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Police: Shooting suspect invoked Islamic State...Mexican president says Guzman is caught...President vetoes repeal bill

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 8, 2016 at 11:41 a.m.



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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say the suspect in the shooting of a Philadelphia police officer told investigators that he shot the officer in the name of Islam and pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. They also say the man used a stolen police gun in the crime last night. The suspect has addresses both in Philadelphia and a suburb. The officer, Jessie Hartnett, was shot three times in the arm. He fired back and wounded the suspect.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president says fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been recaptured -- seven months after he escaped from a maximum-security prison. On his Twitter account today, President Enrique Pena Nieto (PAYN'-yuh nee-EH'-toh) wrote, "Mission accomplished: We have him."

WASHINGTON (AP) — No surprise: President Barack Obama has vetoed Republican-backed legislation to repeal his health care law. Republican lawmakers have pushed many repeal measures, but this is the first to make it to the president's desk. They call that a victory in itself. House Speaker Paul Ryan predicts it will be "a matter of time" before the law is finally overturned.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sign the U.S. economy is so far defying global weakness and is growing solidly. The Labor Department says American employers added 292,000 jobs in December. Even as many more jobs have been added, the unemployment rate has held at 5 percent for the past three months. That's because nearly 1 million more Americans have begun seeking jobs since September.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two demolition contractors convicted of involuntary manslaughter have received prison sentences for their parts in an accident that killed six people in Philadelphia. A building being taken down collapsed onto a thrift shop next door. The contractor who prosecutors say cut corners was sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison. The man operating the equipment got 7 1/2 to 15 years.

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