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New Zetas Cartel Leader Violent ‘to the Point of Sadism’

New Zetas Cartel Leader Violent ‘to the Point of Sadism’

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The new head of the Zetas drug cartel is a former Dallas resident who is labeled as a traitor by many of his own cartel soldiers and mocked as an ex-”car washer” by his enemies.  But he has risen to power thanks t…

Battle for the Arctic: Oil Drilling Still Faces Environmental Concerns

Battle for the Arctic: Oil Drilling Still Faces Environmental Concerns

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The bottom of the Chukchi Sea, off Alaska’s north shore, is one of the most hotly contested places under the sea.It is here that Shell Oil, Co., is looking for oil and Greenpeace is trying to stop them.The oil giant …

Narcoboss ‘Commander Squirrel’ Linked to American’s Mystery Death on Falcon Lake

Narcoboss ‘Commander Squirrel’ Linked to American’s Mystery Death on Falcon Lake

ABC News / Google Earth(NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico) — Mexican authorities have arrested an alleged drug cartel leader known as Commander Squirrel who they say is linked to the 2010 murder of American jet skier David Hartley on a border lake, as well as to m…

Narcoboss ‘Commander Squirrel’ Linked to American’s Mystery Death on Falcon Lake

Narcoboss ‘Commander Squirrel’ Linked to American’s Mystery Death on Falcon Lake

ABC News / Google Earth(NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico) — Mexican authorities have arrested an alleged drug cartel leader known as Commander Squirrel who they say is linked to the 2010 murder of American jet skier David Hartley on a border lake, as well as to m…

Canada’s High Court Eases Requirements on HIV Disclosure

Canada’s High Court Eases Requirements on HIV Disclosure

Hemera/Thinkstock(TORONTO) — Canada is easing up on HIV disclosure laws.  The Canadian Supreme Court ruled 9-0 Friday that people with low levels of the HIV virus are not legally required to make their condition known to sexual partners as long a…

Accused Terrorist Abu Hamza en Route to US

Accused Terrorist Abu Hamza en Route to US

Abu Hamza in 2004. Bruno Vincent/Getty Images(LONDON) — Radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, the man authorities said tried to set up a terrorist training camp on American soil, is finally on his way to stand trial in the U.S. after an eight-year delay….

‘Black Widow’ Killer, 77, Charged with Poisoning New Husband

‘Black Widow’ Killer, 77, Charged with Poisoning New Husband

Hemera/Thinkstock(CAPE BRETON, Nova Scotia) — An elderly woman known as the “Black Widow” for killing her first husband has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly poisoning her current husband.Melissa Ann Weeks, also known as Melissa Ann F…

Omar Khadr: Guantanamo Detainee Transferred to Canada

Omar Khadr: Guantanamo Detainee Transferred to Canada

JANET HAMLIN/AFP/Getty Image(NEW YORK) — Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr has been transferred to Canada to serve out the remainder of an eight-year prison sentence for having killed an American soldier in a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan.A detainee for …

Wife Asks Ahmadinejad for Help in Finding Missing Ex-FBI Agent Husband

Wife Asks Ahmadinejad for Help in Finding Missing Ex-FBI Agent Husband

BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — As Mahmoud Ahmadinejad prepares to speak to the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, an electronic billboard in Times Square and subway placards around the city will remind the Iranian pr…

Yellowfin Tuna May Set Record for Heaviest Ever Caught

Yellowfin Tuna May Set Record for Heaviest Ever Caught

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A California man got a lot more than he bargained for when he caught a yellowfin tuna in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, that potentially could shatter the previous world-record weight of 405 pounds.Rangler Guy Yocom of Dana…

Yellowfin Tuna May Set Record for Heaviest Ever Caught

Yellowfin Tuna May Set Record for Heaviest Ever Caught

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A California man got a lot more than he bargained for when he caught a yellowfin tuna in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, that potentially could shatter the previous world-record weight of 405 pounds.Rangler Guy Yocom of Dana…

Yoko Gives Peace Prize to Pussy Riot

Yoko Gives Peace Prize to Pussy Riot

Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images(MOSCOW) — Yoko Ono, the artist and widow of legendary Beatles singer John Lennon, and Amnesty International have announced that members of Pussy Riot will be among this year’s winners of the Lennon Ono Grant for Peace…

Last Colombian Drug Kingpin Falls: ‘Crazy’ Barrera Captured

Last Colombian Drug Kingpin Falls: ‘Crazy’ Barrera Captured

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The last of the old-school Colombian drug lords has been captured in Venezuela, said Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos during a televised speech on Tuesday. Daniel Barrera, also known as “Crazy Barrerra” or “T…

US Beefs Up Presence Closer to Iran’s Shores

US Beefs Up Presence Closer to Iran’s Shores

Hmera/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — Nearly 50 miles from Iran sails the nuclear-powered USS Eisenhower — never before has the U.S. flexed so much muscle so close to the Muslim nation.The move is a blunt warning to Iran: Don’t follow through on a t…

US, Japan Settle on Second Missile Defense Deal

US, Japan Settle on Second Missile Defense Deal

Department of Defense Photo by Glenn Fawcett(TOKYO) — U.S. and Japanese officials have agreed to put a second advanced missile defense system in Japan aimed at protecting the country from the threat of a missile attack from North Korea, Defense Secret…

Anti-US Protests Spread to More Than a Dozen Countries

Anti-US Protests Spread to More Than a Dozen Countries

Jordan Pix/ Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A wave of anti-American protests broke out in more than a dozen countries Friday with some of the worst violence occurring in Tunisia, Egypt and Sudan.Three people were killed — two in Tunisia and one in Egypt -…

Al Qaeda Took Advantage of Libyan Protest, CIA Chief Says

Al Qaeda Took Advantage of Libyan Protest, CIA Chief Says

Cherie Cullen/Released(WASHINGTON) — The attack that killed four Americans in the Libyan consulate began as a spontaneous protest against the film “The Innocence of Muslims,” but Islamic militants who may have links to al Qaeda used the op…

Explosion Spotted on Jupiter a Comet or Asteroid?

Explosion Spotted on Jupiter a Comet or Asteroid?

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A bright flash was spotted on Jupiter early Monday morning, and astronomers are trying to figure out exactly what hit it.The flash was first spotted by Dan Peterson, an amateur astronomer from Racine, Wisc., who saw the f…

Canadian Dad Builds Homemade "Wipeout" Obstacle Course for Kids

Canadian Dad Builds Homemade "Wipeout" Obstacle Course for Kids

ABC/MIKE WEAVER(BROOKLIN, Ontario) — One Canadian man might just take the cake for coolest dad in the whole world.Mike “Crazy Legs” Conley last month built his very own 90-foot-long Wipeout style obstacle course on the street in front of his house for…

7.6 Earthquake Hits Costa Rica; Tsunami Warning in Effect

7.6 Earthquake Hits Costa Rica; Tsunami Warning in Effect

iStockphoto/ThinkstockUPDATE: Tsunami warnings have been canceled.(SAN JOSE, Costa Rica) — A 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck northwestern Costa Rica on Wednesday, prompting a tsunami warning for parts of Central America.The 25-mile deep quake hit the …

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