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  • Mexican drug kingpin "El Chapo" to appear in US courtroom

    4 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will stand in a U.S. courtroom, two decades after he was first sought by federal authorities. The convicted leader of the Sinaloa cartel is expected to appear in ...

  • NYPD officer set to testify about killing of unarmed teen

    4 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A white police officer who shot an unarmed, black teenager in the bathroom of his New York City apartment is expected to offer his first public account of the slaying on Friday at his department disciplinary ...

  • A look at notable dates in Mexico's decade-old drug war

    5 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) A look at key events in Mexico's war on drugs following the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. — Dec. 11, 2006: Then-President Felipe Calderon orders almost 7,000 soldiers to his home state of Michoacan to fight drug ...

  • Today in History

    6 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2017. There are 345 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 20, 1942, Nazi officials held the notorious Wannsee conference, during which they arrived ...

  • Judge in ex-Illinois congressman's trial recuses herself

    7 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A federal judge who was to preside over the corruption trial of former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock has recused herself. U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough on Thursday stepped down from the trial, agreeing with defense attorneys ...

  • The Latest: Mexican drug lord El Chapo lands in New York

    8 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the extradition of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States to face drug trafficking and other charges (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Extradited Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" ...

  • US official: Extradited drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who twice escaped Mexican prisons, lands in New York

    8 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — US official: Extradited drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who twice escaped Mexican prisons, lands in New York.

  • Canadians plead guilty to violations at parks across US West

    9 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Three Canadians have been banned from federal lands for five years after pleading guilty to walking on a sensitive hot spring in Yellowstone National Park and other crimes at parks across the Western U.S. Charles Gamble, ...

  • North Dakota resets the debate over time zone disparity

    10 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Residents of a largely rural corner of North Dakota are fiercely opposing a plan that would move them into the same time zone as the rest of the state. Few subjects set off a parochial debate ...

  • Kentucky police sergeant's name released in fatal shooting

    11 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) FULTON, Ky. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a western Kentucky police officer who fatally shot a man earlier this week. Kentucky State Police say in a news release that Fulton police Sgt. James Buckingham remains on administrative ...

  • Suspect in Texas police detective's slaying identified

    11 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The man suspected of shooting a suburban Dallas police detective fatally has been identified. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office identified the suspect found dead in a Little Elm house after a six-hour standoff as ...

  • Key dates in Mexico's pursuit and extradition of 'El Chapo'

    11 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) Key dates in the various pursuits, captures, escapes and the extradition of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman: __ June 10, 1993: Guzman's first capture, in Guatemala, announced by Mexican authorities. ___ 1995: Convicted and sentenced to 20 years ...

  • Judge orders Idaho to destroy elk and wolf wilderness data

    11 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Idaho to destroy all information collected from collars placed on elk and wolves obtained illegally by landing a helicopter in a central Idaho wilderness area. U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn ...

  • Hastert wants assault victim to return $1.7M in hush money

    11 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Imprisoned former House speaker Dennis Hastert wants one of his sexual abuse victims to return the $1.7 million in hush money the Illinois Republican paid him. A filing in a suburban Chicago county court this week made ...

  • Police: Grenade found in Hawaii next to store wasn't live

    12 hours ago

    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — Bomb technicians will inspect what police believe to be an old grenade that was found in Waikiki. Honolulu police tell the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://ow.ly/LCJr308aIzj ) a maintenance worker found the device under a bush next to a ...

  • Tennessee Valley Authority elects 1st African-American chair

    12 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal agency in Tennessee has elected an African-American to be chairperson for the first time in its 83-year history. V. Lynn Evans will also be the first woman, and the first person from Memphis, to ...

  • North Dakota resets the debate over time zone disparity

    12 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Residents of a rural sliver of North Dakota are fiercely opposing a plan that would move them into the same time zone as the cities and oilfields on the other side of the state. Few subjects ...

  • Trooper under investigation for Facebook posts about Newtown

    12 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) — State police have launched an internal affairs investigation into a trooper over Facebook postings with graphic language about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, authorities said Thursday. Officials are looking into whether Trooper Jeffrey Rogers violated ...

  • Kentucky police sergeant's name released in fatal shooting

    12 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) FULTON, Ky. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a western Kentucky police officer who fatally shot a man earlier this week. Kentucky State Police say in a news release that Fulton police Sgt. James Buckingham remains on administrative ...

  • The Latest: Chicago disappointed in gun-range ruling

    13 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a federal appeals court striking key parts of Chicago gun range ordinance (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Chicago officials are expressing disappointment in a federal court ruling that said city restrictions on publicly accessible ...

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