By By MARK STEVENSON and OLGA R. RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Enrique Pena Nieto took the oath of office as Mexico's new president Saturday vowing to restore peace and security and take on the vested interests that have hindered economic prosperity.
As several hundred
By By The Associated Press
MUG SHOT: Wan Kuok-koi, a.k.a. "Broken Tooth Koi ," will leave a Macau prison Saturday, the Macau government. He was convicted of loan sharking, money laundering and being a gang leader in November 1999.
HIGH STAKES: Wan waged a brutal war with rival organized crime
By By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
HONG KONG (AP) - The notorious Macau crime boss known as Broken Tooth Koi, who was released from prison Saturday after serving nearly 15 years, will hardly recognize the city he terrorized in the late 1990s with a brutal gangland war.
Wan Kuok-koi was
By MARTIN DURANAssociated Press
CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) - A 20-year-old state beauty queen died in a gun battle between soldiers and the alleged gang of drug traffickers she was traveling with in a scene befitting the hit movie "Miss Bala," or "Miss Bullet," about Mexico's not uncommon ties
By ADRIAN SAINZAssociated Press
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Memphis officer aiming at an attacking dog accidentally hit and critically wounded a fellow policeman with a shotgun blast while they were searching a home, officials said Friday.
Officer Willie Bryant, 32, was in critical but stable
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis police say that an officer who was critically wounded by a fellow officer during the search of a home was shot by a shotgun.
Memphis police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said Friday that 32-year-old officer Willie Bryant was in critical but stable condition at the Regional
By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
MACAU (AP) - Hordes of Chinese high rollers flooding into Macau have turned the city into an Asian casino boomtown, but they're also posing a challenge for China's next generation of leaders.
Macau's casino industry has mushroomed over the past
By DENISE LAVOIEAP Legal Affairs Writer
BOSTON (AP) - A lawyer for mobster James "Whitey" Bulger asked a judge Thursday to delay his trial by eight months, while a prosecutor argued that Bulger has already received "a 16-year continuance" by fleeing Boston and staying on the run all those years
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMANAssociated Press
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Texas law enforcement agents were close enough to a pickup truck to see it was carrying people, not drugs, before one opened fire, killing two Guatemalan immigrants hiding under a cover in the vehicle's bed, a diplomat said
By VESELIN TOSHKOVAssociated Press
ARCHAR, Bulgaria (AP) - On the banks of the Danube, in the northwest corner of Bulgaria, lie the remnants of an ancient Roman settlement called Ratiaria, host to a priceless cultural heritage. Craters pockmark the huge site, evidence of a scourge threatening