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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States is seeking the extradition of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and a Mexican law enforcement official says his country is prepared to do it. But a Mexican federal official says the quickest the recaptured drug lord would be extradited to the U.S. is six months because of an expected series of appeals by Guzman's lawyers.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Argentine author and journalist Diego Fonseca says he was approached by a publishing house he can't name in 2012 and told that Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was looking for a biographer. Fonseca says. "He wanted to tell his story before he got turned in." But he says "They pulled back. All of sudden they were worried about the security of El Chapo."

BERLIN (AP) — The refugee crisis is reaching a boiling point for many Europeans. Hundreds of anti-Islam demonstrators and leftwing counter protesters took to the streets of Cologne, Germany, on Saturday in response to a string of New Year's Eve sexual assaults and robberies in the city blamed largely on foreigners. The simultaneous protests were held outside the main train station.

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Armed members of the Pacific Patriot Network who arrived at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon this morning are on their way home. The people leading the occupation of the refuge told the men they weren't needed. A mediator tells the Oregonian that occupation leader Ammon Bundy and others were concerned about the perception the armed visitors conveyed.

UNDATED (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says existing stadiums in St. Louis, San Diego and Oakland are "inadequate and unsatisfactory," and the proposals the Rams, Chargers and Raiders received to remain in their current cities lacked certainty. That's according to a person who has seen Goodell's report. All three franchises have applied for relocation to Los Angeles.

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