Operation Fast and Furious

The Latest: Lynch applauds verdict in border agent shooting

The latest developments in the murder trial of two men charged in the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death exposed the botched Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation (all times local):

5 p.m.

U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch says the conviction of two men charged in the murder of a Border Patrol agent was an important step toward securing justice.

Lynch said in a written statement that Thursday's guilty verdict "is the result of years of tireless effort from dozens of dedicated law enforcement officers, prosecutors and investigators committed to ensuring that the murder of their friend and colleague does not go unpunished."

A jury...