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Jul 4, 2015

Beltran Leyva cartel boss is arrested in Mexico City

One of the leaders of the once-powerful Beltran Leyva drug cartel was arrested Friday in a trendy neighborhood in Mexico City, authorities said. Martin Villegas Navarrete, 38, was captured without a shot being fired while celebrating his birthday in the Roma Norte district of ...

Jul 3, 2015

Mass killings may be contagious: U.S. study

Mass killings in the United States may be contagious, according to a study Thursday that found each deadly tragedy can increase the likelihood that another will soon follow. Scientists examined data from 1998 to 2013 on school shootings and other mass killings in the ...

Jul 1, 2015

Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Oregon

Recreational marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday as a voter-approved law took effect that will ultimately see it sold in shops, similar to those operating in Washington state and Colorado. The new state laws reflect a shifting legal landscape for a drug that ...

Second N.Y. escaped killer shot, captured near Canadian border

Jun 29, 2015

Second N.Y. escaped killer shot, captured near Canadian border

A convicted murderer who escaped from a maximum-security New York prison three weeks ago has been shot and captured, authorities and media said Sunday, two days after his fellow escapee was shot dead. David Sweat was wounded just 2 miles (3 km) south of ...