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Ex-mayor's wife ordered held for organized crime in Mexico missing case MEXICO CITY: The wife of the ex-mayor of Iguala, the Mexican city where 43 college students went missing in September, has been ordered jailed indefinitely for organized crime, prosecutors said Monday.Maria de los Angeles Pineda had been held under provisional arrest until now, in the case which has rocked Mexico. The 43 are feared dead.On Monday, a judge issued a warrant for her pretrial detention "for her likely role in committing organized crime ... and operations with funds of illicit origin," said Tomas Zeron, who leads the criminal investigation unit of the prosecutor's office. The students went missing September 26, in an apparent massacre by a police-backed gang that sparked nationwide protests and caused a crisis for President Enrique Pena Nieto.Confessions made during the investigation have indicated that the ex mayor, Jose Luis Abarca, ordered police to crack down on the students to stop them from protesting at a public ...

Boston bombing trial set to open BOSTON: The trial of the only suspect in the Boston bombings begins Monday with jury selection, 20 months after the attack that turned the city's annual marathon into a scene of carnage.Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, a young Chechen origin, faces the death penalty for the bombing that was the worst act of terror on US soil since the September 11 attacks in 2001.Tsarnaev must be present in federal court in Boston for the beginning of the ...
Boston bombing trial opens Monday as emotions run high NEW YORK: The highly anticipated trial of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev opens Monday, promising to inflame emotions 18 months after the bloody attack, the worst on US soil since September 11, 2001. Tsarnaev, 21, faces the death penalty for the April 15, 2013 bombing at the finish line of the Boston marathon that killed three people and wounded 264. Jury selection will commence Monday for the trial, which is expected to last several months, ...
US Senate majority leader hospitalized after exercise accident WASHINGTON: Outgoing US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid broke his ribs and facial bones when a piece of exercise equipment malfunctioned during a workout at his Henderson, Nevada, home, his office said in a statement on Friday. Reid, a Democrat, was taken to a hospital in Henderson by his security detail after being injured on Thursday. He was later transferred to the University Medical Center in nearby Las Vegas for further testing and was kept ...
US denies any role in Gambia violence WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday denied it had any role in an apparent coup attempt in The Gambia, after the African nation's leader Yahya Jammeh blamed the attack on foreign dissidents."The US government had no role in the events that took place in Banjul," a US State Department official said. "The United States strongly condemns any attempt to seize power through extra-constitutional means."Jammeh, who was visiting Dubai at the time of Tuesday's attack, blamed ...
Former New York governor Mario Cuomo dies aged 82 NEW YORK: Mario Cuomo, the former New York governor who was once considered a prime candidate for the White House or the Supreme Court, died on Thursday aged 82.He died at home from natural causes due to heart failure, just hours after his eldest son Andrew was inaugurated for a second term as New York governor."He couldn't be here physically today, my father. But my father is in this room. He's in the heart and ...
FBI arrests suspect accused of shooting at LA police LOS ANGELES: A second suspect has been arrested for allegedly opening fire on two Los Angeles police, the FBI said Thursday, with the United States still on edge over the murders of two New York officers.The alleged shooter, James Brooks, 19, was arrested Wednesady in Las Vegas, the FBI said in a statement.Authorities launched a manhunt for Brooks, who, with an accomplice, allegedly opened fire on the LA police officers in their patrol car Sunday, ...


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