CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - An autopsy report says the son of famed professional wrestler Ric Flair died from a toxic combination of heroin and prescription drugs
The body of 25-year-old Reid Fliehr was found March 29 in a Charlotte hotel room with drug paraphernalia. Fliehr had followed his famous
By DAVE COLLINSAssociated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - An 82-year-old barber who has been giving free haircuts to the homeless in exchange for hugs for 25 years was granted permission by the mayor Thursday to keep working in a city park, despite orders to leave from police and health officials.
By MIKE STOBBEAP Medical Writer
ATLANTA (AP) - Doctors should consider giving a daily AIDS drug to another high risk group to help prevent infections - people who shoot heroin, methamphetamines or other injection drugs, U.S. health officials said Wednesday.
A similar recommendation is already in
By MARYCLAIRE DALEAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Exceeding sentencing guidelines, a judge on Wednesday handed down prison terms of at least six years to a Roman Catholic priest and a former teacher in a sex-abuse case that brought down a Philadelphia church official.
The Rev. Charles
SEATTLE (AP) - Heroin use and related deaths have increased significantly across Washington over the past decade. A new study released Wednesday say the increase is especially noticeable among people younger than 30. Young people are finding it cheaper and easier to get heroin
By SUZANNE GAMBOAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Black people are arrested for possessing marijuana at a higher rate than white people, even though marijuana use by both races is about the same, the American Civil Liberties Union reports in a new study.
The ACLU's analysis of federal crime
By Sadie Gennis,
Philip Seymour Hoffman recently finished detoxing for a narcotics problem after falling off the wagon more than a year ago, TMZ reports.
The Oscar winner, who had been sober for 23 years, told the website he began abusing prescription pills, but after snorting heroin for a
By CRISTINA SILVAAssociated Press
NOGALES, Mexico (AP) - An Arizona woman held in a Mexico jail for a week on a drug-smuggling charge was freed and traveled back to the U.S. after a court reviewed her case, including key security footage, and dismissed the allegations.
Yanira Maldonado, 42, walked
By MANUEL VALDESAssociated Press
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - When Dusty, a 19-month-old black Labrador, walked past a pipe full of marijuana during a recent police search of a house, he was doing exactly what his handler hoped.
The newest drug-sniffing dog on the police force in Bremerton, near Seattle
By CRISTINA SILVA and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEINAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona mother locked up in a Mexico prison on a drug-smuggling charge is depressed and upset about the situation, but hopeful a judge will throw out the case after realizing there is no basis to the charges, her lawyer