New Mexico fifth-grader finds out too late the gummy candies she shared at school were her parents’ marijuana

A 9-year-old student in New Mexico gave fellow students gummies – only to realize later they were not ordinary candies. The candies had apparently been infused with tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the chemical responsible for how marijuana affects the brain, and were being used by the student’s parents as medical marijuana. Kristi Del Curto, dean of elementary students at Albuquerque School of Excellence, told the Albuquerque Journal the fifth-grader brought the box of gummies she found at home and shared with friends at the school cafeteria one morning. “She thought she was sharing candy, and if you saw the picture on the box, it did look like candy,” Del Curto told… Read More

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Takeaways: Sharks’ Joe Thornton leaves game with an apparent right knee injury

SAN JOSE — Against challenging odds, the Sharks managed to squeak out a point against the Central Division’s top team Tuesday. The Sharks erased a 3-0 first period deficit while playing their seventh game in 11 nights against a Winnipeg Jets team that was 22-1-4 when scoring first this season. With the overtime loss, the Sharks (26-14-7) improved to 5-1-1 since their five-day players’ bye. Here’s what we learned as the Jets (29-13-7) beat the Sharks 5-4 in overtime at the SAP Center. 1. Joe Thornton leaves game with an apparent right knee injury. Head coach Pete DeBoer and power forward Timo Meier both credited the Sharks leadership for the… Read More

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Uber CEO: self-driving cabs will hit the streets by mid-2019

Speaking at Bloomberg’s #TheYearAhead event in Davos, Switzerland, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said that the company is gearing up to roll out self-driving cabs for passengers to ride, by around mid-2019. “We will have autonomous cars on the road, I believe within the next 18 months,” Khosrowshahi said. “And not as a test case, as a real [use] case out there.” Bloomberg Editor-In-Chief John Micklethwait sits down with Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to discuss #TheYearAhead https://t.co/hlCTTzYq0r — Bloomberg (@business) January 23, 2018 However, that’s not to say that every Uber cab will be self-driving; instead, the company will likely send… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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‘This Is Us’ finally confronts Jack’s death; brace yourself for a Super-bawl

(SPOILER ALERT: This post contains important plot twists from Tuesday night’s episode of “This Is Us” on NBC): Well, “This Is Us Fans,” you wanted to know. And now there’s no turning back. NBC’s feel-good (and sad) family drama finally got around Tuesday night to answering the question that has been looming over the series for oh so long: How did Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia) die? Turns out that it all came down to an old and faulty crock pot given to the family by an elderly couple that was moving out of the neighborhood. At the end of a long Super Bowl Sunday, it shorted out and a nearby… Read More

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Kevin Durant says referee was “in his feelings” and targeted him

Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter. OAKLAND – Kevin Durant was ejected for the fourth time this season in Tuesday’s 123-112 win over the New York Knicks. After the game, Durant blasted referee James Williams, saying that he targeted him because his feelings were hurt in the first half. Durant said it all started over a disagreement about a crossover in the first half. “I was dribbling up on the right side,” Durant said. “I made a right-to-left cross. He said I carried. He kind of let that go. I asked him where did you get the carry from? He said I froze… Read More

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ADAIR TURNER: Tech companies like Facebook may be contributing to the next credit crisis

Lord Adair Turner talked to Business Insider about the effect of the tech sector on inequality, debt, and property. Tech companies create fewer jobs and concentrate more wealth than non-tech companies, he said. The prices of the products they create fall quickly, so they under-contribute to GDP growth. Tech companies also buy a lot of expensive property, driving up prices. Not-so-rich people need to take on debt to buy houses near that land — and banks are happy to extend that credit. Tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Apple thus drive credit booms due to land purchases, he argues. DAVOS, Switzerland — People do not generally link Facebook, Google, and… Read More

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