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Official: Guzman will be in Mexico for foreseeable future...Armed group leaves Oregon wildlife refuge

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 9, 2016 at 6:51 p.m.



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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican federal official says the quickest recaptured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman would be extradited to the United States is six months. But the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, says even that's not likely because lawyers file appeals. He says the appeals are usually turned down, but that each one means a judge has to schedule a hearing.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's attorney general says Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman wanted to make a biopic, and his lawyers' conversations with actors and producers helped lead authorities to his capture. But Malcolm Beith, author of "The Last Narco: Inside the Hunt for El Chapo, the World's Most Wanted Drug Lord," says that doesn't sound like the man he studied to write his 2010 book.

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BURNS, Ore. (AP) — A group of armed men from around the Pacific Northwest who arrived at a wildlife refuge today are on their way home. They left several hours after people leading an occupation of the refuge told them they weren't needed. A Utah lawyer says occupation leader Ammon Bundy and others were concerned about the perception the armed men conveyed.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a few hours, someone could become very rich. The Powerball jackpot has increased to $900 million just hours before the drawing which will be held at 10:59 p.m. EST. Sales for the lottery game have skyrocketed since Wednesday, when no one won an estimated $500 million jackpot. If no one wins tonight, the next jackpot will be $1.3 billion.

CHICAGO (AP) — GasBuddy.com. says the average price for a gallon of regular gas is $1.97. That's 19 cents lower than prices at the pump one year ago. The group's senior petroleum analyst says 77 percent of the country is paying less than $2.00 a gallon this weekend. But he expects prices to start to inch up when refinery maintenance begins in the middle of next month.

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