MEXICO (AP) — Authorities say the arrest of the man who headed the once powerful Gulf Cartel sparked the gunfights and blockades of burning vehicles that left at least three people dead near Mexico's border with the United States.
The arrested leader was identified as Jose Tiburcio Hernandez Fuentes, who stepped into the cartel's leadership vacuum as the group was steadily losing influence with the arrests of key members.
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — A Texas veterinarian has been fired from her job and authorities are looking into whether animal cruelty charges should be pursued against her after she's shown in a Facebook posting holding a feral cat she says she killed with a bow and arrow.
Austin County Sheriff Jack Brandes says the image is disturbing and it's the "kind of stuff that shouldn't happen in our society."
He says the results of his department's investigation...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll was released from jail Friday night after his arrest for suspected cocaine possession at a Las Vegas resort.
KSNV-TV of Las Vegas reports (http://bit.ly/1G6gQ7H ) Stoll was released on $5,000 bond from the Clark County Detention Center. He is accused of possession of controlled substances, including cocaine and Ecstasy.
He was arrested late Friday afternoon at the MGM Grand Hotel's Wet Republic...
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation are again proposing a commemorative coin to help fund a National Coast Guard Museum in New London.
Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and Rep. Joe Courtney announced their renewed effort Friday. Courtney says he has 116 bipartisan sponsors for his House version of the bill reintroduced last month.
The legislation requires the U.S. Treasury to create the coin. Supporters...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Musical chairs is a common game on "The Voice": Pharrell is sitting in a seat originally owned by CeeLo Green and once occupied by Usher, while Shakira and Gwen Stefani have filled in when Christina Aguilera took a hiatus from the show.
Blake Shelton says he has an idea who he would like to fill in his seat — if he ever took a break from the show, currently in its eighth season.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The hugely popular game "Angry Birds" is showing Earth Day some love this year.
Game developers at Rovio Entertainment are announcing plans Saturday to create an in-game experience about climate change. The game will debut in September to coincide with the U.N. General Assembly as world leaders discuss sustainability goals.
The Finnish game developers are also creating an Earth Day level in "Angry Birds" to debut Wednesday on the...