US prosecutors move to cash in on $8.5M in seized bitcoin

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. attorneys in Utah prosecuting a multimillion-dollar opioid drug-ring are moving quickly to sell seized bitcoin that's exploded in value to about $8.5 million since the alleged ringleader's arrest a year ago.

  • Written by By LINDSAY WHITEHURST , Associated Press

EU sees new 'dramatically difficult' phase in Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union cleared the way Friday for Brexit talks with Britain to move onto the second stage but it warned that the discussions on trade and other matters relating to their future relationship will be "dramatically difficult."

  • Written by By RAF CASERT and LORNE COOK , Associated Press

70-year-old woman indicted in retirement home ricin case

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A federal grand jury has issued an indictment against a 70-year-old woman charged with manufacturing the deadly toxin ricin at a Vermont retirement community.