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Op-Ed: The real issues for Federal legalization of marijuana

New York - Since The New York Times published an op-ed calling for the Federal legalization of marijuana the stakes have risen. The extraordinary maze of legal issues involved in this process is the real problem.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 1 comment

Woman struck and killed by drunk driver after leaving his SUV

A 21-year-old Long Island, New York woman is dead and a 23-year-old man was arrested after it is alleged the woman got out of his car because he was drunk and was later struck and killed by the driver.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb

Video of Chihuahua learning to walk without front legs goes viral

Indianapolis - The video of a disabled Chihuahua learning to walk with the help of a modified children toy is the latest feelgood video to go viral.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Dinosaur extinction the result of 'perfect storm' of events

Edinburgh - And if that perfect storm hadn’t come about, say scientists, dinosaurs might still be with us today — except their continued existence might have meant a very different "us" having evolved — if at all.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Man gets 6 months' jail for driving from passenger seat

Barcelona - A 20-year-old man posted a YouTube of himself, driving from the passenger seat of his car on a highway near Barcelona in Spain. He has now received a six-month suspended sentence for his stupidity.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Forget the handshake — The fist-bump is healthier

There was a time when you could take the measure of a man’s character by the firmness of his handshake. But that ancient form of greeting may soon be a thing of the past, pushed aside by the new kid on the block, the fist-bump.
In the Media by Martin Laine

Liberia closes borders and steps up Ebola screening

Monrovia - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has announced the closure of most of the Ebola-hit country's land borders, with stringent medical checks being stepped up at airports and major trade routes.
In the Media by AFP

Japanese get anti-radiation pills ahead of nuclear restart

Tokyo - Japanese officials are handing out radiation-blocking iodine tablets to people living in the shadow of two nuclear reactors slated to restart this year, underscoring concerns about atomic power after the Fukushima crisis.
In the Media by AFP

Freak Los Angeles lightning strike kills one, injures several

Los Angeles - At least one person was killed and up to eight others injured when freak lightning struck the bustling Venice Beach of southern California, officials said.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. family stuck in China with adopted babies after visa glitch

Guangzhou - It has taken 18 months for the Nortons to adopt their new children, but now, thanks to a State Department computer glitch, the U.S. family is stuck in Guangzhou, China, as their newly adopted babies have no visa to leave the country.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

One dead, one in critical condition after lighting hits LA beach

Los Angeles - One person is dead and one is listed in critical condition after lightning struck a crowded Los Angeles beach, electrocuting 13 beachgoers.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Mosul's Christians ask, 'Where is the conscience of the world?'

On Saturday, the Vicar of the only Anglican church in Iraq warned that the end was "very near" for Christians in that country. Mosul is Iraq's second largest city, and six weeks ago, 35,000 Christians lived there. Today, there are no Christians in Mosul.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 4 comments

Op-Ed: The failure of New York's medical marijuana law Special

Albany - It's legislation that took nearly 20 years to get a governor's signature, instead of signing a bill to provide vast, quick access to medical cannabis, Governor Andrew Cuomo gave New Yorkers a bill that fails on so many levels.
Digital Journal Report by Ben Morris - 2 comments

Ten Tennessee homes destroyed, dozens damaged by severe storms

Speedwell - Emergency officials in Tennessee are going door to door in Claiborne County, searching for possible victims after strong storms ripped through the area.
In the Media by Greta McClain

American Atheists set to launch atheist TV channel on July 29 Special

Stanford - American Atheists, a nonprofit organization, is about to go where no atheist organization has gone before: To its very own television channel, available via the Roku streaming service.
Digital Journal Report by Megan Hamilton - 5 comments

Family Guy-Simpsons crossover episode trailer revealed

A trailer of the previously announced Family Guy-Simpsons crossover episode was released at the Comic-Con event in San Diego at the weekend.
In the Media by Kris Coombes

Frank Thomas inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame; A real role model

Cooperstown - Frank Thomas was inducted yesterday in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Thomas was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in his first year of eligibility, in itself the highest of this high honor. That news came to Thomas this year on Jan. 8.
In the Media by John Presta

Iraq army kills 17 in anti-jihadist raid

Hilla - An Iraqi government raid on jihadist targets in a flashpoint town southwest of Baghdad killed 17 people on Monday, including at least three civilians, medical and tribal sources said.
In the Media by Abbas al-Ani (AFP)

N. Korea threatens nuclear strike on White House

Pyongyang - A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. military intelligence director pessimistic on Mideast peace

Aspen - Israel might face an even greater threat from the Gaza Strip if the ruling Hamas terrorist group was destroyed, a top U.S. intelligence official said Saturday.
In the Media by Nathan Salant
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