Report: Brain Scan for Kids May Predict Future Drug Use

Report: Brain Scan for Kids May Predict Future Drug Use

Neuroscientists believe they’ve discovered a way to predict if an adolescent will abuse drugs when older—by scanning the teen’s brain, gauging how “impulsive” he or she is and judging a reaction to money.  The less responsive the teen is to money, the more likely he or she will try out […]

Philippines: Ex-Cop Says President Paid Him, Others to Kill Crime Suspects

Philippines: Ex-Cop Says President Paid Him, Others to Kill Crime Suspects

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A retired Philippine police officer said Monday that President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was a mayor, ordered and paid him and other members of a so-called liquidation squad to kill criminals and opponents, including a kidnapping suspect, his family and a critical radio commentator. Human rights […]

‘Drugs Factory’ with 600 Pot Plants Found in $20M Mansion Near Buckingham Palace

‘Drugs Factory’ with 600 Pot Plants Found in $20M Mansion Near Buckingham Palace

First, British authorities found weed growing in Legoland near Windsor Castle. Now, they’ve discovered a “drugs factory” functioning in a $20-million-dollar mansion on Belgravia Street—one of the wealthiest districts in the world—and just meters down the lane from Buckingham Palace in the famed Grosvenor Gardens, originally owned by Richard Grosvenor, 2nd […]

Riot in Stockholm Suburb After Drug Suspect Arrested

Riot in Stockholm Suburb After Drug Suspect Arrested

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish police on Tuesday were investigating a riot that broke out overnight in a predominantly immigrant suburb in Stockholm after officers arrested a suspect on drug charges. The clashes started late Monday when a police car arrested a suspect and people started throwing stones at them […]

Massachusetts Lawmakers Justify Tinkering with Marijuana Legalization

Massachusetts Lawmakers Justify Tinkering with Marijuana Legalization

Almost 1.8 million people in Massachusetts voted to legalize marijuana in November. But did they really mean to do that? It’s a ridiculous question to pose about a simple yes-or-no ballot proposition, but such are the mental gymnastics now being played by a pair of Massachusetts lawmakers, who are—unfortunately—now tasked […]

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