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PHOENIX (AP) - A drive-by shooting wounded a federal security officer outside the U.S. courthouse in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday, and a person has been taken into custody, authorities said. The officer was taken to a hospital and was expected to recover, according to city police and the FBI. Jill McCabe, a spokeswoman for the FBI's Phoenix office, said someone has been detained and there's no indication of a further threat to the public. The FBI said it's not releasing more information as it investigates. Police had released a photo of a silver sedan spotted leaving the area. The court security officer works for the U.S. Marshals Service and was struck in their protective vest, said a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly. Court security officers work under the direction of the U.S. Marshals Service but generally are employed by private security companies. Hours after the shooting, a street around the courthouse was closed to traffic, roped off by yellow tape with police officers standing on each corner. Four armed federal officers were talking outside the main entrance to the courthouse, which was still open to the public, according to a court clerk. The shooting came after the weekend ambush of two Los Angeles County deputies who were sitting in their parked vehicle when a man walked up to the passenger's side and fired multiple rounds. The deputies were struck in the head and critically wounded but are expected to recover. The gunman hasn't been captured, and a motive has not been determined. Federal courthouses have been flashpoints for recent violence, but it's not clear who shot the officer in Phoenix or why. In June, a federal security officer was shot and...
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Leona Vicario defied convention. A financier and intelligence gatherer for Mexico's independence struggle two centuries ago, she broke gender barriers and publicly refuted an allegation that she made sacrifices for her country to win the man she loved. As Mexico marks its independence holiday on Wednesday, the anniversary of revolutionary leader Miguel Hidalgo's 1810 call for freedom from Spanish colonizers, some academics and activists think Mexico has yet to fully embrace Vicario and her forward-thinking positions on equality. She didn't command rebel armies or die by execution like Hidalgo and successor José María Morelos. But Vicario challenged not just foreign rule, but also a society that deemed women unworthy of public roles. This year, Vicario is in the official spotlight, even as Mexico endures high rates of violence against women and other contemporary afflictions. On Aug. 21, a bronze statue of Vicario, fists on hips, was unveiled on the Paseo de la Reforma, a major Mexico City avenue. While Vicario also got a state funeral in 1842, her name is inscribed in Mexico's congress building and a town is named after her, some say more is needed. "Incorporate her into textbooks, make her story reach young people by every means possible," said Celia del Palacio, author of the historical novel "Leona" and a researcher at the communications and cultural studies center at the Universidad Veracruzana, a Mexican university. Vicario was born in Mexico City in 1789. She studied widely at a time when such an education was mostly denied to women, including those of means. Her parents died in 1807, leaving her a fortune with which she funded rebel activities. Spanish authorities discovered her secret role. Vicario fled, ended up on...