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High-potency pot smokers show brain-fiber damage

People who use especially potent pot show signs of damage in a key part of their brain. The results, reported online November 27 in <i>Psychological</i> …

North Korea Says Its Hydrogen Bomb Could Wipe Out Manhattan

North Korea on Sunday said it could kill everyone in Manhattan and burn the city “down to ashes” by mounting a hydrogen bomb on a ballistic …

Petition calls for arrest of D.A. investigator involved in altercation with defense attorney

An Irvine man has launched an online petition calling for the arrest and prosecution of an investigator with the Orange County district attorney's office who was involved in a confrontation at the Santa Ana courthouse.<p>The investigator, Dillon Alley, became involved in an altercation with a defense …

Corruption

Desktop Theater Mode will let you play any Steam game with your Vive VR headset

Like any piece of new technology, virtual reality needs a legacy mode to handle content not designed for VR. Soon, the HTC Vive (and other Steam VR headsets) will have just that, with "Desktop Theater Mode."<p>Unfortunately, we don't have any images of the feature yet, but it's safe to assume it will …

U.S. to Blame Iran for Cyber Attack on Small NY Dam

The Obama administration is planning to publicly blame Iranian hackers for a 2013 cyber attack against a small dam in New York state, three sources …

India's new gold sales tax is having a huge impact

And the last few days, things got a lot more serious for the gold market in this critical locale.<p>One of the immediate effects of the 1% sales tax announced on February 29 was a massive outcry from India's jewelers. Who launched a full-scale strike on March 2 to protest the levy.<p>That work action has …

India

North Korea: Kim Jong-un orders nuclear weapons readied for use 'at any time'

Leader reportedly tells military to adopt ‘pre-emptive’ posture after imposition of toughest UN sanctions to date<p>North Korea should be ready to use nuclear weapons “at any time” in the face of a growing threat from its enemies, leader Kim Jong-un has decreed in a further escalation of tensions on …

Tip: Putting $1 Million Worth of Crystal Meth in Your Travel Pillow is Not a Good Idea

A drug smuggler was caught trying to bring crystal meth into New Zealand by hiding it in his cozy-time travel accessories.<p>A traveler arriving from …

Adidas Names Next CEO As Sports Apparel Wars Heat Up

Adidas’ stock jumped more than 6% in overseas trading Monday as investors celebrated an announcement that popular executive Kasper Rorsted would replace the embattled Herbert Hainer as the German sports apparel company’s CEO. Upon assuming his new role on Oct. 1, 2016, Rorsted will be tasked with …

Heavy Snow Blankets the City of Istanbul Causing Chaos

Lifesaving Flights Can Come With Life-Changing Bills

Butte is an old mining town, tucked away in the southwest corner of Montana with a population of about 34,000. Locals enjoy many things you can't find elsewhere — campgrounds a quick drive from downtown and gorgeous mountain ranges nearby. But in Butte, as in much of rural America, advanced medical …

Don Henley on Glenn Frey death: Eagles co-founder comments on passing

Glenn Frey, founding member and guitarist for seminal American rock band the Eagles has died at the age of 67. Fellow founding member of the group …

Glenn Frey, Eagles Guitarist, Dead at 67

Glenn Frey, Eagles guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, passed away Monday. He was 67. “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we …

Penthouse magazine ends print edition after 50 years in publishing

The publication will live on in a digital format<p>It's another notch on the internet's bedpost: <i>Penthouse</i> magazine is ending its print edition after more than a half a century on the newsstand. The publication will continue in a digital format only, with parent company FriendFinder Networks saying the …