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Doctor: Heroin like napalm in my state

Doctor: Heroin like napalm in my state


Doctor: Heroin like napalm in my state

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 08:15 AM PST

Early this week, I worked on my addiction treatment center's detoxification unit. I treated teenagers and young adults, pregnant women and medical professionals. I saw older pain patients who, having lost control over their prescriptions, began using intravenous heroin, very much to their shock. Many have developed hepatitis C and, for the first time in my state of Maine, I've begun to see an increase in HIV infections.

What Leno leaves behind

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 07:36 AM PST

Ed Bark says Jimmy Fallon's new "Tonight Show" gig in New York changes the late-night landscape in ways that should make Letterman worry

'Jeopardy!' strategy irks fans

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 04:32 AM PST

Arthur Chu's says his strategy of going for the big money questions first has been used by past "Jeopardy!" champions.

Doctors can't keep him hydrated

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 10:13 AM PST

After showing early signs of improvement, Jose Salvador Alvarenga's health has deteriorated and he has been hospitalized after he said he spent 13 months lost at sea, an official says.

Castaway Jose Alvarenga

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 11:11 AM PST

Castaway: I tried to kill myself

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 05:57 AM PST

A castaway who claims to have spent more than a year adrift at sea says his faith in God kept him going.

Some cast doubt on his story

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 05:57 AM PST

Alleged castaway gets food, water...and a haircut. CNN's Jeanne Moos wonders whether his story holds water.

5 things you don't know about heroin

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 04:32 AM PST

Here are five interesting facts that you probably didn't know about heroin.

Jay Leno's best punchlines

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 10:58 AM PST

In the 22 years that Jay Leno has been the host of the "Tonight Show" -- give or take the spare months Conan O'Brien took the helm -- O.J. Simpson was the celebrity most often used as the butt of Leno's jokes.

From KFC worker to rock guitar god

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 06:08 AM PST

Legendary guitarist Warren Haynes sits in the CNN Red Chair to talk about jamming with (almost) everyone.

'Seinfeld': Where are they now?

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 10:00 AM PST

Ex-teacher now runs drug cartel

Posted: 05 Feb 2014 05:35 PM PST

Channel 4 News reporter Guillermo Galdos tracks down Mexico's "La Tuta", a former school teacher who now runs a cartel.

Source: Bieber jet filled with pot smoke

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 05:12 AM PST

Justin Bieber and his dad allegedly refused a pilot's warning to stop smoking pot during a charter flight last week, a law enforcement source said.

Cold case solved after 25 years?

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 09:00 AM PST

Investigators believe it is "highly, highly probable" that a now-dead murder convict was involved in the 1989 disappearance and presumed death of University of Florida student Tiffany Sessions, Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell told reporters Wednesday.

Arrest in 40-year-old murder

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 10:50 AM PST

Forty years after a Massachusetts woman was fatally stabbed, DNA evidence has led to the arrest of a suspect.

U.S.: Dog captured by Taliban not ours

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 10:03 AM PST

The Pentagon says a military dog seized by the Taliban in Afghanistan doesn't belong to U.S. forces, contrary to the Taliban's claim, but rather belongs to an ally force, a U.S. Department of Defense spokesman said Thursday.

Source: Obama offers to stay away

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 08:56 AM PST

President Barack Obama told Senate Democrats on Wednesday he'd be willing to stay away from election battles where his presence would not be helpful, a Democratic source said -- an apparent nod to his poll numbers.

Deaf composer admits faking work

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 08:46 AM PST

Deaf Japanese composer Mamoru Samuragoch has admitted hiring another musician to write one of "his" most famous compositions.

Subway to remove chemical from bread

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 10:23 AM PST

Subway said it is phasing out a chemical from its breads that is also found in yoga mats and shoe soles.

18-foot python found in Florida

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 09:05 AM PST

Things that are about 18 feet long (sure it's random, just go with it). There's the Ford F-150 pickup truck. There's the 18-foot skiff, a kind of zippy racing boat.

Janet Mock: Born a baby, not a boy

Posted: 05 Feb 2014 11:29 PM PST

On Twitter, transgender advocate Janet Mock accused CNN's Piers Morgan of trying to sensationalize her life in an interview. Tonight, she and Piers talked it out.

Power may be out for days in Northeast

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 07:42 AM PST

Finally some good news for the good folks of the Northeast.

5 reasons schools hate snow days

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 06:38 AM PST

The horror stories have been stacking up all winter: Students sliding and stomping through knee-deep snow on their walks to school, or trapped inside school buses, or nestling in for a surprise slumber party in the school gym.

Let us pray: President Obama speaks at the national prayer breakfast.

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 03:04 AM PST

President Obama speaks at the national prayer breakfast.

10 reasons to love these Olympics

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 10:13 AM PST

Had your fill of football? Tired of tennis? Then you are in for a treat with a festival of winter sports at Sochi. Catch up with the thrills -- and inevitable spills -- in our guide.

Broken, told career over -- back for gold

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 07:41 AM PST

When Fanny Smith lines up at the start gates in Sochi later this month, she will do so with form and, perhaps, the fates in her favor.

Leno: 22 years in 2 minutes

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 03:43 AM PST

After hosting for 22 years, Jay Leno will pass the "Tonight Show" torch to Jimmy Fallon.

Headset beams video right into your eyes

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 07:59 AM PST

Forget about the big screen, the small screen and even the second screen.

See wild police chase, shootout

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 06:26 AM PST

A camera worn by a police officer in Albuquerque captures a police chase as a man shoots four officers.

Fashion ready for transgender model?

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 07:33 AM PST

Carmen Carrera hopes to legitimize her career beyond the transgender realm.

See cargo ship split in half

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 05:21 AM PST

A Spanish cargo ship split in half after slamming into sea wall on the French coast.

Hit the snooze -- and lose, experts say

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 09:03 AM PST

Nothing pushes my buttons quite like that irritating sound coming from my bedside alarm clock in the morning. Just one tap and I buy myself another nine minutes of slumber.

McNuggets are NOT made of this

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 03:44 AM PST

Pink goop? Not in this McNugget! CNN's Jeanne Moos reveals the making of McNuggets that McDonalds wants you to see.

Cats who look like Ron Swanson

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 05:24 AM PST

The resemblance is so uncanny, even "Parks and Recreation's" Nick Offerman doesn't know which one is which.

Let us pray

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 03:04 AM PST

President Obama speaks at the national prayer breakfast.

Theater gunman cursed wife who scolded him, cop says

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 05:09 AM PST

Retired police officer Curtis Reeves cursed his wife after shooting a man in a theater in a dispute over texting, a witness said.

Bieber's jet filled with pot smoke, source says

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 01:16 AM PST

Justin Bieber and his dad allegedly refused a pilot's warning to stop smoking pot during a charter flight last week, a law enforcement source said.

Witness: Ex-cop cursed wife who scolded him

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 05:23 AM PST

Retired police officer Curtis Reeves cursed his wife after fatally shooting a man in a theater in a dispute over texting, a witness said. A judge is deciding whether Reeves should be freed on bond.

Shooter, victim's wife both cry in court

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 05:11 AM PST

It was an emotional day in court during a bond hearing for Curtis Reeves.

Weather

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 05:18 AM PST

Finally some good news for the good folks of the Northeast.

Castaway

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 10:13 AM PST

After showing signs of improvement, Jose Salvador Alvarenga's health has deteriorated.

Justin Bieber

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 04:42 AM PST

Justin Bieber and his father allegedly refused a pilot's warning to stop smoking pot during a flight from Canada to New Jersey on Friday, according to a law enforcement source.

Loud music killing

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 12:58 AM PST

It was the day after Thanksgiving 2012, and Michael Dunn had just left his son's wedding. He'd had two drinks but wasn't buzzed, and he and his girlfriend were in a "great mood" -- headed to a nice bed and breakfast in St. Augustine, Florida, where they planned to enjoy a bottle of wine, he told police.

Disney threats

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 02:55 AM PST

Disney star Mia Talerico is learning at a very young age about the dangers of celebrity. Someone posted online death threats against the 5-year-old actress, police said.

Sochi

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 03:55 AM PST

After all the consternation over security, the controversy over gay rights, and the ridicule over poor preparations, the Sochi Games are here.

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