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3 arrested after trying to bring loaded rifles and handguns into New York City, police say

Three Pennsylvania residents face numerous charges after a cache of weapons was found inside a van that was stopped at the Holland Tunnel, which connects New Jersey to New York City. No link to terrorism is suspected.<p>Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police say officers stopped the van …

New Jersey

Would Basic Income Make Us Happier?

<i>Kira M. Newman</i><p>On June 5, Swiss voters will weigh in on a referendum for "universal basic income": a policy that would give every person, rich or poor, working or not, a modest amount of money per year -- no strings attached.<p>Although the Swiss vote is just preliminary -- the details would have to be …

Let Chile Nazi sect doctor serve child abuse term in Germany, say prosecutors

Hartmut Hopp was right-hand man of paedophile leader Paul Schäfer Hopp, 76, fled to native Germany before being sentenced in Chile<p>A German doctor who was convicted in Chile for complicity in child sex abuse at a Nazi paedophile sect should serve out his sentence in Germany, prosecutors have …

Child Abuse

Veteran drug lord still trafficking after prison release, US Treasury says

Veteran drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero has continued to traffic illegal drugs since being released from a Mexican prison, the US Treasury has said, naminghis common-law wife as a key accomplice.<p>Caro Quintero, convicted of ordering the torture and murder of a US anti-drugs agent in Mexico in 1985, …

Mexico

Dozens arrested in Denver-area pot raids targeting exporters

DENVER (AP) — Police and federal agents arrested more than 40 people and seized piles of pot plants and elaborate growing equipment Thursday during …

Cannabis

Top medical experts say we should decriminalize all drugs and maybe go even further

A group of 22 medical experts convened by Johns Hopkins University and The Lancet have called today for the decriminalization of all nonviolent drug use and possession. Citing a growing scientific consensus on the failures of the global war on drugs, the experts further encourage countries and U.S. …

Cannabis

Ukrainian Military Pilot Nadiya Savchenko Faces Russian Verdict

MOSCOW — Ukrainian national hero Nadiya Savchenko will learn her fate on Monday and could be sentenced to up to 25 years in a Russian prison.<p>But in her homeland, the Ukrainian military pilot is seen as a symbol of resistance to what most consider an invasion by Vladimir Putin's forces. Despite …

Russia

The 7 best backpacks for travelers

It's versatile enough to handle your needs, and basic enough to take anywhere and everywhere.<p>You don't need to trek through the wilderness or across entire continents to be a backpack person — maybe rolling a suitcase through a crowded terminal just isn't your forte. (Though if it is, there are …

Backpacking

The Federal Reserve is bracing for deflation for the first time since the 1930s

Deflation is a scary proposition for central bankers and investors alike, and the fact that the Fed is including it in this year's stress tests is both reassuring that the tests will be so thorough, but it's also a scary omen that Janet Yellen and Co. think deflation could be on the horizon.<p>The …

A Maryland Lawmaker Offers A Radical New Solution To The Heroin Crisis

"This is a harm-reduction strategy for the rest of society," said Dan Morhaim, a physician who serves in the state House of Delegates.<p>The war on drugs has failed. Slap that assertion into Google and you'll find it in quotes being tossed out by politicians of every stripe, from the highest levels of …

Here’s why privacy experts are concerned about Mattel’s new Hello Barbie

As an adult, most of us are painfully aware of just how often we’re tracked by marketers. Until now, children have been mostly immune from any means of invasive tracking by the things they played with.<p>This is all about to change.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly …

Shades of Grey

Lasers cool liquid for the first time

The technique, which was able to drop a liquid's temperature by 20 degrees Celsius, could eventually be used for everyday tasks like refrigerating water.<p>It's true that lasers are often used as heating implements, but a less common use is the cooling of gases and crystals. Now for the first time, a …

University of Washington

Google sued by express delivery driver seeking wages

<i>(By Dan Levine, Reuters) –</i> A driver for Google’s same day delivery service filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the company on Friday, alleging it improperly classified her as an independent contractor and owes expenses.<p>The case, filed in a Massachusetts state court, comes days after …

Employment

Beer money: $20M settlement in lawsuit over Beck's packaging

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. drinkers of Beck's beer who thought the American-made brew they were buying was still a fancy, century-old German import can get …

Beer

Descent into hell: Mumbai's dehumanised sewer workers

<b>About 30,000 conservancy workers, also known as sweepers, are employed by the civic authorities in the Indian city of Mumbai.</b><p>The workers, all of them Dalits - formerly known as untouchables - collect garbage, sweep the city streets, clean the gutters, load and unload garbage trucks and work in the …

Russia’s Mysterious New Submarine

It looks like the Moscow vs. the USS Jimmy Carter. But can the Kremlin afford the ship’s new technology?<p>On August 11 at the port of Severodvinsk in …

Military

11 popular programming languages that can help you land a job

There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others. When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — and they don't always want to experiment with newcomers like Google …

10 of the best festivals in Europe ... that you’ve probably never heard of

From a rave in an abandoned Polish coalmine to bonfires and bunting in the Bulgarian mountains, these under-the-radar festivals are an excuse to explore new musical landscapes<p>Compare the costs of festivals around the world<p>Meadows in the Mountains, Bulgaria<p>With a wild camping vibe – bonfires, small …

European Travel

Black Faces - Photographs and text by Marta Azevedo | LensCulture

I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where nearly half of the population is Afro-descendent. During my childhood, I spent my summer vacation in the black neighborhood where my father grew up. His mother and siblings still lived there but my father’s family were the only white people …

Rio De Janeiro

Teen marijuana use falls as more states legalize

Teen alcohol and drug use -- including marijuana use -- was down across the board in 2014.<p>That's the big take-home from the 2014 Monitoring the Future study by the University of Michigan and the National Institutes on Drug Abuse, which was released Tuesday morning. The MTF is an annual survey of …

Is Rubber Mulch a Safe Surface for Your Child's Playground?

The public playground in Bandon, a small town on the blustery coast of Oregon, has everything a kid could want. Swings and an orange, twisting slide, even a bright blue boat.<p>But after the playground was installed in 2009, some mothers became concerned about the springy black stuff beneath their …

School Districts

Ferguson: Did prosecutors focus unduly on marijuana?

<b>Could marijuana really have contributed to the deadly confrontation between Michael Brown and Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson?</b><p>With the record in the grand jury investigation now open to the public, commentators and analysts are poring over the details for explanations as to why the grand jury …

Cannabis

The NFL Runs on Piles of Painkillers

Football is so brutal that the league is accused of doling out dangerous amounts and mixes of narcotics to keep players in the game. Now even the DEA …

The Marlboro of marijuana

“FRESH and fruity, right?” says a bright-eyed young man behind the counter, wafting an open jar of something called “AK-47” under Schumpeter’s nose. …

Cannabis

This Is Your Brain on Magic Mushrooms

Brain scans of people injected with psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, explain what happens to connections across the brain when people take psychedelic drugs.<p><b>Brain scans of people under the influence of</b> psilocybin, the hallucinogenic ingredient in magic mushrooms, may help to …

Fatal dose of heroin given to Google exec was 'accidental,' attorney says

A moment of panic led a high-priced escort to leave without calling for help after she gave a Google executive a fatal dose of heroin on his yacht, her attorneys said Monday.<p>Alix Tichelman, 26, is accused of manslaughter, prostitution and drug possession among other charges in connection with the …

Crime

U.S. hid chemical weapons finds in Iraq

The U.S. government suppressed information about chemical weapons it found in Iraq, and several servicemembers were injured by their exposure to those weapons, The New York Times is reporting.<p>In an article published late Tuesday, the newspaper says it found 17 American servicemembers and seven …