Oct 10, 2014

New mass graves found in case of missing Mexican students

The case of 43 Mexican students missing since an attack by gang-linked police took another grim turn Thursday with the discovery of new mass graves where suspects said some were buried. Four new suspects took investigators to the site of the four pits, 200 ...

Oct 10, 2014

Mexico arrests Juarez drug cartel leader

Mexican police have captured suspected Juarez drug cartel leader Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, whose gang engaged in turf wars that have left thousands of people dead, authorities said Thursday. Carrillo Fuentes, alias “El Viceroy,” was arrested by federal police in Torreon, a city in the ...

Oct 3, 2014

U.S. heroin deaths double in link to prescription painkillers: CDC

The over-prescribing of painkillers is fueling nearly 17,000 annual deaths from overdoses in the United States as well as a rise in heroin use, according to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday. The CDC reviewed 2010-2012 mortality ...

Oct 2, 2014

Mexico captures most-wanted drug kingpin

Mexican soldiers have captured Hector Beltran Leyva, one of the country’s most-wanted men and a suspected drug-cartel kingpin who had a bounty of more than $7 million on his head, prosecutors said Wednesday. He had taken over the Beltran Leyva cartel in recent years ...