| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Virtually all of us in the drug-policy and prison-sentencing reform movements applaud U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s comments Aug. 12 at the American Bar Assn. meeting in San Francisco.
This was the first time within memory that a high-...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Curtis Malone, the co-founder and president of the D.C. Assault AAU basketball program, has been charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin, according to court documents.
Malone, who was convicted in 1991 for distributing crack cocaine, was arrested...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Here's a sure sign that your brains have gone to pot: The space between your ears is filled with more cannabis than gray matter.
Detectives who had been conducting surveillance noted some suspected drug activity at a Stock Island apartment near Key West....
| Aug 8, 2013
The pressure to legalize marijuana is growing.
Domestically two states, Colorado and Washington, have legalized the recreational use if marijuana. Another 20 have approved its use for medicinal purposes.
In Mexico the issue is growing in...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 10:59 AM
A man sexually assaulted a woman as she was closing a Near North store, then fled when her husband started chasing him with a baseball bat, police said.
The attacker had been in the store in the 0-100 block of East Illinois Street earlier in the...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:01 AM
(AP) - A Topeka man who escaped from a minimum-security unit at a Hutchinson facility is back in custody.
State corrections officials say 44-year-old Mark Edward Lucas turned himself Tuesday morning to authorities in Shawnee County.
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Andy Garcia, Tim Blake Nelson and Oliver Platt are rounding out the cast of Jeremy Renner's journalism drama "Kill the Messenger," which has launched production in Atlanta.
Michael Cuesta is directing from Peter Landesman's script. Focus Features came on...
| Jul 17, 2013
Dear Readers: I'm marking my 10-year anniversary of writing the "Ask Amy" column by rerunning some of my favorite Q-and-A's from the early days of the column. I return next week.
Dear Amy: My wife and I have a difference of opinion regarding our 23-...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Addressing a Harford County crowd interested in learning the latest social threats posed by chemical abuse, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Chip Cooke pointed out that synthetic drugs with names like "spice" and "bath salts," which...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:31 AM
CASSOPOLIS — A Dowagiac woman who compounded a drug possession offense by smuggling crack cocaine to fellow inmates in the Cass County Jail will serve additional jail time for the crime.
On Friday, county Circuit Court Judge Michael Dodge...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Two former Los Angeles police partners found guilty of perjury and conspiring to obstruct justice avoided jail Tuesday when they were sentenced to community labor and probation, capping the first conviction of LAPD officers accused of falsely testifying...