Dec 8, 2014

In Colorado, pot dining on shaky legal ground

Acclaimed chef Chris Lanter is talking through a demonstration on cooking with marijuana. As he prepares steak au poivre, he describes how to deglaze the pan with pot-infused brandy, and how to pair marijuana with fine foods. One catch though — there’s no actual ...

Syrian-trained Britons  jailed for terror offenses

Dec 6, 2014

Syrian-trained Britons jailed for terror offenses

As British security forces crack down on what they say is a mounting threat from jihadists radicalized by the ongoing Syrian conflict, two British men were sentenced to prison for terrorism offenses Friday. Childhood friends Mohammed Ahmed and Yusuf Sarwar, both aged 22 and ...

New York police say chokehold victim complicit in own death

Dec 6, 2014

New York police say chokehold victim complicit in own death

Protesters in New York and other cities staged a third night of rallies Friday, denouncing the use of deadly force by police against minorities, even as prosecutors said they would consider charges against an officer in the fatal shooting of a unarmed black man ...

Russia jails U.S. businessman over broken window

Dec 2, 2014

Russia jails U.S. businessman over broken window

Last year, he tried to bring former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow to Moscow to play for his American football team. Now American businessman Mike Zaltsman sits in a crowded jail cell, accused of breaking a window. The Boston entrepreneur is involved in a dispute ...

U.S. couple absolved by Qatar in child's death

Nov 30, 2014

U.S. couple absolved by Qatar in child's death

A Qatari appeals court on Sunday overturned a ruling against an American couple over the death of their adopted daughter in a closely watched case that may have stemmed from cultural misunderstandings in the conservative Gulf nation. The ruling is likely to end a ...

In Peru, whip-cracking vigilantes serve up justice

Nov 30, 2014

In Peru, whip-cracking vigilantes serve up justice

by Frank Bajak

The standard “peacemaker” in the highland Peruvian provincial capital of Cajamarca is a whip fashioned from the twisted sinew of a bull penis. It gets a lot of respect. So do the well-organized bands of citizen vigilantes who wield it. Their rise over the ...