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Genaro García Luna is on trial Tuesday for allegedly helping the Sinaloa cartel deal in drugs and protecting them from capture while he served as Mexico’s top security official. Garcia Luna was best known as the muttering, tough-looking former security secretary to ex-President Felipe Calderon who spearheaded the bloody war against cartels between 2006 and 2012. Prosecutors allege he accepted briefcases filled with tens of millions of dollars in bribes. In a Brooklyn courtroom, Garcia Luna is expected to face a parade of government witnesses, including senior cartel members, the likes of which have not been seen since Sinaloa boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced in 2019. By Mark Stevenson. SENT: 780 words,


Two former Fox sports executives, Carlos Martinez and Hernan Lopez, and an Argentina-based sports marketing firm are on trial over plans to pay bribes to secure broadcasting rights to South America’s premier club soccer tournament and the World Cup. By Michael R Sisak. COMING: 500 words, photos by 4 p.m


Environmental and fisheries groups are holding a press conference to support offshore wind development, debunking what they call a false narrative about preparing wind farm sites that potentially harm or kill whales in New Jersey and New York. By Wayne Parry. COMING SOON: 400 words, photos by 2 p.m


A police officer was shot in the arm and a 16-year-old arrested in the Bronx early Tuesday, officials said. Police were looking for two other suspects in connection with the shooting just after 3 a.m., New York City Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said. By Karen Matthews. SENT: 370 words.


Some fight local efforts to censor books, while others focus on cultural programs, education about Ukraine, or helping patron members buy groceries. These are this year’s winners of the I Love My Librarian Award. The winners, based everywhere from New York City to Carencro, Louisiana, share a common desire to work with their communities. By Hillel Italy. SENT: 430 words.


Daily Show” this week, and she says viewers can expect Jones’ trademark — some blunt, edgy humor. By Mark Kennedy. SENT: 430 words, photo.


Madonna will embark on a new tour of North America and Europe “Take a Bow” this summer, which will be a “celebration” of the pop icon’s hits, including 38 songs on the Billboard Hot 100. TRANSMITTED: 200 words, photo.



Brooklyn opens a five-game road trip with the Spurs, with the Nets seeking their first win in a third try without injured superstar Kevin Durant. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m


The Buffalo Sabers visit the Chicago Blackhawks. By JayCohen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8:30 p.m


Daniel Jones’ future with the New York Giants was uncertain early in the season, with many critics wondering if he could be a franchise quarterback. After a solid season and a stellar postseason debut, Jones silenced many of those doubters while leading the Giants into the divisional round of the NFC playoffs against NFC East rivals the Philadelphia Eagles. By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m


Mets general manager Billy Eppler and manager Buck Showalter appear at a media availability and are expected to address the failed deal to sign Carlos Correa. By Ronald Blüm. UPCOMING: 600 words, press conference begins at 1:30 p.m

—BKC—BOWLING GREEN-BUFFALO: Bowling Green plays Buffalo at the Alumni Arena. COMING SOON: 150 words, more to the credit.


VACCINATIONS – CHILDREN – LOCATE – For years, 94% to 95% of incoming kindergarten children have been vaccinated against measles, tetanus and certain other diseases. However, the US has seen a decline, with rates falling below 94% in the 2020-2021 school year and to about 93% in the 2021-2022 school year, according to a new US government report. We provide tips on how to localize the story.

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Biden pays tribute to MLK in Washington

The mayor of New York criticizes the government over the migrant crisis

California storms: piece of mountain road missing

Memorial to Lisa Marie Presley at Graceland


Brink’s $300,000 robbery: Men distract workers, thief steals cash

Panel overturns bill allowing murder charges for drug dealers

Elon Musk drama shifts from Twitter to tweets about Tesla

Fast guitar, Eminem’s shoes among items in charity auction


POLICE INVESTIGATION – A memorial service is planned for a man whose death sparked protests after a confrontation with officers during a traffic stop. WMC-TV reports that a service for 29-year-old Tire Nichols is scheduled for Tuesday noon in Memphis. It takes place on Monday after protests at the National Civil Rights Museum and on Saturday outside a police station. “I’m a man! Reifen was a man!” People chanted outside the museum amidst a long line to get into the facility on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The family called for the release of body-worn camera footage and for the release and Charge of officers SENT: 360 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA STORMS — The weather in California has calmed down after weeks of atmospheric flows that drenched the state and blanketed its mountains in heavy snow. Light rain and snow showers continue in some areas on Tuesday, but skies are mostly clear. The National Weather Service says there will be precipitation from a fast system Wednesday through Thursday, followed by a dry spell. Forecasters warn that while midweek rainfall will be light, it could be enough to cause problems as the state is so saturated. Nine atmospheric flows have caused power outages, flooding, levee breaches, washouts and landslides since late December. At least 20 people were killed. SENT: 150 words, photos, video.

CLIMATE CHANGE MOVING SPECIES – The once controversial idea of ​​relocating an endangered species to another island, country or continent for protection is gaining acceptance among scientists as a last resort. But the potential danger – and the scientific debate – lies in what humans cannot predict. Recently, scientists have moved Tristram’s petrel chicks from beaches swamped by rising sea levels to shores where they never nested, 500 miles away on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Such translocations are still rare, but wildlife officials in the US have devised a proposal to help scientists decide when it is appropriate to intentionally move a threatened species from its historical range. By Christina Larson and Matthew Brown. SENT: 960 words, photos.

KING HOLIDAY OBSERVATION — America has honored Martin Luther King Jr. with a federal holiday for nearly four decades, but it still has not fully embraced and implemented lessons learned from the slain civil rights leader, his youngest daughter said Monday. Reverend Bernice King, who runs the King Center in Atlanta, said leaders, particularly politicians, too often belittle her father’s legacy to a “comfortable and comfortable king” who offers easy platitudes. “We love quoting King in and around the holidays. … But then we refuse to live the king 365 days a year,” she declared at the memorial service at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where her father once preached. The service, sponsored by the Center and held annually at Ebenezer, was the focus of celebrations of the 38th King’s Day. By BillBarrow. TRANSMITTED: 1,180 words, photos, video, audio.



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