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More Jail Time For Bucks Man Who Committed Crimes In Prison

A Bucks County man was sentenced to prison for crimes he committed — while he was in prison<p>A Levittown man was sentenced to prison for crimes he …

Crime

MS-13 Gang Member Pleads Guilty To Double-Murder

Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York, Arnolvin Umanzor Velasquez (aka “Momia” and “Lito”), a member of the Brentwood …

Source: Members Of Congress Dismayed By FBI Director’s Lack Of Tech Knowledge

FBI director James Comey was unable to answer technical questions about his agency’s encryption feud with Apple. People noticed.<p>Members of the House Judiciary Committee were disappointed with the low level of technical knowledge displayed by FBI Director James Comey during a March 1 hearing about …

Cybercrime

People Are Going To Prison Thanks To DNA Software — But How It Works Is Secret

A new breed of software claims it can find DNA matches for forensic cases with unprecedented accuracy. But if it’s sending people to prison, should its secret source code be revealed to the accused?<p>Two days after Christmas 1977, police found Shelley H. dead in her apartment in Long Beach, …

The Spelling Mistake that Foiled a Bank Heist of Nearly $1 Billion

The cyber thieves got tripped up by “foundation.”<p>Cyber thieves who stole around $80 million in an attack on a Bangladeshi bank last month almost came …

This Is the Highest-Paying Job in the U.S.

Physicians have topped this year’s list of the 25 highest-paying jobs in America.<p>In the latest report by jobs marketplace Glassdoor released on …

Employment

Southlake Cartel Murder Suspects Linked to 12 Other Slayings

Federal prosecutors have linked two men accused in the execution-style murder of a drug cartel lawyer in Southlake nearly three years ago to as many …

Drug Addiction

Buying vs. leasing a car: what to keep in mind

According to a 2016 survey, more Americans are leasing cars more than ever.<p>But should <i>you</i>?<p>To help with your decision, we highlighted the key differences between the two options in the chart below:<p><b>The bottom line on buying:</b> Cars are the classic example of a <i>depreciating asset</i>. The minute you drive a …

Personal Finance

‘I blame myself for O.J. verdict’

In an interview with NBC TV show Dateline, Ms Clark said he had been watching the telemovie <i>The People v O.J. Simpson</i>, despite being reluctant at …

Crime

Team for Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' launches PR blitz

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The once-secretive Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has launched a public relations blitz, calling on his lawyers and even his common-law wife to keep his name in the news.<p>Emma Coronel, mother of Guzman's twin 4-year-old daughters, has given unprecedented media …

Mexico

Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …

Consumer Tech

UN human rights chief: FBI risks ‘unlocking a Pandora’s Box’ forcing Apple to help unlock iPhone

The top human rights authority at the United Nations warned Friday that if the FBI succeeds in forcing Apple to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, it could have “tremendous ramifications” around the world and “potentially [be] a gift to authoritarian regimes, as well as …

Privacy

Three Cartels battling for Tijuana

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Zetatijuana article<p>Subject Matter: Tijuana, CAF, Sinaloa, CJNG <br>Recommendation: Read this …

Mexico

El Chapo Hates Mexican Prison So Much He Wants to Be Extradited ASAP | VICE News

The head of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's legal team says that his client is being so mistreated in prison that he wants to be extradited to the United States as soon as possible.<p>At the same time, the drug lord's wife has warned the Mexican authorities that they will live to regret her husband's …

Mexico

​Three Concepts You Need to Grasp if You Want to Know Whether to Legalize Drugs (Yes, Even Heroin)

Prohibition creates a vast investment bank for crimes like kidnapping.<p><i>This piece was published in partnership with The Influence.</i><p>The arguments for the war on drugs are collapsing all around us. Today, some 53 percent of US citizens think this war has not been worth the cost—while only 19 percent …

Cannabis

How opiates became the love of my life

No one who takes a drug for the first time thinks they’ll become hooked. But addiction doesn’t discriminate<p>At the beginning of my sophomore year of high school, a close family friend passed away. The day of the wake, I went to school and informed my friend that I was feeling extremely anxious about …

Drug Addiction

An Activist Wrote a Script to FOIA the Files of 7,000 Dead FBI Officials

Michael Best wants to build a 'Who's Who' in the FBI.<p>One of the best times to file a Freedom of Information request with the FBI is when someone dies; after that, any files that the agency holds on them can be requested. Asking for FBI files on the deceased is therefore pretty popular, with …

Surveillance

Malaysia couple in flashy BMW brought in from Singapore nabbed en route to deliver cloned car

JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A 26-year-old man driving his wife in a flashy BMW ended up being nabbed for their alleged links to a …

Asia

Cocaine, Corrupt Cops, and the Supreme Court: Why Detroit’s 'White Boy Rick' Is Still Locked Up | VICE News

As a teenager in Detroit in the 1980s, Richard Wershe Jr. ran with some of the city's biggest crack kingpins. Before he was even old enough to vote, Wershe was having cocaine shipments flown in from Miami, taking weekend trips to Vegas, and cruising the streets in a white Jeep with "The Snowman" …

Crime

How One Family's Drug Trafficking, Kidnapping, and Murder Charges Turned a Texas Teacher Fugitive | VICE News

After Monica Velasco went on the run from the law, parents of her students at Thomas Manor Elementary School in El Paso, Texas, told investigators that the unassuming 42-year-old brunette was one of best teachers their children ever had.<p>She used to return home in the evenings to a spacious $400,000 …

Crime

Murder, torture, drugs: Cartel kingpin's wife says that's not the 'El Chapo' she knows

She sweeps into the restaurant dressed elegantly in black slacks and a sleeveless, pale pink blouse, a white ribbon tied demurely at the neck. Her bag is Prada. If there are bodyguards, they have waited discreetly outside.<p>As wife of Joaquin “El Chapo”<p>Guzman, the notorious leader of the Sinaloa …

The Many Crimes of the 'Sick Ripper,' the Worst Alleged Serial Killer in Connecticut History

Prosecutors say William Devin Howell killed seven people, burying them all in his "garden" behind a Subway restaurant in New Britain.<p>Something kept calling Chief James Wardwell back to the woods.<p>In August 2007, a hunter found what appeared to be a human skull discarded in the dense, swampy foliage …

Crime

FACT CHECK: Was a Nazi Submarine Found in the Great Lakes?

CLAIM<p>A Nazi submarine mysteriously surfaced in Lake Ontario.<p>RATING<p>ORIGIN<p>On 18 February 2016, the web site <i>World News Daily Report</i> published an article …

Fact Checking

Understanding Opioid Dependence

Opioid dependence—dependence to prescription painkillers and heroin—affects many people in the US. Unfortunately, people who struggle with opioid …

Medicine

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

Love, sex and drugs

Photo: iStock<p>Even as you mutter sweet nothings and give in to all the razzmatazz that accompanies Valentine’s Day, I’m willing to wager you remember …

The 20 most expensive US zip codes for renters

Turns out, of the 20 most expensive zip codes for renters in the US, New York City neighborhoods take 15 of the top spots, according to data collected by real estate site RentCafe. Rounding out the bunch are several San Francisco neighborhoods and one in Los Angeles.<p>It should be noted that …

Real Estate