‘Not right, not humane’: MPs blast UK cannabis law as 12yo epileptic has first seizure in a year

MPs have blasted UK cannabis laws as “inconceivable” amid claims that a 12-year-old boy with epilepsy is facing a “crisis” after running out of his medical supply following his GP’s refusal to renew his prescription. A string of MPs and doctors are calling for urgent reform after Billy Caldwell suffered his first seizure in 300 […]

Latin America’s biggest port just made its largest cocaine seizure ever — the latest bust in a thriving drug-trafficking corridor

Brazil Federal Revenue service The port of Santos in southeast Brazil saw its largest cocaine bust ever on Friday. The port is a major transshipment center for the drug, and seizures there are frequent. Brazil as a whole has become a hub for both consumption and transit of the drug. Federal officials in Brazil intercepted […]

Trump confirms he won’t fire Mueller despite allegations of unlawful email seizure & bias

Published time: 17 Dec, 2017 22:17 Edited time: 17 Dec, 2017 22:56 US President Donald Trump confirmed on Sunday that he has no plans to sack FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the “Russia collusion” probe, recently marred by conflicts of interest and improper conduct claims. Trump echoed various Republican officials who said […]

FBI issues over 4,000 gun seizure orders for failed background checks – report

The FBI has issued 4,170 orders to the ATF to seize guns from people who bought them last year after it was discovered the purchases were not authorized. This follows a federal review of an agency tasked with overseeing millions of firearms sales each year. A USA Today report Monday says that the people cited […]

Feds ask Supreme Court to uphold seizure of Kim Dotcom’s millions

Enlarge (credit: Sam Churchill) The Kim Dotcom-Megaupload saga seems like it will never end. Five years have passed since the flamboyant Dotcom’s indictment and arrest in New Zealand on US criminal copyright infringement charges. He’s wanted in the US in connection to the Megaupload file-sharing service he controlled before the US shuttered it in 2012. […]

Islamist militants’ seizure of Philippine city is a wake-up call for Southeast Asia

Thomson Reuters MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) – At the beginning of the battle that has raged for the past 12 days in Marawi City at the southern end of the Philippines, dozens of Islamist militants stormed its prison, overwhelming the guards. “They said ‘surrender the Christians’,” said Faridah P. Ali, an assistant director of the […]

Colombia just made the 3rd-largest cocaine seizure in its history

Colombian Police/Handout via REUTERS BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombian police have seized more than 6 metric tons of cocaine in the Caribbean city of Barranquilla, the defense minister said on Sunday. The shipment, the third-largest seizure in the history of continental Colombia, was found on Friday and belonged to several drug gangs, among them the so-called Urabenos, Defense […]

US grand jury decides that a GIF counts as a deadly weapon in Twitter seizure case

A GIF counts as a deadly weapon, a Texas grand jury has agreed this week. The decision came as part of the case against John Rayne Rivello, who stands accused of sending a flashing GIF to journalist Kurt Eichenwald in a bid to cause an epileptic seizure. The GIF in question was classed as an […]

Could worms be behind a mysterious outbreak of a seizure disorder in kids?

Enlarge / A nurse distributes medicine, ivermectin, against onchocerciasis or river blindness, caused by a parasitic worm and spread by the bite of an infected blackfly. (credit: Getty | ISSOUF SANOGO) Since the 1990s, doctors and researchers have puzzled over a distinct form of epilepsy that started popping up in clusters of kids across South […]