Mexico Says Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzaman Extradited To US

(AP) – Mexico’s government says it has extradited drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States, where he is wanted on drug trafficking and other charges. The Foreign Relations Department has announced on Twitter that Guzman was being sent to the U.S. on Thursday, the day before Donald Trump is to be inaugurated […]

Spokesman Defends Lack Of Hispanic In Cabinet

(AP) – President-elect Donald Trump’s spokesman is dismissing concerns about the absence of a Latino in the new Cabinet.  Trump’s selection of Sonny Perdue for the position of Agriculture Secretary finalizes his Cabinet – and makes it the first Cabinet absent a Latino in nearly three decades. Sean Spicer says the president-elect is committed to […]

Trump Lays Wreath At Arlington Cemetery

(AP) – President-elect Donald Trump has placed a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery as he continues his countdown to inauguration.  Trump was joined in the ceremony by Vice President-elect Mike Pence.  The pair silently placed a wreath in front of the Tomb of the Unknowns – a monument dedicated to service members whose remains were […]

George W. Bush Says Ill Parents “much better”

(AP) – Former President George W. Bush says his father, the 41st president George H.W. Bush, and mother, Barbara Bush, are doing “much better” as they’re being treated for illnesses at Houston Methodist Hospital. The nation’s 43rd president, in his first comments since his parents have been hospitalized, offers thanks on Instagram for messages “of […]

Raiders File Papers To Move From Oakland To Las Vegas

(AP) – The Oakland Raiders have filed paperwork to move to Las Vegas.  Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak told The Associated Press on Thursday that he spoke with the Raiders. Sisolak is part of an 11-member panel that was appointed by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval to study plans for a proposal backed by billionaire […]

Lawmaker Fires Aide Behind Fake News Site

(AP) – A Maryland lawmaker has fired a legislative aide who was behind a fake news site that accused Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton of election-rigging.  Media outlets report that Del. David Vogt III said Wednesday he terminated Cameron Harris “on the spot” after learning that Harris was behind ChristianTimesNewspaper.com and a fabricated article that […]

1 In 4 US Men Have Cancer-Linked HPV Genital Infections

(AP) – The first national estimate suggests that nearly half of U.S. men have genital infections caused by a sexually transmitted virus and that 1 in 4 has strains linked with several cancers.  Most human papillomavirus infections cause no symptoms and most disappear without treatment. And most adults will get an HPV infection at some […]

Barricades Go Up, Collapsible Umbrellas Will Be Allowed

(AP) – Security barricades and blockades are going up around Washington in preparation for tomorrow’s inauguration.  Outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told MSNBC that areas where inaugural crowds gather will be “extra fortified” with dump trucks and armored vehicles.   But Johnson adds that there’s no specific threat to the inauguration.  Except, that is, for […]

GOP Selects Women To Lead Party Operation

(AP) — The Republican National Committee has selected a woman to lead the party. Little-known Michigan Republican Ronna Romney McDaniel was elected to serve as RNC chairman on Thursday. Committee members from across the nation are gathered in Washington on the eve of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. McDaniel was Trump’s preferred choice. She’s also the […]

Man Accused Of Killing Orlando Officer Defiant In Court

(AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting a Florida police officer has made a court appearance in Orlando — where he spoke out of turn and was defiant.  Markeith Loyd was in court on charges that he killed his ex-girlfriend last month. He hasn’t yet been charged in the death of Lt. Debra Clayton, […]