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Mexico City investigates 42 skulls in drug lair

The Associated Press

Mexico City authorities are running DNA tests to determine the identity and origin of 42 human skulls found at an altar in a drug gang hideout.

The mound of skulls was piled around what appeared to be an altar of an Afro-Caribbean religion.

CannTrust board member John Kaden steps down

The Canadian Press

Mexico's Culiacan tries to regroup after fierce gunbattles

Peter Orsi, The Associated Press

Uruguay's tight presidential vote appears headed to runoff

Leonardo Haberkorn, The Associated Press

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Uruguay's presidential election appeared headed for a runoff as neither leading candidate had enough support to win outright in a vote that could see the left lose power in the South American country for the first time in nearly 15 years.

With three quarters of the voting stations counted from Sunday's election, Daniel Martínez of the ruling Broad Front had 37.5% support and Luis Lacalle Pou, a centrist former lawmaker from the National Party, had 29% support. Neither appeared able to get the 50% plus one vote needed avoid a runoff in November. In third place was Colorado Party candidate Ernesto Talvi with 12.5%.


Nebraska prisons seek crackdown on out-of-control contraband

Grant Schulte, The Associated Press

Frustrated Democratic governors find ways to sidestep GOP

Scott Bauer, The Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers tried for months to get the Republican-controlled Legislature to take up a pair of gun control bills, holding news conferences and touting polls showing strong public support. When Republicans wouldn't budge, Evers turned up the heat by turning to other powers of his office, using an executive order — his 54th in less than a year — to call a special session on the issue.

Uruguayans vote for president with eyes on likely runoff

Leonardo Haberkorn, The Associated Press

Uruguay votes in election widely expected to go to runoff

Leonardo Haberkorn, The Associated Press

Accountant who ripped off Olympic snowboarder gets prison

The Associated Press, AP Member

PORTLAND, Ore. - A former Oregon certified public accountant who stole about $4.5 million from his clients, including Olympic snowboarder Daniel Kass, to support his "Playboy" lifestyle and marijuana business has been sentenced to over four years in prison.

Health official: No 'short list' of vaping illness suspects

Mike Stobbe And Carla K. Johnson, The Associated Press

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:

Hexo winds down Niagara-area greenhouse

The Canadian Press