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BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The leader of the Pacific Patriot Network says his group has come to a national wildlife refuge in Oregon to "de-escalate" the situation by providing security for those at the compound. The Oregonian reports a convoy of pickup trucks carrying armed men arrived today at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge where a demonstration against federal land management policies continues.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman may be coming to the United States to face charges. But it could be awhile. A Mexican federal law enforcement official says his country is willing to extradite the recaptured drug kingpin. But experts say the legal process could be lengthy and Guzman's attorney is saying he'll battle extradition in the courts. Guzman was recaptured Friday.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Just-released footage from a U.S. Navy helicopter appears to show Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels firing rockets near warships and commercial traffic in the strategic Strait of Hormuz late last month. The Navy says it released 45 seconds of black-and-white Dec. 26 footage in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Stewart and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are honoring a cancer-stricken Sept. 11 first responder today. The mayor presented ex-firefighter Ray Pfeifer, who helped win a fight for health care, with a key to the city. Pfeifer rose from his wheelchair to say legislation passed by Congress last month extends health care to thousands of World Trade Center first responders.
UNDATED (AP) — A hall of fame musician and community activist on Chicago's West Side has died. Rhythm and blues artist Otis Clay was 73. Clay's daughter says the one-time Grammy nominee died of a heart attack Friday evening. His manager says Clay was preparing upcoming U.S. and European tours and had been nominated for two Blues Music Awards.
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