In a signed letter issued on Wednesday, 18 members of Congress have called on President Barack Obama to reclassify marijuana, listed in same category as heroin. federal Controlled Substances Act Schedule I higher listing than cocaine and methamphetamine, Schedule II substances.
California police officer Manuel Ramos accused of beating homeless man named Kelly Thomas to death back in 2011 confronted by Denny’s customers sitting next to him to the extent that he stood up and left the restaurant. Video shows police taking Thomas to the ground, hitting him with batons. Legal to kill.
Only handful of countries British troops have not invaded. Only in 1940 were British troops actually defending their own country from invasion threat. Need to go back before Britain’s foundation as a state to find a time when government not involved in armed conflict somewhere in the world.
Thousands of young Israeli hardliners marched in the occupied West Bank. Demand construction of new settler homes in E1 a sensitive zone between East al-Quds and West Bank. Considered illegal by world. Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu: settlement construction isTel Aviv’s policy and will not stop.
Admiral who shot himself after being denied morphine in the end-stages of cancer, one signature short for the prescription. Among the roadblocks are pieces of local legislation that do not align with federal laws, physicians who are still scared of drug officials and a medical culture that views analgesics as a last resort.
Press TV: United Nations report says hundreds of thousands of Afghans have been internally displaced since the US-led forces invaded the country in 2001. UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), an estimated 630,000 people remain as Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs) inside Afghanistan.
Afghan Interior Ministry said in a statement that at least 46 militants were killed in two separate large-scale security operations in Shirzad and Khogyani districts of eastern province of Nangarhar. Several militants were also injured and detained during the raids on militants’ hideouts across the troubled regions.
Video emerged of Takfiri terrorists operating in Syria strangulating to death using metal wire because of her refusal to recognize the beliefs promoted by Takfiri groups in Syria. Earlier this month, video emerged showing al-Qaeda-linked militants in Syria beheading a man believed to have been government supporter.
The European Commission determined to “redraw global map of internet governance” as US surveillancedamaged public trust in the web, ready to negotiate with Washington for control of web architecture, proposed reform way the internet managed. Europe will “pursue role as honest broker.
The Colombian government has seized nearly five tons of marijuana held by rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) amid ongoing peace talks between Bogota and the rebel group which are currently focused on illegal drugs. 12 acres marijuana discovered, destroyed.
More than 1,000 protesters clashed with police in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, over rise in public transportation fares. Clashes broke out in train station, police used batons, tear gas to disperse angry crowd that hurled rocks at officers. Protesters vandalized ticket machines set barricade on fire.
Brazilian police protesters clashed thousands of landless peasants took to streets of, Brasilia, demand land reform. Police fired rubber bullets, tear gas.40 injured. 15,000 agricultural workers took part in the demonstration. Movement struggling to help hundreds of thousands of Brazilian families obtain land.
Over the last few days, moves in the United States by the Israel Lobby AIPAC and its “militia,” the ADL or Anti-Defamation League, have proven disastrous for Israel AIPAC’s vendetta against the Obama administration, we are now told, wasn’t backed by Tel Aviv.
Central African Republic (CAR) President Catherine Samba-Panza: government will "go to war" with Christian militias, who launched "ethnic cleansing" against Muslim citizens in the country. militias “think that because I'm a woman, I'm weak. anti-Balaka (the militias), who want to kill, will be hunted."
Two killed, 23 others injured in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, after demonstrations by supports and opponents of the government turned violent. Student protesters , opposition politicians converged in downtown Caracas to denounce president’s handling of Venezuela's ailing economy.
Thousands are going to swarm Home Depot and Lowe’s this week in support of Bee Week of Action. 27,000 people are planning to tell these companies that they should stop selling pesticides that harm bees, and ‘show them some love’ instead. Many organizations are participating.
A prominent Pakistani journalist and anti-drone activist has gone missing after nearly two dozen men stormed his home and abducted him, his lawyer announced on Monday – just days before he was due to testify before European parliamentarian. Many of the men were wearing police uniforms.
Police in Nigeria arrested 11 people after two human heads wrapped in cellophane were discovered at a hotel restaurant that had been serving human flesh, roasted human head was even on the menu. Restaurant closed. AK-47 guns other weapons seized.
The European Commission is set to authorize the growing of genetically modified maize on European soil, despite 19 member states voting against the move, highlighting the “absurd” rules of weighted votes in the EU. UK and Spain in favor of GM crops, Germany abstained, France against their introduction.
A massive DDoS attack hit EU- and US-based servers, with security companies reporting it to be even more powerful than last year’s Spamhaus attacks. Only scant details about the attack were released by US-based web performance and security firm CloudFlare, which fought back against the attack.
Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico have signed a treaty to eliminate tariffs on 92 percent of goods and services. The Pacific Alliance is free trade area of some 210 million people, accounting for more than a third of all Latin American and Caribbean GDP.
University of Minnesota in Minneapolis created a brain-computer interface — a system that allows the brain to communicate directly with an external device — that lets participants control the path of a flying object, known as a quadcopter, simply by thinking about specific movements.
61 workers will receive $1.28 million from Domino’s, winning a case proving that the company was stealing wages, employees working through lunch breaks without pay, not meeting the minimum wage of $8 an hour. Fired for asking for pay. Department of Labor, took no action, Legal Aid Society represented workers.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Friday will propose legislation ridding media of "sensationalism." "They will call me a dictator, that doesn't matter to me. "I will make very strict norms to end sensationalism and the campaign and propaganda that feeds on the blood and death it promotes."
Russian President Vladimir Putin: against turning Sochi into a gambling resort after the Olympics, city would lose its traditional holidaymakers – middle-class families with children, Turning Sochi into a gambling zone “would create atmosphere that would prevent citizens spending holiday here with families.”
Department of Defense, have now called people who grow their own food ‘radical’ and extremists. In addition, it says, “Nowadays, instead of dressing in sheets or publically espousing hate messages, many extremists will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place.”
Netanyahu said said he and Obama would discuss the Iranian nuclear program, discuss the ongoing peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, promote Israel's economy, primarily in the technology sector. Would reinforce Israel's stance on the issue. "We stand by our demands.
A former U.S. Navy cryptology technician was sentenced on Monday to 30-years in federal prison for his attempt to steal military secrets and give them to men he believed were spies for the Russian Federation, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
Another 60 artworks, including pieces by Monet and Renoir, have come to light at the Austrian home of an elderly German recluse whose earlier discovered art hoard is suspected to contain Nazi-looted works. Spectacular trove of more than 1,400 works unearthed at his German home in 2012.
Arizona state House bill could jail undocumented immigrants if they use public restrooms schools or roads. House Bill 2192 requires people who use public resources to provide proof in the U.S. legally or provide proof of citizenship. Unconstitutional would lead to harassment of people of color.
ExxonMobil’s pipeline burst spilled thousands of barrels of Canadian crude oil in a suburban area near Mayflower, Arkansas. Officials say area is safe to live in. But locals are complaining about health problems, dizziness, headaches, nausea – prompting many to move away.
During the Cold War’s final 25 years, Navy SEALs and Army Special Forces were trained to carry these “backpack nukes” beyond enemy lines where, if necessary, they'd be used to destroy valuable infrastructure. Attempt to develop targeted nuclear weapons that wouldn’t cause as many casualties.
Prosecutors say Cecily McMillan assaulted a member of the New York Police Department --a felony. Prosecutors say Cecily McMillan assaulted New York Police-a felony. During arrest she sustained violent beating that resulted in bruised ribs and cuts.
Sources have blamed restrictive tax laws that adversely impact US persons living abroad. they must also continue to file taxes in the US even though they are paying taxes in the country where they live.” Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Bob Casey (D-PA) proposed doubling the exit tax to 30 percent.
Men independently sold hundreds of dollars’ worth of the digital cryptocurrency to undercover officers since last December, taken into custody on Thursday, February 6 after they agreed to make in-person transactions involving the transfer of thousands of dollars’ worth of bitcoins.
Israeli military has carried out two airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, targeting the central and northern parts of the besieged Palestinian territory. No immediate reports of casualties. January 22, Israeli forces launched a similar airstrike on the blockaded Gaza Strip, killing two Palestinians.
European Union foreign ministers have formally approved a military mission to the Central African Republic (CAR), agreeing to send about 500 troops to help French and African Union forces already there. mission, known as EUFOR RCA, to protect civilian population from further violence while ensuring humanitarian aid.
European Union foreign ministers insist on peaceful solution to Ukraine's crisis, warning prospect of sanctions. The bloc's 28 foreign ministers met in Brussels Monday issued a joint statement, alarmed by human rights situation, including violence, cases of missing persons, torture and intimidation.
A senior Iraqi commander says weapons seized from al-Qaeda-linked militants in the Arab country are advanced Israeli-made arms, adding that all arms that have been confiscated from the terrorists since 2006 are Israeli-made.
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