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Most-wanted capo looks pudgy, bowed post-arrest

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The man who eluded Mexican authorities for 13 years looked pudgy, bowed and middle-aged as he was marched by masked marines across a tarmac to a helicopter waiting to whisk him to jail.


UN demands humanitarian aid for all of Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council united for the first time on a resolution on Syria's humanitarian crisis Saturday, demanding that President Bashar Assad's government and the opposition provide immediate access everywhere in the country to deliver aid to millions of people in desperate need.


Ukraine's Tymoshenko rallies protesters in Kiev

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Hours after her release from prison, former Ukrainian prime minister and opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko appeared before an ecstatic throng at the protester encampment in Ukraine's capital Saturday, praising the demonstrators killed in violence this week and urging the protesters to keep occupying the square.

Upheaval in Ukraine: What it means

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — From the moment protesters claimed to control Ukraine's capital until the triumphant release of their blond-braided political heroine from jail, Saturday was a momentous day for this country.


Ukraine's Tymoshenko speaks to protesters

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Hours after being released from prison, former Ukrainian prime minister and opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko praising the demonstrators killed in violence this week as heroes as she addressed a massive crowd at the protester encampment in Kiev on Saturday,.


AP PHOTOS: Sochi on Day 16

The Netherlands speedskating team celebrates gold in the men's team pursuit. Carolina Kostner of Italy casts a shadow on the rink as she begins her figure skating routine. And a hockey puck bounces off the wall during a warm up session before the USA vs. Finland bronze medal game. Here's a look at Saturday's highlights from the Sochi Olympics.

AP Exclusive: Shutdown hurt 37,000 immigrant cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The federal government shutdown last year delayed more than 37,000 immigration hearings by months or years for immigrants already waiting in lengthy lines to plead for asylum or green cards.


Ukraine protesters take Kiev; president says coup

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Protesters took control of Ukraine's capital Saturday, seizing the president's office as parliament voted to remove him and hold new elections. President Viktor Yanukovych described the events as a coup and insisted he would not step down.


Mexico's Sinaloa drug chief arrested

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The head of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel was captured overnight by U.S. and Mexican authorities at a hotel in Mazatlan, Mexico, the Associated Press has learned.


Nuke test scores fell flat during alleged cheating

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last summer, when dozens of nuclear missile officers allegedly cheated on exams, test scores were among the lowest of the year, according to Air Force records obtained by The Associated Press. That is the opposite of what might be expected if answers were being shared as widely as officials allege.


APNewsBreak: Mexico's Sinaloa drug chief arrested

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that the head of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel was captured overnight by U.S. and Mexican authorities at a hotel in Mazatlan, Mexico.

Bach singles out Ukrainian win as standout moment

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Ukraine's victory in the women's biathlon relay was the standout moment of the Sochi Olympics, a powerful symbol of unity during the country's bloody political crisis, IOC President Thomas Bach said Saturday.


2 popes on hand in historic 1st cardinal ceremony

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In an unprecedented blending of papacies past, present and future, retired Pope Benedict XVI joined Pope Francis at a ceremony Saturday to formally install new cardinals who will elect their successor.


Egypt: Police officers acquitted of 2011 killings

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court acquitted six police officers Saturday on charges of killing 83 protesters during the country's 2011 revolution, the latest in a string of trials that rights group say failed to hold the country's security forces accountable for demonstrators' deaths.


Ukrainian ex-premier Tymoshenko freed

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The party of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko says that she has been released after 2½ years in prison.


Early House race tests Obamacare as election issue

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The candidates are Alex Sink, Democrat, and David Jolly, Republican, but Obamacare is on the ballot in a big way in a competitive House race in Florida that offers a preview of the nationwide campaign for Congress this fall.


Italy's new Renzi government is also young

ROME (AP) — Matteo Renzi became Italy's youngest premier on Saturday, promising a new era of stable government after using old-school politicking to engineer the ouster of a fellow Democrat he deemed too timid to get the nation back to work.


Benedict joins Francis in historic 1st ceremony

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Retired Pope Benedict XVI joined Pope Francis at a ceremony Saturday creating the cardinals who will elect their successor in an unprecedented blending of papacies past, present and future.


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