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  • Suspected top Mexican cocaine trafficker extradited to U.S.

    WASHINGTON -- A top leader in the Mexican drug trade, who at his peak oversaw the distribution of eight tons of cocaine a month, has been captured by authorities in Panama and secretly extradited to the U.S., law enforcement officials said Wednesday....
  • North Korean ship carrying Cuban arms to be freed; two officers held

    A North Korean freighter seized in Panama for carrying contraband fighter jet engines and missile components from Cuba will be released soon and allowed to return home with most of its crew members, Panamanian authorities have decided. The ship's...
  • Government shutdown: In Joshua Tree, travelers look for a Plan B

    Government shutdown: In Joshua Tree, travelers look for a Plan B
    JOSHUA TREE, Calif. — On an autumn morning like this one, they should be gearing up for a day of hiking amid the cacti, climbing up one of the more than 400 formations of high desert monzogranite or taking in the vista of Keyes View.  But...
  • TV Review: ESPN's 30 for 30 Doc 'No Mas'

    The Sugar Ray Leonard-Roberto Duran fights in 1980 launched the phrase "No mas" into the global lexicon, while triggering what amounted to a mystery about what could inspire one of the scariest boxers on the planet to quit in the middle of a fight. "No...
  • It's A Gray Area: Consider the wisdom of Teddy Roosevelt

    Today we conclude our short series about classic American patriots with a discussion about Theodore Roosevelt, who was known for his exuberant personality and large range of interests and achievements. For example, he was awarded both the Nobel Peace...
  • Biden keeps a high profile – except on healthcare

    PANAMA CANAL ZONE — During a recent tour of the historic locks here, Vice President Joe Biden helped an operator flip the switches to open the gates and then stepped out onto a balcony to watch a gargantuan vessel pass through. A hundred yards...
  • Should pygmy three-toed sloths leave Panama for Dallas?

    Should pygmy three-toed sloths leave Panama for Dallas?
    A rare pygmy three-toed sloth stirred an international controversy after officials of the Dallas World Aquarium caught and crated six of the creatures on Isla Escudo de Veraguas, an island off Panama. The aquarium officials intended to take the animals...
  • Deputies: Man gives his neighbor a beatdown, knocks out two teeth

    Deputies: Man gives his neighbor a beatdown, knocks out two teeth
    Partying with your neighbor named “Whiskey” probably isn’t a good idea, especially if he’s been out of jail for less than two days and is still wearing an ankle monitor.  Here’s why: A married couple, who are Panama City...
  • Man went on spending spree with ex-boss's debit card, deputies say

    Man went on spending spree with ex-boss's debit card, deputies say
    Don't get mad, get even. Then go to jail. Deputies arrested a Jacksonville man after he allegedly slashed the tires of several vehicles belonging to his former employer and then went on a spending spree with his ex-boss's debit card --  after he was...
  • Swift Justice: Travel website, father issues and suing the fire department

    Dear Jackie, Last July, I planned to visit a friend in the Florida panhandle. After shopping online for cheap airfares to Panama City Beach, I thought I found a reasonable price. At the airport, I was informed that this flight was booked to Panama City,...
  • Petraeus yet another high-ranking military official mired in scandal

    PARIS -- "Duty, Honor, Country" is the West Point motto, but it seems to have lost what once was its compelling power over the men of the Long Gray Line, as they pursue the military careers that follow graduation. I am not speaking primarily about the...
  • Florida bike fests, rides and rallies

    Florida bike fests, rides and rallies
    Florida is a popular destination for motorcycle enthusiasts. With great coastal rides and world famous events, there is an something for everyone. Whether you ride or not, you will surely enjoy one of these popular annual events all over the state....