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Mexico official: Police capture top capo 'La Tuta' Gomez - The News & Advance
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to Mexican officials. Gomez was arrested ...
Syria expels 3 key UN humanitarian staffers - The News & Advance
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Syrian government has expelled three key U.N. humanitarian staffers, a decision the U.N. says could have "a major impact" on critical aid operations and harm a new effort to secure a six-week truce in the country's largest city ...
US rescinds rule requiring judges to move to Guantanamo - The News & Advance
MIAMI (AP) — A new rule that required military judges presiding over the war crimes tribunals at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to relocate to the remote installation has been rescinded, the Pentagon said Friday. The Department of Defense ...
Well-educated 'Jihadi John' no surprise to experts - The News & Advance
PARIS (AP) — The profile of "Jihadi John," the university-educated Londoner whose masked face is emblematic of the grisly executions by the Islamic State group, is vastly different from that of the marginalized men who carried out terror attacks in ...
Greek prime minister rules out third bailout - The News & Advance
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new radical left government has no intention of seeking another bailout deal from international creditors and will spend coming months trying to ease the terms of its current commitments, the financially struggling country ...
Ponzi scheme leader Susanne Helbig gets eight years - The News & Advance
A Moneta business owner who pleaded guilty to leading a Ponzi scheme defrauding banks and mortgage lenders of nearly $11 million was sentenced Friday to eight years in federal prison. Susanne Helbig, formerly of Roanoke, was convicted of one count each of ...
Farm Bill safety-net deadlines extended - The News & Advance
Producers will now have another month to update their yield history or reallocate base acres in the new safety-net programs after Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today there will be an extension, pushing the deadline from today to March 31. The ...
Approaching 'last call' for NHL GMs to tweak rosters - The News & Advance
David Poile made an impressive splash on the NHL trade market earlier this month. The Nashville Predators general manager knows better than to make any assurances he's done altering his NHL-leading lineup.
Testimony: Several Hernandez texts are missing from phone - The News & Advance
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Texts and phone records shown to jurors Friday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez showed that several messages he exchanged with a co-defendant before the killing were deleted from his phone ...
Former All-Star 2nd baseman Bret Boone is writing a memoir - The News & Advance
NEW YORK (AP) — Bret Boone figures the best way to tell a baseball story is through his own family. The former Gold Glove second baseman has a deal with the Crown division of Penguin Random House for the memoir "Runs In the Family." He is the son ...
AP NewsBreak: PGA Tour to move Match Play to Texas - The News & Advance
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Tour is completing plans to bring the Match Play Championship to Austin, Texas, starting in 2016. Three people aware of the negotiations told The Associated Press that Texas-based Dell will be the title sponsor of ...
Cardinals release 11-year NFL veteran Darnell Dockett - The News & Advance
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have released defensive tackle Darnell Dockett, allowing the three-time Pro Bowl lineman to test the free agency market. General manager Steve Keim said that the Cardinals have made it clear they want Dockett ...
Attackers in Bangladesh hack to death American blogger - The News & Advance
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday. The attack Thursday night on Avijit Roy ...
County schools request water rate reductions - The News & Advance
An Amherst County woman’s concern with high utility rates has galvanized the school system to request rate reductions at three school facilities. Speaking on behalf of the Amherst County School Board, Beth Gamble, the District 2 representative to the ...
Annual sugar maple programs upcoming at Wintergreen - The News & Advance
A week-long celebration of sugar maple trees growing in Nelson County will bring learning, fun and a little bit of sticky sweetness to the Wintergreen Nature Foundation in Roseland, starting this weekend. Maple Sugar Days will be on tap at the foundation ...