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n the process of what officials describe as ‘nothing more than a drunken misadventure…’

No, this isn’t the Onion.

WASHINGTON — It was 42 degrees and raining lightly around 3 a.m. on Monday when an inebriated off-duty employee for a government intelligence agency decided it was a good time to fly his friend’s drone, a 2-foot-by-2-foot “quadcopter” that sells for hundreds of dollars and is popular among hobbyists.


Britain’s most senior doctor has said the under-pressure NHS may be forced to abandon the concept of free healthcare for all.
Prof Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director of the NHS in England, said there were doubts over whether the taxpayer-funded model was “sustainable in the longer term”.
He added that huge changes were needed - including less reliance on hospitals - if free treatment was to be preserved.


Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday that the Department of Justice would be putting a stop to local and state police participation in a federal asset seizure program called “Equitable Sharing.”

The program has allowed local and state police to seize assets—usually cash and vehicles—without evidence of a crime. If the former owner of the seized property fails to make a case for the return of his or her property, the local and state police were allowed to keep up to 80 percent of the assets, with the remaining portion returning to federal agencies.


In the middle of investigating the Charlie Hebdo terror attack, at the height of the case, Police Commissioner Helric Fredou reportedly killed himself. The alleged suicide occurred between Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, at the police station. Terror suspects Cherif and Said Kouachi were found and killed over one day later, on January 9th.
The 45-year-old Police Commissioner was shot in the head, and did not leave a suicide note.


Derrick Hamilton, 49, was convicted of the 1991 murder of Nathaniel Cash — even though he had nothing to do with it.

Although Hamilton was paroled in 2011, he has only just now been exonerated of the crime. “One day in prison is too much for an innocent man. exhilarating. It’s a grateful day,” he said.

Hamilton says he was framed by the embattled retired NYPD detective Louis Scarcella, who intimidated a woman into believing that she had seen Hamilton shoot her boyfriend.