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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, file photo, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, of Los Angeles, speaks during a news conference after being elected as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops during their Fall General Assembly in Baltimore. On Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, Gomez addressed an online national meeting of bishops. During the previous week, Gomez congratulated Joe Biden on his presidential election victory. Now, Gomez is sounding a different tone, saying some of Biden’s policy positions, including support for abortion rights, pose a “difficult and complex situation” for the church. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)

Leader of US Catholic bishops: Biden's stances pose dilemma

Nov. 17, 2020 7:12 PM EST

The head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops told colleagues Tuesday that President-elect Joe Biden’s policy positions, including support for abortion rights, pose a “difficult and complex situation” for the church. Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez, completing his first year as...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020 file photo, a policeman stands guard as the city mayor attends an event to inaugurate renovated sections of the market, which, along with other local businesses, has suffered as violence has kept regional shoppers away in Apaseo El Alto, Guanajuato state, Mexico. The two most powerful drug cartels in the hemisphere are battling over this industrial and farming hub of central Mexico — a state that has attracted gangs for the same reason it has lured auto manufacturers: road and rail networks that lead straight to the U.S. border. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

Cartels' meth war bloodying once-peaceful state in Mexico

Oct. 22, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In the central Mexico state of Guanajuato, the color of the meth or the markings on the package in an addict’s pocket may determine whether he lives or dies. The Jalisco Cartel sells crystal-clear meth at $2.30 per dose. The home gang, Santa Rosa de Lima, sells cheaper blue-tinged...