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Drug cartel boss admits killing US agent, wounding 2nd

WASHINGTON - A Mexican drug cartel commander pleaded guilty Thursday to murder and attempted murder in a 2011 ambush south of the border that left one American agent dead and a second injured, and which sharply strained U.S.-Mexico relations.

May 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Photos showing 2 men may be big break in Boston bombing

Photos showing 2 men may be big break in Boston bombing

BOSTON - Authorities have obtained clear images of the faces of two men with backpacks who they believe were acting suspiciously around the time of the Boston Marathon bombings, a potential breakthrough in the search to find who planted the bombs, sources familiar with the investigation said…

April 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Republican lawmakers question ATF official’s ‘double-dip’ arrangement

WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers investigating the Fast and Furious program want to know why a top official who oversaw the failed gun-tracking operation was allowed to stay on paid leave while taking a second full-time job in the private sector — an arrangement that is netting him two six-…

August 22, 2012 9:13 pmLoading…

House set to vote Wednesday morning on holding AG in contempt

WASHINGTON — Last-minute talks to stave off a House committee vote declaring Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress broke down late Tuesday when the attorney general failed to provide subpoenaed documents for the panel’s investigation into the ATF’s flawed Fast and Furious gun-tracking o…

June 19, 2012 9:06 pmLoading…

Zetas cartel accused of laundering money through horse racing

WASHINGTON — The unlikeliest of marriages — the most violent Mexican drug cartel and the world of U.S. quarter horse racing — ended with the arrest Tuesday of one of the top men in the Zetas drug-trafficking ring after U.S. officials began suspecting an uncanny run of good fortune at the tra…

June 12, 2012 9:00 pmLoading…

'Fast and Furious' suspect released more than once

WASHINGTON - Manuel Celis-Acosta, the chief suspect in the federal "Fast and Furious" investigation who was caught but released at the U.S.-Mexico border in May 2010, was also stopped and released two months earlier while in possession of a Colt .38-caliber pistol bought illegally under the …

March 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Mass. man arrested in plot to blow up Capitol, Pentagon

WASHINGTON — The FBI arrested a Massachusetts man Wednesday in an alleged plot to blow up the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon after authorities say he provided "step-by-step" instructions on attacking Washington with drone-like, remote-controlled aircraft.

September 28, 2011 9:00 pmLoading…

Job changes were not promotions,ATF says

WASHINGTON - The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Wednesday that three supervisors in its controversial Fast and Furious gun-trafficking investigation were transferred to lateral jobs, not promoted.

August 18, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

ATF denies it promoted 3 Fast and Furious supervisors

WASHINGTON - The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive said Wednesday that three supervisors in its controversial Fast and Furious gun-trafficking investigation were transferred to lateral jobs, not promoted.

August 17, 2011 9:30 pmLoading…
Sunday TV reveals deep split on budget

Sunday TV reveals deep split on budget

WASHINGTON - Washington's two new power players - the speaker of the House and the White House chief of staff - differed in separate television interviews Sunday on how to best to deal with the rising government debt and proposed federal spending cuts, reflecting a realignment in the nation'…

January 31, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Effort to halt gun flow criticized

Effort to halt gun flow criticized

WASHINGTON - Project Gunrunner, the much-touted law enforcement effort to keep U.S. firearms out of the Mexican drug wars, is providing few useful investigative leads or arrests in the spiraling border violence because it is unwieldy, mismanaged and fraught with "significant weaknesses," an …

November 10, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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