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Cannabis can be highly addictive, major study finds

Research conducted over 20 years links long-term cannabis use with mental illness, lower academic attainment and lower birth-weight of children<p>Cannabis can be highly addictive, cause mental health problems and lead to hard drug use, according to a major study led by a leading British expert on …

No indictments for Georgia SWAT team that burned baby with stun grenade

A federal prosecutor will review the case of a Georgia SWAT team that threw a flash-bang grenade into a playpen, according to a Tuesday statement.<p>The news comes a day after a state grand jury declined to return an indictment.<p>The incident, which severely injured a 1-year-old child, occurred in May …

Biden backs Garcetti plan to boost minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017

Vice President Joe Biden joined Los Angeles politicians Tuesday to throw his support behind Mayor Eric Garcetti's plan to raise the minimum wage.<p>"No one in America should be working 40 hours a week and living below the poverty level -- no one," Biden said in opening remarks before a roundtable …

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Doctor says Gitmo practices ill-advised

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is applying ill-advised procedures as a form of punishment for hunger strikers at Guantanamo Bay prison, a medical …

'American Pickers' host loses judgment over antique

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Jerry Bruce of Greer is an auctioneer and a collector, and said it's been his life's dream to someday open a museum.<p>He wants to put on display farming and woodworking tools and anything that would reflect country life or could be found in a general store from about 1840 to …

Israeli library's manuscripts tell unique stories

JERUSALEM (AP) — These are treasures that Israel doesn't allow anyone to check out of its national library.<p>Kafka's Hebrew vocabulary notebook. The …

Train Wreck Caught On Video As Locomotive Slams Into Truck In Louisiana

A train crash in Louisiana was caught on video over the weekend. The stunning footage shows the locomotive slamming into a truck that had been stopped on the tracks.<p>The crash Sunday in Mer Rouge, La., injured the conductor and engineer and derailed two engines and 17 cars of the 87-car train, state …

Police: 4-year-old brings heroin to daycare, gives it out as candy

Nice kid. Wrong thing to share at daycare.<p>A preschooler's mom was arrested this week after her 4-year-old daughter brought 249 packets of heroin to a Delaware daycare and handed them out to other students, thinking it was candy.<p>Police say the child ended up with the drugs when her mom gave her …

Scientists warn sea levels could swamp coasts

It doesn't take a storm to cause destructive flooding.<p>Rising sea levels are causing more frequent high-tide floods even on completely clear days on the East and Gulf Coasts, says a report out Wednesday from the Union of Concerned Scientists.<p>In the next 15 years or so, many towns and cities could …

Police read excerpts of notes they say trooper shooting suspect left

Suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein appears to have left handwritten notes in the Pennsylvania woods in which he chillingly describes his ambush of two state troopers last month, State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens said Wednesday.<p>"Friday September 12, got a shot around 11 p.m. and took it. He …