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Today in History: July 22, Senate rejects court-packing plan

Jul. 22, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2022. There are 162 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 22, 1937, the U.S. Senate rejected President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s proposal to add more justices to the...

Leftist's election to test Colombia's alliance with US

Jun. 21, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — It’s one of the United States’ few enduring alliances in an often-turbulent Latin America, one built around a decades-long partnership combating the nation’s drug cartels. But Gustavo Petro’s election as Colombia’s first leftist president is likely...

Italy seizes 4 tons of cocaine linked to Colombian Gulf Clan

Jun. 07, 2022 08:45 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italian agents on Tuesday confiscated 4.3 tons of cocaine with a street value of nearly a quarter-billion euros (dollars) in the northeastern port city of Trieste, dealing a blow to Colombia's feared Gulf Clan in one of the largest drug busts ever in Europe. Arrest...

Leader of now-defunct Colombian drug cartel dies in US jail

Jun. 01, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela, an elderly leader of the former Cali cartel that smuggled vast amounts of cocaine from Colombia to the United States in the 1980s and 1990s, has died in a U.S. prison, his lawyer said Wednesday. In 2020, a judge had denied Rodríguez...

Happy is an Asian elephant. But is she also a person?

May. 18, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — She has four limbs, expressive eyes and likes to stroll through greenery in New York City. Happy, by species, is an Asian elephant. But can she also be considered a person? That question was before New York's highest court Wednesday in a closely watched case...