By Sam Cabral BBC News, Washington 6 hours ago Image source, Getty Images Image caption, President Joe Biden endorsed moving away from ‘our failed approach to marijuana’ The US justice department has formally moved to reclassify cannabis as a less dangerous substance – the country’s biggest drug reform in over 50 years.

CNN  —  Alex Murdaugh failed a polygraph test administered as part of the plea agreement for the disgraced former attorney’s raft of financial crimes, violating the deal, which required his truthfulness, federal prosecutors said in a court filing Tuesday . . .

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Heavily armed gangs are sowing mayhem, killing indiscriminately, breaking open prisons and blocking aid. Nearly half the country is hungry; 1 million people are starving. The country’s leader has announced plans to resign. Haiti has been here before — several times, in fact, since the ouster of the Duvalier . . .

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Katie Porter became a social media celebrity by brandishing a white board at congressional hearings to dissect CEOs and break down complex figures into assaults on corporate greed, a signature image that propelled the Democrat’s U.S. Senate candidacy in California. This time, her numbers didn’t add up. The progressive […]

KUNA, Idaho (AP) — Idaho halted the execution of serial killer Thomas Eugene Creech on Wednesday after medical team members repeatedly failed to find a vein where they could establish an intravenous line to carry out the lethal injection. Creech, 73, has been in prison half a century, convicted of five murders in three states […]

A U.S. company’s failed moonshot has ended with a fiery plunge over the South Pacific By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer January 19, 2024, 2:52 PM ET • 3 min read CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A U.S. company’s failed moonshot ended with a fiery plunge over the South Pacific, officials confirmed Friday. Astrobotic Technology said […]

A crippled American spaceship has been lost over a remote region of the South Pacific, probably burning up in the atmosphere in a fiery end to its failed mission to land on the Moon. Issued on: 19/01/2024 – 07:26 2 min Astrobotic’s Peregrine lander was launched on January 8 under an experimental new partnership between […]

DETROIT – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan has reached a resolution with Stepping Stones Counseling Center PLLC, a local therapy practice, regarding a disability discrimination complaint. The Complainant, who is deaf and whose primary language is American Sign Language (ASL), alleged the practice initially dismissed her as a patient […]

CNN  —  Two police officers charged with manslaughter in the death of Elijah McClain in Aurora, Colorado, in 2019 used excessive force, failed to follow their training and misled paramedics about his health status, prosecutors said in closing . . .

Two decades on, the United States has failed to provide redress or compensation to Iraqi victims of its military’s torture and abuse at Abu Ghraib and other prisons, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). An HRW report published on Monday said the New York-based group found no evidence that the US government has paid any […]

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