Erika Kinetz, Associated Press Updated 8:15 pm PDT, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 This Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 photo shows a brain scan of a methamphetamine addict with the path of electrodes that doctors at Ruijin Hospital in Shanghai, China implanted to stimulate an area of the brain associated with addiction. Western attempts to push forward with human trials of deep brain stimulation for drug addiction have foundered, even as China has emerged as a hub for this kind of research. But the vast suffering wrought by the U.S. opioid epidemic may be changing the risk-reward calculus. Now, the experimental surgery for addiction is coming to America. less This Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 photo shows a brain scan of a methamphetamine addict with the path of electrodes that doctors at Ruijin Hospital in Shanghai, China implanted to stimulate an area of the brain ... more Photo: Erika Kinetz, AP … [Read more...] about Chinese researchers try brain implants to treat drug addicts
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The police have been ordered to search for drug users and keep a close eye on bars, hostels, dance clubs, and music festivals to prevent drug use at these places. Heroin has long been the common drug in Vietnam, mostly among older men, but the use of synthetic drugs like meth is on the rise especially among a growing class of hard-partying youth. Courts and prosecutors have been asked to throw the book at drug pushers to increase deterrence, and quickly send addicts to rehabilitation centers. The authorities said the drug scene is becoming problematic, with the city becoming a transit point for drugs thanks to its logistics and infrastructure. Criminals are becoming more professional in their methods and change storage and distribution locations frequently, they said. In March the city police made three major busts, seizing almost 900 kilograms of methamphetamine and heroin. All of them originated in the Golden Triangle, an intersection of China, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar. In two of … [Read more...] about HCMC cracks down on drugs, following murders and grand seizures
When federal law enforcement officials last year began collecting dossiers on mostly American journalists, activists and lawyers in Tijuana involved with the migrant caravan, one part of their investigation focused on an alleged plot by a drug cartel to sell guns to protesters, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation report. A Dec. 18, 2018, document from the FBI, obtained by the Union-Tribune, specifies an alleged plan for activists to purchase guns from a “Mexico-based cartel associate known as Cobra Commander,” or Ivan Riebeling. The protesters wanted to “stage an armed rebellion at the border,” the FBI reported to dozens of federal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and Mexico. The unclassified report was provided to the Union-Tribune on the condition the person providing it would not be named, and with the request that the entire document not be shared online because of the ongoing nature of the investigation. The document warns of … [Read more...] about Feds investigating alleged “armed disruption” attempt at U.S.-Mexico border in December: Report
Published 5:41 pm PST, Saturday, December 22, 2018 ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS - In this Friday, Dec. 6, 2018 photo, Elizabeth Crow, Ellabeth Lodermeier's niece, talks about her brief memories of her aunt at her home in Sioux Falls, S.D. Crow was 7-years old when Ellabeth disappeared in 1974. Elizabeth's mom, Sandra Herman, never stopped trying to get answers to her sister's murder. (Briana Sanchez/The Argus Leader via AP) less ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS - In this Friday, Dec. 6, 2018 photo, Elizabeth Crow, Ellabeth Lodermeier's niece, talks about her brief memories of her aunt at her home in Sioux Falls, S.D. Crow was 7-years old ... more Photo: Briana Sanchez, AP Photo: Briana Sanchez, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS - In this … [Read more...] about What happened to Ellabeth Lodermeier?
Heather Hollingsworth, The Associated Press Updated 7:48 pm CST, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 In this June 21, 2017 image taken from video, Richard Anthony Jones, right, with his girlfriend Nakisha Duncan of Kansas City at his side, talks about being released from prison in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas has agreed to pay $1.1 million to Jones who spent 17 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of a robbery that he says was committed by someone who looks just like him. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, that a settlement was reached Monday with 42-year-old Jones of Kansas City, Mo. (Toriano Porter/The Kansas City Star via AP) less In this June 21, 2017 image taken from video, Richard Anthony Jones, right, with his girlfriend Nakisha Duncan of Kansas City at his side, talks about being released from prison in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas has ... more Photo: Toriano Porter, AP … [Read more...] about Kansas to pay $1.1M in wrongful conviction look-alike case