By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Less than a month after a horrific elementary school shooting, the White House is fighting to keep the momentum for new gun legislation amid signs it's losing ground in Congress to other pressing issues.
Vice President Joe Biden has
By ALBERTO ARCEAssociated Press
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) - Every Saturday morning, one of my taxi drivers pays about $12 for the right to park his cab near a hospital, about two blocks from a police station.
But it's not the government that's charging.
An unidentified man pulls up in a
By ELLIOT SPAGATAssociated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A pregnant woman who identified herself to U.S. border inspectors as a daughter of Mexico's most-wanted drug lord returned to Mexico after pleading guilty to an immigration charge.
Alejandrina Gisselle Guzman Salazar, 31, pleaded guilty in San
By ROBERT JABLONAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal jury awarded $4.5 million to Filipino teachers who paid large fees to obtain U.S. jobs through a placement agency.
Jurors on Monday found that Los Angeles-based Universal Placement International Inc. and its owner, Lourdes Navarro,
By By JAY REEVESAssociated Press
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Authorities said an east Alabama police officer shot and seriously wounded in an exchange of gunfire with a homicide suspect was improving Sunday as investigators tried to verify the identities of three people whose slayings sparked a two
By By JACQUES BILLEAUDAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - The family of a slain Border Patrol agent has sued federal officials over the botched "Fast and Furious" gun operation, claiming they should have known it created a risk to law enforcement authorities.
Agent Brian Terry was mortally wounded
By By ELLIOT SPAGATAssociated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - More than two dozen people were charged in what authorities said Friday was a window into an emerging Mexican drug cartel's efforts to smuggle massive amounts of methamphetamine into California.
The charges were part of a 21-month
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federal jury convicted a former Arkansas police officer Friday on extortion and drug charges linked to a sweeping investigation into corruption and drug trafficking in east Arkansas.
Former Helena-West Helena police officer Marlene Kalb was convicted of extortion and
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A former top Colombian police general has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for taking bribes from a right-wing paramilitary group that the U.S. considers a terrorist organization.
Mauricio Santoyo Velasco was sentenced Friday in federal court in Virginia after pleading
By By CHRISTOPHER SHERMANAssociated Press
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - Three South Texas lawmen, including the son of a prominent county sheriff, were due in court Friday on charges alleging that they and another officer accepted thousands of dollars in bribes to guard shipments of cocaine.