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Old-time union boss returns triumphant in Mexico

Aug. 20, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of Mexico's powerful old-time union bosses has made an unrepentant, triumphal return to the public spotlight after being freed from nearly five years of prison and house arrest. Elba Esther Gordillo was arrested in 2013 on corruption and money laundering charges, the last of which...

Police: 1 dead after woman opens fire at Texas warehouse

Aug. 20, 2018 2:58 PM EDT

MISSOURI CITY, Texas (AP) — A female employee opened fire at a Houston-area food distribution center early Monday, killing a company manager and wounding another worker, police said. The shooter, identified by police as Kristine Peralez, 38, was also killed in the attack, which happened around 2:30 a.m. at...

Latest: Official: Man held in US wanted for murder in Mexico

Aug. 20, 2018 2:57 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the arrest by immigration agents of a man as he drove his wife to the hospital so she could give birth (all times local): 11:20 a.m. An official of the Mexican state of Guanajuato confirms that a man detained by immigration agents in California is wanted on an arrest...

Mexican state confirms ICE detainee wanted for homicide

Aug. 20, 2018 2:19 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An official of the Mexican state of Guanajuato confirms that a man detained by immigration agents in California is wanted on an arrest warrant for homicide in Mexico. The official was not authorized to be quoted by name and could not say when the crime occurred, but said it was an...

AP sources: Prosecutors preparing charges against Cohen

Aug. 20, 2018 2:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, could be charged before the end of the month with bank fraud in his dealings with the taxi industry and with committing other financial crimes, two people familiar with the federal probe said Monday. The people confirmed...

The Latest: Suspect, a 2-year employee, fired on co-workers

Aug. 20, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

MISSOURI CITY, Texas (AP) — The Latest on deadly workplace shooting near Houston (all times local): 1 p.m. Police say a woman shot two co-workers at a Houston-area food distribution center, killing one and wounding the other. Missouri City police Capt. Paul Poulton says investigators are still trying to...

Lawyer: Arrested migrant may have been mistaken for brother

Aug. 20, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Mexican migrant detained by immigration agents in California while driving his wife to a hospital to give birth may have been mistaken by authorities for his brother, the man's lawyer said. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Joel Arrona Lara was wanted on an...

Daughter struck by subway train while trying to save mother

Aug. 20, 2018 1:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Horrified subway riders rushed to save a woman pushed in front of a commuter train in Atlanta, and the woman's daughter was struck by the train while trying to help, witnesses said. A 28-year-old suspect was in custody after Sunday afternoon's chaos at the city's Midtown Station, the...

Feds probing charges of sex abuse at Florida prison

Aug. 20, 2018 1:37 PM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Federal investigators are looking into allegations of rape, assault, and the smuggling of drugs into a central Florida prison for women. The Miami Herald reports that about 100 former inmates and relatives of inmates at the Lowell Correctional Institution near Ocala, Florida, attended a...

Judge grants time to weigh insanity plea in newspaper attack

Aug. 20, 2018 1:37 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The man charged with killing five people at a Maryland newspaper office will get more time for his lawyer to consider filing a plea of not criminally responsible by reason of insanity, a judge ruled Monday. Anne Arundel Circuit Court Judge Laura Kiessling said she found good cause to...