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Iowa law grants gun permits to the legally blind

Some blind people are granted gun permits in one US state, and law enforcement officials are debating the wisdom of it.<p>The Des Moines Register reports that Iowa law doesn't allow sheriffs to deny a permit to carry a gun in public based on physical ability. Blind people can obtain the permits for …

Lil’ Wayne Opens Up on Prison Life, Family, and Retirement Plans with Katie Couric

The season premiere of Katie Couric’s <i>Katie</i> talkshow will debut on Monday. Kicking off the second season is Lil’ Wayne, who sits down with the …

Welfare reform will put pressure on councils – local government news

<b>The impact of welfare reforms</b><p>Four out of every five households on benefits will seek council help, meaning the burden of welfare reforms will fall on local authorities. That is according to the Local Government Association (LGA) who warned that the average income of households claiming benefits …

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Crocodile traps man on island for two weeks

(Newser) – Talk about a vacation gone wrong: A New Zealand kayaker spent two weeks trapped on an island about 2.5 miles off Western Australia's far northern coast because he feared a 20-foot crocodile would eat him.<p>The man, named only as Ryan, told his eventual rescuer that he was "stalked" by the …

New Ecstasy Craze Molly Leads to Deaths in Unregulated Market

Two fatal suspected Molly overdoses have cancelled the Electric Zoo festival. Kent Sepkowitz reports.<p>The recreational drug Ecstasy muscled its way …

US drug agency partners with AT&T for access to 'vast database' of call records

US law enforcement officers working on anti-drugs operations have had access to a vast database of call records dating back to 1987, supplied by the phone company AT&T, the New York Times has revealed.<p>The project, known as Hemisphere, gives federal and local officers working on drug cases access to …