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3 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Conservatives tout traditional family values in message to party members

The federal Conservatives are telling core supporters that "traditional family values" are a party stance, a phrase that so far has not entered the prime minister's public speeches or official Tory documents.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Tea Party, US News, Tea Party, Wedding

7 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Accused B.C serial killer says he was 'involved' in two murders, but not alone

A young man accused of murdering three women and a teenage girl in northern British Columbia admits he was involved in two of the killings, but he told his trial Tuesday that he didn't act alone.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Canada,

8 hrs ago | ABC News

Sternest Charge Over Man's Pot Brownies Dropped

Prosecutors have dropped a first-degree felony drug charge that could have imprisoned a 19-year-old Texas man for life over brownies laced with marijuana and hash oil he's accused of making and selling.


Related Topix: Williamson County, TX

9 hrs ago | ABC News

Peru Police Seize 3.3 Tons of Cocaine

Peruvian police say they have seized at least 3.3 tons of cocaine, the year's biggest haul, hidden in a shipment of coal that was bound for Belgium and Spain.


Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration

10 hrs ago | Lancashire Telegraph

East Lancs drug gang behind bars for 25 years

A DRUGS gang which recruited members from those who owed debts to its leader has been sent to prison for a total of almost 25 years.


Related Topix: Lancashire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

14 hrs ago | WPLJ-FM New York

Emmy Winner Sarah Silverman Insists 'I Wasn't Stoned'

Sarah Silverman had a big night at the 2014 Emmy Awards. The actress, 43, looked stunning on the red carpet to start the night, but when Giuliana Rancic took a peek inside her purse, she found what looked like a smoking device.


Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Marijuana

15 hrs ago | Science Daily

25 percent fewer opioid-related deaths in states allowing medical marijuana

On average, states allowing the medical use of marijuana have lower rates of deaths resulting from opioid analgesic overdoses than states without such laws.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Medicine, Health, Pain, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

19 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

Former Westford selectman guilty to drug charges

Former Westford Selectman Christopher Romeo was placed on probation for a year and ordered to undergo a substance evaluation after a judge found him guilty Friday of possession of heroin.


Related Topix: Westford, MA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

23 hrs ago | NBC New York

Drew Barrymore's Half-Sister Died From Overdose: ME

The half-sister of movie star Drew Barrymore was killed by acute drug and alcohol intoxication, the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office announced Monday.


Related Topix: San Diego County, CA, Methadone, Medicine, Ultram, Tramadol (generic), Entertainment

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Salisbury Journal

Police officers hurt at carnival

A male PC, 33, was taken to hospital after being attacked while trying to make an arrest during the event in West London.


Related Topix: Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England, Prison


Senate approves fines on popular synthetic drugs

The state Senate has approved a bill that would impose a fine of up to $250 for using or possessing certain synthetic drugs that are growing in popularity among teenagers.



Marijuana laws may reduce painkiller abuse

States that have legalized marijuana for managing chronic pain have significantly fewer deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses each year, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Medicine, Health, Pain, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

The Salinas Californian

Study: Medical pot might reduce drug overdose deaths

Access to medical marijuana appears to have saved thousands of lives over the past few years by reducing accidental overdose deaths from drugs like Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin, a new study says.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Health, Pain

Post and Courier

1 arrested, 3 escape as chase from North Charleston to Mount Pleasant yields guns, drugs

Preston Bernard Swinton, 23, of Hamlin Road in Mount Pleasant faces counts of manufacturing or distributing crack cocaine, possessing a stolen pistol and possessing a sawed-off shotgun.


Related Topix: Mount Pleasant, SC, North Charleston, SC

Boston Standard

'Body in river' death likely to have been an accident

The inquest into the death of a man whose body was found in Boston docks has concluded his death, by drowning, was most likely an accident.


Gardai arrest four and seize drugs and weapons in Dublin

Gardai searched two flats in the South Circular Road/Rialto area of Dublin, yesterday afternoon and found weapons as well as cannabis and heroin.


Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Press On-Line

Three in court after airport drugs arrests

Two people arrested at Christchurch Airport and a third arrested in a Christchurch property faced drugs-related charges in the Christchurch District Court today.


Salisbury Journal

Carnival weekend proves a big draw

Pounding music, vibrant costumes and the smell of Caribbean food have taken over West London on the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival.


Related Topix: Weather, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England

Sex, drugs, models, rugby players and dodgy politicians

The Rubberbandits have been making it big in Britain , storming the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, selling out the London West End, and gaining more and more fans, including Stephen Fry and Russell Brand .


The Daily Townsman

Test kits for club drugs underused: advocates

Drug-testing kits currently available in Canada have limitations, but they can be part of the solution to help prevent unnecessary deaths at live concerts such as Toronto's Veld music festival, where two people died earlier this month after taking what's believed to be party drugs, says a harm-reduction group.


Related Topix: Drug Testing