Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán was found guilty on Tuesday of crimes spanning more than a quarter of a century, during which prosecutors said he smuggled more than 200 tons of cocaine into the U.S.After a nearly three-monthlong trial and six days of deliberations, a New York jury found the alleged Sinaloa cartel leader guilty of all counts he was tried on.Guzmán, 61, now faces life in prison.More than 56 prosecution witnesses were called to the stand at the heavily-secured federal courthouse in Brooklyn over the course of 35 days.The seven women and five men of the jury listened to movie-esque tales of brutal murders of cartel enemies, political payoffs, elaborate schemes to traffic drugs, two brazen escapes that almost became three and even a love triangle. 35 PHOTOS Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman See Gallery Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Mexico's top drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted as he arrives at Long Island MacArthur airport in New York, … [Read more...] about Drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán found guilty of funneling tons of narcotics into the U.S.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to name State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as the ambassador to the United Nations, a source familiar with his decision said on Thursday.Trump will send a tweet on Friday morning about choosing Nauert to replace outgoing U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who announced her resignation in October, Fox News reported, citing multiple sources.Trump's decision was first reported by Bloomberg News.A representative of the State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 34 PHOTOS Heather Nauert through the years See Gallery Heather Nauert through the years Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, accompanied by State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert, right, departs a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) State Dept. spokesperson Heather Nauert, left, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speak with … [Read more...] about Trump reportedly picks Heather Nauert to replace Nikki Haley as U.N. ambassador
HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94.The World War II hero, who also presided during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the final months of the Cold War, died late Friday night, said family spokesman Jim McGrath. His wife of more than 70 years, Barbara Bush, died in April 2018.The son of a senator and father of a president, Bush was the man with the golden resume who rose through the political ranks: from congressman to U.N. ambassador, Republican Party chairman to envoy to China, CIA director to two-term vice president under the hugely popular Ronald Reagan. The 1991 Gulf War stoked his popularity. But Bush would acknowledge that he had trouble articulating "the vision thing," and he was haunted by his decision to break a stern, solemn vow he made to … [Read more...] about Former President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94
WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain's daughter opened his memorial service with a tearful and impassioned tribute, posing her father's legacy as a direct challenge to President Donald Trump.Meghan McCain said her father was a "great man" and she encouraged others to live up to his example, setting a tone that echoed the senator's own fighting spirit as services began Saturday at the Washington National Cathedral."We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness — the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who lived lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served," she said, her voice raising from tearful to anger.She said to applause, "The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great."RELATED: Moments from former Senator John McCain's Washington D.C. Memorial Service 34 PHOTOS Moments from former … [Read more...] about Meghan McCain gives moving eulogy at father’s funeral: ‘America was always great’
More Americans say Barack Obama was among the best presidents they have seen in their lifetimes than say the same about other U.S. commanders in chief.According to a Pew Research Center survey, 44 percent of Americans think Obama was the best or the second-best president of their lifetimes. The warm regard for the 44th president stands in stark contrast to a 2011 Pew Research Center survey that found only 20 percent of respondents thought he was the best or second best president of their lifetimes. Former President Bill Clinton topped the list at the time at 49 percent.Currently, about 33 percent say Clinton was the best or second best, and 32 percent say President Ronald Reagan was the best or second best.Not quite halfway through his first term in office, 19 percent of respondents say current President Donald Trump is the best or second best president of their lifetimes – similar to the total Obama drew in the Pew survey conducted during his first term.Twelve percent list … [Read more...] about Poll: Majority of Americans name Obama the best president in their lifetime