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Make El Chapo pay for a border wall? Don't count on it

Tom Hays, The Associated Press

NEW YORK - After El Chapo's conviction in a drug-trafficking trial that included florid testimony of jewel-encrusted guns, a fleet of cash-laden jets and a personal zoo with roaming big cats, some Americans have floated an idea they see as poetic justice: Why not take some of the Mexican drug lord's billions in ill-gotten gains and make him pay for a border wall?

That may be a tall order, especially since federal officials can't say for sure how much Joaquin Guzman may still have from his decades of smuggling drugs into the U.S., or how exactly they intend to get their hands on it.

The Latest: Accidentally shot boy's mother: 'Love your kids'

The Associated Press

MARRERO, La. - The Latest on a 9-year-old who was accidentally killed (all times local):

2 p.m.

Facebook Live post nets wiretapping charge for student

The Associated Press

TOWSON, Md. - A university student who's accused of putting a conversation with a Maryland congressman's staffer on Facebook Live without consent has been charged with illegal wiretapping.

State Prosecutor Emmet Davitt announced the charge Thursday against 20-year-old Jake Burdett, a Salisbury University student.

N.S. considers adding more cannabis stores

Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press


Louisiana teen cousin charged in 9-year-old's shooting death

Janet McConnaughey, The Associated Press

HARVEY, La. - A 9-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the head and killed Wednesday night when an 18-year-old cousin tried to get his gun away from the youngster, a Louisiana sheriff said.

Business Highlights

The Associated Press


TSX slips despite higher energy sector

Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

The Canadian Press

Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:

Vegas prosecutors say tech billionaire facing drug charges

Ken Ritter, The Associated Press

Congress urged to fully open banks to marijuana industry

Michael R. Blood, The Associated Press

Feds charge Rikers Island guard with smuggling drugs to jail

The Associated Press

NEW YORK - Federal authorities have charged a Rikers Island correctional officer with smuggling drugs into the New York City jail.

Indictment: Ex-'American Idol' contestant was drug courier

The Associated Press, AP Member