• Aussie woman whose Bali drug saga gripped nation going home

    SYDNEY (AP) — She has riveted Australia for more than a decade, the everyday Aussie beach girl who somehow sparked diplomatic rows, furious protests and a media bonanza on par with America’s O.J. Simpson trial. She is so notorious Down Under that she needs no last name: She’s just Schapelle.

  • Charges shed light on sea cucumber smuggling at US border

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Charges against a father-son partnership for allegedly smuggling more than $17 million worth of sea cucumbers to the United States and exporting them to Asia sheds light on a growing and lucrative illegal cross-border trade.

  • Clovis man already in prison gets 24-year term in drug case

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A Clovis man already incarcerated for prior drug convictions has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for trafficking in controlled substances and distribution of marijuana.