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Grandma in Shocking Ohio 'Heroin' Picture Sentenced to Jail

The grandmother who became infamous after Ohio officials posted a photo of her and a pal passed out in an SUV from an apparent heroin overdose — while her 4-year-old grandson sat in the back seat — was sentenced Wednesday to 180 days in jail.<p>Rhonda Pasek pleaded no contest to charges of endangering …

Crime

Why Do Humans Have An Innate Desire To Get High?

It’s easy to explain the appeal of drugs like heroin and cocaine, which directly stimulate the brain’s reward centres. What’s less easy to explain is …

Psychedelia

Mystery of Putin's disappearance deepens with Russian state media 'mistake'

State television broadcasts – then retracts – reports that still-missing Vladimir Putin hosted an official visit from the President of Kyrgyzstan<p>The mystery over the whereabouts of <b>Vladimir Putin</b> deepened on Saturday as Russian state media broadcast – then retracted – reports that he had hosted an …

South African hospital performs first successful penis transplant

Surgeons at South Africa's Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital announced Friday that they had performed the first successful penile transplant after a nine-hour operation in December.<p>The procedure took place at the Cape Town hospital on Dec. 11, and was led by the facility's chief of …

Medicine

The new Chromebook Pixel looks like the old one, costs slightly less

It's been more two years since Google came out with the Chromebook Pixel. And man, was it a difficult thing to review: It was finely crafted, and a delight to use, but we couldn't in good conscience recommend that people spend $1,299 on a laptop that ran a glorified version of the Chrome browser. …

Ferguson Shooting: Authorities Investigate ‘Ambush’ of Officers

Attorney General Holder pledges to help probe shooting of two police officers in St. Louis suburb<p>FERGUSON, Mo.—State and county police took over security during protests here after two officers involved in crowd control were shot early Thursday in what law-enforcement officials described as an …

Law Enforcement

Two years and counting: Pope's opponents play waiting game

The first leader of the world's Roman Catholics to come from Latin America has been credited with bringing a breath of fresh air to the way the Church relates to a billion followers and the rest of the world.<p>His popular touch, leadership on issues such as paedophile priests and signals of a more …

Two Dutch ministers quit over drug compensation scandal

Two Dutch ministers have resigned over a compensation payment to a drug trafficker.<p>Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten and his Secretary of State Fred Teevan have quit after misleading parliament.<p>The ministers had claimed the drug lord had been paid less than he actually was for money wrongly …