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Factbox: El Chapo's winding road from mountain village to drug lord to U.S. prison

17 Jul 2019

Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who rose from humble origins in a mountain village to lead the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the world's most powerful drug trafficking gangs, was sentenced on Wednesday by a U.S. judge to life in prison, plus 30 years.

Factbox: El Chapo's winding road from mountain village to drug lord to U.S. prison

17 Jul 2019

Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who rose from humble origins in a mountain village to lead the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the world's most powerful drug trafficking gangs, was sentenced on Wednesday by a U.S. judge to life in prison, plus 30 years.

El Chapo's winding road from mountain village to drug lord to U.S. prison

17 Jul 2019

Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who rose from humble origins in a mountain village to lead the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the world's most powerful drug trafficking gangs, was sentenced on Wednesday by a U.S. judge to life in prison, plus 30 years.

Alabama prosecutor drops charges against woman who lost foetus after being shot

04 Jul 2019

Alabama prosecutors on Wednesday dropped charges against a woman who lost her unborn baby in her fifth month of pregnancy when she was shot during an altercation, a case that has brought national attention to the state's legal protection for foetuses.

Parents of Las Vegas massacre victim sue gunmakers over bump-stock-ready weapons

03 Jul 2019

The parents of one of the 58 people slain in a 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting sued the makers and sellers of the assault-style rifles used in the attack, saying they knew the weapons could be jury-rigged to work similarly to illegal machine guns.

Charge against Alabama woman who lost fetus in shooting 'defies logic' - attorney

02 Jul 2019

Attorneys on Monday urged an Alabama court to throw out a criminal charge against a woman whose fetus died after she was shot during a dispute, calling the state's legal rationale "flawed and twisted" and the case unsupported by the law.

Two more Florida deputies fired for inaction in Parkland massacre

27 Jun 2019

A Florida sheriff has fired two more deputies, alleging that they failed to take action to stop the 2018 massacre of 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.

Islamic State recruiter known as 'Umm Nutella' sentenced to four years

27 Jun 2019

NEW YORK A U.S. judge on Wednesday sentenced an Islamic State recruiter known as "Umm Nutella" to four years in prison, far less than federal prosecutors had sought, even though she double-crossed them after agreeing to cooperate.

Woman accused of aiding Islamic State, double-crossing U.S., faces up to life in prison

25 Jun 2019

NEW YORK A U.S. woman charged with working as an Islamic State recruiter under the code name "Umm Nutella," who agreed to cooperate with the prosecutors but then divulged her deal to extremists while out on bail, could be sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday.

Oregon Capitol building closed as precaution amid partisan dispute

23 Jun 2019

Oregon's State Capitol building was shut down on Saturday as a safety precaution, police said, in the wake of a bitter partisan divide that had Republican lawmakers walked out to block a vote on a bill to reduce climate change-causing gases.

World News

Britain's new leader Boris Johnson vows to get Brexit done

Boris Johnson, the ebullient Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by Halloween, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the leadership of the Conservative Party on Tuesday.