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January 19, 2017 11:36 PM Mexico has extradited Sinaloa cartel kingpin Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán after months of legal battles

The Mexican government said on Thursday evening that it had extradited Sinaloa cartel kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, long considered one of the most powerful cartel bosses in Mexico and in the world. Earlier on Thursday, the Mexican Supreme Court dismissed appeals filed by Guzmán's lawyers in an attempt to halt the extradition. "The judges decided 14

January 19, 2017 6:53 AM India tribunal rules in favour of lenders in Kingfisher loan default case

MUMBAI Jan 19 A tribunal in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru has ruled in favour of a group of creditor banks seeking to recover more than $1 billion in loans now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines owes them, television channels reported on Thursday. Kingfisher, once India's second-biggest airline and controlled by liquor baron Vijay Mallya, stopped flying 15

January 19, 2017 1:38 AM Nominee Betsy DeVos’s Knowledge of Education Basics Is Open to Criticism

She appeared blank on basic education terms. Asked how school performance should be assessed, she did not know the difference between growth, which measures how much students have learned over a given period, and proficiency, which measures how many students reach a targeted score. Ms. DeVos even became something of an internet punch line when she suggested 17

January 18, 2017 5:05 PM Court Orders Compromise in Drug Cases Tainted by Lab Scandal

The highest court in Massachusetts has rejected a proposal for the mass dismissal of more than 24,000 drug convictions because of misconduct by a former state drug lab chemist. The Supreme Judicial Court did, however, order prosecutors to throw out cases clearly tainted by the scandal. Since 2012, Massachusetts courts have been struggling to deal with the fallout 15

January 18, 2017 12:04 PM Scott Pruitt wants to switch direction for federal environmental policy. That may be hard to do

Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, will appear Wednesday before the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee for his nomination hearing. Pruitt is more deeply skeptical of the agency’s mission than any EPA administrator in a generation. He has pronounced himself a “leading 12

January 17, 2017 1:15 PM FULL TEXT: May's momentous Brexit speech

The prime minister told an audience of foreign diplomats and ambassadors that she will terminate Britain's membership of the free-trade area in order to have full control over immigration from the EU. In a speech lasting around 45 minutes, the prime minister outlined her 12-point plan for Brexit, including — along with single market exit — the protection 7

January 13, 2017 10:11 AM New York boy, 12, 'demands chicken nugget at gunpoint'

A 12-year-old boy is accused of pulling a gun on a girl and demanding one of her chicken nuggets, New York police say. They say he asked for a nugget in a McDonald's fast food outlet in Harlem on Tuesday. When she refused, he is then alleged to have followed her to a nearby subway station and held the gun to her head. She pushed the gun away and boarded 15

January 12, 2017 2:27 PM Swiss team without Federer, Wawrinka in US for Davis Cup

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka will be missing when Switzerland travels to the United States for the Davis Cup next month. The Swiss tennis federation named a team Thursday headed by Marco Chiudinelli, who is Federer's childhood friend and ranked No. 128. The team to play on hard courts in Birmingham, Alabama, on Feb. 3-5 also includes Henri Laaksonen 16

January 12, 2017 12:59 AM Texas man set to die in double slaying over fake drug deal

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A Fort Worth jury sent Christopher Wilkins to death row for killing two men after he explained how he shot his victims over a $20 phony drug deal and that he didn’t care if he was sentenced to death. “Look, it is no big deal,” Wilkins calmly said from the witness stand at his 2008 trial. On Wednesday, more than 11 years after the killings 21

January 11, 2017 7:10 PM Richard Carpenter to Music Companies You Screwed Me and Karen Royally

Richard Carpenter has filed a lawsuit against 2 music companies he claims ripped him off in the royalties over Carpenters tunes, and he's brought Karen into the legal action as well. Richard and Karen Carpenter's estate claim Universal Music Group and A&M Records have shut them out of profits for iTunes and other online sales distributors. It's a whole 18