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Friday, July 11, 2014
Investigators have determined that it was a youth who intentionally started a destructive fire that tore through southern California in May, destroying dozens of homes and forcing more than 13,000 people to evacuate.
Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was verbally abusive and scuffled with fellow addicts during his two months in drug-and-drink rehab, Canadian media said Wednesday.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
A U.S. mother told authorities that she killed six of her newborns and stored their bodies in a garage because she was addicted to drugs and didn't want to deal with the responsibility of raising them, police said Tuesday, revealing a suspected motive for the first time.
U.S. government workers cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week — decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has defended the prominent role of political dynasties in American politics, saying the United States is “not a monarchy.”
U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress for US$3.7 billion to cope with a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexican border, straining immigration resources and causing a political firestorm in Washington.
A major New York hospital's former pharmacy chief stole nearly 200,000 oxycodone pills from the medical center over more than five years and has been charged under a state drug-kingpin law more often aimed at accused street dealers, narcotics prosecutors said Tuesday.
NY hospital pharmacist charged in theft of 200,000 pills
In Bolivia, silver mountain at risk of collapse
Cerro Rico, the fabled peak towering over the Bolivian city of Potosi that supplied silver to fund Spain's colonial empire, is at risk of collapse from overmining, putting thousands of workers in jeopardy.
Lines to get on the new Harry Potter ride at Universal Orlando Resort were more than seven hours long Tuesday — enough time to watch a couple of Harry Potter movies or for a fast reader to get through a Harry Potter book.
World's largest folk art market opens in Santa Fe
Santa Fe's famed summer market season opens this weekend with the International Folk Market, the world's largest folk art market and one dedicated to helping artisans from impoverished nations start their own businesses.
  
  
  
  
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