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June 26, 2017 10:00 AM What marijuana legalization did to car accident rates

Last week, a pair of studies came to seemingly opposite conclusions on whether rising marijuana use is causing an increase in car crashes in states that have legalized the drug. The first, conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, analyzed insurance claims for vehicle collisions filed between January 2012 and October 2016. The IIHS researchers 27

June 26, 2017 3:07 AM Dozens missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

GUATAPE, Colombia — A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 31 missing, officials said. Rescuers including firefighters and air force pilots in helicopters searched for survivors at the Guatape reservoir where El Almirante 24

June 19, 2017 11:49 AM Portugal says 1 of its soldiers killed in Mali terror attack

LISBON, Portugal – The Portuguese military says one of its soldiers on a European Union training mission in Mali has died in what it calls a terrorist attack. The military says in a statement the attack occurred Sunday at the Hotel Le Campement Kangaba, in the outskirts of Bamako, the West African country's capital. The statement Monday said the hotel 14

June 19, 2017 4:36 AM China bans more deadly synthetic opioids, including U-47700

China has announced it is banning a deadly synthetic opioid called U-47700 and three other synthetic drugs. In China, U-47700 has until now been a legal alternative to fentanyl and potent derivatives like carfentanil. Its usage has been growing among U.S. opioid addicts. Last year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration listed U-47700 in the category 22

June 17, 2017 4:27 PM Afghan soldier wounds 7 US soldiers in insider attack

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan soldier opened fire on American soldiers on Saturday, injuring at least seven, the U.S. military said. It was the second such insider attack by an Afghan soldier in the past week. Abdul Qahar Araam, spokesman for the 209th Army corps, confirmed that an insider attack took place at a camp in Mazar-e Sharif. Araam said the soldiers 21

June 15, 2017 4:53 AM London fire: Crews work through night at tower block

Firefighters have worked through the night to dampen the deadly fire at a west London block of flats that killed 12 people and left many more missing. Flames could still be seen inside the tower block as crews used lights to search the building floor by floor. Sixty-five people were rescued after fire ripped through Grenfell Tower in north Kensington 41

June 7, 2017 10:00 PM London Bridge terror attack: Spanish royal family sends condolences to Ignacio Echevarría's family

The Spaniard leapt to the defence of a woman who was being attacked by the London Bridge terrorists The Spanish royal family has sent condolences to the family of Ignacio Echevarría, a victim of the London Bridge terror attack. Ignacio, from Madrid, was last seen on Saturday trying to help a woman as she was stabbed by the attackers at Borough Market 5

May 31, 2017 10:32 AM Bird flu outbreak in Shaanxi province kills 20,000 chickens

BEIJING More than 20,000 chickens died from an outbreak of H7N9 bird flu in northwest China's Shaanxi province, official media said on Wednesday citing a local government statement. The outbreak occurred at an egg farm run by Lvxiangyuan Ecology Co based in Yulin, a city of more than 3 million people. A three-kilometer-radius area has been closed for disinfection 23

May 29, 2017 6:32 PM Strong wind, storms blamed for 11 deaths in Moscow; 70 hurt

MOSCOW – Thunderstorms and strong winds buffeted Moscow and its surrounding areas on Monday, killing 11 people and injuring dozens, Russian officials said. Most of the fatalities were caused by falling trees. Another 70 people were injured, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said. Russian television stations showed metal fences, garages and even a construction 19

May 26, 2017 6:16 PM Remembering Houston's Memorial Day Flood, one of America's costliest floods

Two years have passed since major storms flooded Houston with nearly a foot of water in less than 10 hours. The flash floods submerged roadways, homes and took the lives of seven Houstonians. Houston racked up an incredible $459.8 million in damages, placing the Memorial Day Flood as the 14th most costliest flood in American history. Unfortunately, Houston's 24