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How a Lone, Violence-Weary Snitch Felled Mexico Boss

Inside the capture of Teodoro 'El Teo' Garcia Simental

(Newser) - In the wake of the capture of a major Mexican crime boss last week, the Los Angeles Times has the untold story of a similar bust three years ago—when savage drug kingpin Teodoro "El Teo" Garcia Simental was brought down by an insider who was just tired of... More »

Dragon Exits ISS, Heads Home

Will land in Pacific Ocean this afternoon

(Newser) - SpaceX's Dragon capsule is headed Earth-ward after astronauts aboard the International Space Station released it this morning, reports the AP . The unmanned capsule is laden with some 2,000 pounds of experiments and old equipment, notably some 500 frozen samples of astronaut blood and urine taken over the past... More »

Mexico's Top Court Keeps Anti-Abortion Law in Place

Even though seven justices rule against it

(Newser) - Abortion opponents are hailing a victory in Mexico, where the nation's Supreme Court left in place a law in the state of Baja California that declares life begins at conception. But those in favor of abortion rights have hope, notes the Los Angeles Times . Seven of the panel's... More »

Baja Quake Portends 'Big One' for California

Unusual quake revealed new fault lines, moved old ones

(Newser) - The 7.2-magnitude earthquake that shook Baja California in April may have set the stage for a far more powerful quake in the not-too-distant future, according to seismologists. The quake revealed several previously unknown fault lines, and triggered big moves in others—including the Big Three of San Andreas, San... More »

2 Killed as Earthquake Rattles Baja, SoCal

Quake centered near Mexicali, Baja

(Newser) - Two people were killed and at least 100 injured when a 7.2 earthquake struck Mexico and rocked southern California. The quake occurred before dawn and toppled buildings in the border town of Mexicali, in Baja some, 220 miles southeast of Los Angeles. It was the largest temblor on the... More »

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