico

12 killed in shootout between soldiers, gunmen in Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo

12 killed in shootout in Mexico border city

Mexican drug gang uses car bomb for 1st time in deadly attack on federal police in border city

Car bomb signals new dimension to Mexican drug war

Mayor of Mexican border city confirms gang used car bomb in attack on federal police

Mayor: car bomb used in attack on Mexican police

Mexican authorities investigate whether car bomb was used in attack that killed 2 police

Police probe possible car bomb attack in Mexico

NATO airstrike kills Taliban commander responsible for bombing of US aid agency, police say

NATO airstrike kills Taliban commander, police say

Karzai denounces illegal profiteering, calls on other nations to stop drug trafficking

Karzai speaks out vs. drug smuggling, profiteering

Haitian boat captain pleads guilty to human smuggling in deadly 2009 capsizing off Florida

Haitian boat captain pleads guilty to smuggling

Mexican Navy, relying on US intelligence, finds large cache of explosives in capital

US tip leads Mexican navy to explosives in capital

Jamaican gang leader targeted in raid that killed dozens may have fled country, gov’t says

Target of bloody raid may have left Jamaica: gov’t

Mexican marines arrest port captain of Pacific import hub on suspicion of ties to drug cartels

Mexican port captain jailed for alleged drug ties

2 get suspended death sentences in China for murder of mentally ill man in mine extortion

2 get death sentences in China mine murder scam

44 civilians reported dead in Jamaica raids on gang chief’s stronghold

44 reported dead in Jamaica police-gang clashes

Jamaica ombudsman says at least 44 civilians have died in battles between police and gunmen

Jamaica official: 44 civilians dead in Kingston

Operation to protect supply route through north Afghanistan kills 29 militants over 4 days

29 militants die in fighting in north Afghanistan

DEA says Afghan opium seizures soar 924 percent in 2009, cultivation down in key province

DEA says Afghan opium seizures soar in 2009

Haiti’s homeless government move into mansions, buildings seized from drug lords

Ex-drug lords’ property used by Haiti government

Freed missionary arrives in US after release from Haiti jail

Freed missionary arrives in US from Haiti jail

8 Americans accused of trying to take kids out of Haiti return to US; 2 others remain in jail

8 missionaries freed in Haiti, return to US

8 Americans freed in adoption scandal and return to US, 2 others remain in Haitian jail

Missionaries freed in Haiti, return to US

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — American missionaries accused of child trafficking in the aftermath of Haiti’s earthquake returned home Thursday and urged the safe release of the two women left behind in a Port-au-Prince jail.

8 US Baptists board cargo plane for Miami after judge frees them

8 jailed American missionaries leave Haiti for US

Haitian judge says he’s freeing 8 US Baptists after talks with parents who gave them children

Haiti judge says 8 of 10 missionaries to be freed

Haitian judge frees 8 US Baptists after talks with parents who gave them children

Haiti judge frees 8 of 10 American missionaries

Iraqi Police: Bomb targets a party office of Sunni lawmaker barred from running in elections

Iraqi Police: Bomb targets Sunni lawmaker

BAGHDAD — Iraqi officials say a bomb has exploded outside the party offices of a prominent Sunni lawmaker barred from running in next month’s parliamentary election.

AP Interview: UNICEF chief warns that people may be trying to smuggle children out of Haiti

UNICEF warns against Haiti child smuggling

US Baptists face who tried to take Haiti children from country face judge. AP Video.

US Baptists face judge in child quake victim case

2 plead not guilty after 2 immigrants die in sea smuggling attempt off San Diego

2 plead not guilty in fatal sea smuggling attempt

Haiti: Baptists arrested for alleged child trafficking may be taken to the US

Haiti: Arrested Baptists may be sent to US

2 charged with causing drowning deaths of 2 illegal immigrants off San Diego

2 charged with Calif. smuggling deaths

SAN DIEGO — Two men have been charged with causing the deaths of two illegal immigrants who drowned when a boat capsized as it tried to reach a San Diego beach.

Search suspended for more potential victims of Saturday’s boat crash off San Diego

Search halted for potential CA boat crash victims