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Dec 18, 2013

U.S. teens smoke more marijuana, but back off other drugs -survey

Dec 18 (Reuters) – U.S. teenagers are smoking more
marijuana, but backing away from other harmful drugs and doing
less binge drinking, according to a report from federal health
researchers released Wednesday.

Easier access to marijuana provided by new state laws
allowing the drug for medical treatment may be a factor,
according to the report from the National Institutes of Health.

Dec 17, 2013

Iowa mom arrested for post threatening shooting at son’s school

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – An Iowa mother is facing criminal charges for a message posted on Facebook that threatened a school shooting in retaliation for bullying against her 15-year-old son.

Teri Pallat, 39, of Council Bluffs, Iowa was arrested on Monday and charged with making a “terroristic threat” and harassment for allegedly warning school administrators that they would be to blame if her son shot up Lewis Central High School, where he was a sophomore.

Dec 16, 2013

U.S. to spend $14 million on concussion research, using NFL funds

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – U.S. researchers on Monday unveiled a $14 million series of research projects aimed at diagnosing and treating brain injuries in football players and others who have suffered multiple head injuries or concussions.

The projects, partly funded by the National Football League, are aimed at chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a condition linked to the loss of decision-making control, aggression and dementia. The condition is tied to repeated hits to the head, such as those experienced by football players, hockey players and boxers.

Dec 13, 2013

Man arrested for suspected suicide plot to blow up Kansas airport

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Authorities said Friday they foiled a suicide bombing plot to blow up the Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas, arresting a man who proclaimed himself Muslim and had talked of committing “violent jihad on behalf of al Qaeda.”

Terry Loewen, a 58-year-old aviation technician from Wichita, was taken into custody early Friday morning as he attempted to enter the airport tarmac with a vehicle loaded with what authorities said he believed were explosives. He planned to trigger the explosives and die in the explosion, they said.

Dec 13, 2013

Man arrested for suspected plot to blow up Kansas airport

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Authorities have arrested a man suspected of plotting to blow up the Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas, in a suicide attack with a carload of explosives, officials said Friday.

Terry Loewen, a 58-year-old aviation technician from Wichita, intended to die a martyr in the bombing, U.S. District Attorney for Kansas Barry Grissom said at a news conference.

Dec 12, 2013

3 Chinese men try to steal U.S. seed technology

Dec 12 (Reuters) – Three Chinese nationals
- including one who attended a gala dinner for the then-vice
president of China – have been charged in two separate cases of
trying to steal seed-technology, trade secrets under development
in the United States, authorities said on Thursday.

After a two-year investigation, a executive working for a
Chinese conglomerate was arrested on charges of stealing inbred
corn seed from production fields in Iowa and Illinois and trying
to smuggle it into China, U.S. Attorney for the Southern
District of Iowa Nicholas Klinefeldt said.

Dec 12, 2013

Three Chinese men charged with stealing U.S. seed technology

Dec 12 (Reuters) – Three Chinese nationals
have been charged in two separate cases of trying to steal
seed-technology, trade secrets under development in the United
States, authorities said on Thursday.

After a two-year investigation, a man working for a Chinese
conglomerate was arrested on charges of stealing inbred corn
seed from production fields in Iowa and Illinois and trying to
smuggle it into China, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District
of Iowa Nicholas Klinefeldt said.

Dec 12, 2013

Minnesota police charge man with rape, say he scrubbed victim with bleach

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Police in Minnesota said on Thursday they have arrested a man suspected of kidnapping and raping a woman, then scrubbing her body with bleach and giving her bus fare to go home.

Gideon Arrington, 35, of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, was impersonating a police officer when he approached and then attacked the woman on November 23 in a parking lot in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis, as she left her job as a personal care attendant, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said in a criminal complaint.

Dec 12, 2013

Missouri executes man for killing good Samaritan motorist in 1994

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – Missouri on Wednesday executed a man convicted of killing a motorist who had stopped on a highway to help him and two others whose car had broken down in 1994.

Allen Nicklasson, 41, was pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m. Central Time at a state prison in Missouri, a spokesman for the Missouri Department of Corrections said.

Dec 12, 2013

Missouri killer’s execution to proceed after U.S. Supreme Court lifts stay

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday lifted a last-minute stay of execution for a Missouri man convicted of killing a motorist who offered a ride in 1994, clearing the way for the state to put the inmate to death.

Allen Nicklasson, 41, will be executed before midnight central time, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s office said.

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