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Weed: Why marijuana's moment has arrived (Opinion) - CNN.com

Public perceptions about pot have come a long way, from the dire warnings of "Reefer Madness" to growing acceptance of medical marijuana to the legalization of recreational weed use.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>History of marijuana in America<p>History of marijuana in America<p>History of marijuana in America<p>History of …

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'I am Charles Manson's wife'

Afton Burton was 16 and living with her parents in Illinois when she discovered Charles Manson.<p>Now, nine years later, her name is Star, she's 25 years old, and she considers herself Charles Manson's wife, even though it isn't official yet.<p>"He filed for the first round of paperwork," says Star, who …

Human rights group slams U.S. over Afghan civilian deaths

A new Amnesty International report criticizes the U.S. government for not properly investigating civilian casualties its forces inflicted in Afghanistan.<p>The report, called "Left in the Dark" and released at a Kabul news conference on Monday, calls on the United States to investigate and prosecute …

Targeted for forced circumcision, men of Kenya’s minority tribes flee the knife

The circumcision season among Kenya's Bukusu ethnic group brings a festive atmosphere: music, food and free-flowing beer. For the uncircumcised men from other tribes in the area, however, it is not time to party, it's time to flee.<p>At least 12 men from other tribes have been forcibly circumcised …

Desperate Yazidis Mob Iraqi Aid Helicopter

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Magnitude 6.9 earthquake in Indonesia kills almost 100<p>Video appears to show alleged assassination attempt by drone<p>Video appears to show drone …

Liberian President Apologizes to Health Care Workers For Ebola Deaths

World<p>Liberia's president apologized Saturday for the high death toll among the country's healthcare workers who have fought an Ebola outbreak, which has killed nearly 1,000 people in Africa.<p>President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf pledged up to $18 million for the Ebola fight, part of which will be given to …

Kenya tourism tanks amid increasing violence

Attacks on tourists have contributed to a steep decline in tourism in Kenya.<p><b>Mombasa, Kenya</b> - In July, a Russian visitor was shot dead near Fort Jesus, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Mombasa's Old Town. Police ruled the killing a robbery. Three weeks later, assailants shot a German tourist at …

Sydney man in Syria 'posts picture of son holding severed head'

A shocking image has been posted on Twitter showing a young boy, reportedly raised in the suburbs of Sydney, holding up the severed head of a slain Syrian soldier.<p>The image, taken in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, was posted on the Twitter account of Khaled Sharrouf, a Sydney man who fled to …

Accounts of teen's fatal shooting conflict

<b>(CNN) —</b> Protests in Missouri around the death of an unarmed teen turned violent late Sunday.<p>A gas station was looted, and police called for additional units to back up officers already on the street, said Brian Schellman, spokesman with the St. Louis County Police Department.<p>Video from the scene …

Homeless Women Beaten by Cop on California Freeway Speaks Out: ‘I Felt Like He Was Trying to Kill Me’

<i>Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski</i><p>LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marlene Pinnock said she thought she was going to die as a California Highway Patrol officer straddled her, repeatedly punching her head, on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.<p>Marlene Pinnock, left, poses with her attorney, …

Newspaper: Terrorist's son poses in gruesome Syrian photo

An Australian newspaper on Monday published a photograph of a child it said was the son of an Australian convicted terrorist holding aloft the severed head of a Syrian solider.<p>Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio the photograph was further evidence of "just how …

Authorities say 18-year-old Michigan woman made false abduction claim

Authorities in southeastern Michigan said Sunday that an 18-year-old woman falsely claimed that she was abducted and held hostage for 16 hours earlier this week.<p>The Monroe County Sheriff's Office released a statement after Hayley Turner was interviewed for a second time by a detective and an FBI …

APNewsBreak: LA woman punched by patrolman speaks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marlene Pinnock said she thought she was going to die as a California Highway Patrol officer straddled her, repeatedly punching …

Riders stuck for hours on US roller coaster

Riders given umbrellas to shade them from sun as temperatures soar<p>Two dozen people have been left stranded for several hours on a roller coaster in Maryland.<p>A malfunction caused the computer safety system to kick in and halt the ride, leaving 24 people stuck nearly 75 feet in the air.<p>The ride …

Disney employee accused of sexual attack on co-worker

ORLANDO, FLA. — A Walt Disney World Resort custodial worker was arrested on Friday on allegations of holding a co-worker against her will and sexually battering her in a closet at their place of work.<p>Gideon Paul Hunte, 49, was arrested on charges of kidnapping and sexual battery.<p>Orange County …

China convicts two corporate investigators linked to bribery allegations

An expatriate corporate investigator has been sentenced to two and a half years in a Chinese jail after being found guilty of stealing and selling personal information for profit, Chinese state media has reported. His wife and business partner was also found guilty of the same charge and was handed …

Rwanda tests suspected Ebola case

East African country tests German in first suspected case of deadly virus, as Hong Kong says results are negative.<p>Rwanda has placed a German student with Ebola-like symptoms in isolation, and is waiting for test results checking for the deadly tropical disease, the health ministry says.<p>"Samples …

Second World War camp survivor and wife both die on 76th wedding anniversary

War veteran Clifford Hartland died aged 101, hours before wife Marjorie, 97, died 'of a broken heart'<p>A Second World War prisoner camp survivor and his wife of 76 years died within hours of each other on their wedding anniversary.<p>Veteran Clifford Hartland died at the age of 101, 14 hours before his …

Liberian doctors to get experimental Ebola drug

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia announced Monday that it would soon receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug and give it to two sick doctors, …

Boat that went missing on return from Catalina is found, crew safe

A boat that went missing with three people on board while returning from Catalina Island was found Monday by a good Samaritan who alerted the U.S. Coast Guard, officials said.<p>A man and two women aboard the 17-foot vessel, which went missing after departing Avalon Harbor about 8 p.m. Sunday, were …

Iraq Explained: What You Need to Know About the Current Crisis

World<p>As the crisis in Iraq evolves by the minute, here's the latest on where things stand in the crisis and what comes next.<p><b>Who does the U.S. support in Iraq now?</b><p>After throwing its support behind Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for years, the U.S. has broken away from the embattled leader it …

Police, protesters again clash outside St. Louis

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police in riot gear fired tear gas to try to disperse a crowd in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager had been …