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Marijuana activists stage Mexico City smoke-out to protest prohibition

With the nation in the throws of a violent drug war, over 200 people gathered in a central Mexico City park Sunday to smoke marijuana and demand it be legalized, an AFP reporter witnessed. The protestors withstood drizzling rain to hang out on the popular tourist drag of the Alameda…

Federal officer who shot husky in dog park could be charged

The shooting of a Siberian husky at a Maryland dog park by an off-duty federal police officer has aroused national outrage. Now the Anne Arundel County Police Department, which initially refused to investigate the incident because there was no sign of criminal activity, has announced it will conduct a full…

Globs of oil stain Florida national seashore

Gooey blobs of oil tar are washing ashore in growing numbers on the white-sand beaches of Gulf Islands National Seashore as a slick from the BP spill approaches the Florida Panhandle. County emergency officials reported that spotters who had been seeing a few tar balls in recent days found a…

Interior Department chief went rafting as oil slick spread

Whoosh. Hear that? That’s not the sound of oil coming out of a leaking pipe 5,000 feet underneath the ocean — that’s the sound of a raft traveling through rapids in the Grand Canyon. And that’s the sound Interior Department Chief of Staff Tom Strickland was hearing with his wife…

Obama-signed law will let militia pack heat at rally

A few miles from the White House, anti-government protesters will be brandishing guns, rifles, and cartridges of ammunition. Civil war? Nope. Just an anti-government militia protest in a national park, where activists will be able to legally carry multiple weapons in open sight. The gun-backers’ “Restore the Constitution” rally is…

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