Synthetic marijuana is suspected to be behind an illness that has sent dozens of homeless people from a downtown Los Angeles neighborhood to emergency rooms in recent days, authorities said. Eighteen people from the Skid Row homeless district were treated by firefighters on Monday and 14 were taken to hospitals, Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said. Local television news showed multiple men passed out in the street, many of them being treated by firefighters or other health personnel.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) â€” Police in Massachusetts are seeking the public's help in identifying a man who they say stole a helmet autographed by the Super Bowl XLIX champion New England Patriots from a bar near Gillette Stadium.
Sweaty passengers crammed into battered buses and stuck in traffic jams look on enviously as Tanzania's shiny new commuter buses fly by on the pristine asphalt of dedicated highway lanes. In Dar es Salaam, the East African country's biggest city of five million people, rush hour has always meant chaos, until now. The first phase of a new bus rapid transit system opened earlier this year offering a swift, clean alternative to the traditional "dala dala" buses, a twist on the English word "dollar" coined in the 1970s when the system started as an answer to inadequate public transport.
The Philippines' national police chief said on Tuesday that about 1,900 people had been killed during a crackdown on illegal drugs, which began seven weeks ago when President Rodrigo Duterte took power, but about 40 were not drug-related. It means that on average, 35 people have been killed each day since Duterte came to power. Dela Rosa said about 750 of the dead were killed in police operations against drug peddlers.