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Calls for Guzman extradition...Government meets with tech firms...Philly officer shooting probe

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 9, 2016 at 1:10 a.m.



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MEXICO CITY (AP) — There are already calls for quick extradition to the United States for the world's most notorious drug lord, who has been recaptured for the third time after two prison escapes in Mexico. Mexican marines came under fire in the operation to nab Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. He's been sent back to the prison he escaped from the last time and any extradition won't come quickly.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Despite being at odds with technology companies over encryption and government surveillance, the Obama administration is now taking steps to woo them as it seeks ways to stop terrorist groups from online recruiting. No specific agreements were reached at a closed-door meeting yesterday that was described as cordial. The government also announced initiatives yesterday, including an overhaul of its efforts to counter extremist messages around the globe.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — New Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, who just took office Tuesday, is stopping short of labeling the shooting of officer Jesse Hartnett a terrorist attack but he notes the suspect gave them that motive. Police say Edward Archer told investigators he was following Allah, and had pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State group. Archer's mother told The Philadelphia Inquirer her 30-year-old son had begun hearing voices recently.

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — The Yuma Police Department is investigating a spate of property damage from BB gun attacks. Police say there have been 54 attacks in a little more than a month causing nearly $25,000 in damage to the windows of vehicles, homes and businesses. The department says that surveillance cameras have shown a white older-model four-door sedan with multiple subjects in the areas.

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Times reports that a lawyer for five families of teenagers shot by a classmate at Marysville-Pilchuck High School says his clients want accountability. They are seeking up to $110 million in damages from the school district and father of the shooter. Four students were killed and one was wounded. The families believe the school district was negligent. The father faces sentencing on firearms charges.

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