An Indian maid is in serious condition as a result of her Saudi employer allegedly chopping off her hand after she reportedly told officials about physical and mental harassment and torture she was subjected to at work.
SALEM, Ore. — Retailers sold more than $11 million of marijuana during Oregon's first week of legal recreational sales, outpacing the early business done in other states that have legalized pot, according to the Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association.Oregon retailers had sales of $3.5 million by the end of opening day, Casey Houlihan, executive director of the association, told the Statesman...
Barely a month after her husband died of cancer, Rhonda Firestack-Harvey got more devastating news: Obama administration prosecutors had convinced a judge to imprison her for tending their medical marijuana garden, which fell on the edges of complying with Washington state law.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Rice sentenced Firestack-Harvey on Friday to one year and a day in prison for violating federal law by growing between 50 and 100 marijuana plants. Her son and daughter-in-law, who helped with the garden and like Rhonda and her late husband were state-legal medical pot patients at the time of a DEA raid in 2012, also got prison sentences for the 74-plant garden.
Rolland Gregg, an alternative energy developer, received the harshest penalty, 33 months. His wife – Michelle Gregg, who works at Microsoft – got a year and a day in prison.
"The fight continues," says family media coordinator Kari Boiter, who attended the daylong sentencing hearing. "It certainly should have ended before now."
The three are free pending appeal and through Boiter declined to comment. Earlier, the family had hoped for a slap on the wrist, perhaps probation, after beating almost all charges at trial.
Physician-assisted suicide will become legal in California under a bill signed into law on Monday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, despite intense opposition from some religious and disability rights groups.
An eagle-eyed Chinese internet activist has raised questions about the rampant corruption in China after spotting countless senior Chinese officials apparently wearing wristwatches they could not possibly afford on their official salaries.
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Thorstein Veblen's scalp displaying behavior. We want people to know how successful we are....
With marijuana businesses locked out of opening bank accounts, Alaska’s Tax Division is eyeing ways to handle an the anticipated influx of millions in cannabis cash. This week two potential solutions seemed to be emerging as front runners.
China, Interpol pledge closer anti-corruption cooperation---9(Xinhua)--Senior Chinese officials met with Interpol's Secretary-general Jurgen Stock on Friday and the two sides pledged to boost cooperation on fight against corruption n.
"Over time witnesses' memories fade, evidence is lost or never found, and in many instances perpetrators or witnesses may be deceased,” explains a spokesperson for the church. Some counter that survivors of sexual abuse should have more time to press criminal charges or sue in civil court, as years or decades may pass before victims realise the gravity of the violation.
Now wait a minute, are we calling gang shootings mass shootings now? If so, this is too inclusive of a term. We know what causes gang shootings: economic interests combined with too few dispute resolution mechanisms. Mass shootings, however, are so far a mystery. I think it's a mistake to lump both gang shootings and, for lack of a better term, school shootings, together.
The demand for bribes from politicians and the attendant temptation to succumb to those demands has been an ever-present reality for businesses since antiquity. As observed by former President Ronald Reagan: “It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession.” For centuries, bribing public officials has been a...
Students still shaken from a shooting rampage days earlier that claimed 10 lives were welcomed back on Monday by grief counselors and comfort dogs to their community college in southern Oregon, but classes remained canceled through the week.
Hong Kong’s former leader Donald Tsang was Monday charged with misconduct during his time in office the latest high-profile corruption case to hit the city.
Tsang ended his term in disgrace in June 2012 after admitting to accepting gifts from tycoons in the form of trips on luxury yachts and private jets, but insisted there was no conflict of interest.
He has since been under investigation by the city’s Independent Commission Against Corruption.
Tsang, 70, who held the leadership post of chief executive for seven years from 2005, is expected to appear in court Monday afternoon, according to reports.
He would become the highest-ranking Hong Kong official to face a corruption trial.
The charges against Tsang are in connection with his failure to file conflict of interest declarations to the Executive Council – the de facto cabinet – according to government-owned broadcaster RTHK.
They come less than a year after Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and the government’s former deputy leader Rafael Hui were jailed for graft after Hui was found guilty of taking bribes from Kwok and Kwok’s brother Raymond.
While serving as chief secretary for administration, Hui was Tsang’s deputy from 2005 to 2007.
He was jailed in December for seven and a half years on a total of five graft charges, making him the highest-ranking official in the city’s history to be found guilty of taking bribes.
Prosecutors said Hui had enjoyed an extravagant standard of living that far outstripped his official salary, having spent millions on a mistress in Shanghai, for whom he bought gifts from bags to watches to properties.
He was accused of receiving HK$34 million ($4.39 million) to be the Kwoks’ “eyes and ears” in government.
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