Pistorius Challenges Judge’s appeal ruling

February 25, 2015 in International

[caption id="attachment_3844" align="alignright" width="300"] South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius[/caption] Lawyers for jailed South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius have launched a legal bid to prevent prosecutors from appealing against his acquittal on murder charges. Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled in December that prosecutors could appeal...

Chris Brown denied entry to Canada

February 25, 2015 in International

[caption id="attachment_3841" align="alignleft" width="300"] Chris Brown[/caption] NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — R&B star Chris Brown, notorious for brushes with the law including an assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna, ditched a performance Tuesday in Canada at the 11th hour after he was barred entry. "Unfortunately I will not...

Alaska becomes the 3rd state to legalize weed

February 24, 2015 in International

[caption id="attachment_3817" align="alignright" width="300"] Alaska Cannabis Club CEO Charlo Greene smokes a joint at the medical marijuana dispensary in Anchorage, Alaska. On Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, Alaska will become the third state in the nation to legalize marijuana. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)[/caption] JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska...