Two homes in the city — one in a middle-class neighborhood — were used as houses of prostitution in a sex trafficking ring that involved as many as two dozen Chinese women under the control of a Concord couple, federal prosecutors said Friday.

NEWPORT — Kurt Richardson ordered his son, Jordan Richardson, to go get the drugs back from a group of people who allegedly ripped them off in a deal before the Dec. 8 Oak Street shooting that left a teenager in critical condition, according to a prosecutor.

WASHINGTON — A woman accused of acting as a Russian agent to infiltrate a powerful gun lobby group and influence U.S. policy toward Moscow pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy in federal court on Thursday in a deal with prosecutors that could give them insight into Russian meddling…

A murder that led to a dramatic standoff and five-day manhunt in September was allegedly the culmination of an argument between two gang members over stolen goods, according to a police affidavit filed in accused killer Paul Dimick III's case.