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Pentagon chief: Broader approach to border security needed

Feb. 23, 2019 7:02 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Saturday after visiting the U.S.-Mexico border that the government needs a broader, more effective approach to border control. He suggested the Pentagon might contribute with its expertise in surveillance and monitoring. "How do we get...

The Latest: Defense officials tour sections of border wall

Feb. 23, 2019 6:46 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's visit to the Southwest border (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Top defense officials have toured sections of the U.S.-Mexico border to see how the military could reinforce efforts to block drug smuggling and other illegal activity....

Misbehaving owners hardly unheard of in pro sports

Feb. 22, 2019 4:12 PM EST

Misbehaving owners of sports teams have drawn headlines pretty much since sports have been around. Now, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft faces misdemeanor charges of soliciting a prostitute after police said he was twice videotaped paying for a sex act at a massage parlor in Florida amid a crackdown on sex...

El Chapo wants new trial, hearing to probe jury misconduct

Feb. 22, 2019 3:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The defense team for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman said Friday it will seek a new trial for the notorious drug lord in light of "misconduct" on the part of several jurors who allegedly followed media accounts of the case against the instructions of a federal judge. Defense attorney Eduardo...

Mexico to help "El Chapo" family seek US humanitarian visas

Feb. 22, 2019 3:35 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that he has instructed his government to assist the family of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in seeking humanitarian visas to visit the convicted drug trafficker in the United States. During a visit last week to Guzman's hometown of...

Claims in El Chapo case highlight perils of 'Googling juror'

Feb. 22, 2019 8:27 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Claims of jury misconduct in the trial of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman have drawn new attention to the digital-age challenge courts face in preventing jurors from scouring media accounts or conducting their own research before rendering a verdict. It's a phenomenon that has been...

Case dismissed amid review of Houston cop's work

Feb. 21, 2019 8:34 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed one of the cases being re-examined because they involved a Houston officer accused of lying in an affidavit that led to a deadly drug raid last month. Court records show the drug case against Courtney Jacobs was dismissed Wednesday, the same day the Harris County...

The Latest: Case dismissed amid review of Houston cop's work

Feb. 21, 2019 6:47 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout following a deadly drug raid in Houston (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Prosecutors have dismissed one of the cases being re-examined because they involved a Houston officer accused of lying in an affidavit that led to a deadly drug raid. Court records show the drug...

The Latest: Threat allegations keep military officer jailed

Feb. 21, 2019 6:44 PM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — The latest on the case against a Coast Guard Officer accused of stockpiling guns and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats (all times local): 2 p.m. A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of being a white supremacist who stockpiled guns and compiled a hit list of prominent Democrats...

Feds: El Chapo's sons indicted on drug conspiracy charges

Feb. 21, 2019 6:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two sons of notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman have been indicted on drug conspiracy charges, the Justice Department said Thursday. Joaquin Guzman Lopez, 34, and Ovidio Guzman Lopez, 28, are charged in a single-count indictment that was unsealed last week in Washington....