Edgar Hugo Valdez

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The astonishing rise of the world's most notorious drug lord

It's been a long road to notoriety for Sinaloa cartel kingpin Joaquín Guzmán Loera, aka "El Chapo" or "Shorty." The world's most notorious drug lord pulled off an extraordinary escape from the nation's highest-security prison — his second jailbreak in the past two decades — embarrassing Mexican …

What ISIS Learned From the Cartels

Social media. Beheadings. Dogma. Empty promises. ISIS is copying the Mexican cartel playbook to a T, writes The Cartel author Don Winslow.<p>A bound man …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

Apple Watch ranges in price from $349 to over $10,000; on sale April 24

Apple answered questions about its first smartwatch at a media event in San Francisco on Monday and now we’ve got some answers on how much Apple …

Smartwatches

GOP warns Iran, and White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The GOP is so committed to thwarting President Barack Obama's deal-making with Iran that it resorted to a tactic it has long condemned him for using -- writing a letter to Tehran.<p>In an unusual and controversial challenge to presidential authority that ignited a fierce new row …

South Asia

Apple Announces New Cool Stuff

The Apple Watch Isn't A Watch, It’s An iPhone Sales Engine

The biggest news about Apple's Watch today may be how many iPhones it's going to sell.<p>Let's get this out of the way up front: Apple Watch is not a watch. It may well be, as Apple CEO Tim Cook says, "the most advanced timepiece ever created." But "watch" is a misnomer, a branding sleight of hand.<p>The …

White House sanctions Venezuelans

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Amid escalating political unrest in Venezuela, the White House on Monday sanctioned seven Venezuelans for human rights abuses and declared the conditions there to be a serious threat to the United States.<p>"The situation in Venezuela," President Barack Obama wrote in his executive …

Venezuela

Neighbors And Fans Are Curious About Apple's Massive New HQ

In Silicon Valley, the world's largest Apple product is taking shape — a glass and concrete ring wider than the Pentagon.<p>Apple is known for keeping tight control over its product development, and this new campus is no exception.<p>I got a rare tour of the headquarters site in Cupertino, Calif., and …

Two New Big Players in Web Video - With Very Different Visions Of The Future

For the past ten years there was only one answer to the question: “Who owns Internet Video?” It was YouTube, hands down.<p>But in the past 90 days – we’ve seen two major players get in the game in a way that will forever change how video on the web is shared and viewed.<p>Facebook is growing their native …

Social Media

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Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Mexico activists lead Ash Wednesday campaign for 43 missing students

<b>(CNN) —</b> Activists in Mexico have used the occasion of Ash Wednesday to refocus attention on the case of 43 college students who went missing in murky circumstances last year.<p>Instead of the traditional cross, activists encouraged people to write the number 43 in ash on their foreheads and to take to …