Great Reason To Legalize Pot

We’ve learned about a couple of good medical benefits to marijuana this year and now it seems there’s another one: Using medicinal marijuana makes it less likely that you’ll become hooked on painkillers. A new study published this in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal finds that states that have legalized medicinal marijuana have significantly fewer […]




3 Bodies Found in Lake

Divers on Tuesday recovered the bodies of a mother and two of her children who authorities say drowned in a popular lake west of Portland. The discovery came a day after the body of the woman’s 3-year-old grandson was recovered after he also drowned in the same area of Henry Hagg Lake, authorities said. The […]




75 Year Old Sentenced To Life

A judge in Wyoming sentenced a 75-year-old Missouri woman to life in prison on Monday for killing her husband with a rifle in the mid-1970s and throwing his body down the shaft of an abandoned gold mine, where it remained for nearly 40 years. Defendant Alice Uden wore wire glasses, a court-supplied hearing aid and […]




Girl Kills Instructor With Uzi

A 9-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed her shooting instructor at an Arizona range with an Israeli-made Uzi submachine gun when the weapon’s strong recoil caused her to lose control of her aim, police said on Tuesday. They said that Charles Vacca, 39, had been standing next to the girl at the Last Stop shooting […]




Cars Being Abandoned Left and Right

It’s hard to imagine abandoning your car. Sure, it might just be a rust bucket — but it’s your rust bucket. Regardless, apparently some people in Qatar are simply leaving their cars to rot in the desert. And they’re not all just rust buckets. In recent years, Qatar has been hit hard by a growing […]




Tragedy Linked to Ice Bucket Challenge

Cameron Lancaster, 18, died in a tragedy linked to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The death of an 18-year-old Scottish man in a flooded quarry is being linked to the “ice bucket challenge.” Cameron Lancaster, of Burntisland, Fife, died Sunday. Emergency services — Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, and the Scottish Ambulance […]




Richard Attenborough

Richard Attenborough was a lord, an Oscar-winning director for the much-lauded “Gandi” and an unflagging pillar to British cinema. But Attenborough, who died Sunday at 90, was best known as Dickie. Baby-faced as a young actor and whitely bearded in his older age, Attenborough — warmly known as “Dickie Darling” — presided over six decades […]




Mom Fights For Chickens

A New Jersey woman is fighting to keep the chickens she bought to eat ticks after her sons contracted Lyme disease. Jamie Warner wants Bridgeton City Council to change an ordinance to allow her to raise chickens. Warner says her boys contracted Lyme disease while playing in the backyard. After that, she says, she visited […]




Robin Williams and the Emmys

Robin Williams was something of a regular at the Emmy Awards: He received eight nominations spread over roughly 30 years. In June, he was in the game again, in the running for an Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series bid for his sitcom comeback, The Crazy Ones. But it wasn’t meant to be. Williams’s […]




Un-bee-lievable

A New York City woman had some unexpected roommates living in her apartment: 50,000 bees. Local television reports, beekeepers removed the swarm from Frieda Turkmenilli’s ceiling this week after her neighbors in Queens alerted the building manager. Turkmenilli says she saw only a few bees buzzing around over the last few weeks and never realized […]