Illinois cop who committed suicide tried to hire gang member to kill local official: report

Illinois cop who committed suicide tried to hire gang member to kill local official: report

Reuters A northern Illinois policeman who officials said committed suicide while concerned about an audit that would have exposed his embezzlement tried to arrange for the killing of a local administrator, the Associated Press reported on Thursday. Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz sent a text about the hit last April and asked for

DEA chief insists marijuana is dangerous and isn’t medicine

DEA chief insists marijuana is dangerous and isn’t medicine

Newsweek

Just as presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders filed a Senate bill Wednesday that would allow states to end their marijuana prohibitions without federal government interference, the acting administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration called the plant “bad” and “dangerous.” “What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is also medicinal—because it’s not,” DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg…

Michigan women finally adopt their 5 children — after years-long fight led to Supreme Court ruling on marriage

Michigan women finally adopt their 5 children — after years-long fight led to Supreme Court ruling on marriage

Reuters

DETROIT — When April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse began their historic fight for equality nearly five years ago, the couple vowed to never lose sight of their true goal: becoming a complete family. The couple’s dream came true Thursday when they formally adopted all five of their children before Judge Karen McDonald in Oakland County Circuit…

Huckabee and Christie are out as Fox Business pares main GOP debate field to eight

Huckabee and Christie are out as Fox Business pares main GOP debate field to eight

Reuters Eight Republican presidential candidates will participate in Fox Business’ prime-time debate next Tuesday, but New Jersey Governor Chris Christie did not qualify for the main event, the network said on Thursday. The eight candidates chosen for the main debate by Fox Business’ polling criteria were billionaire businessman Donald Trump, who ranked first, followed by

BUSTED: Ben Carson’s campaign forced to admit he made up West Point scholarship story

BUSTED: Ben Carson’s campaign forced to admit he made up West Point scholarship story

Travis Gettys It appears Ben Carson’s understanding of his own biography is about as trustworthy as his understanding of the pyramids. The Republican’s presidential campaign admitted that a central point in his inspirational life story was fabricated, reported Politico. UPDATE: Ben Carson campaign says Politico story on fake West Point scholarship is an ‘outright lie’