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Last defendant sentenced in US Border Patrol agent's death

Sep. 22, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The seventh and final defendant has been sentenced for the 2010 fatal shooting of a U.S. Border Patrol agent, a case that exposed a botched federal gun operation known as “Fast and Furious." Jesus Rosario Favela-Astorga was given a 50-year prison term...

Dettelbach becomes head of ATF, 1st confirmed chief in years

Jul. 12, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Steve Dettelbach, a former federal prosecutor, to run the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, making him the agency’s first confirmed director since 2015. Dettelbach takes the reins of the agency as...