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Mexican drug kingpin "El Chapo" to appear in US courtroom

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NEW YORK (AP) — Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious drug kingpins, is finally headed for a court date the United St... Full Story

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    Mexican drug kingpin "El Chapo" to appear in US courtroom

    NEW YORK (AP) — Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious drug kingpins, is finally headed for a court date the United States sought for two decades while he made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run in Mexico.

  • Freeze-dried food and 1 bathroom: 6 simulate Mars in dome
    Freeze-dried food and 1 bathroom: 6 simulate Mars in dome

    HONOLULU (AP) — Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods — with a rare treat of Spam — and have only their small sleeping quarters to retreat to for solace.

  • Actors, mayors rally at inauguration eve Trump demonstration
    Actors, mayors rally at inauguration eve Trump demonstration

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actors Robert De Niro, Sally Field and Mark Ruffalo joined hundreds of other people outside a Donald Trump building on Thursday for a pre-inauguration demonstration organizers said was meant to energize those concerned about the Republican president-elect's policies.

  • Protesters, Trump supporters clash outside 'DeploraBall'
    Protesters, Trump supporters clash outside 'DeploraBall'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters and supporters of President-elect Donald Trump clashed outside a pro-Trump event in Washington the night before his inauguration. Police used chemical spray on some protesters in an effort to control the unruly crowd.

  • Marathon bombing film productions won't detail tax credits
    Marathon bombing film productions won't detail tax credits

    BOSTON (AP) — Hollywood films about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings shot on location at the finish line and other landmarks last year to bring the story to the silver screen, but not all the for-profit productions have been forthcoming about the taxpayer-funded benefits they're seeking or have aleady received for filming in Massachusetts.

  • Doctors consider removing George H.W. Bush's breathing tube
    Doctors consider removing George H.W. Bush's breathing tube

    HOUSTON (AP) — Doctors treating former President George H.W. Bush for pneumonia considered whether to take out a breathing tube inserted two days ago to clear his airway.

  • As Trump takes the oath, many voters still can't believe it
    As Trump takes the oath, many voters still can't believe it

    On the morning 19 months ago when Donald Trump descended the escalator in his glitzy Manhattan tower, waving to onlookers who lined the rails, many Americans knew little about him beyond that he was very rich and had a thing for firing people on a reality television show.

  • 10 promises Trump made for his first day

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Behind in the polls in late October, Donald Trump ventured to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to give American voters a "contract" detailing what he would achieve during his first day in office. Beneath a list of 18 major actions was the flourish of Trump's familiar signature and a blan space for voters to sign.

  • Lack of Latinos in Trump Cabinet draws ire for 'setback'
    Lack of Latinos in Trump Cabinet draws ire for 'setback'

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's decision not to appoint any Latinos to his Cabinet is drawing fierce criticism from Hispanics, who call it a major setback for the nation's largest minority group.

  • NTSB releases preliminary report on Lake Erie plane crash

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The pilot of a plane that crashed into Lake Erie last month received his certification to fly that type of aircraft just 21 days before the fatal crash, according to the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report.

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