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Drug trafficker sentenced to 11 years in Nebraska case

Nov. 30, 2020 5:53 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A methamphetamine trafficker who worked for a Mexican-based drug organization was sentenced Monday to 11 years in prison, the U.S. attorney's office in Nebraska said. Raymundo Hernandez-Rubio, 35, will be deported to Mexico after serving his prison term, U.S. Attorney Joe Kelly said in a...

Midfielder Efraín Álvarez to train with US national team

Nov. 30, 2020 5:09 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Efraín Álvarez, an LA Galaxy midfielder who started for Mexico in last year’s final of the Under-17 World Cup, was among 22 players called into U.S. training camp for a Dec. 9 exhibition against El Salvador in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Álvarez can become eligible to...

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the death of former President Lazaro Cardenas in Mexico City, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Mexico sets another $11.5 billion in infrastructure projects

Nov. 30, 2020 1:34 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico announced another round of 29 private and public infrastructure projects Monday worth about $11.5 billion which are expected to break ground by the end of 2021. The majority of the plans are for highways, energy and water projects. The announcement is similar to a roughly $14...

Mexico's president pledges justice for murdered Frenchman

Nov. 30, 2020 12:14 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador promised Monday that justice will be done in the case of a French restaurant owner who was found murdered over the the weekend. López Obrador compared the case to last year’s killings of nine U.S. dual-nationals in...

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2009 file photo, Mexico's Federal Secretary of Public Safety, Genaro Garcia Luna speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Mexico City. Mexico's former public security secretary pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, to new drug trafficking charges in the Eastern District Court of New York. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)

Mexico charges ex-security chief who faces trial in US

Nov. 29, 2020 3:57 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials said Sunday they want to prosecute former security chief Genaro Gará Luna in his own country, despite the fact he faces trial in the U.S. for allegedly protecting a drug gang. The action follows a U.S. decision to drop charges against another former top Mexican...

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2020, file photo, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey puts his face mask on after addressing the media on COVID-19 during a news conference in Phoenix. Ducey has funneled nearly $400 million of federal coronavirus relief funds to state agencies to help pay for operations, allowing them to return some of their original budget allocations to the state treasury. (Michael Chow/The Arizona Republic via AP, File)

The Latest: Researchers urge Arizona shutdown, mask mandate

Nov. 28, 2020 5:11 PM EST

PHOENIX — University of Arizona researchers say the current surge in the coronavirus outbreak will present the state with a hospital crisis that could become a disaster unless the state takes steps such as ordering a three-week stay-home shutdown and implementing a statewide mask mandate. Members of the...

Pope Francis leaves at the end of a consistory ceremony where 13 bishops were elevated to a cardinal's rank in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (Fabio Frustaci/POOL via AP)

Pope elevates 13 new cardinals then puts them in their place

Nov. 28, 2020 3:04 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis raised 13 new cardinals to the highest rank in the Catholic hierarchy Saturday and immediately warned them not to use their titles for corrupt, personal gain, presiding over a ceremony marked from beginning to end by the coronavirus pandemic. Two new “princes” of the...

Mexico says Televisa has "substantial power" in TV market

Nov. 27, 2020 9:52 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican regulatory agency declared Friday that the country’s largest broadcaster, Grupo Televisa, has “substantial market power” in cable television service. The declaration triggers a potential investigation into whether the company’s market sway requires...

A line of socially distanced shoppers wait to get into Bath & Body Works during Black Friday outdoor shopping at Deer Park Town Center Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Deer Park, Ill. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP)

The Latest: Illinois surpasses 12,000 deaths from COVID-19

Nov. 27, 2020 8:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois has risen above 12,000 deaths from COVID-19, while also surpassing the 700,000 mark for confirmed coronavirus infections. The latest 1,000 deaths were recorded in just nine days — matching the state’s deadliest period previously in the...

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his daily, morning news conference at the presidential palace, Palacio Nacional, in Mexico City, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. López Obrador said Friday that his ambassador to the United States told him two weeks ago that there was an investigation underway there involving Mexico's former defense secretary, retired Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, who was arrested Thursday in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Mexico extends northern border tax breaks to southern border

Nov. 27, 2020 3:58 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced Friday he will extend tax breaks for communities on the northern border until 2024, and broaden them to cover the southern border as well. Mexican towns along the U.S. border currently pay a 20% maximum income tax, as...