The son of notorious drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was arrested in Mexico Thursday amid gun battles between his supporters and security forces, a report said. Ovidio Guzman Lopez was arrested in Culiacan, a city in Western Mexico and a stronghold for El Chapo’s Sinaloa cartel, the BBC reported. His arrest sparked gun battles on the streets of the city between cartel members and security forces, the Guardian reported. A main road that leads out of the city was blocked by burning trucks and others were shut by the army, according to the report.
Itinerary for a trip to Ukraine in August organized by the Atlantic Council think tank reveals that a staffer on Rep. Adam Schiff’s House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held a meeting during the trip with acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor, now a key witness for Democrats pursuing impeachment. The Atlantic Council is funded by and works in partnership with Burisma, the natural gas company at the center of allegations regarding Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
Spokespersons for the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan and the FBI confirm that David Correia was arrested after flying Wednesday to JFK Airport in New York City to turn himself in. Correia, 44, was named in an indictment with two Giuliani associates and another man arrested last week on charges they made illegal contributions to a congressman and a political action committee supporting President Donald Trump. The two associates were arrested last week. Andrey Kukushkin, a Ukrainian-born U.S. citizen, was also charged in the case. Kukushkin was arrested last week in San Francisco.
The test found 95 percent of baby foods contained lead, while 73 percent contained arsenic, 75 percent contained cadmium and 32 percent contained mercury, with a quarter containing all four. Twenty percent had more than 10 times the maximum lead level endorsed by public health advocates, which is 1 part per billion... Rice-based products, fruit juices and sweet potatoes were found to be the products with the biggest danger of neurotoxic harm.
When agents opened up the trailer, they discovered 32 Mexican and Ecuadorian nationals, all in the country illegally, hidden in the produce cargo... The immigrants discovered in the truck ranged in age from 16 to 53, and most were clad in long pants and short-sleeved T-shirts. The trailer's interior was 47 degrees, "potentially endangering the illegal immigrants locked inside," according to CBP.
The Daily Beast first reported on the warrants in connection to 29-year-old Wesley Gilreath, who was arrested in August, drew the attention of federal authorities in January 2019 after he allegedly posted a “Montana Hunting Guide” naming Jews, Muslims, a refugee center, and federal and state facilities as potential targets. Gilreath, who used the name “NatSat” or “National Satanist” (an obvious reference to Nazism), was interviewed by the FBI but later released. He tried to buy a firearm in May but was denied during a background check; Gilreath allegedly left a phone that displayed child pornography when unlocked on a bus that month.
The search warrants for Twitter and Gab are intended to find out whether Gilreath shared child porn on the sites. The warrant served to Gab (embedded below), however, asks for much more information associated with Gilreath’s account there, such as logs of his activity, all of his communications with other users via the site, financial data, and anything pertaining to possible co-conspirators...
Sidney Powell, attorney for retired Army Lt. General Michael Flynn, filed a court motion on Monday disclosing the phones’ existence while tying them to Western intelligence. She told The Washington Times on Thursday that she has confirmed that it was Mr. Durham’s office who obtained them.
Ms. Powell has added to the Mifsud intrigue with her motion before District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan asking him to order the government to turn over the BlackBerrys’ data. The filing lists the two phones’ model number, PIN and SIM card information.She told the judge that on Oct. 11 she asked the prosecution for phone data. She was ignored until she sent notification days later that she planned to file the discovery motion.
The motion says: “Michael T. Flynn requests the government be ordered to produce evidence that has only recently come into its possession……… This information is material, exculpatory, and relevant to the defense of Mr. Flynn, and specifically to the “OCONUS LURES” and agents that western intelligence tasked against him likely as early as 2014 to arrange—unbeknownst to him—‘connections’ with certain Russians that they would then use against him in their false claims. The phones were used by Mr. Joseph Mifsud.”
The prototype design, 10 years in the making, could offer a more promising approach forward than existing small-scale projects. These early experiments with quantum computing are relatively tiny and prone to errors, but a light-based approach could solve both of these issues. The research, conducted by a team from the United States, Japan, and Australia, was published Thursday in the journal Science.
[...] The machine uses crystals that translate regular light into what’s called squeezed light, a form of quantum light. This is then manipulated with mirrors, optical fibers and beamsplitters to create the cluster state. The current squeezing levels that determine quality are currently too low for practical problems, but the design is compatible with other techniques used to achieve cutting-edge squeezing levels...
... new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which show the total number of lung injury cases linked to e-cigarettes or vaping products has now reached 1,479, extending to every state but Alaska. Perhaps most alarmingly, the death rate for the illness continues to climb, with the CDC confirming 33 deaths in 24 states thus far. The vast majority of those affected remain male (70 percent) and close to 80 percent are under 35.
White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Thursday that the 2020 G-7 summit will be held at one of President Trump's properties, despite opposition to Trump steering funds to his own business. The summit will be held at the Trump National Doral Miami resort, Mulvaney told reporters at a White House briefing.
A senior Democratic leadership aide told NBC News that Maloney will take over for Cummings since she ranks second-in-command on the committee, but a permanent chair will be elected and announced "at a later time."
China said Thursday it detained two U.S. citizens on suspicion of organizing others to illegally cross the border, amid sharpening tensions between the sides over trade, technology and other sensitive issues. Police in the eastern province of Jiangsu arrested Alyssa Petersen and Jacob Harlan on Sept. 27 and Sept. 29, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said.
"The department handling the case has informed the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai in a timely manner, arranged U.S. diplomats to conduct consular visits and protected the legitimate rights and interests of the two," Geng said at a regular press briefing.
The discovery, estimated to be approximately 1,800 years old, was made in Croatia by archaeologists from the City Museum Vinkovci and Institute of Archaeology in Zagreb, Croatia, according to Croatian news outlet, Novosti.hr. Curator Boris Kratofil told local media that the discovery stems from an ancient burial tradition, where burial was made under a mound known as tumuli, a practice associated with wealth.
The model, which is being developed, would provide babies with artificial respiration. Notably, in case of premature birth, the artificial womb will be an adequate substitute for the protective environment of the maternal womb. It will provide a natural environment for the baby completely to ease the transition to a new life. Unlike current incubators, the artificial womb would be similar to biological conditions, with the baby surrounded by fluids and receiving oxygen and nutrients through an artificial placenta that will connect to their umbilical cord.