New York is about to become the 23rd in our nation to legalize medical marijuana with the passage of the Compassionate Care Act (A. 6357-B/Gottfried) passed with a bipartisan vote of 91-34. Next up is a senate vote to pass this bill after the fifth time a marijuana bill has been presented to the Assembly.
Several people have reportedly lost their lives in fresh fighting in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk. Ukraine’s National Guard said there have been several losses among their ranks, reported several deaths, injuries among pro-Russian activists involved in the fighting.
80 Ukrainian troops holed up at a Lugansk military base have surrendered to self-defense forces who stormed the military installation hosting the Ukrainian National Guard. The initial assault lasted for 10-15 minutes with almost unceasing gunfire. Conflicting reports on casualties, outcome of the attack.
Obama expressed willingness to expand assistance to Syrian opposition groups who are trying to oust President Bashar al-Assad. Announced plans for $5 billion counterterrorism fund training and equipping partners in other countries to fight violent extremism.
Around 3,000 Donbas miners marched through streets of Donetsk Wednesday, protesting Kiev's military operation in eastern Ukraine. Some miners interviewed by RIA Novosti support self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, others reject what they refer to as “fascist” policies of Kiev authorities.
European Union leaders called on Russia to do what it can to end the fighting in the country's east, expect Russia to cooperate with Ukraine's "newly elected president," Petro Poroshenko. If Moscow doesn't cooperate or fails to help halt the fighting, it could face stiffer economic sanctions.
, MiG CEO Sergei Korotkov said the company was planning to supply 12 MiG-29M/M2 fighters to Syria in 2016-2017 under a contract concluded in 2007, but due to the ongoing war in the country there may be problems with the deliveries.
Economic sanctions against Russia, the European Union will hurt its own importers, while Russia will only benefit from the restrictions which will stop capital outflow, reorganize its financial system and stimulate import-substituting production, Russian presidential aide Sergei Glazyev told RIA Novosti.
The new president-elect of Ukraine told a German newspaper Wednesday that he planned to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a bid to "ease" the crisis in Ukraine, make for peace. When and where these talks will take place, is not yet decided AFP reports.
Kiev authorities are massing troops around Lugansk, but local self-defense forces are ready to repulse the aggression, President of the Lugansk People’s Republic Valery Bolotov said on Wednesday. self-defense forces prepared for possible attack,"have several fully combat-ready units."
Russia dumping record amount of Treasurys, buying gold, 900,000 ounces continues to purchase gold, certainly won't be storing its physical metal with any of the western Central Banks. China and Russia consider further steps to shift to national currencies in bilateral transactions.
largest oil companies in the world ExxonMobil and BP separately signed agreements with Rosneft – Russia’s state-owned oil companyto extend and deepen their relationships for energy exploration. Partnership to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on Russia’s pacific coast.
Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture taking 47% of a farmer's harvest does not violate the Fifth Amendment's takings clause as long as the government aims to drive up crop prices.
Israeli forces shot, injured four Palestinian worshippers in al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Clashes erupted at mosque compound when Palestinian worshippers protested presence of Israeli extremists in holy Islamic site commemorating "Jerusalem Day," anniversary of Israel's capture of Jerusalem 1967.
Ukraine’s president-elect, Petro Poroshenko, promised to quickly crush activists, ruled out negotiations with pro-Russia protesters, vows to continue military operations in southeastern provinces. Kiev: controls Sergei Prokofiev Airport. 40 killed. 97 percent voted for rejoining Russia.
Obama: US military remains core of America’s ability to influence changes abroad. reserves power to launch attacks if America’s interests threatened, urged Congress earmark billions to assist nations combating terrorism.
Enraged Muslims in Malaysia have called for a holy war or Jihad to be waged on UK confectionary Cadbury after traces of pig DNA were picked up in their chocolates. As a result of the complaint, the company has pulled two of its products from Malaysian shop shelves.
A school and a kindergarten have been shelled in Slavyansk as the city becomes increasingly unsafe in the intensified Kiev military campaign. At least 9 civilians were injured in Wednesday’s shelling incidents, including a child. Shells started hitting residential blocks.
Jeffrey Raber, chemist Werc Shop, a medical cannabis testing firm in Pasadena, Calif: marijuana could be contaminated with pesticides, unregulated industry is delivering sometimes-toxic products to clients. medical marijuana is more regulated, less likely to be sprayed n with pesticides.
Over-dependence on antibiotics has helped bacterial evolve capable of resisting conventional drugs designed to kill them. Susan M. Meschwitz PhD: The unique property of honey lies in its ability to fight infection on multiple levels, making it more difficult for bacteria to develop resistance.”
Ukrainian military helicopters and fighter jets reappeared, residents of the city rushed to the shops, sweeping foodstuffs from shelves, many fear full-scale storming of Donetsk being launched. Most popular products bought are cereals, canned goods and water, people expect a long-term assault.
The aim of the scheme, carried out in the Middle East, was to use DNA analysis to identify suspected terrorists who would then be targeted to be killed by the United States.
50 militiamen, 20 to 50 civilians killed in military operation by Ukraine forces in combat near the city's airport. Impossible to take away the bodies of all the victims, because snipers are shooting at everyone who attempts to approach them.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is launching a $70 million program to help military personnel with psychiatric disorders using electronic devices implanted in the brain. to develop new ways of treating problems including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder.
China has expanded its list of sanctioned companies from Microsoft to include IBM. Chinese government is pushing domestic banks to “remove high-end servers made by International Business Machines Corp. and replace them with a local brand.”
Russia has called on Ukraine to put an end to violence against people after dozens of civilians were killed in clashes in the main airport of the self-proclaimed Republic of Donetsk. President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called for an immediate end to military operations in eastern Ukraine.
Clashes in Brazil between police on horses, indigenous protesters in traditional headdress. Violence broke out Tuesday in Brasilia as police fired teargas to break up demonstration held by various indigenous groups, homeless people, others opposed to money spent on 2014 FIFA World Cup.
US President Barack Obama has called Petro Poroshenko, the newly elected president of Ukraine, and offered him Washington’s “full support”. Obama said on Tuesday the United States would provide assistance to Ukraine as Poroshenko "seeks to unify and move his country forward.
Bodies are piling up in Donetsk morgues after Kiev unleashed fighter jets and artillery on the country’s southeast just hours after the presidential election. New leader-elect Petro Poroshenko is pushing for the crackdown to become even “more effective.”
Prosecuting political, social activists, image-conscious Beijing shifting its tactics, using public disorder charges to lock up those it considers nuisances or threats to its rule, rather than filing charges of inciting state subversion that amount to political prosecution drawing international condemnations.
Air strikes against pro-Russian separatist forces that took control of Donetsk International Airport. Mortar fire in Slovyansk. IMF loan contingent on deep cuts to gas subsidies. Currency devaluation, bailouts for country’s major banks, wage cutting, privatization of services, mass layoffs, spending cuts.
One of the busiest in the world, Beijing's subway is seeing staggering queues, city introduced new anti-terror security checkpoints at major stations in wake of recent bombings in China’s northwest. China’s subway system, nearly 200 stations,commuters in capital taking 10 million rides a day.
Nassau County, New York police officers raid wrong home, shot innocent woman in chest while she cowered in a closet begging police not to shoot her. The police claim the officer who shot her with his assault rifle did so because his gun fired "accidentally," pay $650,000 settlement.
A wheelchair-bound man, suffering from paralysis, severe chronic pain, and multiple sclerosis, was raided by masked, gun-wielding agents and ultimately sentenced to 25 years in prison for possessing a one-month supply of his own doctor-prescribed painkillers.
Plan to do away with cash transactions in Israel. Individuals and businesses still permitted to conduct cash transactions in small amounts, goal to force citizens to conduct business using electronic payment. Believe “cash is bad,” fuels underground economy, allows people to avoid paying taxes.
Russia’s central bank has prohibited the offices of nine Ukrainian banks in Crimea to continue their operations. The banking authority said this in a statement on Monday. Depositors will be compensated by recently established fund to protect rights of depositors in Crimea, the central bank said.
’Ukrainian fighter jets and combat helicopters struck terminal building at Donetsk airport to try to dislodge scores of separatist gunmen who seized the complex, triggered hours of heavy firefights, most forceful action by Kiev government in its battle to crush pro-Moscow insurgency.
If you find yourself in a creative slump, scientists have a solution: take a walk. People generate more creative ideas when they walk than when they sit, according to a new research published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition.
Moscow has urged Kiev to halt its military operations in eastern Ukraine amid reports of civilian casualties during a full-scale assault on pro-Russian protesters there. Russian Foreign Ministry released statement urging Kiev government to stop Ukraine’s military operations against its people.
Ukraine launched air strikes, paratrooper assault; new leader rejected talks; said military campaign able to put down separatist revolt in hours. Fighting continuing after eight hours with planes, helicopters, rockets, cannon; spread to nearby neighborhoods. Full-blown military standoff, helicopter destroyed.
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