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Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in prison

Jul. 17, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mexican drug kingpin and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, expressing no remorse over his conviction for a massive drug conspiracy that spread murder and mayhem for more than two decades. Instead, a defiant Guzman took a...

The Latest: Lawyer says El Chapo disappointed with trial

Jul. 17, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo. (all times local): 10:50 a.m. A defense attorney says the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo is frustrated with the outcome of his U.S. trial. Attorney Jeffrey Lichtman told reporters Wednesday that Joaquin Guzman is...

The Latest: Lawyer says El Chapo disappointed with trial

Jul. 17, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo. (all times local): 10:50 a.m. A defense attorney says the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo is frustrated with the outcome of his U.S. trial. Attorney Jeffrey Lichtman told reporters Wednesday that Joaquin Guzman is...

Police officer in 'I can't breathe' death won't be charged

Jul. 16, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After years of silence, federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won't bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words — "I can't breathe" — became a national rallying cry against...

Federal probe of 'I can't breathe' death nears possible end

Jul. 15, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After nearly five years, federal authorities are signaling they may have concluded their investigation into the death of Eric Garner, the unarmed black man heard on video crying "I can't breathe" after a white New York City police officer put him in an apparent chokehold. The office of the...

The Latest: US probe of Garner killing nears possible end

Jul. 15, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a federal investigation into the death of Eric Garner (all times local): 10 p.m. Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn say they are planning a news conference Tuesday on the death of Eric Garner, whose dying words "I can't breathe" became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter...

Old Nets think Durant, Irving can succeed where they didn't

Jul. 15, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving gave the Brooklyn Nets two big victories in one night. "They hit the Mega Millions and the Powerball," former NBA star Charles Oakley said. In the first hours of free agency, the Nets added two of the best players available to a young roster that made the...

Mayor: Crackdown on immigrants already underway in NYC

Jul. 14, 2019 3:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he's getting reports that a nationwide crackdown on immigrants facing deportation is already underway in his city. The sweeps were expected to start Sunday, but de Blasio tweeted on Saturday that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency had...

Financier in sex abuse case went from math whiz to titan

Jul. 10, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He has rubbed elbows with a prince and flown a former president on his private jet. He amassed a fortune that includes a 100-acre island in the Caribbean and one of the biggest mansions in New York. He has donated tens of millions of dollars to Harvard and other causes, becoming a darling...

Correction: Trump Fundraiser Probe story

Jul. 9, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 8 about a federal grand jury investigating top Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy, The Associated Press erroneously reported when leaked emails showed an attorney for Broidy's security firm Circinus resigned after expressing alarm to company executives about corruption...