(Reuters) – A civil rights group filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday on behalf of booksellers, newspapers and others against Arizona’s so-called “revenge porn” law, which makes it a felony to post intimate images of others online without their consent.
The American Civil Liberties Union said the law, which was signed by the state’s Republican governor, Jan Brewer, in April and is one of the toughest in country, criminalizes speech protected by the U.S. Constitution.
By Daniel Wallis
(Reuters) – An Alaska television reporter wrapped up a live segment on medical marijuana with a curse and an “I quit,” telling viewers she will work instead to legalize pot in the state.
Charlo Greene revealed she was in fact the owner of the “cannabis club” featured in her story on Anchorage’s KTVA 10 p.m. broadcast Sunday.
(Reuters) – U.S. government researchers working with divers and sonar equipment have located the wrecks of what they dubbed “forgotten ghost ships” in waters just outside San Francisco’s Golden Gate strait.
The discoveries by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists follow a two-year project to find, identify and better understand some of the estimated 300 wrecks in the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and adjacent Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
DENVER (Reuters) – Taking a cheeky jab at a New York Times columnist who had a bad experience with marijuana-infused candy on a visit to Denver, pro-pot activists launched a campaign urging adults to “consume responsibly” in states where the drug is legal.
The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), the country’s largest pot policy organization, opened the drive on Wednesday in Colorado, which, along with Washington state, allows recreational weed sales to adults under a highly regulated and taxed system.
Sept 15 (Reuters) – The children of an Arizona gun range
instructor who was fatally shot by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi
submachine gun are encouraging the child to find peace and say
they hope one day to give her a hug.
In a video message to the girl, the four children of
39-year-old Charles Vacca said she should put last month’s
incident behind her and move forward with her life.
DENVER (Reuters) – The deep injection of wastewater underground by energy companies during methane gas extraction has caused a dramatic rise in the number of earthquakes in Colorado and New Mexico since 2001, U.S. government scientists said in a study released on Monday.
The study by U.S. Geological Survey researchers is the latest to link energy production methods to an increase in quakes in regions where those techniques are used.
(Reuters) – The children of an Arizona gun range instructor who was fatally shot by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi submachine gun are encouraging the child to find peace and say they hope one day to give her a hug.
In a video message to the girl, the four children of 39-year-old Charles Vacca said she should put last month’s incident behind her and move forward with her life.
DENVER (Reuters) – Activists in Colorado called on Thursday for the fast implementation of rules requiring marijuana-infused edibles be clearly distinguishable from regular products when removed from their original packaging.
Colorado and Washington this year became the first U.S. states to allow recreational sales of the drug to adult, and much of the public debate has since centered on regulations for edibles such as pot cookies, chocolates and drinks.
DENVER (Reuters) – The federal government will extend protections to all imperiled Canada lynx in the lower 48 U.S. states, but wildlife advocates said on Thursday it was ignoring important parts of the rare cats’ range and they vowed to challenge the move in court.
Thickly furred lynx roam through high country from Maine to Washington and south through the Rocky Mountains. They are classified as threatened in the lower 48 states under the Endangered Species Act.
(Reuters) – An argument over leg room and reclining seats forced a Florida-bound flight from New York to divert to a different airport late on Monday, the third such incident of a midair disruption caused by passengers in about a week.
Delta Air Lines said that “out of an abundance of caution” the captain of Flight 2370 from New York La Guardia to West Palm Beach chose to land instead at the closest airport, Jacksonville, where local law enforcement removed one passenger.