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Reputation precedes 'El Chapo' as US trial approaches

Reputation precedes 'El Chapo' as US trial approaches

World
He is accused of having a hand in dozens of murders, of using his drug cartel to smuggle more than 200 tons of cocaine into the United States, even pulling off running the massive operation from behind bars. That's when he wasn't busy escaping from jail — twice. The almost-mythical criminal pedigree of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who was extradited in 2017 to face U.S. drug conspiracy charges, has sparked security concerns at his upcoming New York City trial that at times have drawn as much attention as the case's sensational allegations. A look at those concerns for a trial that is starting Monday with jury selection. Opening statements are likely Nov. 13. ——— WITNESSES IN THE CROSSHAIRS Prosecutors say Guzman was in the habit of ordering the kil...
Whole-brain radiation procedure preserves cognitive function in trial

Whole-brain radiation procedure preserves cognitive function in trial

Health
Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Patients' cognitive functions can be preserved if the hippocampus portion of the brain is avoided during radiation, according to the results of a clinical trial. Researchers compared hippocampal-avoidance radiotherapy with traditional whole-brain radiation for patients with brain metastases. They presented their practice-changing findings Tuesday at the American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting in San Antonio and are in the process having them published in an academic journal. The hippocampus, which is located under the cerebral cortex, is the part of the brain associated with cognitive function, including memory. In brain metastases, cancer cells have spread to the brain from primary tumors in other organs. Brain metastases affect up to 45 percent of adults...
Beckham to go on trial over speeding charge

Beckham to go on trial over speeding charge

Entertainment
David Beckham is to go on trial for allegedly speeding in west London earlier this year. The former England footballer is accused of driving a Bentley at 59mph in a 40mph zone on the A40 in Paddington on 23 January.His case is listed to be heard on Tuesday at Lavender Hill Magistrates' Court in Battersea, south west London.However, as this hearing is just administrative it will be held behind closed doors alongside several similar cases with only a magistrate and a legal adviser present.A not guilty plea was entered on 17 August, according to the court list. Image: The Beckhams have owned several Bentleys over the years, including this one in 2007 If Beckham is found guilty he could receive three points on his licence ...
First human trial of live, weakened Zika vaccine underway

First human trial of live, weakened Zika vaccine underway

Health
Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The first clinical trial of a live, weakened Zika vaccine in humans has begun, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases announced on Thursday. The vaccine for Zika, a disease mainly spread by mosquitoes, was developed by scientists at the NIAID, the agency announced. NIAIA is sponsoring the trial among 28 healthy, non-pregnant adults ages 18 to 50 at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Immunization Research in Baltimore, Md., and at the Vaccine Testing Center at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont in Burlington. Twenty participants will receive the Zika vaccine and eight will get a placebo, according to ClinicalTrials.gov. No licensed vaccines for Zika virus infection are available, although several are ...
Judge frees Mexican labor leader Elba Gordillo, held for 5 years without trial

Judge frees Mexican labor leader Elba Gordillo, held for 5 years without trial

World
Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A Mexican federal court has freed former teachers union leader Elba Esther Gordillo of embezzlement charges that put her in prison for five years without a trial. Gordillo was arrested the day after an anti-union education reform law was signed in 2013, accused of organized crime and embezzling millions in union funds to pay for personal expenses. She denied the charges and said her arrest was politically motivated because of her opposition to the education reform, which she said was designed to disrupt the union's control of hiring and school administration. Gordillo, then the leader of the Mexican National Educational Workers Union, remained in prison for five years awaiting trial -- until the federal court ruled this week there are insufficient grounds to proceed in her...