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Mexico has recognized these 7 emerging cartels

The new organizations are smaller, less entrenched, and are less powerful than the older generation of Mexican cartels, which were massive criminal enterprises.<p>Instead the new cartels, Insight Crime notes, have largely spawned from mid-ranking members of former Mexican cartels, such as the …

Mexico

Apple is trying to fix the bug that bricks people's iPhones when they change the date to 1970

Right now, if you set the date on certain iOS devices to 1/1/1970, they stop working completely. A device can become unresponsive, and users need to take it to an Apple Store to fix it.<p>Trolls have even been circulating fake images to try and trick people into bricking their phones.<p>Apple still isn't …

Apple Store

Donald Trump 'very seriously thinking' about suing Ted Cruz

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump said Tuesday he is "very seriously" thinking about filing a suit to challenge Ted Cruz's eligibility to be president.<p>Trump's threat of litigation, which the billionaire businessman has recently brought up several times in recent days, came during an interview on ABC's "Good …

U.S., Russia and other powers agree on ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria

By Karen DeYoung<p>, Associate editor/reporter<p>MUNICH — The United States, Russia and other powers agreed to a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria’s civil war, to take place within the next week, and immediate humanitarian access to besieged areas, Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced here early …

Middle East

Latino Celebs Plead: Don’t Vote for Trump, Cruz or Rubio

An army of Latino celebrities have signed a letter imploring their fellow Latino voters not to support Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush …

Latest U.S. smartphone market numbers show Apple in the lead, but Samsung is catching up

According to the latest U.S. smartphone market share numbers from Parks Associates, Apple is still well in the lead compared to competing manufacturers, holding a beefy 40% of the smartphone market. But the latest figures also show that Android OEMs are gaining ground on the dominant Cupertino, …

Mobile

The astounding mistake Mexico made that may have helped ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán escape

Prior to Sinaloa cartel chief Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's brazen jailbreak in July 2015, Mexican federal officials allowed a private company to connect a geolocation-monitoring bracelet to him.<p>But that company was never contracted to work for the government — and that bracelet was never watched.<p>A …

Mexico

The 'Invisible' Truck That You Can See Right Through

If you’ve ever driven behind a tractor-trailer on a two-lane road, you may be familiar with the feelings of frustration and terror when trying to …

North Korea detains American student for wanting to 'destroy the country's unity'

Otto Frederick Warmbier, 21, of the University of Virginia, was in North Korea for a five-day New Year trip and was detained at Pyongyang airport on Jan. 2 ahead of a flight back to China, said Gareth Johnson of Young Pioneer Tours, which organized the visit.<p>According to the North's official KCNA …

Don't blow the 'El Chapo' extradition with politics

A massive drug empire spanning North and South America that delivered untold tons of heroin and cocaine from Colombia to the U.S. over two decades via sophisticated cross-border tunnels, private 747s and submarines. Intimidation, bribery and murder in two countries. And, finally, the recapture of …

Mexico seizes exotic birds linked to El Chapo

Exotic birds such as peacocks, black swans and cockatoos seized from ranch linked to the captured drug lord<p>Mexican authorities have clipped Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's wings again, seizing exotic birds such as peacocks, black swans and cockatoos from a ranch linked to the captured drug lord.<p>The …

US justice department begins talks with Mexico on extraditing El Chapo

Joaquin Guzmán’s extradition to face charges in US was discussed Tuesday at a meeting in Miami between Mexico’s attorney general and US officials<p>The US justice department has begun talks with Mexican authorities about extraditing drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán to the United States, a …

Mexico

As the 2016 balloting nears, Republican debate takes on a barbed edge

With the balloting just over two weeks away, the Republican presidential race took a sharply negative turn Thursday night in a hard-edged debate filled with personal jabs over integrity and electability.<p>When Donald Trump challenged Ted Cruz's legal standing to serve as president, citing his birth …

Government

Why is it taking so long for Mexico to extradite El Chapo?

After two embarrassing prison escapes of one of the most sought-after criminals in the world, Mexican officials seem committed to extraditing Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán to the US. But don’t expect the Mexican government to hand him over any time soon.<p>Top officials in the office of Mexico’s attorney …

El Chapo's Next Escape

Sooner or later, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is bound to escape from prison again. In 2001, he did so by hiding in a laundry basket. Last year, after only 16 months of being locked-up, he escaped through a mile long tunnel dug under Mexico´s highest security prison. Guzmán is now back to the same …

iPhone 7 to feature wireless charging and waterproof body

The next iPhone will charge wirelessly like an Apple Watch, and also boast new protective waterproof capabilities, it has been reported<p>Apple's next iPhone will reportedly be the first to sport wireless charging, according to a report.<p>Support for the QI charging technology, which charges phones when …

South Korea uses loudspeakers to blast North Korea with 'popaganda'

Giant amplifiers set up on border play hits by South Korean singers and pro-democracy messages<p>South Korea blasted North Korea with loud-volume pop music broadcasts on Friday, in a novel twist on its propaganda war against its nuclear-armed neighbour.<p>Two days after Pyongyang caused outrage by …

Black and Decker made a smart power tool battery that charges your phone too

It's actually pretty cool<p>After enough time at CES, you end up with a knee-jerk hostility towards anything that includes the word "smart." It signifies overcomplicated versions of ordinary tools and appliances — a fridge that runs Twitter, a baby bottle with an inclinometer. But we're willing to …

Power Tools

World reacts to N. Korean announcement of hydrogen bomb test

Comments from around the world on North Korea's announcement that it conducted its fourth nuclear test, and its first of a hydrogen bomb, on …

This new Sony turntable is turnt

Analog technology meets Sony's digital hi-res audio<p>Sony is pursuing audiophiles, collectors, and connoisseurs with its new PS-HX500 turntable, a carefully crafted machine that hitches the company's "hi-res audio" wagon to comparatively ancient technology. There aren't many physical differences …

Here's What's Wrong With Donald Trump's Campaign Ad

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s first TV ad shows dozens of people attempting to jump a border fence as a narrator talks about …

Kim Jong Un warns: I'm ready for war

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un warned during his annual New Year's speech Friday that he is ready to go to war against "invasive" outsiders.<p>The …

There’s a sinister theory for why the Mexican government can’t take down fugitive drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzmán

Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, one of the world's most wanted men and the boss of the vaunted Sinaloa cartel, broke out of a Mexican prison in bold fashion in July.<p>Guzmán's latest jailbreak follows a 2001 escape that reportedly saw him wheeled out of prison in a laundry cart.<p>To some observers, the …

Mexico

11 incredible spy gadgets from CIA history

CIA operatives may not use jetpacks or laser-powered watches, but they do have a few tricks up their sleeves.<p>At the CIA Museum in Washington, DC, you can get a glimpse of the gadgets used in past spy missions.<p>The agency has declassified 600 out of some 20,000 objects used by CIA operatives …

Mexico confirms burnt remains found in campervan as missing Australian surfers

DNA tests run on charred bodies found in burnt-out van are those of Adam Coleman and Dean Lucas, who went missing while travelling to Guadalajara<p>The charred bodies found in a campervan in Mexico are those of two Australian surfers missing since last month, a Mexican official has confirmed.

Mexico

Apple's Secret Plan to Boost iPhone Sales Is Working

Analysts were quick to see the benefits for Apple in the company’s new iPhone Upgrade Program, the one announcement that took everybody by surprise …

Drug cartels are battling over land revenues in Mexico's 'gold belt'

As a signatory to a Conflict-Free Gold Standard drawn up by the World Gold Council industry group, Goldcorp commits to extracting the precious metal in a manner that "does not fuel unlawful armed conflict or contribute to serious human rights abuses."<p>But residents of Carrizalillo in the …

Mexico

This is the last crazy airplane-landing video you ever need to see

Thrilling airplane videos are a popular genre online. We were wowed by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner shooting into the sky during a near-vertical takeoff. We gasped as an Airbus slid onto a runway while buffeted by powerful crosswinds. We couldn't look away as a small Piper Cherokee merged into car …