The most notorious Colombian drug lord since Pablo Escobar is now headed to the U.S. in handcuffs, after plastic surgery failed to conceal his identity from police. Daniel Barrera, AKA El Loco or The Madman, ran a 400-ton-per-year drug empire with the help of violent leftist guerrillas, and controlled the major cocaine smuggling routes from Colombia to the U.S.
An expert on gunshot wounds hired by the defense testified that George Zimmerman's account of how he fatally shot Trayvon Martin is consistent with the forensic evidence.
Republicans' knack for congressional redistricting helps them control the U.S. House. But it may be working against them on immigration and other issues important to presidential elections.