Mexico hunts suspected drug cartel members who shot down police chopper

Sep 8, 2016

Mexico hunts suspected drug cartel members who shot down police chopper

Troops and police hunted Wednesday for gang suspects who shot down a police helicopter in western Mexico, killing five aboard in a clash highlighting the government’s struggle to quell violence in the region. The suspects apparently used a high-powered, .50-caliber Barrett rifle to bring ...

Hurricane Newton bears down on Baja resort beaches

Sep 6, 2016

Hurricane Newton bears down on Baja resort beaches

Hurricane Newton soaked Mexico’s western Pacific coast Monday and took aim at Baja California’s twin resorts of Los Cabos, where residents and officials braced for a possible direct hit two years after they were slammed by a major storm. Newton’s maximum sustained winds increased ...