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Mexico prison riot: 52 people killed in Monterrey

Written by The Guardian on . Posted in World

Source: AP

Fifty-two people have been killed and 12 wounded in a prison riot in Monterrey, north-eastern Mexico, the state governor has confirmed, just days ahead of a planned visit by Pope Francis to another prison nearby.

Jaime Rodríguez Calderón, the governor of Nuevo León, said the violence involved a brutal fight between rival factions, including one led...

Get ready, L.A. -- Obama's visit to bring heavy traffic

Written by Los Angeles Times on . Posted in Local


As President Obama swings through Southern California this week for political fundraisers and an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime TV show, motorists in Los Angeles are bracing for heavier-than-usual traffic.

After attending fundraisers in the Bay Area, Obama is scheduled to arrive in L.A. on Thursday for a taping of “Ellen” in Burbank. The int...

Cargo volumes continue upswing at Port of Long Beach

Written by Long Beach Press-Telegram on . Posted in Local


January’s cargo volumes at Port of Long Beach registered a 25 percent increase when compared to the same month last year, a time when labor strife led to a severe slowdown at the local ports.

Cargo volumes have risen for seven consecutive months at Port of Long Beach, port officials announced. Despite a slow beginning to 2015, shipping activity at...

Sanders routs Clinton in New Hampshire; campaign moves to South Carolina and Nevada

Written by Los Angeles Times on . Posted in Politics


Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton moved quickly Tuesday night to prepare to fight on new terrain in the crucial next round of contests after Sanders delivered a once-unthinkable defeat to the former secretary of State.

The decisive New Hampshire victory for Sanders — with most votes counted, he was taking about 60% — came as exit polls showed...