Alicia Bowers

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Two guys in a Connecticut jail cell helped change the way America does drugs

George Jung is one of America's most well-known drug dealers, having been immortalized in the Johnny Depp film "Blow."<p>But in 1974, he was a relatively low-level drug smuggler; one who had just been sentenced to four years at the Federal Correctional Institute at Danbury, Connecticut, after being …

Pope condemns drug trade's 'dealers of death' in Mexico

ECATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Pope Francis condemned the drug trade's "dealers of death" and urged Mexicans to shun the devil's lust for money as he led a …

Florida extends health emergency over Zika amid growing U.S. concern | Reuters

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott expanded a public health emergency over the Zika virus on Thursday, adding a fifth county to the list of areas in the state with travel-related cases.<p>His action came as the mosquito-borne virus generates increasing concern in the United States. …

UN troops 'abused at least eight women and girls' in Central African Republic

United Nations peacekeepers in the Central African Republic raped or sexually exploited at least eight women and girls last year, investigators from Human Rights Watch (HRW) have said.<p>New details of alleged abuse by peacekeeping troops in the war-torn country were released a few days after a UN …

Africa

South Korea, Japan Vow to Intercept North Korea Launch Debris

SEOUL — South Korea has vowed to shoot down any missile parts in their airspace from an anticipated rocket launch this month by North Korea.<p>North Korea said Tuesday it planned to launch an Earth observation satellite on a rocket between Feb. 8 and 25, but that has been dismissed by many as a cover …

6 of Paris’ Abandoned Metro Stations and an Abandoned Tunnel with Vintage Trains

Even in the City of Light, there are abandoned metro stations. While this isn’t surprising given Paris’ vast underground catacomb network, the …

Lion Conservation: Does it Come Down to Cows?

Wildlife<p>I write this story from my tent in Samburu. I am looking out, watching the dry landscape in front of me. I see two warthogs coming to graze in the only place they can find some grass – outside our tents. I see the dik diks and squirrels searching for water under the buckets where we wash …

Palmyra Atoll Pictures: Part of the World's Largest Marine Reserve

How (and Why) to Flex Your Hips

Your running regimen isn’t going to make up for your workday nine-to-five. All that sitting causes serious problems with hip mobility, which are only exacerbated by the repetitive movements of endurance training.<p>“Running and cycling combine to make some of the tightest, shortest hips on the …