Jessica Paul

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Mexico's 'Shorty' Guzman faces new organised crime charges

<b>Courts have ordered Mexican drug baron Joaquin Guzman – known as El Chapo, or Shorty – to remain in prison awaiting trial on new organised crime charges.</b><p>He is also wanted for drug-related charges in the United States but the Mexican authorities are yet to decide on whether he should be …

Mexico

Associated Press News

Hagel details Pentagon budget cuts

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel renewed his warning to Congress on Monday that shrinking defense budgets mean a smaller military and cuts to popular programs — but that a return to sequestration would be even worse.<p>Previewing the Pentagon’s fiscal 2015 budget being delivered to Congress next week, …

E.U. to Debate Making Buying Sex Illegal

Perched on high stools and tugging at tight uniforms of spandex, satin and lace, the women in the windows of Ghent’s red light district barely …

Pain Pill in Pregnancy May Raise Child's ADHD Risk, Study Finds

Breaking News Emails<p>Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.<p>SUBSCRIBE<p>The “safest” drug for relieving aches and pains, lowering fever and treating headaches in pregnancy may not be so safe after all, according to a new report — it …

Biomedicine

Reports: Iraq signs arms deal with Iran

Iran has signed a deal to sell Iraq arms and ammunition worth $195m, according to documents seen by Reuters news agency - a move that would break a UN embargo on weapons sales by Iran.<p>The agreement was reached at the end of November, the documents showed, just weeks after Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq's …

Uganda anti-gay law called 'abhorrent,' 'deeply offensive'

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Human rights groups and Western leaders condemned harsh anti-gay legislation signed into law Monday by Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, calling it draconian, offensive and an affront to basic rights.<p>But Ugandan officials and parliamentarians, including David Bahati, …

LGBTQ

Fugitive Ukraine leader wanted for murder, Russia sounds alarm

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s fugitive president was indicted for “mass murder” on Monday over the shooting of demonstrators as new leaders in Kiev sought urgent Western aid to make up for a loss of funding from Russia, which is angry at the overthrow of its ally.<p>Moscow said it would not deal with …

Yosemite - Morning Rise

Seen From Space: Ice Covers 80 Percent of Great Lakes

A deep freeze has settled in over the Great Lakes this winter and a new image released by NASA shows the astonishing extent of the ice cover as seen from space.<p>NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the lakes on the early afternoon of Feb. 19. At the time, 80.3 percent of the five lakes were …

Space