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U.S. charges former Mexico police commander in El Chapo-linked cocaine probe

25 Jan 2020

NEW YORK U.S. prosecutors on Friday charged a former Mexican federal police commander with accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from Mexican drug cartels to help them send cocaine into the United States, in a case linked to imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Owners of solar company that caused loss for Buffett plead guilty over Ponzi scheme

25 Jan 2020

The husband-and-wife owners of DC Solar, a California solar company that caused Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc to take a $377 million charge last year, pleaded guilty on Friday to involvement in an estimated $912 million Ponzi scheme.

U.S. states sue to block White House from allowing 3-D printed guns

24 Jan 2020

Twenty U.S. states sued the Trump administration on Thursday to block what they called its latest effort to allow blueprints for making guns from 3-D printers to be released on the internet, threatening a proliferation of "ghost guns" that spread violence.

Judge excludes Trump critic Avenatti's financial strains from Nike extortion trial

22 Jan 2020

NEW YORK A U.S. judge on Wednesday said federal prosecutors may not try to show that Michael Avenatti's heavy debts gave him a motive to extort Nike Inc , giving a victory to the celebrity lawyer as he prepares for his upcoming criminal trial.

U.S. seeks big contempt fines against Turkey's Halkbank

22 Jan 2020

NEW YORK The U.S. government said on Tuesday that Turkey's state-owned Halkbank should be subjected to escalating fines totalling millions of dollars until it responds in court to criminal charges it helped Iran evade U.S. economic sanctions.

Trump antagonist Michael Avenatti in jail cell that held El Chapo: lawyers

21 Jan 2020

NEW YORK Michael Avenatti is living in a jail cell that reportedly once housed convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, making it impossible for the celebrity lawyer to prepare for his upcoming extortion trial, his lawyers said.

UPDATE 1-Trump antagonist Michael Avenatti in jail cell that held El Chapo -lawyers

21 Jan 2020

NEW YORK, Jan 21 Michael Avenatti is living in a jail cell that reportedly once housed convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, making it impossible for the celebrity lawyer to prepare for his upcoming extortion trial, his lawyers said.

Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Silver's corruption conviction partially overturned

21 Jan 2020

NEW YORK A federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned part of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's corruption conviction and ordered that he be resentenced, a decision likely to mean Silver will spend at least some time in prison.

Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Silver's corruption conviction partially overturned

21 Jan 2020

NEW YORK A federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned part of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's corruption conviction and ordered that he be resentenced, a decision likely to mean Silver will spend at least some time in prison.

Trump foe Michael Avenatti in jail cell that held El Chapo -lawyers

21 Jan 2020

NEW YORK, Jan 21 Michael Avenatti is living in a jail cell that reportedly once housed convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, making it impossible for the celebrity lawyer to prepare for his upcoming extortion trial, his lawyers said.

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China virus ability to spread getting stronger

The ability of the coronavirus to spread is getting stronger and infections could continue to rise, China's National Health Commission said on Sunday, with more than 2,000 people globally infected and 56 in China killed by the disease.