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cannabis oilCook County state’s attorney will dismiss minor pot cases  The Cook County state’s attorney’s office says it is changing the way it prosecutes low-level drug offenses, including dismissal of misdemeanor marijuana cases.”If someone is caught with a misdemeanor amount of marijuana, the state’s attorney’s office will no longer prosecute that case,” office spokeswoman Sally Daly said Sunday. The program will cover people with fewer than three arrests or citations, she said.

 

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: OFFICER SHOOTS AT DOG IN CROWD OF PEOPLE DURING ARREST IN BROOKLYN Tensions escalated as police tried to make an arrest in Brooklyn and it was all caught on camera. One police officer even fired a shot. It was a dangerous situation in Brownsville and it quickly got way out of control. People were gathered on the street watching what was happening, and when a dog suddenly got out, an officer fired his gun.

Exonerated death row inmate meets the former prosecutor who put him there  When Glenn Ford walked out of prison for the first time in 30 years, he had a state-issued debit card for $20. His prison account had $0.24. Everything he owned fit into two cardboard boxes.Until he was freed last March, Ford, now 65, had been one of the longest-serving death row inmates in the United States.

Gyrocopter pilot frustrated message isn’t getting through The letter carrier who caused a full-scale security review in Washington when he violated national airspace by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill expressed frustration Sunday that his message wasn’t getting through.

NSA and FBI fight to retain spy powers as surveillance law nears expiration   With about 45 days remaining before a major post-9/11 surveillance authorization expires, representatives of the National Security Agency and the FBI are taking to Capitol Hill to convince legislators to preserve their sweeping spy powers.
McDonald’s starts testing all-day breakfast on 4/20 Devotees of the McDonald’s breakfast menu celebrated in Marchwhen it was announced that the fast food chain would extend breakfast beyond the standard 10.30am cut-off time.The first US state to pilot the plan has chosen a conspicuous date on which to start: 4/20, the annual celebration of cannabis culture.

EU ministers discuss migrant crisis as shipwrecked bodies brought ashore EU foreign ministers met on Monday under pressure to produce more than words to save migrants drowning in the Mediterranean, as the first bodies were brought on shore of hundreds feared killed in a shipwreck while trying to reach Europe.

Republican Graham says ’91 percent’ chance he’ll run for president He is not yet ready to commit himself, but South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday there was a “91 percent” chance he would enter the Republican presidential race.

Widow says Southwest crew “left” husband to die The widow of a high-profile financial analyst is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Southwest Airlines, claiming a flight crew left her husband in an airplane bathroom when he desperately needed help, even treating him like an out-of-control passenger.

Fifty-three percent of Americans now say the use of marijuana should be legal, an all-time high in CBS News polling; 43 percent think it should not be legal. Public opinion on legalizing pot has shifted over the last few years, and has changed dramatically since 1979 when CBS News first asked about it. Back then, just 27 percent said marijuana use should be legal. As recently as 2011, a majority of Americans opposed legalized pot use.

A 27-year-old Baltimore man died Sunday a week after an encounter with police that left him with a severed spine, according to a lawyer for his family. Freddie Gray was arrested for yet-undisclosed reasons April 12 after fleeing police on foot. It was unclear when Gray’s injury occurred. His death was confirmed Sunday by the University of Maryland Medical Center.

GOP POLL TIGHTENS: With the ranks of declared 2016 presidential candidates growing, a new CNN/ORC poll finds the contests for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations solidifying around two key points: Hillary Clinton dominates everyone on the Democratic side, while no one has broken out of the pack on the Republican side.

All three members of the hip-hop group Migos face drug and weapon charges following their arrests after they left the stage at a weekend performance at Georgia Southern University, authorities said.The group and its associates arrived for the Saturday night concert on the Statesboro campus in two vans, Bulloch County sheriff’s officials said in a statement to The Associated Press.

30 African Immigrants executed by ISIS . Added to the danger of leaky fishing boats and unscrupulous people smugglers for African migrants trying to reach Europe has been the Islamic State, which murdered about 30 Ethiopian migrants on video.

Florida mother charged with encouraging daughter to fight. A Florida mother drove her 13-year-old daughter to a fight with a peer and encouraged the girl to brawl, officials said Monday, and two bystanders recorded the incident on video.Tabitha Anne Bennett was arrested and charged with child abuse, assault and battery offenses, Pasco County Sheriff’s officials said.

Feds Say Minneapolis Man in Syria Has Been Recruiting Friends Back Home to ISIS A young Minneapolis man who successfully slipped out of the United States last year to join ISISin Syria has now been working to recruit his friends to the terrorist cause, federal authorities revealed today.Abdi Nur, 18, flew overseas in May 2014, eventually making his way to Syria, officials said.

Top Stories

More Migrant Boats Issue Distress Calls Amid Fears of ‘Massacre’ in Sinking Off  LONDON – Rescuers scrambled on Monday to reach two boats in distress in the Mediterranean even as the search continued for survivors of what it is feared will be one of the worst disasters involving migrants attempting the perilous crossing to Europe from …

Lelisa Desista of Ethiopia, Caroline Rotich of Kenya win men’s, women’s races in 

April 20, 2015: Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, leads the pack as he runs through Brookline, Mass., en route to a Boston Marathon win.

50TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS Delivers Largest Audience 

Last night’s 50TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS delivered its largest audience since 1998, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Sunday, April 19.

Is Bobbi Kristina Brown out of coma?

What’s going on with Bobbi Kristina Brown? Ambiguous, officially unconfirmed remarks by her paternal relatives suggest her comatose condition might have improved.

A Brutal Murder is Sparked by Anti-Immigrant Rage in South Africa

Mozambique national Emmanuel Sithole is attacked by men in Alexandra township during anti-immigrant violence James Oatway—Sunday Times/Reuters Mozambique national Emmanuel Sithole is attacked by men in Alexandra township during …

5 ways 2008 Hillary Clinton clashes with modern Democratic Party

The Democratic Party has changed since Hillary Clinton last ran for president, forcing the 2016 favorite to play catch up on a number of issues that are important to her party’s liberal base. But some of Clinton’s newly outlined views are different …
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Air Force vet banned from Ga. college for taking flag from protesters

She was ultimately given a criminal trespass warning, the Daily Times reported, which effectively bans her from any university activity. In a statement posted on the college’s website, Valdosta State University President William J. McKinney said the …
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World

Boy detained after Barcelona school killing

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – A Spanish schoolboy armed with a crossbow and a knife killed a teacher and wounded four other people in an attack at a Barcelona high school on Monday, police said.

Xi’s Visit to Pakistan Brings Pledges of Cooperation on Security

ISLAMABAD—. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s meetings in Islamabad are planned to largely focus on broadening deep economic relations, but Pakistani officials say civilian and military leaders will also brief him on the progress in counter-militancy …

Election 2015: Sturgeon’s evangelical message to people of UK

It would have been easy, so easy, for the SNP manifesto launch to slide towards bombast. The elements were all there. The polls suggest a substantial lead for the Nationalists.

Georgia

 

ACM Awards kick off with early wins for Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line

Miranda Lambert and Florida Georgia Line are both double winners at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Lambert won both as a songwriter and performer for song of the year for her hit “Automatic” on Sunday, while FGL won vocal duo of the year and …

Georgia hoops notebook: Schedule and roster updates

Last year’s game was the season opener for both teams, and Georgia Tech beat Georgia for the fourth straight year.

Former Georgia prisoners arrested in Allegheny County phone scam

Two men from Georgia stole from Allegheny County residents by falsely claiming they were employees with the sheriff’s office collecting money from people who had missed jury duty, officials said today.

Science

Smart Arms Control the Potential Chaos of Octopus Movement

The octopus is much celebrated for its intelligence and use of camouflage, but one of its most remarkable achievements is how it moves.

A recent photo of Red Colobus Monkey have proven that they are not extinct

A recent photograph of the Bouvier’s red colombus monkey has been captured by two primatologists working in the forests of the Republic of Congo.

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