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6 Charged in NY for Smuggling Drugs in Chocolates
NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities say a lost-luggage handler ran an Ecuador-to-New York City smuggling ring that disguised drugs in chocolates and cocaine-soaked scuba diving certificates.
They allege 39-year-old Jorge Guerrero arranged to ship innocent-looking but drug-laden packages on cargo planes from Guayaquil, Ecuador, to New York's Kennedy Airport.
Guerrero, his wife and four others pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and other charges Tuesday. His lawyer said none of the seized drugs were recovered from Guerrero's home.
Seized shipments included sugar and oatmeal cookies packed atop a pound of cocaine, chocolate candies laced with half a pound of heroin and a stack of diving course diplomas that had been drenched in more than three pounds of cocaine, which was apparently to be extracted later.
Posted: Tuesday, August 7 2012, 11:09 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Okla. reopens emergency operations command center
May 23, 2013 17:37 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management has reopened its emergency operations center as strong storms moved through central Oklahoma just days after a deadly tornado.
Department spokeswoman Keli Cain said Thursday that the center is open. The department had previously announced that the command center would be shut down at Wednesday at midnight.
Storms with heavy rain and hail began falling in the area early Thursday morning and prompted flash flood warnings in central Oklahoma.
The storms come after a massive tornado struck Moore on Monday and left 24 people dead and more than 300 injured.
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Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: TEEN ONLINE FAREWELL SONG ATTRACTS MILLIONS OF VIEWS
LAKELAND, Minn. (AP) -- High school student Zach Sobiech (SOH'-bee-eck) says he wanted to be remembered as "a kid who went down fighting and didn't really lose."
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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- David Cooper wants to bring a little more sin -- to Sin City.