Cesar Rodriguez and Jose Pena spent five nights in a New York City jail because Rodriguez has a sweet tooth. Cops found a baggie of what they thought was crack in their work van. It turned out to be coconut candy. But it took several days for the cops to get around to testing it. Charges were dropped against the two, who now say they will sue the city.
Nonmedical use of prescription analgesics did not become more common, but it did become more dangerous.
Forensic experts claim there is no way Larry Swearingen raped and killed Melissa Trotter. The state is still putting him to death.
Problematic deforestation continues, but the "lungs of the earth" are still breathing.
Plus: delusions about the First Amendment, hype about the Apple Card, and more...