Ex-Mexican Drug Cartel Leader Gets 30 Years In US Prison

(AP) – Prosecutors say a former high-ranking member of the Zetas cartel in Mexico must serve 30 years in a U.S. prison and forfeit $10 million for his drug-related crimes. Ivan Velasquez-Caballero of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, was sentenced Friday by a federal judge in Laredo, Texas. Officials say the 47-year-old Velasquez-Caballero is expected to face […]

Congressional Tradition Allows McCain Time To Battle Cancer

(AP) – A long illness that keeps Sen. John McCain from his duties in the Senate isn’t likely to be challenged. Congress has a long tradition in which no one questions ailing lawmakers taking time to recover. Some members of the House or the Senate have recuperated away from the Capitol for a year or […]

Reward Tops $100K: Where Did It Come From And Who Gets It?

(AP) – When two Georgia inmates escaped from a prison bus leaving two dead guards in their wake, the reward for information leading to their capture rose quickly. Authorities say Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe overpowered their guards during a prison transfer on June 13 and used the guards’ guns to kill them before fleeing […]

Mixed Signals From Trump White House On Health Care Strategy

(AP) – President Donald Trump has been sending a flurry of mixed messages on health care, raising questions about the White House strategy. Repeal and replace “Obamacare.” Just repeal. Or let it fail – maybe with a little nudge. Democrats say the confusing signals are part of a strategy to destabilize the Affordable Care Act […]

The Latest: Trump Suggests He’s Not Considering Pardons

(AP) – The Latest on the probe into allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election (all times local):                8:10 a.m. President Donald Trump is suggesting that he isn’t considering pardoning aides or associates who are being investigated for ties to Russia. Trump tweeted Saturday: “While all agree the U. S. President has the […]