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How to Make Guacamole's Cousin, Creamy Avocado Purée

Serious avocado lover? Well get ready.<p>This tony cousin of guacamole is a rich, buttery spread of pure, savory avocado. Tacos, burgers, chips, and …

Mexico formally launches 'El Chapo' extradition process

Interpol Mexico agents have executed two arrest warrants, formally launching extradition procedures. The move comes amid criticism over US actor Sean …

Mexico

The Latest: Large police operation under way in Paris suburb

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris. (All times local):<p>5:55 a.m.<p>An official says a large police operation is under way in the …

Mexican state sees surge of violence with dead numbering 'in the thousands'

A wave of violence has struck Mexico’s southern state of Guerrero, suggesting that the security situation has changed little since 43 teacher trainees were kidnapped and presumably killed in the region one year ago.<p>At least 50 schools were forced to close ahead of a holiday weekend in the resort …

Mexico

Paris shooting: gunfire heard in streets

Video has emerged of gun fire heard in the streets of Paris on Friday evening as the French President declares a state of emergency<p>Gunfire has been heard echoing through the streets of Paris on Friday night.<p>At least 60 people have been killed in attacks across the French capital.<p>In the video above …

Paris attacks: David Cameron offers condolences

<b>David Cameron has offered "thoughts and prayers" to the French people after at least 127 people were killed in Paris.</b><p>The British PM said he was "shocked" by the gun and bomb attacks, adding: "We will do whatever we can to help."<p>The Foreign Office says it is "urgently investigating" whether any …

Paris attacks: what we know in wake of killings

Here is what we know so far about the Paris attacks:<p>Paris terror attacks: eight attackers dead after killing at least 120 people – live updates<p>Read more<p>The French president, François Hollande, says Islamic State (Isis) is to blame for the coordinated terror attack across Paris that killed at least …

New York Puts Extra Police on Streets After Paris Attacks

The New York Police Department has added additional police at several locations around the city out of an “abundance of caution” during the ongoing …

Paris Attacks

Eagles Of Death Metal Band Members Release Statement Saying They Are "Home Safe"

The American band was playing at the Bataclan theater Friday evening when gunmen stormed in and opened fire, killing scores. Members issued a statement Wednesday saying they were home safely and thanking officials.<p>About an hour into the sold out show Friday night a group of gunmen who police said …

Police storm Paris concert hall

CNN producer Pierre Buet is outside The Bataclan theater in Paris while SWAT teams storm the concert hall. He talks to CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

Turner Broadcasting

Witness accounts from across Paris: 'I saw my final hour unfurl before me'

Amid reports that scores of people had been killed in Paris, witnesses spoke to journalists and wrote on social media about what they saw<p>Dozens of people are reported to have been killed in and around Paris, in a series of explosions and shootings on Friday night. Witnesses to the attacks have …

Social Media

Sites of terror: Where the Paris attacks happened

Details continue to unfold following Friday night's horrific acts of terror across Paris. Here's what we know about the sites of the attacks — a …

Barack Obama calls Paris massacre 'outrageous'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama on Friday condemned the Paris terror attacks, calling them an "outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians" and pledging the U.S. government's assistance to France.<p>"This is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values we share," Obama said …

Paris attacks: President Hollande mobilises military

French President Francois Hollande has mobilised military forces following a series of attacks in the capital.<p>A number of people were killed in multiple shootings in Paris, and explosions were heard near the Stade de France.<p>At least 100 people are reported to have been killed at the Bataclan arts …

France attacks: Sporting fixtures postponed after attacks

<b>Several sporting fixtures in France have been postponed after a series of attacks across Paris in which 129 people were killed.</b><p>Three suicide bombers died in blasts outside the Stade de France while France played Germany on Friday.<p>With fans unable to leave, many poured on to the pitch, while both …

Escape of 'El Chapo': Frantic Hunt in Mexico Turns Up No Sign of Drug Kingpin Joaquin Guzman

Mexican authorities searched frantically on Monday for the notorious drug kingpin known as "El Chapo" — but there was no sign of him more than 24 hours after his astonishing, elaborate escape from a maximum-security prison.<p>In a devastating embarrassment for the Mexican government, the kingpin, …

The legend of 'El Chapo': Cartel chief cultivated Robin Hood image

<b>(CNN) —</b> Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, already a nearly mythical character in Mexico, added to his legend over the weekend by escaping from prison yet again.<p>After his last escape, in 2001 in a laundry cart, he eluded authorities for more than a dozen years.<p>During that time, the stories told about him …

Robin Hood

Mexican Drug Lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Escapes Prison for Second Time

Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman — one of the world's most notorious crime figures — escaped a maximum-security prison Saturday via a 1,600-yard tunnel dug under his shower cell, Mexico's top security official said.<p>The brazen jailbreak is the second time Guzman, the powerful head of …

Associated Press News

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ trailer: Ultron threatens human extinction | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Chris Evans as Captain America and Chris Hemsworth as Thor in a scene from Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron." (Jay Maidment / Marvel Entertainment)<p>Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in a scene from Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron." (Jay Maidment / Marvel Entertainment)<p>Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner …

Ebola outbreak deaths pass 5,000

<b>The number of people killed by the worst outbreak of Ebola has risen to 5,160, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.</b><p>The frequency of new cases no longer appears to be increasing in Guinea and Liberia but remains high in Sierra Leone, the health agency added.<p>The Ebola outbreak is thought to have …

Disease

Opposition group: ISIS militants training to fly warplanes in Syria

Could ISIS fighters be training as warplane pilots capable of turning their weapons on coalition aircraft?<p>That's the worrying prospect suggested by an unverified report from the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that ISIS has three warplanes in its possession in northern Syria.<p>The …

Iraq military abandons key Anbar base to ISIS militants

<b>Baghdad (CNN) —</b> Iraq's military abandoned a strategically important base in Anbar province after heavy fighting with ISIS militants, provincial security force sources told CNN on Monday.<p>The base outside the city of Hit was one of the Shiite-led government's few remaining military outposts in Anbar, …

Texas healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola as CDC suggests breach of safety protocol

A Texas healthcare worker who provided care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be given a diagnosis of Ebola in the US, who died on Wednesday, has tested positive for the deadly virus.<p>At a Sunday morning press conference at the hospital, it was confirmed that a close contact of the …

Spanish Ebola patient's condition worsens, doctor says

A nurse's assistant in Spain -- the first person to contract Ebola outside Africa -- has taken a turn for the worse.<p>Dr. Yolanda Fuentes, who works at Madrid's Carlos III hospital, said Thursday that Teresa Romero Ramos' condition had worsened but declined to give further details.<p>Romero became sick …