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Authorities Find Longest Southwest Border Smuggling Tunnel

SAN DIEGO — U.S. authorities on Wednesday announced the discovery of the longest smuggling tunnel ever found on the Southwest border, stretching more than three-quarters of a mile from an industrial site in Tijuana, Mexico, to the San Diego area. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it featured an extensive...

Lawyer: Michael Avenatti Too Isolated in Jail to Help Case

NEW YORK — Michael Avenatti is housed in drug kingpin El Chapo's chilly former cell, making it impossible to properly prepare for an extortion trial that was supposed to start his week, his lawyer said. Attorney Scott Srebnick wrote in a letter to a federal judge late Sunday that Avenatti,...

At Least 9 US Citizens Die in Mexico Cartel Attack

MEXICO CITY — Drug cartel gunmen ambushed three SUVs along a dirt road, slaughtering at least six children and three women — all of them U.S. citizens living in northern Mexico — in a grisly attack that left one of their SUVs a burned-out, bullet-riddled hulk, authorities said Tuesday. Another...

Alleged Sex Trafficker Jeffrey Epstein Found Injured in Jail Cell

NEW YORK  — Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein was found on the floor of his jail cell with bruises on his neck early this week while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday. It was not clear whether the injuries were self-inflicted or from...

No Escape? El Chapo Likely off to 'Prison of All Prisons'

NEW YORK — In the world of corrections, there are inmates who pose security risks, and then there's "El Chapo." Drug lord Joaquin Guzman has an unparalleled record of jailbreaks, having escaped two high-security Mexican prisons before his ultimate capture and extradition to the United States. So with Guzman convicted Tuesday of...

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