• Former chief of Bolivia drug police under investigation

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The retired police general who reorganized Bolivia's counter-narcotics force after President Evo Morales expelled U.S. drug agents is under investigation for illicit enrichment and drug trafficking ties. A judge was to decide Wednesday whether Gen. Oscar Nina...

  • Mexican police grab latest Zetas leader in wealthy suburb

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once carved a path of brutal bloodshed along the country's northern border with the U.S. National Security...

  • Jane Fonda says male domination of world has been 'wounded'

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Jane Fonda said Wednesday the male power structure that has dominated the world for centuries has been wounded — "but there's nothing more dangerous than a wounded beast." The actress and women's rights activist spoke in a telephone interview ahead of U.N....

  • Chemical fire at Vancouver's port prompts evacuation

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Vancouver health officials are warning people near the city's port to stay indoors due to a fire in a shipping container holding an industrial disinfectant and bleaching agent. Sections of Vancouver's port were evacuated Wednesday afternoon and...

  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Congress resolves to flee DC pre-snow

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nothing gets Congress moving like the forecast of snow. The House, followed by the Senate Wednesday, reached rare bipartisan agreement on the desire of lawmakers to beat a forecast snowstorm out of town. The town being Washington, D.C., where anything white falling...

  • Truck crew says carsickness led to $4.8M heist of gold bars

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WILSON, N.C. (AP) — The crew of a truck carrying a load of gold bars had just pulled off the interstate in North Carolina when, the two men told police, a seemingly ordinary episode of carsickness turned into a multimillion-dollar heist. Three days later, authorities said they were...

  • NYC public schools to close on 2 Muslim holidays

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest public school system will observe the two most important Muslim holidays starting next fall, a policy change hailed Wednesday by Islamic leaders in New York City. Under the new policy, the city's 1.1 million-pupil public school system will close on...

  • Firefighters rescue dog trapped in gap between walls

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County firefighters got creative to rescue a dog that had fallen into a six-inch-wide gap in West Hollywood, California. Inspector Randall Wright says a dozen firefighters were called to the scene Monday afternoon. They found a 60-pound dog...

  • Fire at Oregon mobile home kills 3

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BROOKINGS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say an early morning house fire killed three people near Brookings, Oregon. Curry County Sheriff John Ward says the blaze was reported Wednesday shortly before 4 a.m. A Brookings police officer was first on the scene. He saw a 10-year-old girl...

  • State pulls teens from rural Nevada juvenile camp after riot

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The state of Nevada has removed all youths in its custody from a rural juvenile rehabilitation center where a riot erupted over the weekend — the fourth uprising there in four months, a state official said Wednesday. All four youths who had been housed at the...

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