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Meth and driving a poor combo

Sonora - Driving under the influence of meth is a bad idea. Driving and carrying methamphetamine or heroin while under the influence lands two couples, in separate incidents, in jail.

Users of pirated copies of Today Calendar told "walk the plank"

The developer of the popular Android calendar app Today Calendar has started to fight piracy of his product by adding pirate-themed messages to the app that suggest users of pirated copies "walk the plank" or attend a "pirate party."

The Pirate Bay returns a month after forced closure

Notorious torrent site The Pirate Bay has returned to life just a month after being taken offline by Swedish police last December. The site is blamed for copyright fraud amounting to billions of dollars by the music, film and software industries.

Toronto's Ford era is over; John Tory elected mayor

Toronto - Toronto decided to elect long-time politician John Tory to lead the city. Tory took 40 percent of the votes, with Doug Ford (Rob Ford's brother) finished second and Olivia Chow in third.

Downtown Toronto sees anti-Ford election signs surface

Toronto - A series of campaign signs featuring outlandish promises popped up in Toronto on Monday morning in an effort to quell Mayor Rob Ford's reelection plans.

Review: Doolittle's Rob Ford exposé is a compelling, if limited, read Special

“Rob Ford might be a genius – if not of the academic variety, certainly of the kind that matters in politics,” Robyn Doolittle writes in “Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story,” her bestselling account of the notorious Toronto mayor's career.

Op-Ed: Can Toronto be saved? Special

Toronto - As the momentum builds to dethrone Mayor Rob Ford, a question that has yet to be raised is how might all this international attention affect tourism?

Rob Ford: 'I have smoked crack cocaine'

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted today to media questioning that he has smoked crack cocaine, adding, "[It was] probably in one of my drunken stupors, probably about a year ago." He later told reporters he would continue serving as Toronto's mayor.

Op-Ed: Whitewashing Huey Newton

Oakland - The Socialist Workers Party in Britain has recently published a eulogy to Black Panther leader Huey Newton. What is the truth about this people's champion?

Man tries to pay water bill with crack cocaine

On Monday a Florida public works office was evacuated after a man went to pay his water bill with an envelope that contained crack cocaine.

Apple's TouchID fingerprint scanner hacked by Chaos Computer Club

Just 48 hours after getting their hands on the new iPhone 5S, hackers over at Chaos Computer Club in Europe have found a way to bypass Apple's TouchID fingerprint security scanner.

CTV News claims police knew of Rob Ford video before news broke

The so-called Rob Ford crack video, in which the Toronto mayor is alleged to be smoking crack cocaine, was known to Toronto police weeks before the public got wind of it. CTV news said a "highly-placed source" told them police heard of it on wiretaps.

Op-Ed: Fake marijuana causing death and real medical problems

Sydney - The synthetic grass on the market isn’t real grass. It’s a range of compounds designed to “imitate” grass, and they don’t. An Australian man died, and some credible evidence that these new things are real garbage is emerging.

Op-Ed: Failure of leadership in highest levels of government

Ottawa - First there was the nearly $600 million in misspent funds for phantom gas plants in Ontario. Then the second-most important person in federal politics steps down for his role in the biggest spending scandal since sponsorship.

Op-Ed: Did Rob Ford use crack cocaine?

It's pretty obvious, no? I mean for Rob Ford to say "I don't use crack cocaine" and that he is not addicted to it instead of "I've never used crack cocaine and am not in a video using crack cocaine" makes it obvious he is in a video using crack cocaine.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: 'I do not use crack cocaine'

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford talked to media at City Hall after a morning where his executive committee sent him a letter to address questions about an alleged video of Ford smoking what appears to be crack cocaine.

Gawker: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford allegedly caught smoking crack in video

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been filmed smoking crack cocaine within the past six months, alleges U.S. news outlet Gawker. The Toronto Star claims it has also seen the video in question.

Op-Ed: Bath salts — Legal garbage is opening a lethal can of worms

Sydney - Drug taking is a fact of this society. It always has been. Making things illegal tends to promote use, not stop it. Demand rises. Legal highs like the appallingly crappy bath salts are cashing in on the demand and making millions.

Op-Ed: What self-defence rights? Toronto man stabs burglar, gets charged

Toronto - A Toronto resident has been charged with aggravated assault after stabbing an intruder. The law in this case is very blurry, and a lot of heat is being generated by the argument about the rights of people to defend themselves.

Op-Ed: Prices down, BS up in War on Drugs

Sydney - According to current figures, 46% of Americans have taken illegal drugs. While this figure merely throws into question the honesty of the other 54%, the War on Drugs has turned into a mega-version of Vietnam without the classy excuses.

Prisoners in jail for crack-cocaine may see sentence reduction

Washington - A vote this week by the U.S. Sentencing Commission could mean a shorter stay in prison for those convicted of crack-cocaine related crimes. The decision to retroactively apply the Fair Sentencing Act could reduce the prison population by thousands.

Florida woman, 87, sentenced to jail for selling crack

Pensacola - An 87-year-old woman accused earlier this year of selling crack cocaine to an undercover deputy was sentenced last week to 18 months in state prison after a jury found her guilty of one count of selling cocaine.

73 arrested, 11 sick after California rave

San Francisco - Saturday night's rave at the Cow Palace will not soon be forgotten for dozens of young people. Eleven of them ended up in San Francisco hospitals after taking what police say was tainted drugs and dozens more ended up in jail.

Drug sting in Florida nets 87-year-old grandmother

A woman who "may be the oldest drug dealer in Florida's history" was videotaped allegedly selling $20 worth of crack to an undercover police officer. After being processed at the jail, the grandmother was released on her own recognizance.

New recipe for crystal meth skirts the law, for now

Crystal meth is a highly addictive drug, but some enterprising folks have come up with a recipe that some folks fear is sliding by laws against the drug.

Pet food news goes to the dogs

From every perspective news about pet foods is downright depressing these days. Cats and dogs are dying from their processed diet and rats prefer starvation to giving up junk food.

Cocaine and Heroin detected in Spanish air

Class A drugs have been detected in air samples taken in Madrid and Barcelona, according to a study by the CSIC (Spanish National Research Council.)

Op-Ed: new and deadly form of crack cocaine Paco hits South America

Crack is one of the most vicious drugs ever invented. A perverted form of cocaine, cut with anything, it’s now getting a lot nastier. The new form, “Paco”, is cut with benzene, which makes it more addictive and much more dangerous to smoke.

German experts crack Mona Lisa smile

German academics believe that they have solved the famous mystery behind the identity of the "Mona Lisa," probably the most famous of Leonardo da Vinci's portraits. Lisa Gherardini, wife of a Florentine merchant matches the description from the study.

Ice Breakers Pacs Look Like Crack

Hersey's latest product Ice Breakers Pacs is the stuff of a marketer's nightmare. The small blue packets of breath mints look uncannily like heat sealed bags of crack or heroin.
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