From his sidewalk vantage point in front of an outdoor equipment store in downtown Durango, Colo., Matthew Marinseck has seen a transformation in this mountain resort town. The picturesque town near the New Mexico border, once a vibrant, upscale community dotted with luxury hotels, is being overrun by panhandlers – thanks, in part, to the legalization of marijuana. The town ...Read More »
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Antique gun store in Afghanistan holds valuable historic weapons
KABUL, Afghanistan – In the basement of the old Mullah Shams market on Kabul’s famous Chicken Street, below the beggars, the gemstone carvers, street artists and carpet stores, lies a tiny windowless store stuffed to the ceiling with troves of ancient weapons and slices of Afghan history. Stepping into the store of 69-year-old Tawakal is like entering a time machine. For ...Read More »
Pippa's pre-wedding workout
If there was any doubt about it before, it’s clear Pippa Middleton is now shredding for the wedding. Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton’s younger sister, who’s set to get hitched this month, recently completed a three-month-long bridal body boot camp, during which she met with her personal trainer five times per week, E! News reported. The 33-year-old’s “Bridal Membership” package ...Read More »
LGBT group taking gay pride T-shirt case to state Supreme Court
Critics of a Kentucky appellate court’s decision allowing a T-shirt printer to refuse the business of a LGBT organization on religious grounds have decided to file a legal appeal of the action to the state’s highest court. The Lexington Human Rights Commission’s decision Monday follows the group’s second consecutive legal defeat in its battle with Blaine Adamson of Hands On ...Read More »
Man streams suicide by fire on Facebook Live
While streaming live on Facebook early Saturday, a Memphis musician doused his body in kerosene before fatally setting himself on fire in what police are calling a suicide. Media reports say that Jared McLemore, 33, began filming outside Murphy’s Bar before lighting himself on fire and running offscreen into the crowded tavern, where witnesses say he was aflame from head ...Read More »
Miss USA scandal already?
The newly-crowned Miss USA is already under fire. Kara McCullough, of the District of Columbia, was asked during Sunday night’s pageant whether she thinks that affordable health care for all U.S. citizens is a right or a privilege. She said it is a privilege. “As a government employee, I’m granted health care and I see firsthand that for one to have health ...Read More »
Drug cartels heavily rely on GPS devices to track shipments, feds say – Drug bust netting 7.9 tons of cocaine dubbed ‘one of the largest in history’
The GPS has increasingly become a drug dealer’s new partner in crime. Drug-smuggling groups are relying on the device to keep tabs on drug packages as they wind their way through Central America to the United States, according to published reports. The criminals attach the drug shipments to buoys, send them off in the Pacific Ocean, and use signals they ...Read More »
Afghan government welcomes Kabul's 'butcher'
KABUL, Afghanistan – He is known simply as the “Butcher of Kabul” and, after 20 years in self-imposed exile, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar returned last week to the Afghan capitol he once mercilessly massacred. President Ghani and members of his national unity government warmly welcomed the warlord. After fighting the Soviet Union and the Afghan communist government during the 1980s with his ...Read More »