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  • SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2013, 1:13 A.M.

    Ariz. mom not giving up on Mexico, despite arrest

    PHOENIX (AP) — Yanira Maldonado spent her wedding anniversary in a Mexican jail. And now that she’s free and a drug smuggling allegation has been dropped, the Arizona woman says …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012, 7:24 A.M.

    Mass. chemist arraigned in drug lab scandal

    BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts drug lab chemist at the center of a drug testing scandal that threatens to unravel thousands of criminal cases pleaded not guilty Thursday to …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 3:15 P.M.

    Obama’s call for action against gun violence

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the massacre of schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn., obligates the nation to finally act to reduce gun violence. He’s outlined only a broad plan …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 12:02 A.M.

    Too big to jail? Execs avoid laundering charges

    NEW YORK (AP) — When the Justice Department announced its record $1.9 billion settlement against British bank HSBC last week, prosecutors called it a powerful blow to a dysfunctional institution …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 11:41 P.M.

    Too big to jail? Execs avoid laundering charges

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some former federal prosecutors are among those who think prosecutors should have brought criminal charges against some former executives at British bank HSBC after it was …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 1:03 P.M.

    Authorities: Kansas man who killed 2 cops dies

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man with a history of theft and weapons convictions gunned down two police officers investigating possible drug activity in a Kansas grocery parking lot, and …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012, 12:15 P.M.

    Owner of Rivera plane denies drug connections

    PHOENIX (AP) — The man who runs the business that owns a luxury jet that crashed and killed Latin music star Jenni Rivera says he has never been involved in …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2012, 12:18 A.M.

    Owner of Rivera plane being investigated by DEA

    PHOENIX (AP) — The company that owns a luxury jet that crashed and killed Latin music star Jenni Rivera is under investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and the …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2012, 12:06 A.M.

    Feds: 4 Texas officers guarded cocaine shipments

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Three South Texas lawmen including the son of a prominent county sheriff will likely spend the weekend in custody on charges accusing them and another officer …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 11:12 P.M.

    Owner of Rivera plane being investigated by DEA

    PHOENIX (AP) — The company that owns a luxury jet that crashed and killed Mexican pop superstar Jenni Rivera is under investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and the …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 4:47 P.M.

    4 Texas officers accused of helping move cocaine

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced charges Thursday against four officers from a South Texas anti-drug task force who they say took thousands of dollars in bribes to guard …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 1:54 P.M.

    Parents fight for release of son jailed in Mexico

    MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida family is fighting to get their son, a Marine veteran, released from a prison in a dangerous area in Mexico while facing charges that …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 8:39 A.M.

    Govt outlines HSBC ties to drug money laundering

    WASHINGTON (AP) — British bank HSBC violated the Bank Secrecy Act in connection with the laundering of money from narcotics drug traffickers in Mexico and intentionally allowed prohibited transactions with …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 4:57 A.M.

    Fla. ex-cop set for execution in 1986 killing of 9

    STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida police officer ate his last meal and visited with family members and friends ahead of his scheduled execution Tuesday for killing nine people …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 3:59 P.M.

    Tribe prepares to bury 5 slain members in Calif.

    PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Gravediggers work the old-fashioned way on the Tule River Indian Reservation, chipping away at the hard pan by hand with pickaxes and shoveling the dirt aside. …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 11:51 A.M.

    Famed architect gets 6 months for drug smuggling

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — An acclaimed architect was sentenced Monday to six months in prison for hiding nearly 13 pounds of cocaine in his minivan’s battery before he tried to …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 1:16 A.M.

    Famed architect to be sentenced for drug smuggling

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eugenio Velazquez is not a typical courier busted for smuggling drugs on the U.S.-Mexico border. The acclaimed architect will be sentenced Monday for trying to bring …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 9, 2012, 9:50 A.M.

    Tijuana architect was an unlikely drug courier

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eugenio Velazquez doesn’t fit the mold of the down-on-his luck, uneducated, underemployed courier who ferries drugs to the U.S. for Mexican drug cartels. The dual citizen …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 2:24 P.M.

    Feds: Imprisoned murderer ran gang network

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — While behind bars for three decades, a convicted murderer and member of the Mexican Mafia controlled a network of Los Angeles street gangs that sold drugs, …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 1:53 P.M.

    For Washington state, legal pot _ and now what?

    SEATTLE (AP) — People openly lit joints under the Space Needle and on Seattle’s sidewalks — then blew the smoke at TV news cameras. To those looking to “get baked,” …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 2:22 A.M.

    Smokers celebrate as Wash. legalizes marijuana

    SEATTLE (AP) — The crowds of happy people lighting joints under Seattle’s Space Needle early Thursday morning with nary a police officer in sight bespoke the new reality: Marijuana is …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 1:57 A.M.

    As pot goes proper, a history of weed

    SEATTLE (AP) — The grass is no greener. But, finally, it’s legal — at least somewhere in America. It’s been a long, strange trip for marijuana. Washington state and Colorado …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 12:55 A.M.

    Celebrations planned as Wash. legalizes marijuana

    SEATTLE (AP) — Legal marijuana possession becomes a reality under Washington state law on Thursday, and some people planned to celebrate the new law by breaking it. Voters in Washington …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012, 3:26 P.M.

    Celebrations planned as Wash. legalizes marijuana

    SEATTLE (AP) — Legal marijuana possession becomes a reality under Washington state law on Thursday, and some people planned to celebrate the new law by breaking it. Voters in Washington …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012, 11:48 A.M.

    Border Patrol agent arrested in smuggling probe

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been arrested after authorities say he used his patrol vehicle to smuggle drugs while on duty in southwest Arizona, according to …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012, 9:56 A.M.

    Police: Indiana men had sex before fatal fight

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana authorities investigating the death of a homeless man whose decomposing body was found in a freezer say he had been drinking, taking drugs and having sex …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012, 1:47 A.M.

    Coast Guard death after confrontation off CA coast

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Drug smugglers from Mexico have been creeping farther north along the California coast in an attempt to evade authorities, and it appears the cat-and-mouse game was …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 5:50 P.M.

    California sea smuggling claims Coast Guard life

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The killing of a U.S. Coast Guardsman whose crew was chasing a vessel suspected of being laden with drugs appears to be the latest example of …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 4:20 P.M.

    Pot legalization no free ride to smoke on campus

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Young voters helped pass laws legalizing marijuana in Washington and Colorado, but many still won’t be able to light up. Most universities have codes of conduct …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 12:30 A.M.

    Addiction counselor charged with murder in DUI

    TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — The convertible hit Phillip Moreno so hard that it knocked him out of his shoes and lodged him in the windshield. As he lay dying on …


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