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Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' faces sentencing in US case

Jul. 17, 2019 1:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Will the notorious Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" go quietly? For Joaquin Guzman, that's the biggest question at his sentencing in New York City on Wednesday. The highly-anticipated hearing could be his last chance to speak publicly before spending the rest of his life behind bars at...

Rio governor: rising police killings 'normal,' will continue

Jul. 16, 2019 10:17 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Amid a soaring number of police killings in Rio de Janeiro, the state's tough-talking governor said Tuesday that it was "normal" for the rate to increase and will likely keep rising during his administration. Gov. Wilson Witzel said the high number of killings by police in the state...

Vikings backup RB Roc Thomas gets 3-game suspension

Jul. 16, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Roc Thomas has been suspended for the first three games of the regular season for violating the NFL's policy and program on substances of abuse. The league announced the punishment Tuesday, the week before training camp begins. Thomas can participate in...

Meek Mill lawyers: Case could crumble if new trial granted

Jul. 16, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for Meek Mill asked an appeals court Tuesday to overturn a 2008 drug and gun conviction that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him a celebrity crusader for criminal justice reform. Defense lawyers believe the city judge who has overseen his case and sent him...

The Latest: Meek Mill's lawyers ask court for new trial

Jul. 16, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Meek Mill hearing (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Lawyers for Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill have asked an appeals court to grant him a new trial before a new judge on 2008 drug and gun charges that have kept him on probation for a decade. Assistant District Attorney Paul...

Bukele defends Salvador on migration, crime, raps neighbors

Jul. 16, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's new president said his country is trying to reduce irregular migration and fight crime and drug trafficking, and deserves to be treated differently than nearby countries. In remarks late Monday, Nayib Bukele called on Washington not to lump his country in with...

Atlanta FedEx driver transports shooting victims to hospital

Jul. 16, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A FedEx truck driver in Atlanta is being credited for transporting three shooting victims to a hospital. News outlets report four people were shot Monday. Before police arrived, three of the victims flagged down a FedEx driver who took them to Grady Memorial Hospital. The fourth person was...

Police: Rapper accused of throwing meth off balcony arrested

Jul. 15, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says an Alabama rapper accused of throwing $250,000 dollars' worth of methamphetamine off an apartment balcony during a raid has been arrested. News outlets report drug and gang investigators arrested 37-year-old Kelvin James Dark, who goes by the monikers...

'This Side of Night' is suspenseful, thought-provoking

Jul. 15, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

"This Side of Night" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by J. Todd Scott In Texas' Big Bend country, Sheriff Chris Cherry, the protagonist of J. Todd Scott's previous two novels, may finally have run into more than he and his smattering of small-town peace officers can handle. War between Mexican cartels has broken out again...

Rakhimov resigns from troubled boxing body AIBA

Jul. 15, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Gafur Rakhimov, a businessman with alleged links to organized crime, resigned Monday as president of the International Boxing Association after his tenure played a role in the body being stripped of the right to organize the Olympic boxing events. The Uzbekistani became interim...