| Jan 24, 2015
| 1:56 PM
When an ambulance brought Jessica Hoffman — 34 weeks pregnant and complaining of severe abdominal pain — to Lehigh Valley Hospital, her situation was dire.
Rushed into an operating room for an emergency Caesarean section, she delivered a 4-...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 3:26 AM
Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but organizers don't expect any public celebrations since it remains illegal to smoke marijuana in public.
In the state's largest city, Anchorage police...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 6:01 PM
Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America's wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings.
Making Alaska the third state to legalize recreational...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 8:25 PM
The widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle will be among the first to testify against the troubled veteran charged with killing her husband and his friend as the trial begins Wednesday.
Prosecutors said they planned to call Taya Kyle, 40, as a...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 2:42 PM
A man accusing of selling drugs from his Elmwood Park apartment was arrested Thursday evening while watching television and smoking marijuana at home, police say.
Carlos Toscano, 37, of the 7400 block of West Fullerton Avenue, was arrested at 6:52 p.m....
| Feb 27, 2015
| 8:05 AM
In Baltimore City, approximately 20,000 people were arrested for drug-related offenses annually in 2012 and 2013; nearly three quarters for simple possession. And while there has been a great deal of discussion over the last few years regarding the...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 2:56 PM
WASHINGTON — Never underestimate the staying power of big tobacco.
In 2006, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ordered the nation's largest cigarette makers to publicly admit that they had lied for decades about the dangers of smoking.
| Mar 30, 2015
| 7:59 PM
Years ago, William Cooke sensed a crisis building. The only doctor in rural Austin, Indiana, noticed that intravenous drug use was soaring in his town of roughly 4,300, where 23 percent of residents live below the poverty line. He feared that people...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 7:17 AM
On the evening of Wednesday, March 25, parents and students in grades 6-12 gathered at Bacon Academy to attend separate presentations about drug addiction as part of the Community Conversations series. The event, which was sponsored by the Colchester...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 4:35 PM
FALL RIVER, Mass. — Aaron Hernandez's fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, drove her sister out of the courtroom in tears and caused prosecutors to question her honesty Monday during testimony in which she claimed to have no recollection of what she did...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 3:09 PM
Nebraska pass rusher Randy Gregory acknowledged that he failed a drug test for marijuana at the NFL scouting combine in February.
"I blame myself," Gregory told NFL Network. "And I know it sounds cliché, but there's really no one else I can blame."...