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Belgium ups security at nuclear plants following Brussels bombings

Security has been stepped up at nuclear plants around Belgium amid fears they could be the next target after the Brussels attacks.<br>The alert follows the discovery of secret footage of a senior Belgian nuclear official, in the Belgian flat of one of the suspects linked to the Paris terror …

Swallow This review – horror stories from the food factories

Joanna Blythman reveals the dangers lurking within even supposedly healthy convenience food in this outstanding investigation<p>Celebrity chefs sell us the dream of whipping up daily, home-cooked dinners using the freshest ingredients. It pricks our consciences just enough to steer clear of obviously …

Picasso called me 'little cousin', says electrician on trial over art hoard

A retired electrician and his wife who kept 271 works of art by Picasso in their garage for close to 40 years have gone on trial in France accused of possessing stolen goods.<p>Pierre Le Guennec, 75, says the artist and Picasso’s wife, Jacqueline, gave him the oil canvases, drawings and Cubist …

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Hitler’s Hail Mary

As early as September 13, 1944, General Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of Allied Expeditionary forces in Europe (SHAEF), confided to his …

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Weinstein fights back; lawyer files motion to have some charges dropped<p>Former Ohio State assistant football coach speaks<p>Billboard 100 celebrates 60th …

Scientists discover two new particles at Large Hadron Collider

Welcome to the family! Scientists using CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in Europe have discovered two new subatomic particles.<p>The discovery of the two related particles, submitted to the journal Physical Review Letters, fills in missing slots in the subatomic roster that had been predicted but never …

Italian police catch mafia initiation rites on camera leading to arrests

Secret mafia initiation rites have been caught on camera for the first time by Italian police, who on Tuesday arrested 40 suspected gangsters in raids across the north of the country.<p>The arrests, on charges of criminal association, illegal arms sales and extortion, followed a two-year investigation …

The journalist who took on the Italian mob—and scared it to death

Monday (Nov. 10) marked the end of a trial against two mafiosos, Francesco Bidognetti and Antonio Iovine, and their lawyer, Michele Santonastaso, who were accused of threatening a writer during a court proceeding in 2008. The lawyer was found guilty, but the bosses were acquitted. So why does the …

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Seahawks' Live Hawk Mascot Skips Pregame Routine, Hangs Out with Fans Instead

The Seattle Seahawks' live mascot—Taima the Hawk—decided to shake things up before Sunday's game against the New York Giants.<p><b>Update from Wednesday, Nov. 12</b><p>Taima the Hawk has apologized for what happened on Sunday.<p><i>--End of Update--</i><p>Taima typically flies around CenturyLink Field before the game and …

Radical New Quantum Theory Says Other Universes Affect Our Own

Parallel universes have long been a staple of science fiction. But according to a radical new theory of quantum mechanics published Oct. 23 in the journal Physical Review X, other universes are real--and they exist in vast numbers.<p>What's more, the scientists behind the theory say the other …

Former Baltimore City transit chief indicted for bribery

The Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office this morning alerted the media to the fact that "a federal grand jury indicted Barry Stephen Robinson, age 65, of …

Walking the Streets of Baltimore With the Other Barksdale

BAL­TIMORE—”This is a bad neigh­bor­hood,” the cab­driver tells me as we pull up to an ugly, beige, low-rise build­ing in the pre­dom­in­antly …

Sinaloa Cartel Boss Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Arrested

The feared head of one of Mexico's largest drug cartels has been arrested at a hotel in the beach resort of Mazatlan after being on the run from the …

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Arrest: What Next for Mexican Drug Cartels?

After Mexican top drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested on February 25, the war on drug cartels has not eased, contrary to the …

How Drug Cartels Counterfeit Pills

"These groups operate like terrorist organizations."<p>The two people charged by the FBI last week with drug counterfeiting and smuggling weren't part of a well-known cartel. They weren't selling methamphetamine or cocaine. The pair, named Marla Ahlgrimm and Balbir Bhogal, were a pharmacist and a …

Drug Cartels are Laundering Money Using Fast Fashion

Fast fashion isn’t just terrible for the environment.; new evidence shows that it is also enabling drug cartels to launder money. Police recently …

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10 Extremely Bizarre Drug Smuggling Methods

For instance, a child's doll named Nina was reportedly used by a Confederate general's niece to smuggle morphine across enemy lines during the American Civil War. Trying the unexpected can keep you one step ahead—which is perhaps why Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel until recently used a prolific …

Capture of cartel boss Hector Beltrán Leyva ends infamous cocaine dynasty

The arrest of Hector Beltrán Leyva marks the final blow to the band of four brothers who gave their name to one of Mexico’s most infamous drug cartels, as the old generation of Mexican kingpins moves towards extinction.<p>The 49-year-old drug lord, for whom the US authorities offered a reward of $5m, …

Ecuador is going "soft" on drug mules

This won’t heal strained US-Ecuador relations.<p>Ecuador is emptying its prisons of convicted drug “mules” in an unprecedented rebuke to what President Rafael Correa has labeled as harsh drug laws imposed by Washington. “Mules” are individuals who are paid-sometimes lucrative sums by drug cartels to …

Feds: El Chapo relative in Mexico-Chicago drug case is ruled dead

Federal prosecutors in Chicago want to dismiss drug trafficking charges against a relative of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman because of evidence that the relative was killed three years ago.<p>Juan Guzman Rocha, who was a cousin of Guzman, was among those charged in 2009 in what has …

Mexico Captured The Leader Of One Of The Country's Most Violent Drug Cartels

Carrillo Fuentes, alias "El Viceroy," was arrested by federal police in Torreon, a city in the northern state of Coahuila, a spokesman for the national security commission told AFP.<p>His capture gives President Enrique Pena Nieto another victory against the country's major drug traffickers at a time …

Sinaloa Cartel

SHARE<p>The Sinaloa Cartel, often described as the largest and most powerful drug trafficking organization in the Western Hemisphere, is an alliance of …

Nearly Eight Years Into The Drug War, These Are Mexico's 7 Most Notorious Cartels

The Mexican Drug War, launched in December 2006 by then-President Felipe Calderon, is approaching its eight-year mark.<p>The series of conflicts, which has pitted the Mexican military, cartels, vigilantes, and police forces against one another, has had a profound effect upon Mexico. It killed over …

Pope Francis Says Drug Legalization Is a Bad Idea

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Pope Francis strongly condemned the legalization of recreational drugs on Friday, arguing that the …

Mexican cartel boss vows to fight to the death instead of surrendering

The fugitive leader of one of Mexico’s most violent and bizarre drug cartels has said that he regrets choosing a life of crime, but vowed that he would never let himself be taken alive.<p>“I have committed many crimes like an idiot, and I will have to pay for them when the time comes, but I don’t plan …