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Stephen Port: 'Serial killer planted fake suicide note' blaming victim for previous murders

Alleged serial killer Stephen Port planted a suicide note on one victim in a “wicked attempt” to frame him for the death of another, a court has …

Suspect Reportedly Confesses to Florida State Professor's Killing: Inside the Alleged Murder-for-Hire Plot

A 33-year-old man agreed to plead guilty to the second-degree murder of former Florida State law professor Dan Markel and will provide key …

FBI: Minnesota mall attacker newly interested in Islam

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The man who stabbed 10 people at a Minnesota mall had become interested in Islam in the last several months, withdrew from his friends and encouraged female relatives to be more religious, the FBI said Thursday.<p>"We were told (he) had not previously shown an interest in …

Extremism

Disturbing footage shows London gangs filming themselves brutally beating and mugging teenagers to guard 'territory'

Disturbing footage has emerged showing young gang members enforcing their “territory” in East London, brutally beating and robbing their teenage …

Ramsey Orta Is Now In Prison. Is This What Happens To Copwatchers?

The man who filmed the death of Eric Garner is facing what may be undue police scrutiny.<p>Earlier this week, Ramsey Orta — the Staten Island resident …

Justice

FBI files reveal missing email 'boxes' in Clinton case, allegations of evidence tampering

Buried in the 189 pages of heavily redacted FBI witness interviews from the Hillary Clinton email investigation are details of yet another mystery -- about two missing “bankers boxes” filled with the former secretary of state’s emails.<p>The interviews released earlier this month, known as 302s, also …

Freedom of Information

What happens when you smoke weed every day for 5 years

<b>The Liberal Democrats have said they will continue to support the legalisation of cannabis</b><b>, according to the party's new leader Sir Vince …

Dude gets so high, he face-swaps with a nug of weed

You know you got a little too high when you decide to face-swap with a massive nug of weed.<p>This photo was shared with Reddit’s r/Trees yesterday, and …

Reddit

Snoop Dogg Partnership Sends Canadian Weed Stock to Epic High

Canopy Growth Corp. jumped to a record high, and other Canadian cannabis growers gained, after unveiling a line of marijuana products for the …

Cannabis

ACLU Releases Report On Racial Disparities In Marijuana Arrests

Support the news<p>Some supporters of marijuana legalization argue that making pot legal will do something positive about racial disparities in the …

Cannabis

Prehistoric marijuana found in ancient burial site

We've heard that in ancient times, people were buried with their possessions -- but this one is especially fascinating.<p>In an ancient burial in northwest China, archeologists have found the remains of a man and his stash of cannabis. The man, said to have been 35 years old with Caucasian features, …

Cannabis

How California Cops Manufactured a Murder and Ignored a Kidnapping

After a woman was kidnapped and her husband drugged, cops thought the whole thing was a 'Gone Girl'-style hoax. They were dead wrong.<p>When Aaron Quinn woke up, his girlfriend was gone, and he was still groggy from a Nyquil and diazepam cocktail. Lying in a cordoned off area in his kitchen, under …

Crime

10 hurt in bomb attack near Istanbul police station

ISTANBUL (AP) — A bomb placed on a motorcycle exploded Thursday near a police station in Istanbul, wounding at least 10 people, a senior official said.<p>Vasip Sahin, the governor for Istanbul, told reporters at the scene in the Yenibosna district that none of the injured was in serious condition, …

Extremism

Man takes upskirt videos of 33 women -- then ranks them by beauty

<b>Amir Hussain<br>The Straits Times<br>Oct 5, 2016</b><p>A 28-year-old IT promoter took upskirt videos of 33 women, and then rated the victims based on his perception …

Paedophile caught with 137,000 indecent images of children spared jail so he can start family

A paedophile who was found with more than 137,000 indecent images of children has been spared jail because he wants to start a family.<p>Richard Arrowsmith faced up to five years in prison but was handed a suspended sentence after telling a judge he wanted to become a father.<p>The 41-year-old was …

Crime

Smoking Weed may Reduce Your Creative Thinking Capabilities

The research showed that cannabis users were less able to brainstorm, a mental process that is crucial for creative performance. "There is a …

Cannabis

10 Cannabis Startups You Need to Watch

Market momentum is driving these entrepreneurs to dream of huge returns from the blazing business of marijuana.<p>Printabowl. These innovative Washington entrepreneurs made two wise decisions. First, the founders decided that there is a market of sophisticated users who want a designer-sculpted …

Cannabis

Corrupt Chicago Police Were Taxing Drug Dealers and Targeting Their Rivals

n the spring of 2007, converging police scandals in Chicago threatened to engulf the Daley administration. Against the background of the long-running …

Strangled JonBenét Ramsey's father comments on the night he found her body: 'I just screamed'

John Ramsey gave rare interview to Australian radio station about daughter's mysterious death.<p>It is one of America's most famous cold cases that is …

Marijuana legalization is leading in every state where it’s on the ballot this November

Marijuana advocates are heading into the final weeks of the 2016 campaign with the wind at their backs as the latest polling shows legalization measures currently favored by voters in all five states where they're on the ballot.<p>This is something of a reversal from just a month ago, when the most …

Cannabis

'Fake Sheikh' Mazher Mahmood and driver found guilty of perverting course of justice in collapsed Tulisa trial

A former undercover journalist known as the “Fake Sheikh” is facing jail after being found guilty of tampering with evidence in a drugs trial.<p>Mazher …

How I Learned To See Marijuana As Medicine, Not A ‘Drug’

<i>Is it working? Am I high?</i> I stared at the back of my hands and focused intently. <i>How long has it been? Should I eat more?</i><p>I’d only broken off a small bite of brownie, and it had been at least 30 minutes. There was no rush of euphoria, no sense of floating, no fissures running down the periphery of my …

Inmates Take a Stand During America's Largest Prison Strike

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this interview.</b><p>What some have called the largest prison strike in U.S. history began nearly a month ago, on the 45th anniversary of the Attica Prison uprising. Meant to call attention to the use of free labor in American prisons, the strike has received …

Mainstream Media

Suicide bombers hit Shi'ite gatherings in Baghdad, at least 11 dead: police

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Suicide bombers attacked two Shi’ite Muslim processions in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 11 people and wounding more than 40, police and medical sources said.<p>A boy stands at the site of a suicide bomb attack in the Amil district of southern Baghdad, Iraq October 3, 2016. …

Baghdad

At least 52 dead in Ethiopia after stampede at Oromo holy festival

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 52 people were killed in a stampede in central Ethiopia after police fired warning shots at a holy festival Sunday, Communications Minister Getachew Reda said.<p>"Troublemakers" at the Oromo Irreechaa festival in Bishoftu physically attacked elders who were making their way to the …

Africa

Third suspect arrested in fatal shooting of FSU law professor

<b>(CNN) —</b> A woman was arrested Saturday in connection with the 2014 death of a renowned Florida State University Law School professor.<p>Investigators say Katherine Magbanua, 31, helped arrange the murder of Daniel Markel amid a bitter custody dispute with his ex-wife, Wendi Adelson.<p>After the couple …

Crime

Kim Kardashian held at gunpoint during Paris Fashion Week

Kim Kardashian fled Paris on a private jet on Monday morning after being robbed at gunpoint while staying at a luxury apartment. She was tied up and …

Crime

4 students from same high school are found dead in a month

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — The school year in one suburban New York community has started with funerals, fear and frustration.<p>Four teenagers from Brentwood High School on Long Island have been found dead within the past month, all suspected victims of gang violence.<p>On Sept. 13, the day before her 16th …

Crime