A study released by a respected Mexican think tank asserts that proposals to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado, Oregon and Washington could cut Mexican drug cartels’ earnings from traffic to the U.S. by as much as 30 percent.
Weary of rules limiting the freedom of their “overwhelmingly outstanding” sailors, the top commanders of the U.S. Navy in Japan eased after-hours restrictions this month. Just four days later, two sailors were accused of rape on Okinawa, a small island that has long had a tense relationship with the large American force stationed there.
Taiwan is asking Apple Inc. to blur a map image of its new $1.4 billion early warning radar station that can detect aircraft and missiles coming from as far as western China.
A Dutch newspaper says that Joran van der Sloot, who is serving a 28-year-sentence for murdering a young Peruvian woman, has impregnated a woman while imprisoned in Lima.
Researchers are hoping to construct a simulated bee brain in order to make robots fly.
Scientists from Scotland may have taken a page from famous cartoon villain and roadrunner gourmand Wile E. Coyote for a solution to global warming.
It’s been compared to “devil’s tears, with a side of Agent Orange mixed with Pepper Spray,” and that’s on the manufacturer’s website.
The US Ambassador to China and former Washington Governor Gary Locke had his car surrounded by angry protesters in Beijing. Protesters in China are upset about Japan’s wartime occupation and Tokyo’s recent purchase of islands also claimed by Beijing.
A Jewish police officer in Berlin could face possible disciplinary action for wearing a kippa during a demonstration.
Raffaele Sollecito, who was imprisoned along with Amanda Knox for the November 2007 death of Meredith Kercher in Italy, maintains the couple’s innocence in a new book but acknowledges that their sometimes bizarre behavior after her roommate’s killing gave police reason for suspicion.