Tot taped to wall
CLEVELAND: A woman has been arrested after taping her toddler to a wall so she could do the housework — and streaming it live on social media. Shayla Rudolph, 18, was arrested on an abduction charge and her son was taken into custody by child services. Police said they received a tip about a live Facebook stream of a woman securing her son to a wall and taping his mouth shut for about 15 minutes. The video shows Rudolph using clear packing tape to tape her son to the wall and tape his mouth. She can be heard telling her son he has “the best mummy in the whole wide world” as he tries to cry.
‘El Chapo’ extradited
MEXICO CITY: Drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been extradited from Mexico to the US. Guzman was handed over to US authorities after the Supreme Court and a court of appeals rejected his bids to avoid extradition. He was one of the world’s most wanted drug kingpins until he was captured last year. Six months earlier, Guzman had escaped from a high-security Mexican prison through a 1.5km-long tunnel constructed by his henchmen.
Assange offer stands
LONDON: WikiLeaks fugitive Julian Assange says he is standing by his offer to go to the US now Chelsea Manning is being released. Speaking from the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he has been holed up since 2012, the Australian said there would be “many discussions” on his future before Manning leaves prison in May. It is the latest in a series of backflips from Assange and comes after his lawyer Barry Pollack said Manning’s clemency didn’t meet Assange’s conditions for extradition. On Wednesday Barack Obama granted clemency to Manning, who was jailed for 35 years in 2013 for leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks.
Justice dies in crash
RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki has died in a smallplane crash just weeks before he was to rule on a corruption case that could implicate highranking politicians in several Latin American countries. While the cause of Thursday’s crash off a popular Brazilian coastal town had not been determined, Zavascki held such an important role in the sprawling “Car Wash” investigation into a multibilliondollar bribe scheme at the state oil company Petrobras that many Brazilians as well as international groups voiced fears of possible foul play and demanded a full investigation. Federal police said late Thursday that they were launching an investigation.