Sandra Avila Beltran, known as the "Queen of the Pacific" for alleged drug dealings, was deported Tuesday from the United States to Mexico, where she will face money-laundering charges, the third set of criminal accusations against her.
Avila landed in Mexico City on a chartered plane from El Paso, Texas, along with other deportees, the Mexican attorney general's office said.
She was being held in a hangar belonging to the attorney general's office, where she will be served with an arrest warrant, the state-run Notimex news agency reported. She will undergo a medical exam before being transported to the state of Jalisco, where she faces charges of money laundering, according to Notimex.FULL STORY
A random act of violence has left a promising 23-year-old college baseball player dead, a family devastated and two countries half a world apart rattled.
Christopher Lane was gunned down in Duncan, Oklahoma, while he was out jogging last week. The motive, police say? Three teens who had nothing better to do.
"They witnessed a young man run by on the street. Chose him as the target," Police Chief Danny Ford told CNN affiliate KSWO.
When police eventually arrested the three teens - ages 15, 16 and 17 - one of them offered up a motive that made clear that Lane, who attended East Central University on a baseball scholarship, was chosen at random.FULL STORY
Will Kaitlyn Hunt remain free on bond or go to jail?
A Florida judge will decide the gay Florida teen's fate Tuesday after prosecutors pulled her plea deal when they discovered she'd exchanged about 20,000 text messages with the underage teen girl at the center of the case against her.FULL STORY
The Obama administration is "reprogramming" some funds to Egypt while a review is underway - in effect, temporarily holding up some military aid to the country, a U.S. official said.
A spokesman for Senator Patrick Leahy, David Carle, confirmed to CNN his office has been told the aid has been halted. The Vermont Democrat is chairman of the Appropriations State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee.
But the U.S. official emphasized no decision has been made to permanently halt the aid.FULL STORY
Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev suffered multiple and severe gunshot injuries before his capture in April, newly released court documents show.
The most serious of the injuries was a gunshot wound that appeared to enter through the left inside of his mouth and exit through the lower left side of his face, said Stephen Ray Odom, a trauma surgeon who treated Tsarnaev at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
"This was a high-powered injury that has resulted in skull-base fracture, with injuries to the middle ear, the skull base, ... his ... vertebrae ... as well as injury to the pharynx, (and) the mouth." Odom said in testimony given April 22, three days after Tsarnaev was arrested following the bombing.FULL STORY
Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is expected to be back at work on Tuesday even as efforts to oust him from office seemed to intensify.
A closed-door mediation session between Filner, his representatives, city officials, a retired judge and a few others on Monday ended with no apparent resolution, but San Diego City Councilman Kevin Faulconer said the discussions are ongoing.
Also attending the session were City Attorney Jan Goldsmith and City Council President Todd Gloria.
A source with direct knowledge of the meeting declined to say what exactly was under discussion. However, CNN affiliate KGTV, citing anonymous sources, reported that the mediation was "designed to include a review of a potential resignation" by the mayor.FULL STORY