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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

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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

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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

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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...