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Steve Jobs movie rakes in cash during limited opening weekend

Just like the original Macintosh or iPhone, the <i>Steve Jobs</i> movie is racking up favorable reviews among a few early adopters — en route to (hopefully) taking over the world.<p>After its limited opening weekend, it’s definitely off to a strong start.<p>The $30 million movie played in limited release over …

California sets new rules for medical pot industry

Nearly two decades after Californians legalized marijuana for medical use and a year before they may approve it for recreational purposes, Gov.<p>Jerry Brownhas imposed statewide rules on the growth, transport and sale of the drug.<p>Signing a trio of related bills Friday, the governor created a …

This Drugmaker Suffered the Consequences of Price Increases

Early last year, drugmaker Mallinckrodt Plc spent $1.3 billion to buy a company that sold an injectable form of acetaminophen -- essentially Tylenol …

US Volcano Monitoring May Get an Overhaul

No, I haven't fallen into a lava lake. The past two weeks have been dominated by my 3 days of time on the SHRIMP-RG at Stanford University (jointly …

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Prisoners' Use of Smuggled Cellphones on the Rise

They're hidden in babies' diapers, ramen noodle soup packages, footballs, soda cans and even body cavities.<p>Not drugs or weapons, but cellphones. They're becoming a growing problem in prisons across the country as they are used to make threats, plan escapes and for inmates to continue to make money …

Oklahoma to proceed with lethal injection amid confusion within courts

Oklahoma plans to kill Clayton Lockett by lethal injection on Tuesday, after judges could not agree which court has the authority to stay his execution amid questions over the constitutionality of the state’s capital punishment law.<p>The Oklahoma court of criminal appeals and the state supreme court …

Delaware lacks lethal injection drugs needed to execute death row inmates

Delaware has 17 condemned prisoners facing the death penalty, but no means of executing any of them.<p>Like other states, Delaware prison officials have found it difficult to get the drugs used in lethal injections because major manufacturers several years ago began prohibiting the use of their …

Injecting Lethal Drugs Into Death Row Convicts–After They've Been Executed

Officials have said the practice follows appropriate protocol.<p>The state of Oklahoma injected executed convicts with lethal drugs for "disposal purposes," newly published state records show.<p>The macabre practice, first reported Tuesday by <i>The Colorado Independent</i>, could tamper with postmortem …

Could Oklahoma's Death Penalty Become the Lethal-Injection Alpha and Omega?

<i>"The shot heard 'round the world."</i><p>Ralph Waldo Emerson used the phrase in his "Concord Hymn" to refer to the start of the American Revolution. Then it was used to describe the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which launched the globe into its first world war. Could the newest "shot heard …

Missouri set for first US execution since botched Oklahoma lethal injection

The state of Missouri was preparing on Tuesday to carry out the first execution in the US after the botched judicial killing of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma, in which the prisoner suffered a gruesome death lasting 43 minutes.<p>With just hours to go before Russell Bucklew, 46, was due to be put to …

Campaign success: Protection given to Indian sisters due to be raped as punishment for their brother’s ‘crime’

In July 2015, an unelected all-male village council in Baghpat, northern India, decreed that two sisters would be raped and paraded naked with their …