Oregon’s law decriminalizing small amounts of heroin and other street drugs officially goes into effect

(CNN) — Oregon has become the first state in the nation to officially decriminalize the possession and personal use of all drugs. Voters in the state approvedRead More

Fauci urges vaccinations to stop new virus strains: ‘Viruses cannot mutate if they don’t replicate’

(CNN) — With multiple new coronavirus strains spreading across the country, Americans need to get vaccinated as quickly as possible to stop more mutations from emerging, Dr.Read More

Facebook tries to remind users about benefits of data collection ahead of Apple privacy change

(CNN) — Facebook said Monday that it is testing a new pop-up alert for iPhone and iPad users that stresses the benefits of its apps collecting personalRead More

US billionaire buys SpaceX flight to orbit with 3 others

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A U.S. billionaire who made a fortune in tech and fighter jets is buying an entire SpaceX flight and plansRead More

Actress Evan Rachel Wood accuses Marilyn Manson of abuse

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rocker Marilyn Manson was dropped by his record label on Monday after actress Evan Rachel Wood accused her ex-fiancé of sexualRead More

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As virus cuts class time, teachers have to leave out lessons

English teachers are deciding which books to skip. History teachers are condensing units. Science teachers are often doing without experiments entirely. With instruction time reducedRead More

Rochester officers who pepper-sprayed 9-year-old suspended

The city of Rochester has suspended police officers seen in body-camera videos spraying a chemical “irritant” in the face of a distraught and handcuffed 9-year-oldRead More

Florida man charged with trying to join ISIS

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida resident has been returned to the United States after traveling to Turkey and attempting to join the IslamicRead More

A groundhog forecast: More winter or early spring?

(CNN) — Every year on February 2 people keep an eye out for a groundhog’s shadow to help predict what the weather will be likeRead More

FDA: Personal heat massager recalled for overheating fire hazard

The Wahl Clipper Corporation is recalling one of its personal heat massagers because of a fire hazard, the FDA said Monday. The company is voluntarilyRead More