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In this courtroom art, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, seated center, listens as his federal defender Michelle Gelernt, left, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Goldbarg, second left, talk at his Brooklyn federal court appearance, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 in New York. Guzman is charged with running a massive drug trafficking operation that laundered billions of dollars and oversaw murders and kidnappings. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)
February 03, 2017 - 3:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — He's locked up 23 hours a day. His wife can't visit him. He can't call anyone, except his lawyers. He even was denied water, his lawyers say. The strict jail conditions for notorious Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman were outlined on Friday by defense...
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A woman is assisted by members of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, as they crowd on board of a rubber boat sailing out of control in the Mediterranean some miles north of Sabratha, Libya, on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. European Union leaders are poised to take a big step on Friday in closing off the illegal migration routes from Libya across the central Mediterranean, where thousands have died trying to reach the EU, the EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
February 03, 2017 - 2:07 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — European Union leaders at a summit Friday devised a plan involving largely lawless Libya to try to shut down the smuggling of hundreds of thousands of migrants from North Africa across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. The vast human tide has helped boost anti-Europe populist...
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February 03, 2017 - 2:01 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Investigators found evidence of cadet cheating, instructor misconduct and training shortcomings at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy, the state inspector general said in a report released Friday. The 47-page report suggested that cadet classes exchanged answer codes and...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for an EU summit, in Valletta, Malta, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
February 03, 2017 - 1:57 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — European Union leaders on Friday vowed to remain united and defiant in the face of an onslaught of criticism from the new American president that has started to undermine the once-unshakeable trans-Atlantic relationship. And they hit back in an increasing battle of words,...
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President Donald Trump, followed by Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, left, walks into the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, as David O'Steen of the National Right to Life watches. Trump discussed the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, setting up a fierce fight with Democrats over a jurist who could shape America's legal landscape for decades to come. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 03, 2017 - 1:49 pm
A top aide to President Donald Trump said Friday she misspoke when she cited a 2011 "massacre" in Kentucky that never happened. A day earlier, during an interview with MSNBC's Chris Matthews, Kellyanne Conway defended Trump's temporary ban on immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations by saying...
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February 03, 2017 - 1:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer than 60,000 foreigners from seven majority-Muslim countries had their visas canceled after President Donald Trump's executive order blocked them from traveling to the U.S., the State Department said Friday. That figure contradicts a Justice Department lawyer's statement...
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Marjan K. Vayghan, left, gives a kiss to her uncle Ali Vayeghan as he arrives at the international terminal at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. Vayeghan, who had been turned away from the airport under President Donald Trump's executive order barring immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations, returned Thursday to an emotional welcome from family members who greeted him with California-grown flowers and well-wishers who sang "This Land Is Your Land." (Ed Crisostomo/The Orange County Register via AP)
February 03, 2017 - 1:24 pm
Legal battles are playing out across the U.S. as opponents of President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens from seven predominantly Muslim nations take their fight to the courtroom. Hearings were being held Friday in a few of the cases. A look at some of the court challenges: ___ VIRGINIA A...
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This undated photo provided by the Delaware Department of Correction shows Sgt. Steven Floyd. Floyd died in a hostage standoff at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Delaware. Officers found him unresponsive when they breached the building where inmates had held hostages on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. (Delaware Department of Correction via AP)
February 03, 2017 - 12:45 pm
SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — Before he died, held in a closet by inmates at Delaware's largest prison, Sgt. Steven Floyd saved the lives of fellow officers when he called out and warned his would-be rescuers that the inmates had set a trap, the head of the state corrections officers' union said. "Even in...
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In this courtroom art, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, seated center, listens as his federal defender Michelle Gelernt, left, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Goldbarg, second left, talk at his Brooklyn federal court appearance, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 in New York. Guzman is charged with running a massive drug trafficking operation that laundered billions of dollars and oversaw murders and kidnappings. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)
February 03, 2017 - 12:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — He's locked up 23 hours a day. His wife can't visit him. He can't call anyone, except his lawyers. He even was denied water, his lawyers say. The strict jail conditions for notorious Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman were outlined on Friday by defense...
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February 03, 2017 - 12:39 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas Senate panel shrugged off 16 hours of sometimes tearful pleas and defiant opposition to approve a "sanctuary cities" proposal that would withhold grant funding from local jurisdictions that don't hand over immigrants already in custody for possible deportation. A 7-2...
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