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New York State Is Set To Loosen Marijuana Laws

Joining a growing group of states that have loosened restrictions on marijuana, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York plans this week to announce an executive action that would allow limited use of the drug by those with serious illnesses, state officials say.<p>Read more on The New York Times

Arctic Weather Bears Down On U.S. Midwest, Northeast

(Adds power outage in Canada, NFL games, chicken soup)<p>By Victoria Cavaliere<p>NEW YORK, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Many parts of the U.S. Midwest braced for a blast of Arctic air this weekend that could bring some of the coldest temperatures in two decades before advancing to the Northeast, where residents are …

The National Weather Service has issued a WIND CHILL WARNING and has extended the WINTER STORM ... from City of St. Louis Emergency Management

The National Weather Service has issued a WIND CHILL WARNING for the St. Louis Metro Area from 6:00 pm 1/5/14 thru 12:00 pm 1/7/14 and has extended …

US musician Phil Everly dies aged 74

<b>US musician Phil Everly, one half of the Everly Brothers, has died, aged 74, in California, his family says.</b><p>Everly died in the Los Angeles suburb of Burbank of complications from lung disease, his wife, Patti, told the Los Angeles Times.<p>"We are absolutely heartbroken," she said, adding that the …

Clashes and boycott mar Bangladesh election

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1041000/1041422_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524783876_38ffb4642d801b4a12d52b13a53787bb<p><b>There have been violent clashes between opposition activists and police during Bangladesh's general election, amid a boycott by the opposition.</b><p>At …

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Jihadist militant leader in Lebanon Majid al-Majid dies in custody

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1041000/1041384_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1525092348_572bea7c6ea6ec9d093b295606ca9745<p><b>A prominent al-Qaeda-linked militant in Lebanon has died in custody in a Beirut hospital, Lebanon's army says.</b><p>Majid al-Majid, a Saudi who led the …

Elite Hacker Barnaby Jack 'overdosed on drugs'

<b>A world-renowned hacker, who died in San Francisco in July, overdosed on a mix of heroin, cocaine and other drugs, a coroner's report shows.</b><p>New Zealand-born Barnaby Jack was found dead in his bed a week before he was scheduled to give a talk at an event.<p>An autopsy revealed that "acute mixed drug …

Unfriending mum and dad

NOT long after being snapped up by News Corporation in 2005, MySpace became a much emptier space when many teenagers who had used the social network …

Homemade Caramel Made Right Every Time

<i>Dawn Perry, photos by Zach DeSart</i><p>A salted caramel always makes for the ideal winter fix. With a few tips from the BA Prep School, you can have homemade caramel candies in your dessert arsenal.<p><b>SEE MORE:</b><b>Ingredients We Can't Cook Without</b><p>Undercook your caramel mixture and you'll end up with a stiff …

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The Worst Coffee Creamer Flavors Of All Time (PHOTOS)

If you have ever worked in an office, or visited an office where you also drank a cup of coffee, you have probably encountered an insidious thing known as "coffee creamer." Most of these products, either in powdered or liquid form, are non-dairy, and for some reason are nearly always flavored. Is …

No respite from floods as wind and heavy rain are forecast for weekend

More waves of bad weather to sweep in from the west throughout the weekend, with Spring tides set to remain high and winds continuing to gust at more than 50mph<p><b>In pictures: Britain hit by floods and strong winds</b><p><i>Latest</i><p>Forecasters warned there would be no respite from the bad weather and floods this …

Android Flashlight App Developer Settles FTC Charges It Deceived Consumers

The creator of one of the most popular apps for Android mobile devices has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the free app, which …

Google Removes Vital Privacy Feature From Android, Claiming Its Release Was Accidental

A Sharp Rise In Earthquakes Puts Oklahomans On Edge

<b>Listen · 4:09</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>For the past three decades, Oklahoma averaged about 50 earthquakes a year. But that number has skyrocketed in the past few years. In 2013 — the state's most seismically active year ever — there were almost 3,000.<p>The quakes are small, and they're …

Medicaid Expansion Boosted Emergency Room Visits In Oregon

Giving poor people health insurance, the belief was, would decrease their dependence on hospital emergency rooms by providing them access to more appropriate, lower-cost primary care.<p>But a study published in the journal Science on Thursday finds that's not the case. When you give people Medicaid, …

DOJ Expected To Defend Health Law's Contraceptive Mandate

The Justice Department will answer a challenge Friday morning to a controversial provision in the new health care law. It requires most employers that offer health insurance to include birth control at no cost.<p>A group of Catholic nuns has objected to that, and this week they won a temporary …

Da Vinci-designed instrument built by Polish pianist

With elegant black and tan keys, it looks like a baby grand piano, but when the keys are touched, they release the voluptuous tones of a cello.<p>The …

Long time gone

THE budget deal that Republicans and Democrats cobbled together in December left several pieces of business unfinished. Among them was the fate of …

The new drugs war

OF ALL the goods and services traded in the market economy, pharmaceuticals are perhaps the most contentious. Though produced by private companies, …

The world this week

Islamist militants from the north Caucasus were suspected of being behind two suicide-attacks in the southern <i>Russian</i> city of Volgograd that killed 34 …

'Obamacare' health reforms come into force in US

<b>Millions of Americans are to receive health insurance cover for the first time as President Obama's flagship healthcare reforms come into effect.</b><p>The reforms are part of the president's aim to ensure affordable healthcare is available to everyone.<p>But the policy is controversial and the roll-out of …

Wal-Mart recalls donkey meat in China

<b>Wal-Mart has recalled a donkey meat product in China after tests showed that it contained DNA of other animals.</b><p>Wal-Mart says it will reimburse customers who bought the "Five Spice" donkey meat and the US firm is also helping local authorities with an investigation into its local supplier.<p>The …