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BILL COSBY: A History of Alleged Rapes and Cover-ups with Mark Ebner

Peru: The New King of Cocaine (trailer)

New York Toddler Dies After Ingesting Liquid Nicotine From E-Cigs

E-cigarettes, with their reputation for being safer than regular cigarettes, have seen record gains in usage. Their use among middle and high school students more than tripled between 2011 and 2013, going from 79,000 to 263,000 students, according to an August study. And on Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report… (more…)

Shrinking Psych Hospitals May Be Linked With Rising Prison Populations

(Reuters Health) – Reducing the number of beds in facilities for psychiatric patients is linked to an increase in prison populations, according to a new study. Prison population rose as the number of psychiatric beds decreased since 1990 among six South American countries, researchers found. “This is clearly not a definitive study that can’t provide cause… (more…)

Subprime lending market in Canada skyrockets to record as banks tighten reins

Subprime lenders’ share of the Canadian mortgage market has reached record levels, according to data obtained by the Financial Post, putting increased risk on the housing market. Alternative lenders, who are major beneficiaries of that subprime market, now underwrite 2.2% of all mortgage loans – probably not enough to cause any major structural damage to the… (more…)

Oregon’s Marcus Mariota wins Heisman Trophy in landslide vote

NEW YORK – Marcus Mariota wrote it all down, every word of his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech. It was a good thing, too, because getting through it might have been tougher than sprinting away from linebacker or tossing a long touchdown pass for the Oregon Ducks. The understated star quarterback became Oregon’s first Heisman winner going… (more…)

More rain forecast for California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Forecasters said Sunday they expect more rain for California, but the two water-bearing fronts approaching the region aren’t packing the wallop delivered by a major storm last week. National Weather Service forecaster Bob Benjamin said he expects a storm to drop between an inch and two inches of rain Sunday night through… (more…)

YouTube in key legal battle over anti-Muslim video

As a federal appeals court readies to hear her groundbreaking case, once-obscure actress Cindy Lee Garcia faces some tough resistance: death threats from around the Muslim world and the wrath of the planet’s most powerful Internet companies. And that is what has catapulted Garcia v. Google into one of the most closely watched legal battles in… (more…)

Uber criticized for charging minimum $100 fare to leave area of ‘Sydney siege’ hostage crisis

The cab-hailing company Uber was promising free rides and refunds Monday for people fleeing central Sydney after coming under fire for hiking prices during a hostage crisis that was unfolding there. Technology news website Mashable reported that Uber was briefly charging customers a minimum fare of 100 Australian dollars and four times the usual per-mile rate… (more…)

Cowboys take rematch and NFC East lead over Eagles with 38-27 win

PHILADELPHIA — Dallas keeps finding a way to win, particularly on the road. The Cowboys, after losing a 21-0 lead, rebounded to beat Philadelphia 38-27 at Lincoln Financial Field and take sole possession of first place in the NFC East. Tony Romo passed for 265 yards and three touchdowns, all to Dez Bryant. Bryant dominated the… (more…)