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Vincente Carrillo Fuentes

Mexico officials report capture of alleged Juarez cartel leader

Mexican security officials say they've captured the man accused of running the Juarez drug cartel following last year's arrest of Vicente Carrillo Fuentes.

Oklahoma City Bombing 20th Anniversary

Service held to mark 20 years since Oklahoma City bombing


About 1,000 people gathered Sunday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil prior to Sept. 11, 2001.

Personnel at work in the operations room of the Italian Coast Guard in Rome, Italy on Sunday during the coordination of relief efforts after a ship carrying hundreds of migrants capsizes off Libyan coast occurred in the Strait of Sicily.

Up to 700 migrants feared dead off North Africa coast

The vessel, carrying would-be migrants, appears to have been headed for the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Shroud of Turin goes back on display in Italy

The 14-by-3.5-foot cloth, believed by many faithful to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, will be shown to the public until June 24.

Syria's minorities: Caught between ISIS and Assad

Many of Syria's minorities have tried to lie low and avoid direct involvement in the country's civil war. But they frequently get caught in the crossfire, with no protector to turn to.

Sunken WWII aircraft carrier is found San Francisco

It fought in World War II and was used in two atomic bomb tests. Now the USS Independence has been located by an undersea survey team led by NOAA and the U.S. Navy.

When the World Bank does more harm than good

Large projects funded by the bank have left millions of poor people worse off. But the bank says the vast majority of its projects don't fall into this category.

Boston Marathon surveillance raises privacy concerns long after bombing

Boston jurors in the marathon bombing trial watched a nine-minute video pieced together from different surveillance cameras — some with surprisingly high resolution.

Mexico implements plan to save endangered vaquita porpoise

There are fewer than 100 vaquitas left in the Sea of Cortez, the only place on Earth where they are found.

Gyrocopter came in 'under the radar,' Homeland chief says

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said it's too soon to say whether Wednesday's incident should prompt changes in security procedures.

The Chinese-Mexican cuisine born of US prejudice

An 1882 law banned Chinese immigrants from entering the country, driving tens of thousands to settle along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Al-Qaida captures major airport, oil terminal in south Yemen

The group seized control of a major airport, a sea port and an oil terminal in southern Yemen on Thursday, consolidating its hold on the country's largest province.

Israel marks Holocaust memorial day with sirens, ceremonies

Israelis have come to a mournful, two-minute standstill in remembrance of the 6 million Jews killed in the Nazi Holocaust during World War II.

Investigators warn airplane computers could be hacked

The same Internet access now available on most commercial flights makes it possible for hackers to bring down a plane, the Government Accountability Office warned Tuesday.

Cuba to be removed from list of state sponsors of terrorism

The move is one part of the Obama administration's push to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba. Congress has 45 days to consider the decision before it takes effect.

Flight returns to Seattle after worker trapped in cargo hold

Flight 448 had just taken off when the pilot heard banging from down below. The captain immediately returned to Seattle-Tacoma International.