Spain: Drug dealers use fake bananas to transport cocaine

MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police have arrested two men for allegedly transporting large quantities of cocaine inside fake bananas. Spain's civil guard made the arrests Sunday after an investigation was started in November when agents discovered the drugs in a shipment of bananas. Among the real bananas, police found 57 fake bananas made of resin that were stuffed with 7 kilograms (15.4 pounds) of cocaine.

The Latest: Police: Only 1 shooter in deadly club attack

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Latest on the nightclub shooting in Cincinnati (all times local): 7:50 a.m. Police are now saying only one shooter was responsible for the deadly Cincinnati nightclub assault. Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate says in a tweet there was only one reported shooter but police are still investigating.

Wave of corruption protests sweeps Russia; Navalny arrested

MOSCOW (AP) -- Thousands of people crowded into Moscow's Pushkin Square on Sunday for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government, part of a wave of demonstrations taking place throughout the country. Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is leading the opposition to President Vladimir Putin, was arrested while walking from a nearby subway station to the demonstration, according to Associated Press journalists at the scene.

Shooting at Cincinnati nightclub kills 1, injures several

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Gunfire erupted inside a crowded nightclub early Sunday, killing one person and wounding more than a dozen others. There was no indication the shooting at the Cameo club was terrorism related, police said. Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate said in a tweet that the motive was still unclear. Authorities also didn't immediately have any suspects in the 1:30 a.m. shooting on a busy weekend night.

Non merci: French voters reject corruption in politics

PARIS (AP) -- French voters just won't tolerate corruption in politics anymore -- that appears to be the message from the swift downfall of the country's powerful security minister. It's a notable shift from the past, when influence peddling seemed endemic and politicians untouchable, even when they were accused of shocking scandals.

UK minister: WhatsApp must make itself accessible to police

LONDON (AP) -- Encrypted messaging services like WhatsApp must make their platforms accessible to intelligence agencies, a top British security official declared Sunday amid reports that the Westminster attacker used the service minutes before his assault on Parliament. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said it is "completely unacceptable" for messaging services to provide end-to-end encryption that means security services cannot listen to plots being discussed.

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AL-QAIDA LEADER Pentagon: An al-Qaida leader killed in Afghanistan airstrike WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says a U.S. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team. In a statement Saturday night, U.S. defense officials confirmed the death of Qari Yasin.

Man who bound dog's muzzle with tape sentenced to 5 years

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina man who wrapped electrical tape around a dog's muzzle to stop her from barking has been sentenced to five years in prison. Media outlets report William Dodson's sentence Friday represented the state's maximum for animal cruelty. However, Dodson's sentence for mistreating Caitlyn won't extend his prison time.

The Latest: Pedestrians return to Strip after standoff ends

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Latest on a shooting along the Las Vegas Strip (all times local): 5 p.m. People are returning to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip after a gunman shot people on a public bus and then barricaded himself inside, shutting down the busy tourism corridor for hours. The standoff began about 11 a.m. Saturday with a shooting that killed one person and injured another.

Verdict turns page in Penn State child molestation scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State is trying to turn the corner on the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, but the former FBI director who authored a scathing report on it more than four years ago says more changes are needed, even after the conviction of the university's former president.

Vegas Strip reopens after gunman surrender, fatal shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A man riding on a double decker bus on the Las Vegas Strip pulled a gun and started shooting, killing one person and wounding another before barricading himself inside in a standoff that lasted hours before he finally surrendered. The standoff began about 11 a.m. PDT Saturday on the bus when it was stopped on Las Vegas Boulevard near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino. "He was on the bus.

N. Carolina murder suspect caught at Detroit-Canada border

DETROIT (AP) -- A man wanted in a fatal shooting in North Carolina has been captured in Detroit after he was denied entry to Canada. Jerome Jones Jr. was arrested Friday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says he attempted to enter Ontario, Canada, via the Ambassador Bridge but was turned away because he didn't have any identification.

Armed heist at Cartier shop in Monaco, 1 suspect captured

PARIS (AP) -- Police in Monaco say robbers have carried out an armed heist at a luxurious Cartier jewelry shop in Monte Carlo and one of the suspects has been captured. The Monegasque police authority said three individuals carrying at least one firearm targeted the shop Saturday afternoon near the famed casino square in the French principality. Police say the robbers fled and set fire to their getaway car.

18-year-old charged with murder found dead in jail cell

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say they believe an 18-year-old man committed suicide after he was jailed on charges that he killed a man whose body was found in a suburban Raleigh park. Local media outlets report Saturday that Jose Humberto Lara-Pineda was found unresponsive in his Wake County cell Wednesday evening and pronounced dead at a hospital. Wake County Sheriff's spokesman says the cell held just one person.

Former county clerk accused of helping man hide DUI charges

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A former county clerk in North Carolina's capital is accused of changing state records to delete a man's drunken driving charges. The News & Observer reports (http://bit.ly/2mAjNdp ) 50-year-old Tony Richardson of Angier and 45-year-old Teresa Holiday of Smithfield are charged with accessing government computers to defraud, altering court documents and obstructing justice. All are felonies.

N. Carolina man accused of bilking victims of $800K

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities accuse a 78-year-old western North Carolina man of stealing more than $800,000 by persuading victims to put money into bogus financial investments. U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose announced Friday that Alan Darcy of Murphy is charged with wire fraud. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. A federal indictment accuses Darcy of operating his investment schemes from February 2012 through June 2016.

Fatal shooting is Charlotte's 21st homicide this year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Charlotte police say a 28-year-old man was shot to death at an apartment. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says Michael Xavier Morris was pronounced dead early Friday at the apartment in northeastern Charlotte, near Interstate 85. WSOC-TV reports (http://on.wsoctv.com/2nnooPb ) that Morris' death marks the city's 21st homicide this year -- three times more than at the same time last year.

Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections. A bill pending in the Legislature would allow pot growers and retailers to reclassify their recreational pot as medical pot if a change in federal law or enforcement occurs. It's the boldest attempt yet by a U.S.

Immigrants find sanctuary in growing Austin church network

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Senior Minister Meg Barnhouse knows she'll need beds, a dresser, chairs and a mirror to make the classroom at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin feel more like a home for a mother and her young daughter who are still deciding whether they will become the latest immigrants seeking sanctuary from deportation by moving into a church. It would be the second time Barnhouse's congregation had offered sanctuary.

AP FACT CHECK: The week when Trump's wiretap accusation died

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's accusation that his predecessor ordered snooping of his communications has fallen apart, slapped down by the FBI chief and again by the Republican leading the House intelligence committee, a Trump ally. The president gave up on arguing that Barack Obama tapped his phones, and he doesn't give up on anything easily.