• Police: Beltran Leyva cartel boss arrested in Mexico City

    Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of the leaders of the once-powerful Beltran Leyva drug cartel was arrested Friday in a trendy neighborhood in Mexico City, authorities said. Martin Villegas Navarrete, 38, was captured without a shot being fired while celebrating his birthday in the Roma Norte...

  • Eager eaters weigh-in ahead of NYC July 4 hot dog contest

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Contestants have hit the scales ahead of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Coney Island's Nathan's Famous. Reigning champion Joey Chestnut joined past winners at the weigh-in Friday ahead of the 99-year-old Independence Day boardwalk tradition. The dogs...

  • Greek campaigns, neck and neck, reach dramatic finale

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greeks packed city squares for dueling rallies late into the night Friday, as polls showed a dead heat between the 'yes' and 'no' camps ahead of a bailout referendum Sunday that could be Greece's most important vote since it joined the European Union. More than...

  • Yes or no? What Greece's landmark vote might bring

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — On his 10-year trip home, the Greek hero Odysseus at one point had to steer his ship and crew down a narrow stretch of water menaced on opposite sides by two sea monsters, Scylla and Charybdis. The Greek people are in similar dire straits as they prepare to vote on a...

  • 400-foot Ferris wheel stops: All 66 riders safely taken off

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A technical crew with The Orlando Eye safely evacuated all 66 stranded riders from the Ferris wheel that towers 400 feet over central Florida after the attraction shut down Friday afternoon, authorities said. Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Kathleen Kennedy...

  • Hundreds of Arizona inmates to be moved following riot

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — About 700 inmates at an Arizona prison were being moved to new locations Friday after disturbances on consecutive days left their housing units uninhabitable. Nine corrections officers suffered minor injuries in the incidents at the privately run Arizona State...

  • Top-ranking Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer dies at 90

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer, president of the faith's highest governing body, has died. He was 90. Packer died Friday afternoon at his home in Salt Lake City from natural causes, church spokesman Eric Hawkins said in a statement. He was next in line to become...

  • Another 1700s Massachusetts home hit by vehicle

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    HALIFAX, Mass. (AP) — For the second time in two days, an 18th century Massachusetts home has been heavily damaged in a car crash. The latest accident happened early Friday morning in Halifax, about 40 miles south of Boston. Police say a car crashed into the 1740 home and ended up in...

  • Vietnam Communist Party chief to make first US visit

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The powerful head of Vietnam's Communist Party will travel to the United States for the first time next week, and said he expects President Barack Obama will visit Vietnam later this year. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said Friday he hopes to build...

  • Former sheriff who helped shape modern Las Vegas dies at 88

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Longtime Clark County Sheriff Ralph Lamb, a prominent figure credited with shaping Las Vegas' modern history, has died. Lamb, who was the basis for one of the lead characters of the short-lived CBS television show "Vegas," died Friday afternoon at age 88 in a Las...

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