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WASHINGTON (AP) — A man accused of being one of the leaders of a Mexican drug-trafficking cartel was due in federal court in Washington on Monday after being extradited to the United States over the weekend. Alfredo Beltran Leyva was arrested in Mexico in 2008 and indicted two...
LONDON (AP) — The global economy's problems seem to be multiplying. Hours after the leaders of the world's 20 most developed economies sought to boost confidence by promising to increase global output by $2 trillion over five years, Japan said it had fallen into recession. That...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic leaders are telling President Barack Obama they strongly support his plans to take executive action to overhaul the nation's immigration system. A letter signed by six top lawmakers, including Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, says...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A pontiff who has long championed human kindness — sneaking off to break bread with the homeless as an archbishop and washing the feet of young prisoners early in his papacy — is coming to the City of Brotherly Love. Pope Francis confirmed Monday that he will...
NEW YORK (AP) — Police have released surveillance footage of a man suspected of shoving a stranger off a subway platform to his death. The 61-year-old victim was standing with his wife Sunday afternoon at a station in the Bronx. Authorities say that without warning, a man pushed...
PARIS (AP) — Three young Europeans are believed to be among the cold-eyed fighters on a propaganda video showing a beheaded American aid worker and the deaths of Syrian soldiers, as the extremist Islamic State group tries to portray itself as an international movement. President...
Actavis is paying $66 billion to buy fellow drugmaker Allergan in a deal that could finally end a months-long takeover battle waged by Valeant Pharmaceuticals for the Botox maker. Actavis said Monday that it will spend $219 in cash and stock for each share of Allergan. That tops...
CHICAGO (AP) — A large study of gay brothers adds to evidence that genes influence men's chances of being homosexual. But the results aren't strong enough to prove it. Some scientists believe several genes might affect sexual orientation. Researchers who led the new study of...
CHICAGO (AP) — Drugmaker Merck & Co. says its cholesterol-lowering medicine ezetimibe (uh-ZETT-uh-mibe) met its main goal in a study testing whether adding it to an older type of cholesterol medicine could reduce heart risks. The drug is sold as Zetia (ZETT-ee-uh) and in...